The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) filed a case against a fake newsmaker, who claimed he had P12 billion in his account during the system glitch.
According to ABS-CBN News, BPI continued filing “cyber libel at falsification by private individuals and the use of falsified documents” complaints against Daniel Salasalan for his post noting that P12 billion was credited to his account during the “system glitch” that just recently happened.
Salasalan earlier apologized to BPI and noted what he did is just a joke and never knew that it will spread like wildfire. He also noted that he is willing to mend things up even to the point taking what he said back.
Salasalan declined to grant an interview. He said he has yet to receive the copy of the complaint. If found guilty, he will be facing up to 12 years in prison.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is hoping that this will serve as a lesson especially to those who are fond of making the fake news.