“Maaga yata ang Halloween ko. Two days ago, I received a Trick or Threat. LOL”
Ito ang pinost ng singer-songwriter and APO Hiking Society member na si Jim Paredes sa kanyang Facebook account tungkol sa natanggap niyang death threat mula sa isang nagngangalang Rex Vincent Tecson o Rex Betulan Tecson.
Nakatanggap ng death threat si Paredes last October 23, matapos nitong magpahayag ng kritisismo tungkol kay Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Dahil sa kanyang binitiwang banta, tinawag ni Paredes na isang “cretin” (meaning: stupid, brainless, childlike) at “confused young man who probably needs some help” itong si Tecson.
REPORTED TO AUTHORITIES. Maraming mga kaibigan at followers ni Paredes sa Facebook at Twitter ang nag-post ng kanilang pagkabahala sa seguridad nito. Pero in-assure naman sila ni Paredes na nasa mabuting kalagayan siya.
Inilapit na rin daw niya ang insidenteng ito sa mga pulis dahil hindi raw dapat binabalewala ang mga ganoong threats.
Heto ang post ni Paredes sa kanyang Facebook:
“To everyone, thanks for your concern about my safety. A few things:
"1) I am very much alive and not the least afraid.
"2) I am not linking Rex Vincent Tecon (AKA Rex Bentulan Tecson) to any politician. As far as I am concerned, his threat against me was something he alone made and not on behalf of anyone. He has his own political leanings and photos with some personalities but I don’t think that is relevant here.
"3) I went to the police because threats of death or injury online should be taken seriously.
"4) Lastly, we may all argue and be poles apart and may even have heated discussions about issues, but the moment insults and threats enter the picture, that’s the time we lose all civility. I would rather block you than continue.”
Sa isang quick research kung sino itong si Rex Vincent Tecon o Rex Bentulan Tecson, ipinakilala niya ang sarili bilang “Lawyer, Civil Engineer, and Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of the Philippines” sa Twitter. Binanggit rin niya ditong naka-base siya sa Regensburg, Germany.
DARE. Na-delete na nga raw ni Tecson ang kanyang death threat kay Paredes sa timeline nito, pero nag-post naman daw ito ng isang dare kay Paredes na subukang idemanda siya.
Kinumpara pa nga raw ni Tecson ang kanyang sarili sa exiled communist leader na si Jose Maria Sison.
Heto ang tweet ni Tecson kay Paredes:
“Again. Mr. @jimparedes You are NOT BANNED from Filing Case against this Prime Minister. You r like Filing Case against Prof. @JoseMariaSison”
Base rin sa nasabing post, nakiusap si Paredes kay Tecson na kumawala na sa kanyang mundo and to “come to terms with the real world.”
Heto ang pinost ni Paredes sa kanyang Facebook account para kay Tecson:
“You are NOT a PRIME MINISTER of the Socialist Republic of the Philippines. There is no such country. You are also not a political adviser of PNoy. In fact you tweeted twice that you wanted the President dead. You are a confused young man who probably needs some help. Please do so before you get into more trouble.”