Seven men just learned one of life’s most valuable lessons — don’t make a video showing that you’re up to no good.
The men who were featured in a 2-year-old viral video enjoying pot and cursing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte surrendered to the Malabon police yesterday.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer identified the seven as Comelio Aguilar, 22; Kurt Edison Aflo, 22; Emmanuel Guerrero, 23; Ran-Ran Santos, 23; Cedrick Acharon, 21; Juaneil Arvie Isles, 18; and Randal Louis Roque, 20.
Roque is one of the more infamous members of the group. He can be heard in the video saying in Filipino: “That [pot] is what we are into right now. So what?”
He boldly states his name out in the open as he called for Duterte to legalize marijuana: “Duterte, legalize this, you f*cker. Duterte, I am Randal Luis Roque, legalize this.”
The identity of the cameraman — as well as the first person who uploaded it on social media — remains unknown.
Duterte’s special assistant Christopher “Bong” Go was far from pleased when he saw the viral video.
In a statement addressed to the men, he said in Filipino: “Those kids, they even cursed the president. Don’t worry, I will tell the president and I will recommend it (the video) to him. But I’m sure he will ask you to eat your marijuana. You can’t smoke that, eat that. If you want to smoke that, smoke it in hell.”
Meanwhile, Duterte’s spokesperson Harry Roque is unaware of the video’s existence, but said: “If we can find out where they are then they will be put in proper custody of individuals who will provide them necessary services.”
According to ABS-CBN News, the men said they weren’t in the right frame of mind when the video was taken. (We wonder why?)
They also said they didn’t even want to upload it on social media. They have also apologized to the president, according to GMA News.
In spite of the fact that the incident occurred two years ago, they will still face cases of illegal possession of drugs.
Of course, they’re not getting away scot-free for mocking Duterte, for which they will be facing charges of unjust vexation.
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