Chito Miranda follows up sex scandal probe
MANILA -- Singer Chito Miranda visited the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Wednesday to seek updates on the investigation into the circulation of his personal videos online.
The Parokya ni Edgar frontman spoke with the NBI's Cybercrime Divsion specifically on the subject of the viral spread of a second video showing him and girlfriend, Neri Naig, having sexual intercourse.
Miranda first brought the case to NBI on August 12, a week after the first clip made the rounds online. At the time, the 37-year-old singer said he lost his hard drive, which contained the video files, in a theft.
Expressing dismay over the leak of the second video, Miranda said the NBI has his full cooperation in the investigation.
NBI Cybercrime Division Head Agent Ronald Aguto, meanwhile, assured the singer that the group will do everything it can to track the suspect uploading the videos online.
In September, NBI Cybercrime Divsion chief Vic Lorenzo said it already has leads on the suspect. At the time, Lorenzo said he was inclined to believe that both sex videos were uploaded by the same person, but added the investigation has yet to establish links.
He went on to emphasize that those found guilty of violating Republic Act 9995, or the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009, may be imprisoned for a minimum of three years to a maximum of seven years. -- with a report from Ricky Velasco, dzMM