Ex-Marine out to kill me - Luy's lawyer
MANILA - The lawyer of whistleblower Benhur Luy said he received information that a P3-million bounty has been placed on his head.
Lawyer Levito Baligod said he received the information from a former agent of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines via a text message at around 12:20 p.m. on Thursday.
He said his contact believes the hit may come from a former Marine.
"Mukhang ex-military men ang hinire nila," Baligod said.
He added that he takes the information seriously, saying it is far more serious than a simple death threat.
"Kung intimidation yan, galing sa kampo [ni Janet Lim-Napoles]. Pero kung sa third party nanggaling ang information, this is more serious. Pwedeng nananakot. Pero pwede ring totoo."
Baligod gamely showed to the media the text message from his source.
When asked if he was afraid, he said: "Does it show in my face?"