‘Black Propagandist’ nabbed in Pasay

28 April 2013

Manila, Philippines -- A 42-year-old man was arrested for allegedly distributing ''poison flyers'' or ''black propaganda'' to the public while three candidates were conducting a caucus in Pasay City, police said over the weekend. Police identified the suspect as Marion Dadea, residing at 22 Geronimo St., Malibay, Pasay City. Senior Supt. Rodolfo Llorca, Chief of the Pasay City Police, claimed the suspect targeted former acting mayor of Pasay, Allan Panaligan, who is running for councilor, Arvin Tolentino, also a council candidate, and lawyer Santiago Quial, former city administrator of Pasay, who is running for congressman.

Investigation said that the three complainants were conducting a caucus along F. Cruz St., Malibay at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday when Dadea allegedly distributed flyers containing ill remarks about the candidates. Soon after, Dadea's action came to the complainants' knowledge. Dadea was arrested by barangay watchmen. Recovered from the suspect was a bag full of so-called ''poison flyers.'' Police have yet to determine who instructed Dadea to distribute the flyers.