HE boasted in his vlog that he had just been vaccinated and even received a personal invitation from President Duterte to attend the State of the Nation Address this July.
Unknown to him, his live vlog was what the police were waiting for.
Niño Barzaga, 43, the notorious pro-Duterte video blogger was arrested outside his home last Wednesday (June 23) by a composite team of the Manila Police District’s special mayor action team and the Baguio City Police Office.
Barzaga was served an arrest warrant issued on August 6, 2018 by a Cabanatuan court for three counts of cyber-libel, said Major Judy Jasmin Palicos, BCPO spokesperson. The warrant was issued as late as August 8, 2018 by RTC Branch 28 Judge Trese Wenceslao in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, stemming from Criminal Case No. 28198-AF, 28219-AF and 28200-AF and for the crime of libel in relation to RA 10175.
MPD’s special mayor’s action team led by Police Lt. Col. Rosalino Ibay Jr. waited for Barzaga to finish his vlog before arresting him outside his home in Hamada St.
In his FB page, Barzaga did not disclose where he was brought but just said: “Maraming gwapo dito sa loob inferness (There are many handsome men inside, in fairness)” and “Pag sa labas pag mang lalake ako kailangan ko magbayad dito want to sawa tnx god sa blessing ng 2 night (If I’m outside I would pay to get boys but here it’s unlimited. Thanks for the two nights blessing).”
Though openly gay, Barzaga is also known as “Boy Mura” because of his uncouth manners and foul language while broadcasting.
His blog already has about 30,000 followers.
He has earned the ire of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Raffy Tulfo, and many others for his hateful comments.
Gabriela Rep. Arlene Brosas said she is willing to sue Barzaga for possible violation of Republic Act No. 4200 or the Anti-Wiretapping Law after he posted online his lewd phone conversation with her last June 2 even as he pretended to be retired Bishop Teodoro Bacani.
Barzaga (pretending to be the bishop) first asked her about her plans for Independence Day before cursing her.
Later, Brosas received hate calls and text messages apparently from Barzaga’s fans.
Ellen Tordesillas of Malaya and Vera Files also said that Barzaga did the same stunt with her pretending to be Bishop Bacani and also cursed her several times last June 11.