Veteran journalist Jay Sonza under the custody of the authorities in Quezon City for estafa

Veteran journalist and blogger Jay Sonza was under the custody of the Quezon City police for still unknown charges filed against him.

Sonza who’s already inactive on social media since June 5 was being discussed by some netizens on social media about his possible detention.

Jover Laurio of Pinoy Ako Blog made a hint in her post but she didn’t directly mention Sonza.

However, fans of the blogger quickly guessed the subject of Laurio’s blind item.

On August 15, NBI Assistant Director Glenn Ricarte confirmed to the press that they put Sonza under their custody after they found that he had a warrant for estafa case.

Ricarte said that they’re already handling Sonza since August 3, 2023.

He was supposed to leave the Philippines to travel to Hongkong but the immigration officials found the case he was facing.

Sonza has yet to give a comment on his detention.

It can be recalled that in 2020, actress Julia Barretto filed a complaint against Sonza after the journalist claimed that the actress was pregnant.

After retiring, Sonza became active on social media to give his opinion on different events happening in the Philippines.

He also clashed with several personalities including Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and celebrities who supported the opposition.


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