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Mental health advocate hits blogger Olivar over suicide remarks

RJ Naguit and Drew Olivar

Raymond John Naguit (left) and Drew Olivar (Photos from Naguit’s Facebook page and INQUIRER.net files)

Raymond John Naguit, chairman of the Youth for Mental Health Coalition, slammed blogger Drew Olivar for posting a video on encouraging suicide, noting his group’s hard work in combating the stigma against mental health.

“Various groups have been working so hard to fight the stigma and promote responsible means of reporting mental health. Here you have the Pepederalismo dancer, bomb scare instigator, and PWD trivializer Drew Olivar rambling mindlessly about suicide/self-harm,” Naguit said in a tweet on Tuesday.

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Olivar posted a live video last Feb. 4 showing his encouragement of student protesters at the University of the Philippines to commit suicide or self-harm.

Olivar drew flak over a video posted on Facebook on Sept. 20, alarming protesters of a bomb scare along Edsa.

But the complaint filed against Olivar was rejected by the Department of Justice for lack of documents.

READ: DOJ rejects raps filed vs blogger Drew Olivar for insufficient documents

The blogger was also under fire after the Philippine Federation of the Deaf filed a complaint against his video on making fun of sign language.

READ: ‘Degrading, disrespectful’: Uson, Olivar get flak for mocking sign language

Olivar, along with Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, also made a video on promoting federalism, which sparked outrage. /atm

READ: ‘I-pepe-dede-ralismo’ video sparks outrage
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