MANILA- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) mentioned Thursday it could take authorized motion towards actress and activist Mae Paner, popularly often known as Juana Change, for wearing a military uniform throughout a protest held in time for President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Tackle (SONA) on Monday.
In a press release, the AFP mentioned Paner "inappropriately" used the military uniform provided that she isn't a part of the Armed Forces.
"Ms. Mae Paner, popularly often known as Juana Change, has inappropriately used our military uniform and disrespected it since she isn't a member of the AFP nor part of our reservists corps," the military mentioned.
"We are going to take the required authorized motion to maintain Ms. Paner accountable," the assertion added.
The AFP mentioned Paner violated Article 179 of the Revised Penal Code (Unauthorized Use of Uniforms) and Republic Act 493, a regulation that prohibits using military grades or titles by these not a part of the service.
Part 2 of the regulation prohibits individuals who should not in military service to "use or put on the duly prescribed insignia, badge or emblem or rank of the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines or the Philippine Constabulary, or any colorable imitation thereof."
The penal code provision carries a penalty of arresto mayor, or imprisonment of 1 month and sooner or later to six months, whereas violators of RA 493 might face a nice of P100 to P2,000 or imprisonment of not lower than one month and less than two years, or each.
Paner posted on her Fb account pictures of her wearing a military uniform at a protest exterior Batasang Pambansa in the course of the SONA.
On Thursday, Paner posted on Fb a status replace with the hashtag "#PikonTalo," an obvious response to the military's assertion.
"Nagsuot lang ng uniporme galet agad? Yung pumapatay pinapalakpakan, laya, ipo-promote? Eh di kayo na! #PikonTalo," she mentioned.
In a separate put up, she thanked each her supporters and bashers for the eye.
"Thanks for the love and a spotlight. Supporters and bashers please deepen the discourse. I ❤️ U," she mentioned.