Mugshot of Jessica Ann “Jam” Magno after she surrendered to authorities on December 12, 2023. (Photo posted on Magno's official Facebook page)

MANILA, Philippines – Social media personality and well-known supporter of former President Rodrigo Duterte's administration, Jessica Ann “Jam” Magno, surrendered to authorities in Butuan City, a police officer revealed on Wednesday.

Captain Charles Evan Gatchalian, head of Butuan City Police Station 4, said Magno turned himself in on Tuesday morning after an arrest warrant for psychological violence was issued by presiding judge Ali Joseph Ryan Chiong Lloren of the Regional Trial Court of Misamis Oriental, Section 37.

“He was not arrested, he voluntarily surrendered. He came here with a relative and a lawyer, they already have a warrant. We checked the database and there's still nothing, but since he has something on him, we processed it here because he lives here in our area of ​​responsibility,” Gatchalian said. in a telephone interview.

(She was not arrested; she voluntarily surrendered to us with a relative and a lawyer. We have no record in our database, but Magno already has the warrant for her arrest, so we prosecuted because she resides in the area.)

The police officer said he had no details on what led to the dismissal of the case, but revealed that the 35-year-old social media personality was able to post P72,000 bail around 3:30 pm on the same day.

A judge in Butuan City issued the bail order, he added.

Meanwhile, Magno corrected reports that she was arrested, stating that she turned herself in because she was “not guilty.”

“Have you ever seen a photo much more beautiful than mine? […] Funny that people said I was arrested. Correction. I surrendered and paid my bail of 72,000 pesos and did NOT ask for a discount, and was escorted by an entire BEST TEAM from Butuan,” Magno wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday night.

“Thank you to Butuan City Police Station 4 for today’s wonderful experience. In fact, I loved it! Hahahahaha! And to the new captain of Barangay Apayon, Kim Acalayen, for the quick processing of my bail requirements,” she added.


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