Vice President Leni Robredo’s daughter, Aika, has formally asked the help of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) after a fake sex video allegedly featuring Aika circulated online. 

In a statement issued Thursday, Robredo’s camp said that in a letter dated April 18, Aika, through a lawyer, asked for the NBI Cybercrime Division’s assistance to investigate possible cybercrimes and violations of special criminal laws and the Revised Penal Code in the spread of the videos.

The letter same letter said there was “a sudden surge” of posts in blogs, porn sites, and social media platforms about Aika through “mislead[ing] the public and giv[ing] the impression that our client has videos or photos allegedly showing her in a scandalous pose or act.”

A list of links that the NBI may find useful in its investigation was also attached with the letter.

The vice president’s spokesperson, Barry Gutierrez, previously condemned the alleged sex video calling it a “malicious fabrication” to distract voters.

“Our supporters should see this for what it is: A distraction,” he said. “Malinaw na krimen ito. At ang paraan para talunin ang mga ganito once and for all: Manalo tayo sa halalan, ayusin ang sistema, at panagutin ang mga nagkakalat nito.” — Ronald Espartinez