Army probes viral Tiktoker’s unauthorized use of military uniform

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 23) – The military on Wednesday said it is now investigating the unauthorized wearing of a Philippine Army uniform by a civilian, as seen in a Tiktok video that went viral.

The Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry “Agila” Division said it is taking the matter seriously and vowed to hold liable those found to have violated the law on the use of the military uniform.

In the viral video, a woman was seen wearing an army uniform while dancing to music with vulgar lyrics. She also posted photos of her carrying a firearm.

The military said such “misuse” of the military uniform is punishable under Republic Act No. 493, as well as under Article 179 of the Revised Penal Code.

“Agila Division will not tolerate the said matter lightly and will hold the responsible and liable personnel/s for the said actions to give justice, honor, and dignity to all persons who paid the ultimate sacrifice in achieving peace while wearing the Philippine Army uniform,” the division said in a statement.

TikTok is a popular short-form, video-sharing social media app.