Jun 14, 2020 · The crime of libel in the Philippines is defined and penalized under Article 353 (“Definition of Libel”), in relation to Article 355 (“Libel by means of writings or similar means”) of the Revised Penal Code (“RPC”). There was a debate whether the required “publication” in libel encompasses the internet, which was not yet in existence when […]
The United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled in 2012 that the libel law of the Philippines was inconsistent with Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights as well as urging that "State parties [to the Covenant] should consider the decriminalisation of libel". Saudi Arabia
Defamation is a statement that injures a third party's reputation. The tort of defamation includes both libel (written statements) and slander (spoken statements). State common law and statutory law governs defamation actions, and each state varies in their standards for defamation and potential damages.
3 Sack and Baron, Libel, Slander and Related Problems, Second Ed., 67. The reasons for the distinction between libel and slander are: (a) a libel is permanent and may circulate through many hands; (b) it shows greater malignity on the part of its author than a slander; (c) it is more likely to lead to a breach of the peace.
May 25, 2022 · Related Article: How to Become a Lawyer in the Philippines: A Definitive Guide. 15. Marriage Extinguishes Criminal Liability of Rape. Republic Act 8353 (The Anti-Rape Law of 1997), which was a huge leap forward in the country’s drive against rapists, unfortunately, had a tiny setback, specifically Article 266 Section C which states:
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May 23, 2020 · There were discussions about a proposed law which seeks to penalize the refusal or failure of “any person” to pay “legal child support.” This refers to the proposed “Child Support Enforcement Act” (House Bill No. 6079 during the 16th Congress; House Bill No. 387 during the 17th Congress), which seeks to penalize the refusal or […]