- A Philippine court has dismissed a libel case against Maria Ressa, one of several lawsuits filed against the journalist who says she has been targeted because of her news site's critical reports on President Rodrigo Duterte.
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Aug 27, 2015 · Under Art. 353, Revised Penal Code (RPC), libel refers to a public and malicious imputation of vice or defect, crime, real or imaginary that can cause the contempt, discredit or dishonor a person. There are various ways libel can be committed.
Aug 12, 2021 · Maria Ressa speaks to the media in Quezon City, Metro Manila. (CNN) A Philippine court has dismissed a libel case against Maria Ressa, a lawyer said on Thursday, one of several lawsuits filed...
Jun 03, 2021 · That case led to a 2020 conviction of Ressa and former Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr. The dismissal of Keng’s cyber libel charge is a win for Ressa’s defense, but just a small one. Ressa ...
Basic Philippine law on libel 1. What is libel? Libel is a public and malicious imputation of a crime, or a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status, or circumstance tending to cause the dishonor, discredit, or contempt of a natural or juridical person, or to blacken the memory of one who is dead.
May 08, 2022 · Specifically, libel under the Revised Penal Code is punished with prision correccional in its minimum period, which is from six months and one day to two years and four months, and medium period, which is from two years, four months and one day to four years and two months; or a fine ranging from P200 to P6,000 or both.