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FAQs: What you need to know about Rappler’s cyber libel case

Feb 16, 2019 - 8:42 AM

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about Rappler's cyber libel case

DOJ: You can be sued for cyber libel within 12 years of publication

Feb 14, 2019 - 9:42 PM

Cyber lawyer and Rappler counsel JJ Disini says this interpretation of the cybercrime law 'can impact on constitutionally-protected rights,’ and can be raised before the Supreme Court,

CYBER LIBEL. The DOJ's charges against Maria Ressa say that cyber libel is still valid 12 years after publication.

Garin, 7 officials file libel complaint vs ‘DOH mafia’ accuser

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) Physician Francis Cruz, the whistleblower of the VACC, faces several libel complaints from health officials he accused of benefiting from the Dengvaxia mess

THE ACCUSED. Dr Francis Cruz, who now faces a libel complaint, faced senators probing the Dengvaxia controversy on December 13, 2017. Screenshot by Rappler

‘DOH mafia’ accuser faces libel complaint

Feb 19, 2018 - 5:56 PM

PCMC executive director Julius Lecciones files the libel complaint against physician Francis Cruz, who claims a mafia-like group operates in the DOH

THE ACCUSED. Dr Francis Cruz, who now faces a libel complaint, faced senators probing the Dengvaxia controversy on December 13, 2017. Screenshot by Rappler

Trillanes to Junjun Binay: Don't be onion-skinned

Aug 13, 2015 - 2:49 PM

Trillanes asks the justice department to dismiss the libel complaint filed by Mayor Junjun Binay arguing that public officials should expect criticism of their actions

'NO MALICE.' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV asks the justice department to dismiss the libel case filed by suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler Mark Cristino

What they don't tell you about the news

Jul 01, 2014 - 10:30 PM

In the past 3 years I ve learned things that no one told me before I started which I will tell you now

THE DOWNSIDES. Journalism is a lot less glamorous than most may think. Photo by Charles Salazar

Living with libel suits

Feb 21, 2013 - 10:33 AM

Journalism is not about seeking to be on the good side of the powerful

ABS-CBN: GMA7 libel case has no basis

Feb 18, 2013 - 4:41 PM

It is unfortunate that the respondents are being pilloried as criminals ABS CBN says

Gabby Lopez posts bail for libel case

Feb 18, 2013 - 12:33 PM

UPDATED A court issues a warrant of arrest against Lopez and 12 others in connection with a libel suit filed against them by GMA 7

Eugenio Lopez III. Photo courtesy of ABS-CBN.

Supreme Court Idol: The cyberlibel edition

Jan 21, 2013 - 12:17 PM

As we scrutinize our Supreme Court more closely after the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona we need to pay attention to the actual legal issues brought before it beyond the sound bites

Enrile files P31-M damage suit vs ad veteran

Dec 21, 2012 - 5:02 PM

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile files a P31 M damage suit against top advertising executive Yoly Ong for a supposedly libelous column in the Philippine Star

‘Liking, sharing’ not punishable under cyber law – Angara

Oct 04, 2012 - 2:47 PM

Sen Ed Angara says those who like or share libelous posts are not automatically liable under the cyber law

Guingona wants online libel repealed

Sep 21, 2012 - 4:21 PM

Senator TG Guingona plans to have parts of the law repealed

Prosecutor refuses to act on Pacquiao complaint

May 25, 2012 - 11:24 AM

Prosecutor says he has advised Manny Pacquiao to refrain from filing libel cases against reporters

Journalist on Internet libel: 'There is no crime where there is no law'

Apr 03, 2012 - 7:20 AM

Journalist Edwin Espejo files a counter affidavit to refute libel claims of car dealer Mohammad Bong Aquia who is Manny Pacquiao s friend