Many senators favor decriminalizing libel - recto aquilino pimentel iii has cautioned fellow lawmakers against rushing to decriminalize libel, arguing that this was the only remedy available to individuals who felt maligned by others pimentel warns against decriminalizing libel. Pimentel called for a hearing on decriminalizing libel last week, where media groups argued that the prison penalty has a chilling effect on the media, and threatens press freedom and free speech. ( manila) - ceo-editor of the country's oldest national newspaper- the manila times- dante ang ii is not in favor of what many journalists are asking for: the decriminalization of libel other present philippine laws, libel is a criminal offense which carries a jail and penalties for damages. The way to give scope to the constitutional right of expression is not by decriminalizing libel but by making discussions of matters of public concern and criticisms of official conduct privileged, defeasible only by proof of actual malice. Manila, philippines – moves to decriminalize libel are gaining momentum in the senate after the supreme court has affirmed the legality of online libel.
The filipino nation was built on our forefathers’ fight for freedom of expression and democracy in the age of foreign colonizers, jose rizal’s noli me tangere and el filibusterismo, and graciano lopez jaena’s la solidaridad, helped to ignite the spark that galvanized a fragmented people and lit up a revolution decades later, in the midst [. (dec 20, 2011) with 81 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions, the mexican senate in plenary session approved the repeal of articles 1 and 31 of the law of crimes of the press, thereby decriminalizing defamation, libel, and slander under that law. In an amended petition filed against the cybercrime prevention act under republic act no 10175, a group of lawyers and journalists told the sc that decriminalizing libel under the rpc would promote the constitutional rights to free expression and of speech and of the press. Decriminalize libel by court of appeals associate justice gabriel t ingles (speech delivered during the “forum on decriminalizing libel” held to celebrate world press freedom day on may 4, 2012 at theodore buttenbruch hall, university of san carlos, cebu city) definition of libel.
Sbn-245: decriminalizing libel and defamation - free download as pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online for free an act repealing chapter one, title thirteen, book two of act no 3815, otherwise known as the revised penal code of the philippines thereby decriminalizing libel and defamation filed on july 1, 2013 by cayetano, alan peter companero s. A 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 judicial person, or to blacken the memory of one who is dead (article 353, revised penal [. At least four senators have renewed calls to decriminalize libel after the supreme court ruled that the online libel provision of the cybercrime prevention act is constitutional. Decriminalizing libel standard press secretary ignacio bunye wasn’t quite being candid when he said that malacanang had “no position” on the decriminalization of the philippine libel law malacanang’s not having a position on the issue is itself a position it amounts to a position in favor of the status quo. A 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.
A law decriminalizing libel that entered into force in december served to quash the criminal slander case against oleg orlov, head of the human rights group memorial the case stemmed from orlov's. While senator edgardo angara had yesterday made suggestion that the entire regime of libel laws should be abolished, thereupon decriminalizing libel, senator chiz escudero had swiftly filed an amendatory bill that would repeal the libel clause in ra 10175, otherwise known as the philippine cybercrime law. Manila, philippines – president benigno aquino iii supports efforts to decriminalize libel in the philippines following criticism about the enactment of a law that imposes heavier penalties on. One major benefit from decriminalizing libel and slander would be that it would reduce the value of gossip it would reduce the value of false statements made by others.
With the recent conviction of a lady publisher for libel which has caught media attention since the much-publicized court promulgation by a makati regional trial court last week, several media groups (like the nujp and cfmr) have again pushed the issue of decriminalizing libel. Decriminalizing homosexuality and abolishing section 377 is a huge thumb up for humanity and equal rights the country gets its oxygen back” he wrote on twitter feedback. As for the senator's theory that decriminalizing libel will lead to more media killings, why then, if indeed corruption were a valid justification for murder, do the corrupt continue to thrive in the halls of congress and the corridors of power.
A law decriminalizing libel was adopted in 2012, but journalists still face criminal penalties for insulting president emomali rahmon and other public officials in february 2014, asia-plus editor olga tutubalina and the asia-plus media group were found guilty of collective libel in a dushanbe civil court. By far the most significant development in the philippine campaign to decriminalize libel is the united nations human rights committee's (unhrc) october 2011 declaration that the criminal sanction for libel in the philippines is excessive and in violation of the international covenant on civil and political rights (iccpr) in which the philippines is a signatory. Dushanbe -- tajikistan's lower chamber of parliament has passed a draft law decriminalizing libel the proposed legislation, proposed in march by president emomali rahmon, removes libel and insult.