‘Tanga!’— Lawyer on Ogie Diaz who wants IBP to “discipline” a lawyer for playful remarks on Angel Locsin’s weight

Did you know that Kapamilya showbiz reporter and comedian Ogie Diaz wants the IBP (Integrated Bar of the Philippines) to discipline Atty. Topacio for the pun on Angel Locsin’s TV show “Lobo” and her weight?

Diaz believed Atty. Topacio is guilty of misconduct by body shaming the actress on social media.

Check out the image below if you agree with Kapamilya Ogie Diaz that Atty. Topacio needs some disciplining by the IBP?

Atty. Nick Nañgit, a pro-Duterte lawyer and blogger offered a free tutorial to Ogie Diaz on the law profession since he figured the Kapamilya talent know a little or or perhaps possesses zero knowledge about it.

‘At dahil katiting lamang ang alam o malamang wala talagang alam itong Ogie na ito sa abugasya, tuturuan ko. Kaya, makinig ka!’

First off, Atty. Nick lectured Diaz that the “misconduct” which triggered him isn’t just any “misconduct” that comes to his mind. The “misconduct” Atty. Nick explained must be related to the “practice of profession”.

‘Ang “misconduct” na pinagpupuputok ng iyong butse ay hindi basta kung anu-anong misconduct na maiisip mo. Kinakailangan ang aktibidad na tinutukoy ay may kinalaman sa “practice of profession”, para ito ay saklaw ng Code of Professional Responsibility namin.’

At this juncture, Atty. Nick asked Diaz if what Atty. Topacio said about the artist has something to do with his practice of law? Whether Atty. Topacio is currently litigating a case involving the said actress that may affect the case for saying the actress has gained weight?

‘Ngayon, kung sinabi man ni Atty. Topacio na “lumobo” yang artistang yan, may kinalaman ba ito sa praktis ng kanyang propesyon bilang isang abugado? May kaso ba siyang hinahawakan na tungkol sa aleng iyon at madadamay ang paglilitis dahil sa salitang “lumobo siya”? Mag isip ka!’

‘Wala, diba?’ Atty. Nick asked.

‘So, anong kakastiguhin sa kanya ng IBP?’ Atty. Nick implored Diaz to fill him in what punishment the IBP will hand down to Atty. Topacio?

Atty. Nick wanted to know if Diaz felt offended or offended by the words of Topacio hence he cried misconduct against Atty. Topacio? He asked Diaz what planet is he from? He also joked whether we are still in a private school run by a priest or nun that there are so many restrictions, because religion says so, so someone must be punished for making the “lumobo” remark?

‘Dahil ba nasaktan ka o nasasaktan sa mga binitiwang salita e dadaing ka na agad na “misconduct” yun? Nasaang mundo ka ba? Nasa private school ba tayo na pinatatakbo ng mga pari o madre na maraming ipinagbabawal, dahil sa itinuturo ng relihiyon, kaya dapat parusahan ang nagsabi ng “lumobo siya”?’

Pwes, gumising ka!‘ Atty. Nick told Diaz.

Atty. Nick went on to lecture Diaz that in the real world, the world outside the seminary and the like, there are expressions that are free to say, and cannot be considered as “misconduct”. He said Diaz is free to talk, as long as he is not making libelous statements against a person, natural or juridical.

‘Sa totoong buhay na ginagalawan nating lahat, at hindi sa buhay ng seminaryo, kumbento, o pribadong paaralan, may mga pagpapahayag na malayang gawin, at hindi matatawag na “misconduct”. Pwede kang ngumawa ng ngumawa, basta’t hindi ka naninira ng puri o reputasyon ng isang tao, natural man ito o huridikal.’

Atty. Nick made it clear why he did not use the world of showbizness as an example since the “misconduct” there is worse and he was sure that Diaz knows a lot. Atty. Nick took a swipe at Diaz by asking him why he did not cried “misconduct” when the squealer held a presscon in the IBP premises. Of course, Atty. Nick noted Diaz only choose his battles and yet he bungled this.

‘Nga pala, hindi ko na isinama ang mundo ng showbiz bilang halimbawa, dahil mas malala pa ang “misconduct” diyan na tiyak kong alam na alam mo! At saka, dapat noong nag presscon ang squealer sa IBP premises ay dumakdak ka na ng “misconduct”, pero siyempre pinipili mo lang ang laban mo, sablay pa!’

‘Balik tayo sa putak mo,’ Atty. Nick directed the conversation back to Diaz “misconduct” rant.

Atty. Nick remarked that what Atty. Topacio said about the actress is a fact. He was merely using pun or the play of words to deliver the message and at the same time, amuses his readers. But, other than the pun, Atty. Topacio’s statement was factual. He asked if it was wrong that lawyers are good in using words, because they studied it in school for years.

‘Ang sinabi na “lumobo siya” ay totoo naman! It is just a play on words na magka pareho ang spelling, bagama’t magkaiba ang kahulugan. Totoo namang tumaba ang aleng yan, kaya nasabing “lumobo siya”, at totoo rin naman na siya ang gumanap sa teleseryeng Lobo. So, nasaan ang “misconduct” diyan? Masama ba na magaling ang mga abugado sa paggamit ng salita, dahil yan talaga ang inaaral namin ng ilang taon?’

Atty. Nick added that if Diaz insisted Atty. Topacio is guilty of “misconduct” and the IBP must penalized him, he should file a formal charge before the IBP not in socmed. He said there is a hearing because of the so-called “due process” that needs to be followed. Not because Diaz said so, the IBP will act on it asap. Besides, it’s the SC who will decide, not the IBP.

‘Kung igigiit mo pa rin na “misconduct” yun at dapat kastiguhin ng IBP, pwes maghain ka ng reklamo. Yung pormal na reklamo ha, at hindi dakdak lang sa socmed. Nga pala, kung makautos ka sa IBP, para namang may kapangyarihan ka?! Dapat may pagdinig pa yan, dahil may “due process” tayong dapat sundin. Hindi dahil iniutos mo e gagawin agad. Ano ito, teleserye o pelikula na idinidirihe ng direktor? Sino ka??? At saka, ang Korte Suprema lang ang maghuhusga, hindi IBP.’

‘T@NG@!’ Atty. Nick uttered the word in exasperation.

Atty. Nick hoped that Diaz learned something from him so that his ignorance of the law is cured or diminished somewhat.

‘Sana ay may natutunan ka, para naman mabawasan ang pagka m@ngm@ng mo sa usaping batas.’

Atty. Nick added that it’s better for Diaz to make a splash in the world of showbiz and stop acting like Mr. Know-it-all.

‘Mas mainam, sa mundo ka na lang ng showbiz umariba, at wag kang magdunung-dunungan!’

Atty. Nick wrapped up the FB post by leaving another option to Ogie Diaz as his final parting words.

‘Pinakamainam, payuhan mo ang ale o tulungan mo siya, dahil baka may “medical condition” siya na kailangang asikasuhin, imbes na bumalandra sa kalsada 😈🤪😂’

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Source: Nick Nañgit – NCN Law

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