ICYMI, the Spokesman of the Office of the Vice President Atty. Reynold Munsayac has said that camp of VP Inday Sara Duterte is looking at the possibility of filing cyber libel charges versus netizens who spread the fake news she uses government chopper to commute from Manila to Davao City and vice versa everyday to tuck her kids to bed at night.
Office of the Vice President Spokesperson Atty Reynold Munsayac said they are looking at the possibility of filing criminal charges against those who claimed that VP Duterte was using the Presidential chopper to travel everyday from Manila to Davao City. | @joycebalancio (📸 OVP) pic.twitter.com/rfSlHOm3vj— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) September 15, 2022
Well, I am sure many of you like the idea of teaching the fake news peddler a lesson as a warning to others that crime does not pay.
So the next question is: “Who will be the lucky dude to receive a letter este court summon in case VP Inday Sara Duterte pushes through with the cyber libel case?”
Political blogger Raymond Satnamul think he has the answer and he discussed this in his latest FB post.
You may now read the original FB post below:
EAT YOUR HEART OUT
Sa apelyido pa lang ng taong ito ay sigurado ako…lalamunin sya ng mga ipis at daga sa loob ng bilanggo.
Meet GERRY CACANINDIN, a creative director, copywriter and obviously a diehard Leni Robredo supporter.
He is the man who peddled the ‘fake news’ on social media about VP Inday Sara Duterte using a presidential chopper from Manila to Davao on a daily basis.
And he is about to go to jail for the crime of Cyberlibel.
Here’ my take.
Section 4(c)(4) of Republic Act 10175, otherwise known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which punishes the crime of cyber libel, makes reference to Article 355 of the Revised Penal Code:
“Cyber libel is defined as a public and malicious imputation of a crime, or of 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, and committed through a computer system or any other similar means which may be devised in the future.”
The following are the elements of cyber libel :
a. There must be an imputation of a crime, or of a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status, or circumstance ;
b. The imputation must be made publicly, which requires that at least one other person must have seen the libelous post, in addition to the author and the person defamed or alluded to in the post ;
c. The imputation must be malicious, which means that the author of the libelous post made such post with knowledge that it was false, or with reckless disregard as to the truth or falsity thereof ;
d. The imputation must be directed at a natural or juridical person, or one who is dead, which requires that the post must identify the person defamed, or at the very least, the person defamed is identifiable by a third person ;
e. The imputation must tend to cause the dishonor, discredit or contempt of the person defamed ; and
f. The imputation was done through the use of a computer system or any other similar means which may be devised in the future.
Aside from complying with all of the above elements, Mr. Cacanindin clearly committed the crime of cyberlibel when he made a follow-up tweet the next day – the ‘final nail in his coffin’.
You cannot put a good woman down. Teach this ‘troll’ a very good lesson.
Original tweet of Gerry Cacanindin below.
Ito yung Bell 412. The same chopper na pinapahiram ni BBM kay Sara para ihatid si VP sa kung saan ang mga anak niya to tuck them to bed. Average operating cost: US$ 2,193 per hour or P125,000 kada oras. Tama nga, mayaman ang Pilipinas. Di nga lang mga mamamayan ang nakikinabang. pic.twitter.com/aIfme5qbFS— Gerry Cacanindin (@GerryCacanindin) September 13, 2022
Source: Raymond Satnamul