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A taste of Philippine justice EDITORIAL 08/28/2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A taste of Philippine justice

EDITORIAL
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08/28/2011
Libel cases are usual fares for newspapers for solely doing its bare function of writing stories as they are. The daily grind is to gather stories up to deadline hour and then write these faithfully the way an event happened or that of the story related to the reporter.
The Tribune is a magnet for libel cases since it never wavered on printing stories as they are, no embellishment, no fear, no favor.
One of the more influential names in the country recently became the subject of a story printed in The Tribune merely quoting the content of government documents recommending his arrest and the complaint of the individual that sought a legal remedy on him that law enforcers were not acting to implement an order for his detention.
The result was one libel case filed in multiple courts that was clearly intended to harass the newspaper’s editors. Of the eight or so different court venues for the libel case about five were dismissed owing to grounds having to do with no-jurisdiction as well as multiplicity of suits, which would be no different from multiple forum shopping..... MORE

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