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SC justice files libel case vs journalist 01/31/2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SC justice files libel case vs journalist

01/31/2012
A libel complaint was filed yesterday before a Manila court by Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. against journalist Marites Vitug.

The complaint arose after Vitug, in her book, claimed, among others, that over his years in the judiciary, lawyers and judges gave Velasco the monicker “practicing justice,” referring to his frequent visits to his former law firm when he was a Court of Appeals (CA) justice.

In a two-page information, Assistant City Prosecutor Jose Nelson Todas found probable cause to indict Vitug, citing as evidence her own book, “Shadow of Doubt,” launched two years ago..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20120131hed6.html

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