The penalty for online libel under the cybercrime law is “one degree higher” than that provided in the Revised Penal Code, or one degree higher than prision correccional medium. Prision correccional medium is four years and two months. So… in determining that penalty, when i jump it to a degree higher, i just use the number of years within the range of prision correccional medium starting from the minimum of six months and one day; so i compute it at seven years and ten months MAXIMUM ( i don’t start from zero but from six months and one day then jump it forward using the range that follows). The DOJ though , which drafted the IRRs, computes it at EIGHT YEARS maximum.
Can’t blog – finishin’ sumthin’.
Not posted here before: June 17, 2020
haggard, sleep-deprived sea hag (apologies, too, didn’t feel like smiling during the ABS-CBN shutdown proceedings at that time, sorry powz, and during the promulgation of the libel case against Maria Ressa, paumanhin sa aking itsura) This is GMA News 7, “Stand for Truth” (credits as stated)