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Monday, August 26, 2019

Bzzzzz: Mocha Uson, others may be sued for libel over blog

SEN. Antonio Trillanes IV planned to file libel cases against social media users and bloggers Ramon Tulfo, Mocha Uson (who’s also asst. secretary at PCOO) and Ben Tesiorna of “Davao Breaking News” website.

The three published the alleged offshore bank accounts, which Trillanes denied he had. Obviously, they are the sources relied on by President Duterte in his threat to expose Trillanes’s unexplained wealth.

Or, they got their info from the president. Under the libel law of the Revised Penal Code and/or cybercrime libel law, not under the new fake news bill, which still has to be enacted into law.

OICs in barangay posts?

A proposal in the Senate to authorize President Duterte to name OICs who’ll take over the posts occupied by drug suspects in his narco-list once the elections for barangays are postponed in October may be unconstitutional.

Former Comelec commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal said it would expel duly elected officials without due process of law.

“Goyo” Larrazabal, a University of San Carlos (Cebu) law graduate, served the Comelec commission for seven years.

Stupid, says Pope

Francis on Monday (Sept. 11) called climate change doubters as “stupid” in the wake of the series of hurricanes that have thrashed the U.S., Mexico and the Carribean.

Topping that list must be U.S. President Trump who doesn’t believe in global warming. Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement which binds countries to national pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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