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Cyber-libel of OFW can be punishable by 6 to 12 years in prison, might be prosecuted in both counties


If found guilty of libelous comments on the Internet, a cyber-libel case could spend someone up to 12 years in prison with no possibility of parole.


Libel committed on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and other online content was made a more serious crime compared to printed libel because of to the newly approved anti-cybercrimes law or Republic Act 10175.

A statement from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Saturday accused Ordidor, a Filipina caregiver in Yunlin County, of cyber libel for the "wilful posting of nasty and malevolent materials against President Duterte on Facebook intended to cause hatred amidst the global health crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic."

The DOLE statement said they met with the OFW on April 20 at her workplace to "enlighten" her that her actions "amounted to a crime for which she might be prosecuted both in Taiwan and the Philippines."


The agency said that Ordidor is reportedly using several social media accounts such as Lenale Elanel Egot, Mha Lan Dee, Linn Silawan, and Hampas Lupa.

DOLE said the sharing and posting of such videos are punishable under Republic Act No. 10175, the cyber libel law.

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3 comments:

  1. We have freedom of expression but when u hit below the belt.insulting people in the government Goodluck to u clean your mess talk more n see your consequences the bribe money cannot help u

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  2. Instead you think about how can you contribute even a little help to our families, and also to the Philippine government as a pilipino! But you do creating more problems!!! 😠 You must to observe good attitude and limits.. Mabuti naman ang pamamalakad ng Du30 administration ahh.. Ano dahilan bakit nyo kayang igalang ng iba jan.. Lalo na IKAW?

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