The issue on Rappler’s Maria Ressa
Maria Ressa leaves Manila Trial Court Branch 46 after she and co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr were handed a guilty verdict for cyberliber against businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The issue on Rappler’s Maria Ressa

As a champion of the rule of law, Dean Rico Quicho adheres to the opinion that the verdict in People of the Philippines…

Posted by Quicho Law Offices on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

As a champion of the rule of law, Dean Rico Quicho adheres to the opinion that the verdict in People of the Philippines vs. Santos, et al. highlights the dangers of the Cybercrime Law. While the global trend is to decriminalize, the Philippines’ crackdown on libel, especially in light of the Anti-Terror Law, challenges our notions of freedom of speech and of the press.

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