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Is defamation a crime

Is defamation a crime in the Philippines? Here in the Philippines, Article 353 of the Revised Penal Code defines libel as a public and malicious imputation of a crime, or of a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status or circumstance tending to discredit or cause the dishonor or contempt of a natural or juridical…

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What does defamation mean

What is an example of defamation? The following are some common examples of defamation: A person falsely tells a prospective buyer of the home of a neighbor that the neighbor cheated him in the past, causing the buyer to back out of the sale. What does character defamation mean? “Defamation of character” is a catch-all term for any statement that…

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Define defamation of character

What does character defamation mean? “Defamation of character” is a catch-all term for any statement that hurts someone’s reputation. Written defamation is called “libel,” while spoken defamation is called “slander.” Defamation is not a crime, but it is a “tort” (a civil wrong, rather than a criminal wrong). What is the punishment for defamation of character? Whoever with knowledge of…

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