Protection of Moral Fiber
“Libel is a basis of the protection of our character, because the pain of losing character will linger forever”, a untainted statement by a certain honorable Attorney of the Political Science Department College of Liberal Arts on his forum given to selected Mass Communication students of the University of Baguio, Baguio City all in regard to the discussions of the subject matter, the broad-spectrum of Law of Libel.
In a present government in the
In Section 4 Article 3 Revised Penal Code of the 1987 Constitution, Law of Libel is formally written and is mainly relevant to the consideration of the freedom of expression of the people and the press. In a more focus understanding, libel is a personal attack against another characters dignity, reputation, credibility and status. In correlation to the law, the Crime of Defamation is to publication of any issue or matter without prohibition in such a way that it will affect others dignity and character or simply to defamed one personality. Other similar means of defamation is orally and is referred to as the Oral Defamation Law.
Visible in Article 353 and Article 355, the discussion on what and how is Libel considered as committed to another person or entity. Primarily, there are many means to commit Libel; such were in writing, publication, radio, theatrical exhibits, cinematographical exhibits, phonograph, and lithograph. Proving a person to commit libel encompasses certain important elements. These should be always considered and regarded. Sequentially, first (1) Imputation, the presence of accusation, charge or assertion to the primary person. It maybe defined into three acts; as a crime, as a vice or defect, and as a real or imaginary act, omission, status or circumstance and condition. Second (2) Malice or being malicious is the intention to cost harm or injury. In the
This law is accurately complicated yet embodied with simple structures and compositions. Broad analysis is always dependent to consider and presume a person committed Libel or any other accusations performed under the due process. Truly, as Atty. Ayson’s unadulterated avowal, your character is the basis of the people for you to earn respect and reverence from them socially and mentally. It’s easy to have it, but in a viable world, you can sometime unconsciously lose it.