Let libel remain a crime to prevent abuse – ex-journalist Manicad

MANILA, Philippines --- Former TV journalist Jiggy Manicad believes that libel should remain as a crime.   "Dapat pong krimen siya para wala pong pang-aabuso sa hanay nating mamamahayag," he said when asked, during a senatorial debate Sunday night, whether or not libel should stay as a crime or not.   Malacaang accused Ressa of "abusing" her power as a member of media.   READ: Palace tells Maria Ressa: You're abusing your power as journalist   Manicad's answer comes days after Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa was arrested for cyberlibel filed against her and a former researcher over a 2012 article.   READ: Rappler's Ma...

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