Angel’s Burger filed the cyberlibel complaint against a Facebook user for what it claimed is a “staged photograph” of a burger with a coin in the patty. The post came with text comment that says, “Hayop ka Angel’s Burger. Unang kagat may sukli agad.”
Manila RTC judge Reinalda Estacio-Montesa appeared to have completely adopted the stance taken by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that the prescriptive period for cyberlibel is 12 years and not one year as provided for under the Revised Penal Code.
PNP spokesperson Bernard Banac said the police will continue to take countermeasures against misinformation through cyber patrol operations and monitoring on all social media platforms.