posted 2 months ago
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(Even if I'm a tourist for 3 months) QUESTION:
1. Are you a tourist here in the Philippines? or
2. Filipino, being tourist in Japan?
1. IF YES IN THE FIRST SCENARIO: you can file criminal charges only in your own country, or in Japan.
2. IF YES IN THE SECOND SCENARIO: you can file your criminal charges here in the Philippines, or in Japan.
NOTE: This legal advice may vary depending on the content of the libelous statement being published by the culprit, and other circumstances that may pop out which is unknown, or undisclosed, to the answering lawyer this time.