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posted 5 months ago
cyberlibel
I am a British citizen , residing in the UK, i was sued in the Philippines for Cyber libel, I was sent subpoena from my previous address in the Philippines but not received due to my non residency in the country. How can I depend myself if I want to visit in the Philippines?
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posted 4 months ago
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MoAboshanab
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posted 5 months ago
I can offer some general guidance. It's crucial to consult with a legal expert for advice tailored to your specific situation. If you are facing a cyber libel case in the Philippines, here are some steps you may consider: Legal Representation: Seek legal representation from a qualified lawyer in the Philippines who specializes in cyber libel cases. They can guide you through the legal process, provide advice on your specific circumstances, and represent you in court. Appear in Response to the Subpoena: If you plan to visit the Philippines and have received a subpoena, it's generally advisable to appear in response to the legal summons. Failure to appear may have adverse consequences. Understand the Charges: Work closely with your lawyer to understand the specific charges against you. Cyber libel cases involve allegations of defamatory statements made online. Understanding the details of the accusations is essential for building a defense. Gather Evidence: Collect any evidence that may support your defense. This may include records of your online activities, communications, or any other relevant information that can help establish your innocence or provide context to the alleged libelous statements. Challenge Jurisdiction: Discuss with your lawyer whether there are grounds to challenge the jurisdiction of the Philippines in pursuing the case. This may depend on various factors, and legal advice is essential in this regard. Negotiate or Mediate: Depending on the circumstances, your lawyer may explore negotiation or mediation as a way to resolve the dispute without going through a lengthy court process. This can sometimes be an option to consider, but it depends on the willingness of both parties. Stay Updated on Local Laws: Given that you are a British citizen, make sure to stay informed about the legal processes in the Philippines and any developments in cyber libel laws. Comply with Legal Procedures: Follow all legal procedures, including court appearances and submissions, as advised by your lawyer. Non-compliance may have negative consequences for your case. Remember that laws can vary, and legal processes may be different in different jurisdictions. Consult with a lawyer in the Philippines who can provide accurate advice based on the local legal system and the specifics of your case. Mohamed Aboshanab
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posted 5 months ago
Hi, You can defend yourself although you are not physically present in the Philippines. You may do this by engaging a lawyer who would attend the hearing for you, gather and send you copies of all the documents in the case, advise you of what it means, interview you and other witnesses that you may have to gather the facts of the case and advise you of the proper course of action to take and legal defenses to invoke. If you wish, I am willing to help you and represent you in the case. Just let me know. Kind regards, Atty. Arnold B. Lugares [email protected] 301 F. Blumentritt St., Paraiso DOS Bgy. Poblacion Mandaluyong City CP No. +63917 8784730