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RAPPLER JOURNALISTS MAY RAISE CYBER LIBEL CONVICTION TO COURT OF APPEALS

Rappler executive editor and chief executive officer Maria Angelita Ressa and writer Reynaldo Santos Jr. who were found guilty of cyber libel by a Manila court may raise an appeal with the Court of Appeals (CA), their counsel said.

Defense counsel Theodore Te, in a press briefing after the promulgation of the verdict on Monday, June 15, said they are studying their options including possibly appealing the case to the Court of Appeals CA.

Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 46 Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa sentenced the two to imprisonment ranging from six months and one day to six years. READ MORE

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