Category Archives: Oral Defamation

Is saying that a person is a “thief” a grave oral defamation?

To say that Daylinda is a thief is irrefragably grave oral defamation. This imputes to her a crime that is dishonorable or contemptuous. However, the Court finds that the penalty imposed on the petitioner is erroneous.  The penalty imposed by … Continue reading

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Is utterance of “putang ina” a slight or serious oral defamation?

The issue is whether petitioner is guilty of slight or serious oral defamation.  In resolving the issue, we are guided by a doctrine of ancient respectability that defamatory words will fall under one or the other, depending not only upon … Continue reading

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