Definition and elements of libel

Libel is defined as a public and malicious imputation of a crime, or of a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status or circumstance tending to discredit or cause the dishonor or contempt of a natural or juridical person, or to blacken the memory of one who is dead.[22]  Consequently, the following elements constitute libel: (a) imputation of a discreditable act or condition to another; (b) publication of the imputation; (c) identity of the person defamed; and, (d) existence of malice.[23]

http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2011/march2011/169895.htm

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Born on December 28, 1965, Surallah, South Cotabato, Southern Mindanao, Philippines.
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