Another Cyberlibel charge has been recommended by the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor to be filed against Rowena Burden.
This is still in relation to her barrage of defamatory posts on Facebook directed against Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia.
“From the foregoing, the undersigned finds that there is prima facie evidence with reasonable certainty of conviction that the respondent (Burden) committed Cyberlibel in the Facebook post she made on September 15, 2023, (7:40 AM) and that she should be indicted in court,” reads part of the resolution.
The resolution, approved by Provincial Prosecutor Ludivico Cutaran, recommends bail at P48,000.
The Facebook post in question tagged Gov. Gwen as a “manananggal” who just got home from a hard night of feeding.
Burden also suggested in the post that Gov. Gwen looks scary and hideous even if the accompanying photo showed a Governor who was tired after a busy day at work.
According to Section 4(c)4 of the “Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012” cyber libel is libel, as defined in Article 355 of the Revised Penal Code (RPC), committed through a computer system or any other similar means.
Moreover, Art. 353 of the RPC states that “libel is 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 cause the dishonor, discredit, or contempt of a natural or juridical person, or to blacken the memory of one who is dead. | SN