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Filipino journalists file class suit against Philippine president's husband

Filipino journalists file class suit against Philippine president's husband

A group of Filipino journalists on Thursday filed a class-action suit against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's husband for allegedly stifling press freedom by filing dozens of libel complaints against reporters, their lawyer said.
Some of the 43 journalists accused by Jose Miguel "Mike" Arroyo of libel in the last three years were among the 36 complainants who filed the class suit against him before a prosecutor's office in suburban Makati city, lawyer Harry Roque said.
The complainants in the civil suit who included three local media organizations sought damages of 12.5 million pesos (US$255,100;


Updated : 2021-07-26 07:33 GMT+08:00