Legal Question in Criminal Law in Philippines

How much is the bail for oral defamation? And how long will the convicted be imprisoned?

Asked on 6/02/11, 10:21 am

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Rowena De Castro Matira De Castro Matira Law Office
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UNder Article 358 of the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines, Oral Defamation shall be punished by arresto mayor (one month and 1 day to 6 months) in it maximum period to prision correccional ( 6 months and one day to six years) in its minimum period if it is a serious and insulting nature; otherwise, the penalty shall be arresto menor ( 1 day to 30 days) or a fine not exceeding 200 pesos.

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Answered on 6/02/11, 9:35 pm


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