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

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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