A radio reporter in Daet, Camarines Norte was accused of cyber libel by Camarines Norte Governor Edgar Tallado for Facebook posts alleging graft and corruption committed by the official.
Virgilio Avila Jr., said the case was the latest in a string of libel cases the Governor has filed against him which he said were intended to stop him from criticizing Tallado’s administration.
All the earlier cases were dismissed by the prosecutor.
Avila, who works for radio stations dzAU AM Radio and 98.5 OK FM, described the libel cases as acts of harassment and intimidation by the Governor against his critics in the media.
The last libel case is now with the prosecutor’s office.