【看CP學英文】《拉普勒》(Rappler) 執行編輯兼執行長瑪莉亞・瑞薩 (Maria Ressa) 和前研究員瑞納多・桑拖斯二世 (Reynaldo Santos Jr.) 於今(15)遭馬尼拉地區初審法院判處違反專門針對網路誹謗的《共和國法第10175號》和《網路犯罪預防法》。
Manila Regional Trial Court Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa announced on Monday that Rappler’s Executive Editor and CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr. are found guilty of violating Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act specifically for cyber libel.
Ressa and Santos are the first journalists to be found guilty of cyber libel in the Philippines.
The court has meted the penalty of six months to six years imprisonment but Ressa and Santos are likely to remain free after earlier posting bail.
瑞薩和桑托斯同時也被判賠償商人威爾弗雷多・肯格（Wilfredo Keng）精神損害賠償金P200,000 （約新台幣11.8萬）以及損害賠償金P200，000（約新台幣11.8萬）。
Ressa and Santos were also ordered to indemnify businessman Wilfredo Keng P200,000 in moral damages and P200,000 in exemplary damages.
這次案件為桑托斯於2012年發表了一篇文章，指控肯格將自己的越野車租借給首席大法官雷納托・科羅納 (Renato Corona) 使用。
The subject of the cyber libel case was a 2012 article written by Santos claiming that Keng lent his sports utility vehicle to then Chief Justice Renato Corona.
The same article also cited an intelligence report that said Keng had been under surveillance by the National Security Council for alleged involvement in human trafficking and drug smuggling.
Keng filed the cyber libel complaint in 2017 or five years after the article was first posted and three years after it was supposedly re-posted due to typographical error.