The Philippines has a Fake News law, well sort of…

Under Article 154[1] of the Revised Penal Code (RPC), the following is considered as a criminal offense: "Any person who by means of printing, lithography, or any other means of publication shall publish or cause to be published as news any false news which may endanger the public order, or cause damage to the interest …

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The Anti-Duel Law in the Philippines is still in effect

Perhaps once of the most archaic and least useful law in the Philippines (followed only by the Negotiable Instruments Law of 1911) is the anti-duel law under the Revised Penal Code (RPC). In law school, it is the usual butt of a joke by Criminal Law Professors asking the relevancy of such law in modern …

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Right against self-incrimination protects innocent persons against their stupid remarks

Lawyers are taught and trained to stop or keep their clients from speaking if they are involved in a criminal case, particularly if they are considered suspects and more so if they are the respondents or the accused. "Invoke your right against self-crimination" or "talk to my lawyer" is what would usually be advised of …

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