Sen. Tito Sotto Files Cyberlibel Complaint Against Cocoy Dayao

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The controversial personality behind the controversial Anti-Duterte blogs, Cocoy Dayao will face a criminal case after Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday filed a cyberlibel due to the facts that the blogger called Sotto and other senators “lapdogs” of Malacañang.

Sen. Tito Sotto filed the complaint against Dayao, a former consultant of PCOO during the Aquino admin, before the Pasay City Prosecutors Office to take to task Dayao for his comment in his “” blog that came after Sotto and six other senators did not sign the opposition’s Resolution 516 that condemned the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.

The other six senators being dubbed by Dayao as lapdogs of Malacañang includes Senators quilino “Koko” Pimentel III, Richard Gordon, Manny Pacquiao, Gregorio Honasan II, Juan Miguel Zubiri, and Cynthia Villar.

In his 12-page complaint, Sotto could not let pass a comment that was made without any basis and that was derogatory to him. Sotto did not ask for any damages.

Sen. Sotto accused Edward Angelo “Cocoy” Dayao of violating Article 353 of the Revised Penal Code in relation to Section 4(c) of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

The National Bureau of Investigation already released an initial findings about the case as they revealed that it was in fact Cocoy Dayao who managed the site Silent No More Ph. Dayao has left the Philippines for Singapore according to the initial investigation of the bureau.

Apart from the blog, Dayao also handles 22 other sites where he posts his comments. Veteran blogger and social media personality Thinking Pinoy was the first one to broke online the real owners or people behind some Anti-Duterte websites.

Source: EagleNews

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