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Lawsuit (SLAPP)

10 Jun 2016

Edel Garingan - Philippine-Misereor Partnership Inc.


Date lawsuit was filed
10 Jun 2016
Date accuracy
Year and Month Correct
Edel Garingan
Philippine-Misereor Partnership Inc.
Religious group
Lawsuits: SLAPPs
Legal claims: Libel under the Cyber Crime Prevention Act
Lawsuit Brought By: Company
Target: Individual
Location of Filing: Philippines
Location of Incident: Philippines


In June 2015, the Philippine-Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) published reports on their website that a barge hired by Hinatuan Mining Corporation (HMC) destroyed three fisher boats off the coast of Manicani Island in the Philippines. On 1 September 2015, HMC filed a complaint with the Office of the City Prosecutor in Taguig City, Metro Manila alleging criminal cyber-libel by PMPI under the Cyber Crime Prevention Act. The complaint named PMPI staff members Yolanda Esguerra, Candy Hidalgo, Edel Garingan, and Victor Morill as defendants. They received a summons from the prosecutor more than a month after the case was filed. On 10 June 2015, the defendants surrendered to a Manila court and were granted bail.