Abi Valte to Maria Ressa: ‘Keep shaking that tree’
Atty. Abigail Valte is once again rolling her eyes at this administration’s attempt to intimidate critics. The abogada broke it down why every law student knows that the Rappler arrest is illegal and unwarranted.
What a clusterfuck this is. Supposedly libelous article printed months before the penal provision was passed into law; complaint filed in 2017, 5 years after the expiration of the 1 year prescriptive period. Nonetheless, the complaint is entertained…
— Abi Valte (@Abi_Valte) February 14, 2019
Valte called the case a “clusterfuck.” The abogada pointed out that the alleged libelous article was published before the provision Ressa was charged for was passed.
Apart from that, the complaint was also issued 5 years after the publication and is now well beyond the prescriptive period but still, a warrant has been issued. She wrote, “Any law student who attempts to justify this situation in the bar exam or even a midterm will surely fail.”
You’ve been warned!