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KENNETH N. VILLAMOR

LAWYER/NOTARY PUBLIC

Office:    Rm A-03, Ingot Compound, Pajo, Lapu Lapu City, 6015

Mobile:   Smart +63 929 345 4739 | Globe +63 915 318 3385

Landline: (032) 342 0258
E-mail:    knnthvllme@yahoo.com

August 31, 2021

 

BRIAN GRANVILLE SMITH
Purok 5, Tanglihague,
Talibon. Bohol 6325

 

Dear Mr. Smith

I am writing on behalf of Mr. Geoffrey David Mead (Mr Mead) who referred to me a video.
You have posted on August 15, 2021 in your YouTube Channel. A Foreigner Farming in the Philippines.

You titled the video: – “GD Mead Is A Criminal” with 1,976 views. In the video you explained how Mr. Mead is a criminal and the crimes he have allegedly committed, but you have said it yourself that he has not been convicted of any crime as shown by the transcnpt below

                         00:18           hello everyone welcome to a foreign
                         00:19           farming In the Philippines
                         00:22           In my
                         00:23           ongoing uh series of videos about GD
                         00:26           Mead
                         00:28           I’m
                         00:29           uh continue on uh with examples of uh
                         00:33           how he’s a criminal
                         00:36           uh
                         00:37           and i i you know j just uploaded the one
                         00:40           about him being a liar
                         00:42           I don’t care If it triggers and i i Just
                         00:44           don’t care
                         00:46           I’m going to make maybe a half a dozen
                         00:48           videos
                         00:50           uh calling It like I see It
                         00:52           and
                         00:54           we’ll proberbly
                         00:56           go dark again after that
                                                      xxx              xxx              xxx
                         01:58           how is GD Mead a criminal well he is
                         02:02           he may not be a convicted one of yet
                         02:06           but he is nonetheless he has nonetheless
                         02:09           committed crimes

 

Your act of posting the libelous video on your YouTube Channel with almost 2,000 views have caused dishonor and contempt to Me. Mead which violates the Philippines Law on Cyber Libel.

Section 4 (c) 4 of the Cybercrime Prevention Act 2012 which punishes the crime of cyber libel, make reference to Article 355 of the revised penal code.

(4) Libel – The unlawful or prohibited acts of libel as defined in the Act 355 of the revised Penal Code as amended, committed through a computer system or any other similar means that may be devised in the future.

 

The Revised Penal Code provisions on libel read,

Act 353 Definition of libel – A libel is public and malicious imputation of a crime or of a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status, or circumstance tending to cause the dishonor, discredit, or contempt of a natural or juridical person, or to blacken the memory of one who is dead

From the definition of libel under Article 353 of the revised penal Code, Cyber Libel is defined as a public and malicious imputation of a crime or of a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status, or circumstance tending to cause the dishonor, discredit, or contempt of a natural or juridical person, or to blacken the memory of one who is dead, and committed through a computer system or any other similar means that may be devised in the future.

The crime of cyber libel is punishable by imprisonment ranging from 2 years to 8 years

 

In this regard, you hereby advised to remove the Video “GD Mead is A Criminal “and desist from making/posting similar video intended to malign Mr. Mead. Or else I will have to take legal action to protect Mr. Mead’s interest…

I trust that you will give this matter your prompt and preferential attention.

 

KENNETH N. VILLAMOR
Mr.Mead’s Counsel

 

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