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KENNETH N. VILLAMOR
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
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
00:29 uh continue on uh with examples of uh
00:33 how he’s a criminal
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
00:50 uh calling It like I see It
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
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