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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Dec 3, 2015

Atty. Lorna Kapunan On Why She Accepted Stylist Liz Uy's Libel Case Against A Blogger

ATTY. LORNA KAPUNAN says she accepted the libel and slander case filed by stylist Liz Uy against the blogger known as Fashion Pulis. “No one has filed a case on cyber libel so I want to test it,” she says. “He wants to make it appear na he’s just protecting the phenomenal AlDub love team but in the process, siniraan naman niya si Liz in his blog. And not only that, he also committed slander kasi siniraan din niya si Liz sa harap ng ibang tao in the lobby of a hotel. Maraming nakarinig na naging witnesses namin, including Isabelle Daza. He should have checked his facts first bago siya nanira.”

She’s sure to run as senator under the ticket of Sen. Grace Poe as president and Sen. Chiz Escudero of vice president. What issue can her detractors use against her?

“Siguro yung kung bakit ko tinanggap na kliyente si Janet Napoles. Lahat, yun ang natatandaan. But I accepted her kasi she said she’s ready to tell the whole truth. I was instrumental kaya siya sumuko sa batas. But when she was already testifying, maliwanag na nagsisinungaling siya. Hindi naman pala siya magsasabi ng katotohanan, so I resigned from being her lawyer. One thing I really hate is kapag nagsisinungaling ang kliyente ko. You don’t lie to your lawyer.”

What does she think are her chances of Sen. Grace Poe still being able to run after the Comelec disqualified her? “Actually, yung disqualification, we already anticipate that, but definitely, magkakaroon ng appeal. I don’t know why the other presidentiables, naduduwag sa kanya. They’ll do everything to stop her from running. Yung attack dogs ng mga kalaban niyan, they should realize na ang mga taumbayan, hindi na nadadala sa ganyan. What they don’t realize is that the more they persecute her, mas lalong tumataas ang rating niya sa surveys. 48% na nga in one recent survey. Eventually, I don’t think Sen. Grace will be disqualified. May talks nga even Sen. Miriam and Mayor Duterte will be disqualified for one reason or another. Bakit hindi na lang nila hayaang tumakbo lahat and let the voters be the judge?”