Blogger Cocoy Dayao Indicted Due to Sen. Tito Sotto's Libel Case

Controversial Blogger Cocoy Dayao who is now allegedly hiding from public views was indicted just recently by the Pasay Fiscal Office in relation with the Libel Case filed by Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III.


The Libel charges was in line with Senator Tito Sotto's 4-page cyber libel complaint after Cocoy Dayao published "MalacaƱang Dogs in the Senate: Pimentel, Sotto, Gordon, Villar, Zubiri, Honasan, Pacquiao'."



The Pasay Court set the bail for temporary release of Cocoy Dayao at Php72,000. Cocoy Dayao who previously worked with the Presidential Communications Office (PCOO) of the Aquino administration was charged with libel under Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

The case filed against Cocoy Dayao was filed by Sen. Tito Sotto last November 28, 2018 at the Pasay City Regional Court upon the recommendation of Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Allan Mangabat, which was approved by Senior Deputy City Prosecutor Dolores Rillera.

Cocoy Dayao is the alleged owner and administrator of "SilentNoMore" website, which posted an article attacking Sen. Sotto and six other senators in September 2017. The SilentNoMorePh website is no longer accessible as of posting time.



The controversial operator of SilentNoMore was first exposed on social media by popular blogger Thinking Pinoy and international political analyst Sass Rogando Sasot which led to the identity of the operator. Cocoy Dayao was allegedly using the sameads company account on his website due to the tracking code embedded on sites he managed.


Source: Facebook / PNA

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