Veteran Lawyer Burns Karen Davila for Statement on Gag Order Against ABS-CBN

Karen Davila made headlines anew on social media as she was burned down by veteran lawyer, Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles for making a statement regarding the gag order against ABS-CBN, asking the media company not to say anything on media in relation to the quo warranto case filed against the company.


Karen Davila posted the following statement on Twitter:

"Now a GAG ORDER? Asing a media company not to say anything on media... to the media? Mabuhay ang malayang pamamahayag."



The statement of Davila caught the attentions of Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles who responded by saying "This is incorrect. The gag order is limited to the case at bar, the quo warranto case. This is not onlly legal, but it prevents an exploitation of the issue for the purpose of influencing the justices. A gag order & the sub judice rule ensure a fair trial."

The veteran lawyer explained further that Karen Davila gives the impression that the gag order is to silence the station completely which is inaccurate. The gag order requested by SolGen is to ensure that ABS-CBN and all persons associated with or connected to it are prevented from riling up the public with black propaganda.

Read the Complete Statement of Atty. Trixie:

Ms. Davila gives the impression that the gag order is to silence the station completely. This is inaccurate.



The gag order requested by the SolGen is to ensure that ABS CBN and all persons associated with or connected to it are prevented from riling up the public with propaganda.

This ensures a fair trial. Because the justices will not be unduly influenced by their commentary. After all, how can anyone avoid a media company as large as ABS, with a nationwide reach and affiliates all over the country? Also the propaganda tends to feed itself, that is, they are reported by other media, echoing and spreading their views, their side.

Objective reporting is exempt from a gag order. That is, if the news merely indicates what was filed, what are the contents, dates of the hearings, then that is not covered by the gag order.

Also, this is not new. Only recently, the SC issued a gag order on both Leni Robredo and BongBong Marcos in their election case pending before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal.


Source: Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles FB Page

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