Supreme Court suspends lawyer Argee Guevarra from his law practice for posting malicious statements against cosmetic surgeon Vicki Belo. He is shocked that he did not get the favor this time. Guevarra gets away from the same insult case against former First Lady Imelda Marcos in 1997 during former President Fidel Ramos’ time.
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Insulting Imelda Marcos
Guevarra is confident that his case against Belo is not a big deal because SC previously dismisses debarment proceedings against him in 1997 filed by former first lady Imelda Marcos. He calls her a “vampire” and a “kleptocrat” in his newspaper columns.
Insulting Vicki Belo
Now in 2017 under the Duterte administration, the Supreme Court decides to penalize Guevarra for branding Vicki Belo as Doctor Quack Quack, “Reyna ng Kaplastikan” and “Reyna ng Kapalpakan” in his 2009 Facebook posts. This is despite the fact that the offense is committed when there’s no such law yet backing up the suspension.
Social Media is not a Venue for Professional Accusations
Guevarra learns now that he cannot just criticize any professional for alleged mistake or lapses in their field of work. As a lawyer, he should be able to convince complainants to file a legal lawsuit if there’s really a case. If his move is just to discredit Vicki Belo like what he did to Imelda Marcos, then he will surely be grilled under the Duterte administration.
The Marcos family members are definitely subject to false accusations by their political enemies and cronies. Luckily, they know who they are and still hopeful for a beautiful tomorrow not just for themselves but for the whole country. Hope is what keeps the Filipino people going. Imelda to this date remains the mother of all Filipinos – thus the dream that her son Bongbong Marcos is to be president sometime in the future becomes stronger than ever.