Annabelle Rama thanks lawyer over dismissal of cyber libel cases

Published December 2, 2022, 11:37 PM

by Robert Requintina

Annabelle Rama (Facebook)

Talent manager Annabelle Rama thanked her lawyer Marie Glen “Maggie” Abraham-Garduque over the dismissal of the cyber libel charges filed by Jake Joson, former aide of Senator Manny Pacquiao.

“Thank you again to my lawyer Atty. Maggie for the dismissal of my cases in Las Piñas,” wrote Rama on social media.

Atty. Maggie said that she’s happy over the withdrawal of the cyber libel charges filed against Rama, as ordered by the Department of Justice on Dec. 2.

This after no probable cause was established in the cyber libel case lodged before the Office of the City Prosecutor in October 2021. It stemmed from a report in which Rama allegedly accused Joson of stealing money from the senator in an Instagram post. Joson then filed cyber libel cases against Rama. However, it was junked by the regional trial court for lack of jurisdiction.

“Yes we confirm the receipt of the resolution from DOJ granting our petition for review thereby directing the Office of the City Prosecutor of Las Pinas to withdraw the information for cyber libel that it filed against Tita Annabelle (Rama) in court. Today, we likewise received the order from RTC branch 253 of Las Pinas granting the motion to withdraw informations filed by the OCP, thereby considering the cases against Ms. Annabelle Rama dismissed,” said lawyer Abraham-Garduque.

The lawyer’s full statement:

“Of course we are very happy about it. Ako personally I was relieved because before Tita Annabelle really wanted to respond to media regarding this case.

“Kilala naman natin si Tita Annabelle but I just told her to remain silent and just trust the legal proceedings.

“At least now she can travel without worrying about that case. Kapag akusado ka kasi kailangan mo magpaalam sa court whenever you will travel outside the country.

“As regards the case in Quezon City, wherein Tita Annabelle is the complainant in her cyber libel case against Mr. Joson, she already testified in that case and we will present our last witness na on the next hearing.

“In the end Tita Annabelle would like to thank all the people who prayed, supported and believed in her while these cases were being filed against her. She was all over the news when this case was filed against her. The dismissal of these cases is a very good news for her,” the lawyer added.