2 weeks Judge dismisses raps vs artist arrested, accused of spreading false info on COVID-19 in Cebu City Inquirer
CEBU CITY ---- An artist and scriptwriter, who was arrested after the mayor accused her of spreading false information on the surge of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases here, can heave a sigh of relief. A trial court judge has dismissed the two charges filed against Maria Victoria Beltran for lack of probable cause. In her ruling dated September 15, Judge Yvonne Cabaron Artiaga of the Municipal Trial Court Branch 3 in Cebu City said there was no sufficient basis to hold Beltran liable for violating Republic Act 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events ... more