Fellow celebrities expressed help for Enchong Dee who his attorneys stated is keen to observe due course of amid the cyber libel case filed in opposition to him.
The actor on Tuesday greeted the general public a “Completely happy Chinese language New Yr” on an Instagram Story and accompanied his put up with a press release from his attorneys in relation to the P1 billion cyber libel case filed by a lawmaker.
“Opposite to sure media studies, Enchong Dee has been attending to his skilled and private commitments up to now couple of days and has not made any makes an attempt to evade arrest,” the assertion from the Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon and San Jose Legislation Places of work stated.
“Extra importantly, as a present of respect for the rule of regulation, he voluntarily submitted himself to the authorities and posted bail. Shifting ahead, Enchong will take all the suitable and vital authorized steps to defend himself in opposition to the pending lawsuit,” it added.
Enchong additionally shared his authorized counsel’s assertion on an Instagram put up.
He additionally shared Instagram Tales of him attending to his showbiz commitments such because the “Pinoy Large Brother’s The Large On-line 10Dahan.”
“Working from dwelling ang mga kasabawers at kuans sa masayang Chinese language New Yr,” the actor wrote.
Enchong posted P48,000 as bail after voluntarily submitting himself to the Nationwide Bureau of Investigation VTech Tower in Quezon Metropolis on Monday.
Final December, he was indicted for cyber libel after posting a now-deleted tweet criticizing Rep. Claudine Diana Bautista-Lim (Drivers United for Mass Progress and Equal Rights (DUMPER) Occasion-list) over her perceived extravagant marriage ceremony.
“The cash for commuters and drivers went to her marriage ceremony. Let’s not lengthen this dialog and don’t say in any other case,” the actor wrote final August.
The lawmaker was criticized on social media earlier than after footage of her marriage ceremony on the unique Balesin Island Membership circulated following Michael Cinco’s posts.
The Dubai-based dressmaker created her marriage ceremony robe.
Bautista-Lim acquired backlash for having a marriage at a time when many within the transport sector, notably public utility car drivers, have been affected by decreased earnings due to strict lockdown measures to regulate COVID-19 transmission.
Aside from Enchong, Agot Isidro and Pokwang reportedly criticized the marriage as nicely.
The lawmaker stated that they’d supposed to maintain the marriage non-public, arguing that the occasion was “alleged to be separate from my life as a public servant.”
“My husband has been planning this special occasion with me for years even earlier than the pandemic, and it pains us to see how issues after our marriage ceremony turned out,” Bautista-Lim stated earlier than.
“My husband is a form and loving particular person and all he wished was to offer me the marriage of my desires,” she added.
Bautista-Lim additionally stated that the marriage was a “product of [her] husband’s arduous work.” She is married to Jose “Tracker” Lim IV, the son of the proprietor of Toyota Davao.
Enchong later deleted the tweet and issued an apology for his “reckless” remarks.
“I’ve been reckless within the tweet I posted and I take full duty for my lapse in judgment,” he stated a couple of days after posting the tweet.
“I reacted based mostly on impulse with out pondering of the implications nor the hurt it might trigger,” the actor added.
Regardless of this, a cyber libel criticism was filed in opposition to Enchong because the solon stated that the actor’s tweet was “malicious” and “defamatory.”
Enchong’s fellow celebrities supplied their help after he shared updates in regards to the incident on Instagram.
Some commented folding arms emojis to increase prayers whereas others shared a collection of coronary heart emojis.
Among the many celebrities who commented have been Jasmine Curtis, Ria Atayde, Eula Valdez, Angel Locsin, Erich Gonzales and Agot.
Cherry Pie Picache and Mylen Dizon additionally commented a flexed biceps emoji on Enchong’s put up.
As of writing, there may be nonetheless no date for Enchong’s arraignment.