Here is the official press statement released by ABS-CBN through its Head of Integrated Corporate Communications Mr. Bong R. Osorioregarding the libel case filed by GMA-7 against ABS-CBN executives and journalist (read related article HERE):
"The respondents to the libel case have voluntarily surrendered to the court and posted bail in accordance with law.
They nevertheless firmly maintain that the libel charge has no basis in fact and law. In truth, it was the complainant who used ABS-CBN footage without its authority and consent and was thus charged by ABS-CBN with copyright infringement.
The respondents will avail themselves of all legal remedies to question the findings of probable cause for the arrest warrants issued by the RTC of Quezon City. It is unfortunate that the respondents are being pilloried as criminals, when in fact, it was ABS-CBN whose rights were violated.
They are confident that this libel suit will eventually be dismissed."
- Bong R. Osorio
Head, ABS-CBN Integrated Corporate Communications
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