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Radio broadcaster held in Dipolog City for libel case

/ 09:02 PM November 21, 2017

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A radio broadcaster was being held by the police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Dipolog City following his arrest for libel on Monday.

It was learned that Celestine Nick Carbonel, 47, of dxFL-FM, was sued by Zamboanga del Norte Representative Rosendo Labadlabad for allegedly “spreading fake news.”


It was not clear if the supposed “fake news” involved the lawmaker. The Inquirer’s request for a copy of the case has not yielded positive results as of yet.

Senior Superintendent Raul Tacaca, the Zamboanga del Norte police director, said Carbonel’s arrest – which took place in Dipolog City – was based on an order issued by Judge Jose Rene Dondoyano of the Regional Trial Court Branch 6.

“The Accused was arrested at his residence at the above mentioned place and now detained at Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Zamboanga del Norte (CIDG ZN) for court presentation,” Tacaca said.

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