Ex-poll exec Guanzon: Netizen who posted video of her berating drunk persons liable for libel
BACOLOD CITY — Former Commission on Elections commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Wednesday announced that the person who posted the video of her berating drunk persons on the sidewalk during the Dinagsa Festival in Cadiz City could face libel charges.
“The video was posted with malice as it did not capture the entire incident. What you saw in the video posted on Facebook is untruthful,” Guanzon said.
“They are trying to portray that I am abusive and violent which is not true. None of them were hurt,” she added.
When she passed Magsaysay Street on her way home, Guanzon said there were two people drinking Red Horse and one was waving his arm as he was smoking.
“I told them not to smoke on the sidewalk as someone could get hurt and all of a sudden someone shouted ‘is this your side walk,’ bumped my shoulder, and stepped on my left foot that has arthritis. So I got mad and shouted at that person,” she said.
The person, she said, tried to approach her so she pointed her cane at him and told him to move back. But the man pushed his body on to the end of Gunazon’s cane.
“My cane is not a weapon. It has a rubber end,” she said.
The person who posted the video caused her harm and affected her peace of mind, Guanzon said.
Cyn Thia, who posted the video, said Guanzon kept cursing and poking the visiting uncle of her husband with her cane so she took a video of what was happening.
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