Davao prosecutors indicted Enchong Dee with a crime of cyber libel following the complaint filed by the Drivers United for Mass Progress and Equal Rights (DUMPER) Representative Claudine Diana Bautista-Lim.
In a resolution that was dated November 16, Davao Occidental prosecutors Socrates Gersava, Eleanor Dela Pena, and Marie Kristine Reginio sanctioned the complaint against Dee.
In August 2021, Filipina drag queen Deedee Holiday posted a tweet calling out the lavish wedding of Bautista in Balesin Island, Quezon.
“Drivers and Commuters Rep who voted NO to ABS-CBN franchise got married in a Michael Cinco gown in a lavish peony-filled ceremony in Balesin in the middle of a pandemic. How ostentatious. May vaccination drive ba siya for drivers and commuters? Asking for a friend,” Holiday captioned.
Celebrities and public figures responded to the tweet with their sentiments.
“The money for commuters and drivers went to her wedding. Let’s not prolong this conversation and don’t say otherwise,” Dee replied, which is a now-deleted post.
Bautista included in her complaint are Agot Isidro, Pokwang, Ogie Diaz, Deedee Marie Holliday, Kristina Mae Misajon, and Jane Do, but were cleared from the cyber libel charges.
“Considering that these tweets are mere expressions of disapproval (or disgust, if you may) at varying degrees on the action, this Office could not attribute malice and ill motive to the said respondents who have taken upon themselves to be the so-called watchdogs of our society,” a part of the resolution read that was approved by Davao Occidental Provincial Prosecutor Marte Melchor Velasco.
“Calling someone a thief, without proof and with heavy malice, is where to draw the line, as this is already libelous,” prosecutors stated.