truthcaster, these two cases aren't actually connected at all - I think that they need to be divided up or you need more transition between the two.
Maceda, Tribune publisher sued
Philippines Senate President Ernesto Maceda is being sued for libel. The case stemmed from a column written by Maceda in the Daily Tribune newspaper. The column allege that former Labor Secretary and now Development Bank of the Philippines chairperson Patricia Sto Tomas received P10 million Christmas bonus. Also named in the lawsuit is publisher Ninez Cacho Olivares.
In a similar case, Eliseo Fernando Soriano is yet to face his accusers who sued him for libel. Still at large two years after a arrest warrant was issued for a separate rape case. The rape case involves a former male assistant who alleged in his lawsuit that Soriano used his "moral ascendancy" to force his assistant to have anal intercouse with him. To complicate matters, in November 2008, Soriano was charged of falsification of public document for faking his own surrender. Soriano has an Interpol wanted poster.
- Torrest, Tech; Maceda, Tribune publisher sued, Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 28, 2009
- Lopez, Allison, Ely Soriano charged with falsification of public document, Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 2008