Grupo ng Pabor at Kontra sa Cybercrime Law, Magkasabay na Nagprotesta sa Korte Suprema

admin   •   October 9, 2012   •   8620

Ang ilan sa mga rallyista na nagpunta sa Supreme Court nitong Martes, Oktubre 9, kaugnay ng Anti-Cybercrime Prevention Act. (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Magkasabay na nagsagawa ng kilos protesta sa harap ng Korte Suprema ang dalawang grupo na pumapabor at kumukontra sa implementasyon ng Cybercrime Prevention Law.

Kabilang sa mga protesters na kontra sa Cybercrime Law ang grupong Bayan Muna, Anakbayan, National Union of Journalist of the Philippines (NUJP), Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), at ang Philippine Internet Freedom Alliance (PIFA).

Pinintahan naman ng ilang visual artist ang kalsada sa harapan ng Korte Suprema bilang pagpapakita ng kanilang pagtutol sa Cybercrime Law.

Isang freedom wall din ang dinala ng mga nagprotesta na sinulatan ng kanilang mga hinaing at pagtutol sa nasabing batas.

“Hindi dahil tinututulan namin ang Cybercrime Law ay pumapabor itong mga taong ito sa ibang mga ginagawa sa internet na labag sa morality, siyempre against tayo diyan. Ang sa atin lang, ayaw nating madagdagan pa ang pamamaraan para yung mga karapatan ng mga tao ay masupil pa o ma-repress,” pahayag ni Sim Tolentino ng Balwarte Artists Collective.

Ayon sa PLM, magpapatuloy ang kanilang protesta hangga’t hindi binabawi ng mga mambabatas ang kinukwestiyong probisyon ng Cybercrime Prevention Law.

“Ang protestang ito ay dadalhin po naming hanggang sa panahon po ng eleksyon at hanggang sa bumaliktad sila. Hahabulin po namin yung mga kongresista at mga senador na sumuporta diyan para hindi na ito maulit,” pahayag ni PLM National Chairman Sonny Melencio.

Samantala, sinabayan rin ng isang grupo ng mga sumusuporta sa Cybecrime Prevention Law ang kilos protesta.

Umaapela sa Korte Suprema ang grupong Responsible Internet Users for Social Empowerment (RISE) na huwag pigilan ang implementasyon ng Cybercrime Prevention Law.

Ayon sa tagapagsalita ng grupo na si Alex Dieta, bagama’t kritikal din sila sa probisyon ng libelo, dapat aniyang ituloy ang implementasyon ng batas dahil sa magagandang maidudulot nito laban sa mga cyber criminal.

“Halimbawa po yung issue ng cyber sex, child pornography, child bullying. Maraming mga isyu dito sa batas na ito na sa tingin namin ay nagbibigay proteksyon sa malaking sektor ng mamamayan lalo na ang mga magulang.” (Dave Tirao/Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

DOJ directs PNP-CIDG to provide complete address of respondents in sedition complaint

Maris Federez   •   July 24, 2019

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday directed the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detention Group (PNP-CIDG) to provide them complete information of those who were made respondents in the sedition complaint before the agency.

This, following the PNP-CIDG’s filing of complaint for sedition before the DOJ against Vice President Leni Robredo, Senators Leila de Lima and Risa Hontiveros, and former Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Bam Aquino, in relation to the so-called Project Sodoma on Thursday (July 18).

The DOJ Panel of State Prosecutors who was tasked to conduct preliminary investigation on the complaint issued an order directing the PNP-CIDG to provide them with the complete addresses of the said respondents.

The Panel noted that the complaint filed before it does not state respondents’ complete addresses.

It added that the missing information has made it difficult for the Panel to cause service of the subpoena to respondents.

The complaints filed against the respondents were sedition, inciting to sedition, libel, cyber libel, estafa, harboring a criminal and obstruction of justice.

The respondents refuted the complaints with one of them even regarding the charges as “hogwash” and “a piece of trash”.   (with details from Mai Bermudez) /mbmf

Duterte should be president for life if he fixes flight delays, traffic – Lacson

Robie de Guzman   •   June 10, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte | Courtesy : PCOO

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday said President Rodrigo Duterte should be president for life if he can deliver on two of the promises he recently made.

Those promises include cutting down the travel time from Cubao to Makati to five minutes and to eliminate flight delays at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Lacson added that Duterte could be considered superhuman if he is able to address the said perennial problems.

“If PRRD delivers on just two promises he recently made: (1) to cut travel time from Cubao to Makati to 5 minutes within 6 months and; (2) to eliminate flight delays in NAIA within one month, for being superhuman, he deserves to be president for life,” Lacson wrote on his Twitter account.

Senate President Vincente Sotto III, on the other hand, welcomed the president’s promise but he has yet to see how this will be fulfilled.

“Sounds good but I have no idea how yet,” Sotto said in a text message sent to reporters.

The President earlier vowed to reduce travel time between Cubao and Makati to five minutes before the year ends.

Solving the traffic in Metro Manila is among Duterte’s promises since he became president in 2016.

His administration even asked Congress to grant him emergency powers to address the issue.

The proposal was approved by the House of Representatives in the 17th Congress but was stalled in the Senate.  

According to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, the said bill possibly be refiled in the next Congress by Senator-elect Francis Tolentino, who was a former chairman of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

READ: Duterte makes surprise visit at NAIA

Earlier on Monday, President Duterte made a surprise visit at the NAIA following reports on delays and cancellations of several domestic and international flights.

Businessman files cyber libel complaint vs. alias Bikoy, Facebook PH, YouTube

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 24, 2019

Courtesy: Misibis Bay Resort Facebook page

Owner of Misibis Bay Resort, Zaldy Co, has filed cyber libel charges against self-confessed “Bikoy” Peter Joemel Advincula, Facebook PH, and YouTube.

“Like ‘Bikoy’, Facebook and YouTube must be held accountable. Our legal system shouldn’t allow them to be part of a systematic campaign to destroy people and simply get away with it,” Co said in a statement.

Based on the filed complaint, Co is asking for P1 billion in damages against the said respondents, including Rodel Jayme, for linking his resort in the ‘Ang Totoong Narcolist’ videos.

“The truth is finally out. By his own admission, ‘Bikoy’ said everything in the viral video series that implicates me, Misibis Bay Resort and other personalities in the illegal drug trade are pure fabrication,” Co added.

Co recalled that his camp had already asked Facebook and YouTube to take down the videos but his request was allegedly ignored.

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