Panukalang Makalahok ang mga Internet User sa Pagbalangkas ng Batas, Isinusulong sa Senado

admin   •   October 10, 2012   •   2976

FILE PHOTO: Senator Teofisto ‘TG’ Guingona III (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Mabibigyan na ng pantay na karapatan ang mga tinaguriang “Netizens” na makilahok at makapagkomentaryo sa sesyon at debate ng mga panukalang batas sa senado at kongreso sa ilalim ng Crowd Sourcing Act of 2012.

Inihain ni Senador Teofisto Guingona III ang Senate Bill 3300 sa layuning mabigyan ng karapatan ang online community na magbigay ng suhestiyon sa mga dinidinig na mga panukalang batas.

Ayon kay Guingona, kulang sa konsultasyon sa taumbayan ang nangyari sa Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

“Obviously, there was no proper consultation. In one forum which we had, it was very group from the groups of Netizens, sinasabi nila na hindi sila nakonsulta at bigla na lang lumitaw ito.”

Nagbibigay din aniya ito ng karapatan sa publiko na makakuha ng kopya ng mga bill at iba pang aktibidad na nakabinbin sa Senado at House of Representatives.

Batay sa Section 6 at 7 ng Crowd Sourcing Act of 2012, magkakaroon ng parallel online consultations at continuing participation sa kasagsagan ng period of debates sa kongreso.

Ang mga ipinadalang comments sa internet sa umpisa at hanggang matapos ang committee hearing ay Ikokonsidera rin ng kongreso.

Magkakaroon din ng official electronic mail ang bawat komite para padalhan ng mga komento ng mga Netizens.

Ipa-published na rin ang agenda for the day sa internet isang araw bago ang sesyon at kung may pagbabago man ay agad itong ia-update online.

“Kaya nanawagan ako sa Netizens ngayon na makilahok through the crowd sourcing na gagawin natin dito sa bagong batas, we will post it to the website, we will create a website post it there and invite everyone to comment there and to give their comments,” pahayag pa ni Guingona. (Bryan De Paz/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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