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MANILA, Philippines—Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III’s website (titosotto.com) was defaced Monday night by cyber activist “Anonymous Philippines.”

“It’s been a long time, Tito Sen! Deny us our freedom of speech and of expression through R.A. 10175 and we will deny you your cyberspace,” the hacker posted on Sotto’s website.

“You cannot shut us up, you cannot shut us down. And you shall not see us rest until R.A. 10175 is revised,” the hacker said.

RA 10175 —the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012—became controversial because it criminalizes online libel, among other things, angering journalists who have been campaigning for the decriminalization of libel.

It was Sotto who proposed the libel provision in the controversial law.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LFGGEPYF2TKWRVQRP3IMNYJIGY Ron

    I’m sorry Mr Sotto, but you’re not an intellectual so stop pretending that you’re one. You’re a poseur, that’s what you are. At least, Mr Lapid knows where his place is. So he just keeps his mouth shut. Mr Sotto should learn when to keep his mouth shut especially if he has nothing intelligent to contribute to the discussion of the RH bill or the cybercrime law. You are out of your depth re these topics.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LFGGEPYF2TKWRVQRP3IMNYJIGY Ron

      And that goes true with your staff. Judging by their comments in this article, I’m sorry to say this, they are as shallow and as half-witted as their amo.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002852178579 James Canono

      Our good senator is a college graduate (B.A. Major in English). So stop pretending like he’s a high school dropout. Truth is, Senator Sotto is one of the most articulate, and highly respected members of the Senate. Have you ever listened to his eloquent speeches? If not, I suggest that you do. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/LFGGEPYF2TKWRVQRP3IMNYJIGY Ron

        I listened to his turno en contra speeches and I didn’t like it. I don’t like people plagiarizing other people’s work. It was taught to us as early as grade school. But thanks for the suggestion. Also, I am not saying that he is a high school dropout. I have nothing against high school dropouts. They contribute more to the economy doing real work. Besides, high school dropouts have a much better mien than Tito Sen. Have you seen him behave during the somber impeachment case against the former CJ Corona. He almost single-handedly turn it into an eat bulaga show! He acts like he is a kanto boy. And lastly, let me point this one, a college graduate does not make a person an intellectual in the mold of a Recto or a Diokno or even (may the good Lord forgive me) a Marcos. That requires years of study and reading.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3JNQUOKHM3CQM52YXBTF7LK6S4 ronnie

    pagawa nalang siya kay Miss Tapia ng Website hahahahahaha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3JNQUOKHM3CQM52YXBTF7LK6S4 ronnie

    Mangopya ka nalang ulit Sotto ng ibang website. Sanay ka naman sa ganyan hahahaah

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002852178579 James Canono

    I truly don’t understand the unjust hate towards the good senator. Unlike other politicians, he hasn’t been tainted or charged with corruption. He is a very religious person who only has the well being of the people in mind. And don’t forget how generous he is – he would be willing to give his last penny to the poor and impoverished. I know Tito Sen to be a man of the highest moral character, second only to the late Secretary Jesse Robredo. 
    I salute you Senator Sotto! More power and keep up the good work!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LFGGEPYF2TKWRVQRP3IMNYJIGY Ron

      Highest moral character? hahaha. You must be joking, right? Ask the FPJ campaign people if all funds are accounted for. Ask Alfredo Tiongson. Better yet, ask Pepsi Paloma.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002852178579 James Canono

        Sir no offense, pero puro gossip lang yan (The FPJ campaign and Pepsi Paloma). There is a reason Tito Sen is very well respected among his peers in the Senate. It’s because of his integrity. 

      • LeoSanMig

        I beg your pardon, sir, but can you please define integrity? It seems that your definition of integrity is different from mine. And when your ‘good’ senator slapped that poor security guard at Corinthians Garden, is that a man of integrity? And now, you say that the rape of Pepsi Paloma is a gossip? Poor Pepsi! Reality is, Mr Canono, your ‘good’ senator is arrogant, shallow and a — gossiper. I mean no disrespect, sir, but he is not a man of integrity and his sense of morality is as skewed as Leo Echegaray. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002852178579 James Canono

        Not the rape of Pepsi Paloma, but rather the involvement of the Sottos in regard to said scandal. But I have a feeling you really knew what I meant. And the security guard incident was proven to be a fabrication Yes it is true that an argument did ensue -because of the guard’s arrogance and harsh treatment of a respected public figure, but not once did Senator Sotto raise a hand on the guard. This was a politically motivated attempt by Mr Jurado to tarnish the reputation of our good senator.

      • LeoSanMig

        If I am a security guard, I dont think I would show my arrogant self towards a senator. I do hope you get my point, sir. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002852178579 James Canono

        Yet you find it believable that a very powerful government official with an image and reputation to protect, for no apparent reason would just slap a security guard (going by your logic, a polite/respectful guard showing reverence to an elected senator). Sir, tell me which is more believable. It is common knowledge that many security guards are drug users/addicts. A senator raising his hand on a “polite” guard for no reason whatsoever, is way more far-fetched when compared to a guard being rude to a senator because sabog sa droga (or may malaking problema sa pera – which is common with the Filipino populace). 

      • LeoSanMig

        I did not know that many security guards in this country are drug users/addicts. You may tell that to Mikey Arroyo. I believe that he represents the security guards in congress. But I digress. Knowing that your ‘good’ senator is as arrogant as… hmmm… (Mikey?), i tend to believe the security guard of Corinthians Garden. And by the way, Atty Canono, Forbes Park is in Makati and not in Pasay. ;P

      • LeoSanMig

        The problem with these people living in Forbes Park Pasay, as you have it in your fb account, is that they would lambast the majority of the security guards as drug addicts and the Filipino populace as salat sa pera so they would resort to thievery. Forgive me, sir, but I didn’t get the logic. I hope that you didn’t learn this from your law school.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002852178579 James Canono

        I’m not lambasting the majority of security guards for no reason at all. I’m mainly stating a well known fact. And I explained the logic behind my reasning in my above post. So let us try to avoid mudslinging and personal attacks and try to focus on the issue at hand.

      • LeoSanMig

        Sorry, sir, if you are offended. And it was never my intention to make this personal but when you included the filipino populace in your argument, i felt alluded to. And it is very personal. At least for me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002852178579 James Canono

        I apologize myself for my earlier remark. It was never my intent to generalize the Filipino folk as being “salat sa pera” . I may have worded that wrong, and for that I apologize. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002852178579 James Canono

        Sir, everyone is very much aware where Forbes Park is located. However it seems that Facebook only has a record of Forbes Park, Pasay, and given that both cities are adjacent to each other, I concluded that such a location (even if errant) would suffice. So no need for the sarcasm. But thank you though for bringing to my attention that my Facebook account has been made accessible via the Inquirer website. Guess I would have to tweak some privacy settings once I figure it out. And yes, due to corrupt laboratories, faking the result of a drug test has never been easier with PUJ and Taxi drivers being the biggest culprits – with security guards taking advantage of this irregularity not being too far behind. So guess we would have to agree to disagree on this certain issue. 

    • amapangarap

      tyaga naman ng mga staff ni mr sottocopy

  • w4d

    evil fighting evil?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    Sotto now. But watch the next big thing in Philippine politics. Kris is coming to town.

  • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

    You get the government you deserve. Rings so true today.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LFGGEPYF2TKWRVQRP3IMNYJIGY Ron

    R.I.P. Pepsi

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    The people are bad and they are mad at people that are also bad. Sotto is bad tama lang sirain siya ng mga cyber criminals.

  • ehmirbautista

    Yes. The thing that the hackers are doing is not good. we know that. but i think it is better to change or revise this law. Maybe remove the libel thing and do not touch the peoples freedom of expression. Make a better law about this issue. Not this CYBER MARTIAL LAW.

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