Angara, Sotto welcome indefinite TRO on cyber law

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Senator Edgardo Angara

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Edgardo Angara, the principal author of the Cybercrime Prevention Act, welcomed the indefinite temporary restraining Order (TRO) on the law handed down by the Supreme Court (SC) Tuesday.

“That’s good because the next Congress will have time to revise and see what needs to be refined and changed in the cybercrime law,” Angara told reporters Tuesday.

He said that it was also a good thing the SC issued a TRO so that “whatever weaknesses [it may have] can be addressed by the next Congress. We no longer have time to correct what the SC says should be corrected.”

The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 was previously issued a TRO in October last year after 15 petitioners questioned the constitutionality of the law.

Section 19, which allows the Department of Justice to take down a website without a court warrant, and Section 12, which allows authorities to obtain traffic data, were particularly assailed by the petitioners.

Majority Floor leader Vicente Sotto III, also welcomed the TRO saying “that’s OK because it’s just a TRO that is indefinite.”

“They are not saying it is unconstitutional, they are still studying it so it’s OK,” Sotto said.

The Senate will take a break beginning Wednesday to give way to the May 2013 election campaign.

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  • mon key

    hahahaha! they really nave NO BRAINS ! ! !

  • manual47

    Amateur lawmakers……..what do you expect.  Infringement of one’s right and freedom will take you nowhere unless there’s a balance on the law being proposed and passed.  What these amateurs were doing is only for their benefits and not in anyway respecting the “right of expression” which every citizen deserve under the constitution.  If these lawmakers are not able to accept criticism, they should not be in politics.  And beside, I thought politicians has thick skins that they can take anything throw at them.  And if they are doing what they were elected for,  I am pretty sure they wouldn’t be criticized.   As always the case, politicians will always be criticized if they are doing a lousy jobs…..and should learn to accept criticism and learn to live with it.  It’s part of politics……

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WXGOFVZR56DN5BBPIDILD7C7ZU dor

    MGA TANGA KAYO EH BSTA LNG MAIPASA ANG BATAS AT HINDI PINAGIISIPAN…NATURINGAN KAYO NA NSA SENADO TAPOS ANG BOBO NINYO….PURO PAKINABANG KASI NA PANSARILI ANG INIISIP EH..PWEEE

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

    INDEFINITE TRO MEANS – PATAY NA! DEAD! KAPUT!
    SOTTO/ANGARA – READ THE SIGNS. HUWAG NANG HUMIRIT PA!

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