Likening the cybercrime law to a vampire that “sucks the life out of freedom of speech and expression,” Sen. Teofisto Guingona III on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to strike down specific provisions of the law.
Netizens led by prominent local academics aren’t letting Sen. Vicente Sotto off the hook, but the Senate majority leader is unfazed.
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Monday denied allegations he surreptitiously slipped in higher penalties for online libel in the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act.
Amid the outrage over the Cybercrime Prevention Act, outgoing Sen. Edgardo Angara, principal sponsor of the controversial law in the Senate, said he would file amendments to address concerns on libel and the authority given to the justice department to shut down certain websites.
Repeatedly quoting a United Nations report throughout an entire speech would be tedious. Would not an acknowledgment of the source in the first part of the speech suffice?