Team PNoy senatorial candidate Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara wants the country’s state and private universities to offer distance and online learning programs for older students or those who wish to achieve advanced degrees while continuing their careers.
Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero has called on the Commission on Elections to leave the Internet alone, saying this is the only venue where candidates can campaign for free.
Team PNoy now wants the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to clarify its rules on campaigning via social media, saying that existing election laws do not “specifically” mention about it.
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed a bill seeking to penalize the use of mobile phones, two-way radios and other electronic visual devices inside movie theaters, concert halls and other similar places.
Senator Teofisto Guingona III has filed a bill, allowing internet users to participate in the legislative process in Congress.
With or without the cybercrime law, Internet users could still be charged with libel under the Revised Penal Code, Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said on Tuesday.
Malacañang was unfazed by the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Supreme Court against the implementation of the controversial cybercrime law, saying it was ‘provisional remedy,” and not a judgment on its merits.
Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile said he would leave it up to the Supreme Court to resolve the issues on the controversial anti-cybercrime law but said they are not God not to commit mistakes.
Malacañang on Saturday said it was unaware of any documents supposedly hacked or leaked by international hacktivist group Anonymous.
Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano is proposing “real-time tweeting” in the Senate to allow public participation in all issues being tackled in the chamber.
Malacañang admitted that the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 was not “perfect” as it welcomed any move to amend it.
Senator Edgardo Angara on Thursday took responsibility for the passage of the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 and admitted there might have been “some omissions” even as he said they were not “deliberate.”
Liking and sharing a libelous comment in social networking sites like Facebook will not make the “liker” or “sharer” liable under the cybercrime law so long as he or she does not conspire to commit the crime, Senator Edgardo Angara said on Thursday.