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Online libel won’t stop Archbishop Cruz’s criticism of Aquino admin

Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz. FILE PHOTO

Retired Pangasinan Archbishop Oscar Cruz , a vocal critic of President Benigno Aquino III, said Wednesday the online libel law whose constitutionality has just been upheld by the Supreme Court will not stop him from criticizing and “making fun” of the Aquino administration’s “tuwid na daan.”

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Responsible Internet use still key, says Escudero

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO/RYAN LEAGOGO

MANILA, Philippines—Anonymous or not, proper behavior while surfing the Internet is still the key. Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said that although the Internet made everyone anonymous on the Web, users should still be responsible on what they post or say regardless of the implementation of the Cybercrime Law. “When people make fake accounts to badmouth [...]

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Aquino: Online libel ruling won’t hinder freedom of expression

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President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said the public should not be bothered by the Supreme Court ruling upholding the online libel provision of the cybercrime law.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

CA affirms libel case vs teen blogger for ‘maligning’ another girl

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld a decision by a Marikina Regional Trial Court (RTC) to proceed with a libel case and the issuance of arrest warrants against a minor and five other persons for alleged defamatory posts on a social networking site.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

SolGen: Cyber law bars multiple prosecutions of authors of libelous articles

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Journalists have no reason to fear Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act, government lawyers said Tuesday but justices of the Supreme Court are doubtful.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

SC justice says prosecution of cyber libel ‘clearly infirm’

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The provision under the Cybercrime Prevention Act which allows the prosecution of cyber libel and violation of the Revised Penal Code at the same time is “clearly infirm,” a justice of the Supreme Court said Tuesday.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Cyber-Perling’ decries threats

IN SUPPORT OF PERLING Netizens created this Facebook page to support Esperlita Garcia, who has been sued and arrested for libel for taking her opposition to mining to cyberspace. SCREENSHOT FROM FACEBOOK

Environmentalist Esperlita Garcia on Tuesday expressed alarm over what she described as possible attempts to intimidate her in her fight against mining and electronic libel.

Posted: October 24th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Arrest sparks row over cybercrime law

IN SUPPORT OF PERLING Netizens created this Facebook page to support Esperlita Garcia, who has been sued and arrested for libel for taking her opposition to mining to cyberspace. SCREENSHOT FROM FACEBOOK

Environmentalists and Internet users have rallied behind Esperlita “Perling” Garcia, an anti-mining advocate who was arrested on Thursday on libel charges for a purported critical post on Facebook in spite of the Supreme Court’s suspension of the cybercrime law.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Cagayan antimining leader arrested over Facebook post

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The leader of an antimining group in Cagayan was arrested Thursday for posting an allegedly libelous account about a mining issue on her Facebook page in May last year.

Posted: October 21st, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Sotto learns belatedly: We have law on online libel

Senator Vicente Sotto III

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.

Posted: October 9th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Palace will always respect legal processes, says Valte

Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: October 9th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Aquino backs cyberlaw; open to amendments

President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday defended a new cybercrime law amid a storm of protests from defenders of freedom of expression and opponents of libel as a criminal offense.

Posted: October 6th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Belmonte against amending cybercrime law for now

House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.. FILE PHOTO

House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. is not keen on amending the Cybercrime Prevention Act despite snowballing protests even from senators who hitherto backed the measure despite the insertion of controversial provisions.

Posted: October 5th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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