The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended indefinitely its order suspending the implementation of the cybercrime law, which would penalize with imprisonment offensive posts on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites and which critics said would violate the constitutional guarantee of freedom of expression.
The Supreme Court this Tuesday will determine whether to extend the 120-day temporary restraining order against the implementation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act.
The 120-day temporary restraining order (TRO) by the Supreme Court against the Cybercrime Prevention Act was a “temporary setback,” Malacañang said Wednesday.
The jubilant crowd mostly in black shouted, “Yes! Yehey!”
“The first victory of the people and of freedom of expression.” That was how Sen. Teofisto Guingona III described the Supreme Court’s issuance Tuesday of a temporary restraining order (TRO) suspending implementation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act for 120 days while the high tribunal decides whether the law violates civil liberties.
Lawmakers on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to issue a temporary restraining order on the contentious Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
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.