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Groups seek reversal of SC ruling on Cybercrime Prevention Act

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A petition seeking a reversal of the Supreme Court’s ruling affirming the legality of the majority of the provisions Cybercrime Prevention Act snowballed Thursday.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC justice fears Cybercrime Law provision may increase porn sites

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Justice Antonio Carpio. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio fears that the declaration of the cybersex provision as constitutional in Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act could trigger an increase in free pornographic websites.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago vows to lead fight against online libel

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Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago vowed Thursday to rally her colleagues to repeal the libel provision of the cybercrime law, but also urged netizens to do this in court.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Santiago calls on netizens to protest SC decision on online libel

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago rallied netizens on Thursday to act against what she described as “erroneous” decision of the Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of online libel.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Moves to decriminalize libel gaining momentum at Senate

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Moves to decriminalize libel are gaining momentum in the Senate after the Supreme Court has affirmed the legality of online libel.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sotto bewildered by uproar over legality of online libel

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Sen. Vicente Sotto III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“What’s wrong with libel?” so asked Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III amid protests on the Supreme Court’s decision declaring online libel constitutional.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cybercrime law foes unhappy over SC ruling

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello (left) and Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon: Disappointed. FILE PHOTOS

It was described as a step backward that can only end in “cyberauthoritarianism.” Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello said he was disappointed by the Supreme Court decision on Tuesday supporting the imposition of penalties for online libel in the new cybercrime law.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Online libel legal, SC rules

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutionality of Internet libel and majority of the provisions of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate bets in UP: ’Tis the season for promises

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’Tis again the season for promises. On Thursday night, most of the 14 senatorial wannabes wooed students of the University of the Philippines to vote for them with promises of more education and health reforms.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC grants motion to cancel oral argument on cybercrime law

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court granted on Tuesday morning the motion filed by the government lawyer cancelling Tuesday’s oral argument on the petition against the Cybercrime Law.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Anti-cybercrime law groups start vigil at SC

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Students, bloggers troop to SC on eve of oral argument on petition against Cybercrime law. INQUIRER.net/Tetch Torres

A day before the face-off between the government and the anti-Cybercrime law advocates before the Supreme Court, protesters started a vigil at the Supreme Court Monday.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Solons seek transparency in bicam meetings after cyber law passage

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Kabataan Partylist Representative Raymond Palatino and Bayan Muna Partylist Representative Teddy Casino

Lawmakers pushing to repeal the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 have filed a measure seeking transparency in bicameral conference committee meetings, saying that it was during these talks that the contentious provisions on the new law were inserted.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC justice Velasco inhibits self from cyberlaw case

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Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. announced Wednesday he was inhibiting himself from hearing petitions questioning the inclusion of libel provisions in the recently signed cybercrime law.

Posted: October 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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