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Group says EDSA celebration this year marred by Aquino’s support of online libel

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REAL HEROES  The people forming human barricades flash the “Laban” sign as they stand at the gate of Camp Crame. FILE PHOTO

Every year, Filipinos commemorate the historic Edsa People Power, reliving the nation’s fight for freedom, democracy and unity.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pimentel warns against decriminalizing libel

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Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III has cautioned fellow lawmakers against rushing to decriminalize libel, arguing that this was the only remedy available to individuals who felt maligned by others.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 Mindanao lawmakers initiate moves against libel

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Senator Teofisto Guingona III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mindanao lawmakers have started separate efforts against the controversial libel law.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | 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 »

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 »

Sotto hails online libel ruling, vows not to use it vs critics

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Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto  III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Although he welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision declaring online libel constitutional, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said he would not use the law to go after his critics in cyberspace.

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

Libel complaint vs GMA News Online chief, research head dismissed

Howie Severino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Office of the City Prosecutor of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, has dismissed a complaint for libel filed against GMA News Online editor-in-chief Howie Severino, and GMA News Research Head Florian Balmes for insufficiency of evidence.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Bragging rights

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Brainless children boast of their ancestors,” an Asian proverb says. Sen. Vicente Sotto III basked in his grandfather’s achievements, notably the “Sotto Press Freedom Law.”

Posted: September 25th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Sotto and online libel

Ironies abound in President Benigno Aquino III’s signing into law new regulations on cybercrime. This law that was supposed to serve as a tool to help rid society of cyberbullies, on line porn operators and spammers could also be an instrument of oppression by the “one percent” elite in government who feel threatened by a [...]

Posted: September 20th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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