Wednesday, October 10, 2012

TRO for Cybercrime Law

Philippines still has its democracy working. The Supreme Court issued a Temporary Restraining Order for the newly passed Cyber Crime Law. The highest court of the land finally considering the details and provisions of the new law.
Click HERE for the details
I am personally glad about the TRO, because the Supreme Court of the Philippines must ensure that all our basic rights are not curtailed. As I mentioned in my last post (CLICK HERE), it's one way of suppressing most people from expressing their opinion to anything or even to anyone. 

I understand that we must be responsible for anything we say, but that doesn't mean that we create a montruous law to prevent us from trying to express what we feel. If someone said something libelous to you, I don't think Cyber Crime Law help us settle things or even clear our names and reputations. 

We can't stop people from talking about us if the issue talked about is evident on what we do. If we're being bashed on Facebook, then  let's use our own  Facebook Wall and shout to the world and redeem ourselves. If you don't want to hear the bashing, then let's turn off our social network accounts. That's so simple! No drama! 
These are the Senators who voted for the RA 10175 authored by Sen. Edgardo Angara. Click HERE for details.
We don't have to include libel on Cyber Crime Law. That's the point I am trying to make. This is it for now. Let's see how many days TRO can hold this Cyber Crime Law. Wanna be aware of the provisions in questions and subject to amendments? Click HERE.

Just me,

Friday, October 5, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness

It's the first week of October! I know that all you have in mind is the October Fest. Well, October is not all about beers and parties. It's actually more popular for the Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM). It's internationally recognized campaign to increase awareness and raise funds for research about this type of cancer.
World - Let's be PINK

USA - Pink White House on October 2008

NEW ZEALAND - October 2009
PHILIPPINES - October 201 Healthymagination Walk by GE

If not for the popular Black photos on Facebook for protest  on Cybercrime Law, you may be seeing Pink color on most profiles this month. We should know that Breast Cancer is the leading cancer in the country (Philippines). Next to that is Cervical Cancer. These two cancer types are mostly affecting women. I hope you girls out there participate in this campaign. A simple color PINK on your Facebook, blog, Twitter, and other social networking sites is a great step to let the nation know that this is really alarming. 

If you have a MOTHER, SISTER, GIRLFRIEND, and a WOMAN, click HERE. Let's participate in Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. Let's put some color PINK to help raise awareness on our advocate to prevent Breast Cancer. Let's be aware and participate!

Just me,

PS. Photos are from

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Online LIBEL

Well, I am not blogging to vent or rant about the already PASSED Cybercrime Prevention Act also known as Cybercrime Law. I just want to "express" my disgust on one of its provisions regarding online libel, which we know that can be used to curtail freedom of expression ONLINE. It's certainly unconstitutional. I am a PolSci graduate, and I have memorized The Philippine Consitutition for four years, so I know what's unconsitutional is. (This is for those antipathetic people reading my blog.)
Photo source: GOOGLE

The Law like any other laws of the land protects its citizens, including its netizens. We read a lot of bashing, cyber-bullying, and defamation through social networks and forums. Yes, these are all unacceptable, but at least we know that democracy is on the air. 

I admit that Cybercrime Law is a necessity for our protection in cyberspace. With the advent of modernization, our Laws of the Land must also be updated to all forms of crimes and injustices using new devices and gadgets. Hackers are even more aggressive in destroying websites and blogs just for fun. I certainly want these peoples be responsible for their no good behaviors. 
Photo source: GOOGLE

But the thing is that, the Cybercrime Law has some provisions that are really questionable. Activist and Organized Groups are just trying to petition to change the law and not to totally abort it. 
Our 1987 Constitution clearly defines what a lawmaker should consider in passing laws of our nation. NO LAW SHALL BE ABRIDGING freedom of speech, of expression... Gosh! Even a schooler can tell what does it mean. Anyway, I am just expressing no ranting, so I have to be calm now. 

Thank you for listening. Let's just be AWARE for anything.

Just me,