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.
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.
|Click HERE for the details|
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.