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Rappler case: PH Bar Association concerned law being used to silence gov’t critics

Mar 01, 2019 - 11:31 PM

'Law students and legal professionals alike look forward to how the courts will resolve threshold issues such as the purported retroactive application of the Cybercrime Prevention Act,' says the Philippine Bar Association

COURT APPEARANCE. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa (with counsel Ted Te) files a motion to quash the cyber libel case filed by the justice department on behalf of businessman Wilfredo Keng at the Manila Regional Trial Court on March 1, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler's cyber libel case will make Cybercrime Law unconstitutional – lawyer

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:49 PM

(UPDATED) The crime of online libel didn't exist at the time the Rappler story was published. 'If respondents are charged by the government, it would make the cybercrime act an ex post facto law' which is prohibited under the Constitution, says top cybercrime lawyer JJ Disini.

Maria inside the NBI Cybercrime office on January 22, 2018. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

2-year-old boy, 6 others rescued from Bacolod cybersex den

Jul 14, 2017 - 2:38 PM

The victims include the children nieces and neighbors of the alleged operator of the cybersex den

Locator map of Bacolod City

FAST FACTS: What is cyber sedition?

Jun 16, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The Philippine government says it will soon be arresting one suspect for spreading terrorist propaganda online in relation to the Marawi crisis

Chinese nationals again arrested in PNP's war on illegal gambling

Feb 28, 2017 - 5:53 PM

The arrest of the Chinese nationals is part of the PNP s streamlined crackdown on illegal gambling

ILLEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING. Fifteen young Chinese nationals were brought to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on February 28, 2017 after they were arrested for operating an illegal gambling website. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Marcos camp: Smartmatic, Comelec personnel violated cybercrime law

May 24, 2016 - 3:12 PM

The Marcos camp bases its complaint on the move of Smartmatic and Comelec personnel to intentionally alter the script in the transparency server without prior authorization from the Comelec en banc

COMPLAINT. Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr, represented by Abakaba party list Representative Jonathan dela Cruz files a complaint against Smartmatic at the Manila City Prosecutor's Office on May 24, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Is Comelec liable for website data leak?

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:45 AM

A data privacy lawyer believes the poll body could be sued for failing to protect personal information However a former Comelec lawyer argues that liability depends on the nature of the leaked data

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DOJ to form 'cyber police' team

Aug 12, 2015 - 5:19 PM

A team of cybercrime experts will operate under an ethical framework in running after online criminals without trampling on civil liberties the justice department says

DOJ sets guidelines on bail for cybercrime

Jun 07, 2015 - 3:51 PM

The issuance seeks to guide prosecutors and public defenders on the amount of bail to recommend to the courts Justice Secretary Leila De Lima says

43 nabbed in cybersex raids in Bataan

Sep 18, 2014 - 10:54 AM

The Naval Intelligence Security Force and the National Bureau of Investigation with the PAOCC raid 6 cybersex sites in Dinalupihan Bataan

Public consultations on IRR of Cybercrime Law set

Apr 04, 2014 - 4:01 PM

The IRR as drafted by the government s technical working groups may undergo revisions after month long public consultations that begin next week

Hope renewed for SC review of Cybercrime ruling

Mar 14, 2014 - 7:32 AM

Justice Roberto Abad who authored the Supreme Court SC decision is set to retire on May 22 making it unlikely for him to author a new ruling

Youth groups to SC: Overturn cybercrime ruling

Mar 11, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Petitioners say the law which imposes a penalty one degree higher for offenses online effectively creates new crimes such as online rebellion

Fighting cybercrime difficult in PH – NBI

Mar 07, 2014 - 9:22 PM

With a lack of trained agents and equipment the Philippines faces serious problems in fighting cybercrime

Roll out red carpet for Internet users, senators told

Mar 03, 2014 - 6:54 PM

The Philippines continues to violate an international treaty on freedom of expression with its libel laws groups say

DECRIMINALIZE LIBEL. The Senate committee on science and technology holds its first hearing on proposed amendments to the Cybercrime Prevention Act. Senate PRIB photo

Shift burden in libel cases to public officials, say 2 justices

Feb 22, 2014 - 11:40 PM

The burden of libel defendants would have been lighter in the SC s cybercrime ruling but Senior Justices Antonio Carpio and Arturo Brion were outvoted

FULL TEXT: Cybercrime law constitutional – Supreme Court

Feb 21, 2014 - 7:44 PM

UPDATED Decision of the Supreme Court upholding most provisions of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

Miriam to Recto: Prioritize crowdsourced Web freedom bill

Feb 21, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Senator Ralph Recto s committee will start hearing cybercrime bills on March 3 two weeks after the Supreme Court declared online libel constitutional

CYBERCRIME PROTESTS. Bloggers, human rights advocates and activists held protests against the Cybercrime Law in October. File photo by Purple Romero

E-libel not necessary – cybercrime office

Feb 19, 2014 - 7:36 PM

Enforcers at the justice department say the libel provision in the Revised Penal Code suffices Their priorities are graver cybercrimes like hacking phishing child pornography

Cybercrime law constitutional - SC

Feb 19, 2014 - 5:45 PM

The Supreme Court rules most provisions of the beleaguered Cybercrime Prevention Act are constitutional

Marcos files bill amending ‘e-martial law’

Feb 19, 2014 - 4:46 PM

Marcos calls for the protection of free speech online by filing a bill lowering the penalty for online libel in the cybercrime law

Online libel won't curb free speech – Aquino

Feb 19, 2014 - 2:44 PM

The President says exempting the online medium from libel when TV radio and print media can be subject of it gives unequal protection to violators

Sotto: E-libel verdict ‘vindicates’ me

Feb 18, 2014 - 7:41 PM

The senator who drew flak for this provision in the anti cybercrime law asks: How can celebrities seek redress after having sex videos released without their consent?

SC rules online libel constitutional

Feb 18, 2014 - 6:34 PM

2nd UPDATE The High Court strikes down only 3 Cybercrime Law provisions including one that gives the justice department the power to take down online content without a court warrant It also rules online libel to be constitutional with one exception

CONSTITUTIONAL. Supreme Court spokesman Ted Te announces ruling on the Cybercrime law. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

TIMELINE: The road to SC's Cybercrime Law verdict

Feb 18, 2014 - 3:11 PM

The Supreme Court decision on the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 can be traced all the way to Sept 12 2012 when President Aquino first signed it into law

'Complicated voting' on cybercrime law

Feb 04, 2014 - 1:05 PM

The NBI looks forward to a favorable decision saying it will help in terms of law enforcement legal defense and deterrence to cybercrimes

'Libel gone is best-case scenario for SC Cybercrime ruling'

Jan 26, 2014 - 12:09 AM

Anything can happen with the Supreme Court ruling on the cybercrime law The SC can even rule against libel altogether not just online libel

Palace: Cybercrime law will help curb online sex abuse

Jan 18, 2014 - 10:12 PM

The Palace is hopeful that telecommunications companies and officials could agree on how to proceed with the Cybercrime law

Cybercrime law mars PH net freedom – global report

Oct 03, 2013 - 10:44 PM

A report of US based Freedom House says Internet freedom in the Philippines declined primarily because of the notorious restrictive and punitive law

Photo by Hoang Vu

'No anonymous posts in crowdsourcing laws'

Jul 09, 2013 - 7:13 PM

Sen TG Guingona says he prefers that netizens not be allowed to post anonymously when commenting on bills online

FOR ACCOUNTABILITY. Sen TG Guingona says he prefers that netizens not be allowed to post anonymously when commenting on bills posted online. File photo from Guingona's Facebook page

Frozen cybercrime law: Deterrent or nuisance?

Feb 07, 2013 - 11:52 AM

But the NBI concedes it is also able to solve crimes through the help of the Internet

Rappler Newscast | February 5, 2013

Feb 05, 2013 - 8:54 PM

The Supreme Court extends the temporary restraining order on the cybercrime law | The High Court dismisses a petition against political dynasties | Inflation rises in January after the implementation of the sin tax law

Gov't to SC: Let us collect real-time data

Jan 29, 2013 - 10:23 PM

The Solicitor General says this provision is the heart of the controversial cybercrime law

GOVERNMENT'S STAND. Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza (left) in a file photo

Supreme Court Idol: Viruses, warrantless arrests

Jan 26, 2013 - 2:30 PM

Quoting from a landmark decision in the US lawyer Rodel Cruz argues to torch a large segment of the Internet community amounts to burning the house to roast the pig

Supreme Court Idol: The cyberlibel edition

Jan 21, 2013 - 12:17 PM

As we scrutinize our Supreme Court more closely after the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona we need to pay attention to the actual legal issues brought before it beyond the sound bites

Cybercrime law: To junk or amend?

Jan 20, 2013 - 10:23 AM

University of the Philippines professor JJ Disini says only certain provisions of the law are bad and the rest can stay

#TalkThursday with JJ Disini: Is cybercrime law Orwellian?

Jan 17, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Is Cybercrime law Orwellian? Atty JJ Disini explains his stand in this week s edition of TalkThursday

Justices to cyberlaw critics: How about Chris Lao case?

Jan 15, 2013 - 10:35 PM

SC justices ask cybercrime law critics: How about Chris Lao case? What of victims of cyberbullying?

Rappler Newscast | January 15, 2013

Jan 15, 2013 - 8:50 PM

5 lawyers argue before the Supreme Court the Cybercrime law is too broad and vague | The head of the checkpoint in Quezon a key witness in the shooting of 13 people refuses to talk to police | The new chief of staff of the Armed Forces is the son of a general killed by Muslim rebels

VLOG: Black Tuesday as SC hears arguments vs cybercrime law

Jan 15, 2013 - 11:41 AM

Protesters gather outside of the Supreme Court ahead of the first day of oral arguments on the Cybercrime Prevention Act

Protesters troop to the Supreme Court to protest ahead of the oral arguments on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

Cybercrime law is defensible – Palace

Jan 14, 2013 - 6:53 PM

The Palace says the Solicitor General will be able to defend the legality of the cybercrime law

CHAINED NETIZEN. A protester demonstrates his interpretation of the effect of the Cybercrime Prevention Act in front of the Supreme Court along Padre Faura Street, Manila. Photo by Hoang Vu

Gov’t knows who the hackers are – Palace

Jan 14, 2013 - 3:10 PM

Palace says the NBI already has leads on who is hacking government websites ahead of the cybercrime law debates

Screenshot of the homepage of the National Food Authority website on January 14, 2013.

SC asked to nullify law on libel penalty

Dec 29, 2012 - 12:34 PM

The amended petition came weeks before the SC holds its oral arguments on the Cybercrime law which increases the penalty for libel

DECRIMINALIZE LIBEL. Lawyer Harry Roque and columnist Ellen Tordesillas said libel - online or not should not be punishable with imprisonment.

Gov't asks SC to declare Cybercrime law valid

Dec 11, 2012 - 10:00 AM

Only one provision Sec 19 should be struck down as illegal the government tells the Supreme Court


Miriam proposes new anti-cybercrime law

Nov 30, 2012 - 1:59 PM

Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago calls for the passage of a Magna Carta for Internet Freedom to replace the cybercrime law

Aquino says he favors decriminalizing libel

Oct 17, 2012 - 1:01 PM

President Aquino says he supports the decriminalization of libel after earlier defending a law imposing heavier penalties for online libel

Vitug Vlogs: Big brother gone, for now

Oct 13, 2012 - 4:45 PM

Rappler’s editor at large Marites Dañguilan Vitug talks about the Supreme Court’s temporary restraining order on the Cybercrime Prevention Act

Palace: TRO signal to amend cybercrime law

Oct 10, 2012 - 5:40 PM

Malacañang says the Supreme Court TRO may be a signal to Congress to amend the anti cybercrime law

The road to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

Oct 10, 2012 - 7:43 AM

It took 11 years to pass the cybercrime law Controversial amendments to it however were made in just a few days

Child sex porn may be cyber law test case

Oct 09, 2012 - 3:57 PM

A victim of child sex porn files the first complaint under the Cybercrime Prevention Act