Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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.

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

Angara confident SC will uphold cybercrime law

Oct 09, 2012 - 3:52 PM

Sen Edgardo Angara expressed doubts that the Supreme Court will strike down the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

SC stops cybercrime law, issues TRO

Oct 09, 2012 - 12:14 PM

2nd UPDATE The Supreme Court will hold oral arguments on the law on Jan 15 2013

Netizens, media group file petitions against law

Oct 09, 2012 - 10:38 AM

15 petitions have been filed against the cybercrime law

Live: DOJ forum on the Cybercrime Prevention Act

Oct 09, 2012 - 10:24 AM

Live updates from the DOJ forum on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

DOJ holds dialogue on 'E-martial law'

Oct 09, 2012 - 7:08 AM

The Department of Justice seeks to clarify the controversial provisions of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012


VIDEO: Sotto 'sets record straight' on cybercrime law

Oct 08, 2012 - 3:36 PM

Senator Tito Sotto delivers a speech in the Senate to set the record straight on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

Lawmaker asks SC to nullify cybercrime law

Oct 08, 2012 - 2:35 PM

Edsa I and II would not have happened if the country had cybercrime law then says Bayan Muna Rep Colmenares

DENR, media org websites hacked

Oct 06, 2012 - 9:51 PM

The DENR website was restored at around 10:20 pm Saturday but hackers also attacked the website of Vera Files

#TalkThursday: Guingona on cyber freedom

Oct 05, 2012 - 4:59 PM

Rappler talks to Senator TG Guingona and his fight for cyber freedom alongside the Filipino netizens

Give cybercrime law a chance - Belmonte

Oct 05, 2012 - 1:52 PM

Wait for the implementing rules and regulations says the House Speaker

Bloggers file petition against Cybercrime law

Oct 04, 2012 - 7:13 PM

This is the 10th petition to be filed against the Cybercrime Prevention Act


Cyberauthoritarianism 101

Oct 03, 2012 - 2:49 PM

The cybercrime law fights the future and takes us back into the past one that is filled with memories of autocrats and tyrants of intolerance and impunity of the descent of darkness and the vigils for the dawn

Go after hackers, De Lima orders NBI

Oct 03, 2012 - 1:33 PM

They will trace who the hackers are and apprehend them Says Secretary De Lima


Int'l watchdog hits cybercrime law

Sep 28, 2012 - 11:20 AM

Based in New York Human Rights Watch wants the Philippine government to repeal or replace the cybercrime law

The infamous group 'Anonymous'

Sep 27, 2012 - 1:39 PM

The group Anonymous which defaced Philippine websites to protest the cybercrime law is known for advocating freedom of speech through hacking

Websites hacked in protest vs new law

Sep 26, 2012 - 11:37 PM

2nd UPDATE In a move to attract international attention hackers deface government websites to protest a Philippine law that penalizes online libel