A License To Snoop: Why the Cybercrime Law is not the answer to child cyber porn

To combat cyber porn using children, the government is vigorously pushing for the Supreme Court to unfreeze the Cybercrime Law (Republic Act 10175) and allow it to take effect....I cannot stress enough the dangers of the Cybercrime Law. Its atrocious lack of safeguards can easily enable rogue cops and government officials to commit crimes of extortion and blackmail using the digital highway.

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Manila’s Murderous, Mysterious Bus Companies

Killer buses like those of Don Mariano Transit have terrorized Metro Manilans for years, yet government seems to be helpless. How many people must a bus company kill before its franchise is revoked?

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Did you know misrepresenting the source of relief goods is a crime?

Punishable by six to 12 years imprisonment By Raïssa Robles Fr. Chito Damaranan of the Salesian Society of Don Bosco is angry. He wrote today on his Facebook page: “There are unscrupulous government people who slow down the pace of relief distribution for they are repacking the goods, by stripping away all signs that they came from foreign donors and […]

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Today’s #MillionPeopleMarch

Hi, I will be live-blogging the #MillionPeopleMarch at the Rizal Park in Manila and elsewhere in the world. You can watch the livestream of the events by clicking on the link below: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/ancliveevents The crowd today, even before the rally has really gotten underway, is as massive as the crowd that gathered on June 30, 2010 when   Benigno Aquino […]

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Eulogy for Ninoy

Please allow me this opportunity to share with my fellow CPMers this memorial in connection with the 30th anniversary of  Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino’s assassination. Please bear with me. Maraming salamat po. By Tomas Gomez III, a family friend [Note….this was first delivered during a Memorial Mass on the eve of Ninoy’s 53rd birthday on November 26, 1985 at the Newman […]

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NGO told SEC a year ago it got P140M pork from Senators Enrile, Revilla, Estrada, et al.

By Raïssa Robles It’s hard to believe that nobody blinked when a small non-government organization (NGO) with an initial capital outlay of P1,400 actually submitted routine reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 4 and July 26, 2012, saying it got nearly P140 MILLION (the exact figure is P139,549,900) in pork barrel funds from the following senators […]

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Vietnam cracks down hard on its netizens

Newsbyte By Raïssa Robles Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has just issued a decree banning the sharing of news articles on blogs and social networking sites Facebook and Twitter. According to an Agence France Presse report, the decree stipulates that these Internet sites should only be used “to provide and exchange personal information.” VNExpress, a state-run news site, quoted […]

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Is DOJ’s Geronimo Sy blaming lawmakers for botched Cybercrime Law?

Exclusive By Raïssa Robles Justice Assistant Secretary Geronimo Sy announced at today’s 3rd Regional Cybercrime Conference that he has drafted a new Cybercrime Law that has no more provision on online libel. What Guillermo Sy didn’t mention during the conference was that he apparently blames lawmakers as the cause for the scuttling of the Cybercrime Law. You see, Geronimo Sy […]

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