[In the news] CYBERCRIME LAW | En banc to tackle bid to extend TRO beyond Feb.5: Sereno -InterAksyon.com

CYBERCRIME LAW | En banc to tackle bid to extend TRO beyond Feb.5: Sereno
By Lorenz Niel Santos, InterAksyon.com
January 15, 2013

InterAksyon logo2MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court will take up in future en banc sessions the plea of petitioners against the Cybercrime law to extend beyond February 5 the temporary restraining order stopping the law’s implementation, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said Tuesday.

Sereno indicated this as the high tribunal, which issued the 120-day TRO right after 15 petitioners sued to stop implementation of the newly-enacted Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, heard oral arguments against the measure.

As the court heard arguments from five pre-assigned lawyers tasked to sum up the key issues raised by various petitioning groups and individuals, Sereno and the newest associate justice, Marvic Leonen, also gave their insights on the law, assailed for its alleged unconstitutional provisions.

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