[In the news] SC stops cybercrime law, issues TRO -RAPPLER.com
SC stops cybercrime law, issues TRO.
BY PURPLE ROMERO
October 9, 2012
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday, October 9, stopped the implementation of the controversial cybercrime law, insiders said.
In a unanimous verdict, the High Tribunal issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, the same insiders added.
The Court also asked the respondent government officials as well as the Solicitor General to respond in 10 days. The respondents include Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, among others.
The TRO will last 120 days. Thus the oral arguments on the case will be held on Jan 15, 2013.
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