[Statement] CHR spokesperson, Atty Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the move to deport a Taiwan OFW over online criticisms against the government

Statement of CHR spokesperson, Atty Jacqueline Ann de Guia, on the move to deport a Taiwan OFW over online criticisms against the government The Commission on Human Rights notes that our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) continue to be one of the sectors hardest hit by the consequences of lockdowns across the world. Many of these…

[In the news]Supreme Court tackles online libel provision in debates over Cybercrime Law | Sun.Star

Supreme Court tackles online libel provision in debates over Cybercrime Law | Sun.Star. January 15, 2013 MANILA (Updated) — Justices of the Supreme Court (SC) began entertaining arguments against the constitutionality of Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 on Tuesday, as a lawyer called on Congress to finally decriminalize libel. In discussing the demerits of online…

[In the news] Petitioners unite as #NoToCybercrimeLaw to mount unified actions -InterAksyon.com

Petitioners unite as #NoToCybercrimeLaw to mount unified actions By InterAksyon.com October 6, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — Organizations and individuals who have filed petitions against the Cybercrime Prevention Act have agreed to join forces and mount concerted actions to press their demand to scrap the controversial statute, beginning with a rally before the Supreme Court on…

[From the web] ‘Cybercrime’ law threatens free speech and must be reviewed | Amnesty International

Philippines: ‘Cybercrime’ law threatens free speech and must be reviewed | Amnesty International. October 4, 2012 A new ‘cybercrime’ law in the Philippines poses serious risks to freedom of expression and must be reviewed, Amnesty International said. Under the new law, known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 101750), a person…

[Petition] Junk the Cybercrime Prevention Law! -Kabataan PartyList

Junk the Cybercrime Prevention Law! by Kabataan PartyList The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 poses serious threats to Internet freedom, the right to privacy and other essential civil liberties including the freedom of speech, expression, and the press. Greetings, We, the youth, journalists, activists, bloggers, and netizens of the Philippines express our outright condemnation to…

[Press Release] New ‘Cybercrime’ Law Will Harm Free Speech -Human Rights Watch

Philippines: New ‘Cybercrime’ Law Will Harm Free Speech Supreme Court to Rule on Act That Worsens Criminal Defamation (New York, September 28, 2012) – A new Philippine “cybercrime” law drastically increases punishments for criminal libel and gives authorities excessive and unchecked powers to shut down websites and monitor online information, Human Rights Watch said today.…