[People] Top ten issues for human rights in 2012 by Harry Roque

Top ten issues for human rights in 2012 Harry Roque’s blog Thoughts of an activist lawyer Here’s my choice for the top ten most important developments for Human Rights in the Philippines for 2012: 1. Passage of the Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law. Unfortunately, the passage of this law was overshadowed by the passage of the Reproductive…

[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…

[Press Release] Black Tuesday 2.0: Occupying Padre Faura for Internet Freedom, Campaign Goes International -PIFA.ph

Black Tuesday 2.0: Occupying Padre Faura for Internet Freedom, Campaign Goes International The Philippine Internet Freedom Alliance (PIFA), made up of different organizations, netizens, and bloggers, occupied Padre Faura for the second time on Tuesday to uphold freedom of expression and pressure the Supreme Court to issue a temporary restraining order on the Cybercrime Prevention…

[In the news] Business files petition before Supreme Court questioning anti-cybercrime law | Sun.Star

Business files petition before Supreme Court questioning anti-cybercrime law | Sun.Star. September 25, 2012 MANILA – A businessman has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to stop government agencies from carrying out some provisions of the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act, which critics fear may infringe freedom of expression because of its provision on online libel. Louis…

[In the news] Supreme Court orders farmer-tenants to reply to Luisita appeal – INQUIRER.net

Supreme Court orders farmer-tenants to reply to Luisita appeal By Jerome Aning, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 19, 2012   The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the government and farmer-tenants of Hacienda Luisita to answer an appeal for reconsideration of its November 2011 decision ordering the distribution of the 4,915.75-hectare sugar plantation in Tarlac owned by…