Section 4 of the 1987 Constitution states that
No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression or of the press, or of the right of the people to peacably assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.
Yet our lawmakers are wasting our time and taxpayers money in crafting the Republic Act 10175 Cybercrime prevention Act of 2012. The bill was approved as law by Pres. Aquino, showing that his advisers are non wiser than the people of the legislative branch who crafted such law.
Yet we know from reputable sources, that the rider on libel was surreptitiously inserted by senator Sotto, he of plagiarism fame!
let us see if the Supreme Court is stupid also if it rule the Cybercrime law as constirutional . Thiw event will add more credence that the Philippines is run by fools in stateman clothing.
We would not resort to hacking government sites as we do not know how to and dont want to know. Nor shall we resort to physical harm on our esteemed lawmakers (and lawbreakers!) as such things can backfire on us. Love your enemies even if they dont love you back.
- Manila Times: Senators Guingona and Escudero find flaws in Cybercrime law
- Raissa Robles: Cybercrime law frigtenint-Fr. Bernas
- CBS news: Sen. Vicente Sotto III makes no apology for being one of two senators to insert the provision for libel at the very last minute.
Note: this post is subject or revision (like finding the relevant bill numbers) but the main idea still stands. the law is simply defective!