Category Politics

FB ‘Likes’, Shares Could Be Grounds For Libel, Says Sen. Guingona

Sharing content, or even just clicking the ‘Like’ button on Facebook, may be grounds for libel under the recently enacted Cybercrime Prevention Act. But Senator Teofisto Guingona III said Thursday the law is so broad and vague it isn’t clear who can or should be sued. “The law is very broad,” Guingona, who opposes the […]

Sotto Nephew Threatens Critic on Facebook

After Senator Tito Sotto cried foul over being bullied on the Internet, his nephew may have ended up himself bullying someone on Facebook in an attempt to defend his uncle’s good name. Stephen Michael Gamboa Bacosa, Sotto’s nephew though his wife Helen Gamboa, sent a private message to a certain Adrian Arcega, saying: “Pare dahan […]

DOJ Starts Training 150 Investigators, Prosecutors vs Cybercrime

The government has started training more than 150 investigators and prosecutors in combating online offenses as prescribed in the newly signed Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. “Our new Office for Cybercrime will soon be established even as we have trained more than 150 investigators and prosecutors in cyber forensics to modernize our skills and competencies,” […]

Sotto Says He Is A Victim Of Cyber-Bullying

After much delay, Sotto finally delivers his speech defending himself from accusations of plagiarism, which was delivered mainly in Tagalog. He opens his speech by condemning his accusers of doing a “demolition job.” He opines regarding his accusers’ motives, “…upang humina ang aking panindigan laban sa RH bill.” (…so that my resolve is weakened against […]

A Plagiarist’s Rant Against Birth Control

WHILE anatomically illiterate politicians in America babble about “legitimate rape,” a Filipino legislator opposed to birth control has been shedding crocodile tears in Parliament and plagiarizing speeches to bolster the case against reproductive rights. On Aug. 13, the Senate majority leader, Tito Sotto, wept while addressing his assembled peers. The former actor told the Senate […]

Anti-Discrimination Bill Delayed

The passage of the proposed Anti-Racial, Ethnic and Anti-Religious Discrimination Act of 2011 faces a rough sailing in Congress after some senators thumbed down the inclusion of the lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBTs) provisions in the bicameral bill. Ifugao Rep. Teodoro Brawner Baguilat Jr., one of the authors of the bill, said the House […]

Aquino Congratulates Sereno

President Benigno S. Aquino III congratulates newly sworn Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Punzalan Aranal-Sereno during the oathtaking ceremony at the Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace on Saturday (August 25). Sereno is the 24th Chief Justice of the High Tribunal and the first woman to assume the post. She earned an Economics degree at […]