Malacañang says P-Noy won’t apologize for signing PH cybercrime law; He’s backing up the libel clause as it is

Jorge Cariño of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that according to Malacañang, President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III will not apologize for signing into law Republic Act 10175, also known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act.

Jorge Cariño of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that according to Malacañang, President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III will not apologize for signing into law Republic Act 10175, also known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act.

 

The report quoted deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte, who said, "When it comes to amending the law, there are a number of legislators who have already filed the bills relative to their requested or their suggested amendments and that is it."

 

The report noted: "Aquino has drawn flak for signing the anti-cybercrime law, which aims to combat Internet crimes such as hacking, identity theft, spamming, cybersex and online child pornography. He earlier defended the law including its online libel provision, which has been described as a threat to civil liberties." The report also quoted the president’s exact statement about the libel clause: "I do not agree that the provision on online libel should be removed. Whatever the format is, if it is libelous, then there should be some form of redress available to the victims."

 

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