After much debate and public disagreement over the controversial “Philippine Cybercrime Law or Republic Act No. 10175”, the Supreme Court has finally decided to issue a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to suspend the implementation of the law for 120 days. This gives Supreme Court justices and lawmakers time to review whether certain provisions in the law violate civil rights as pointed out by many groups of petitioners.
The speedy processing and approval of the said law have made the responsible lawmakers and supporters giddy and secure as a wall mounted computer desk but with this new development in the issue, let us hope they can see from our perspective and understand that we are not entirely ‘against’ the law but rather just certain inserted provisions in it.
Let the freedom of expression remained to be FREE FOREVER!
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