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BIR as top human rights violator

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It took the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s disgraceful ad featuring a doctor sitting on a teacher’s shoulders for citizens to protest. However, this was only the latest installment in an increasingly alarming shame campaign that must be reexamined under the lens of human rights.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Backward by a century’

This best describes the Supreme Court’s decision on the petitions to
declare the Cybercrime Prevention Act unconstitutional.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Calling Tito Sotto an idiot is no cybercrime

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The decision of the Supreme Court upholding much of the Cybercrime Prevention Act, including the online libel provision inserted by a now haughty Sen. Tito Sotto, has provoked countless panicked, confused responses.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

State weapon to muzzle dissent

While admitting that certain provisions of Republic Act No. 10175 are unconstitutional, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza maintained that the government needs to fight crimes committed on the Internet.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Unembarrassed

When the Supreme Court issued a four-month-long temporary restraining order against the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act last October, the unusual length of the TRO was widely interpreted as a deferential gesture. The high court wanted to spare Congress the embarrassment of a new law being declared unconstitutional, by giving it enough time to amend or revise the law’s controversial provisions.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

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