Palace ready to fight for Anti-Cybercrime Act

MANILA, Philippines - Malacanang said it is ready to fight for the constitutionality of the Cybercrime Prevention Act.

Arroyo hopes for continued hospital arrest

MANILA, Philippines - Lawyers of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo are optimistic that the Sandiganbayan will grant Arroyo's motion for a hospital arrest.

Comelec: More than 1 citizens' arm in 2013 polls

MANILA - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will accredit more than one citizens' arm for the 2013 mid-term elections.

Guingona files 'crowdsourcing' bill

MANILA, Philippines - Senator Teofisto “TG” Guingona has filed a bill that will allow the public to participate in the legislation process.

Comelec to accredit PPCRV, Namfrel

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections will accredit more than one citizen’s arm for the 2013 midterm elections.

AKO Bicol, 12 other parties disqualified

MANILA (3rd UPDATE) - One of the topnotchers in the 2010 party-list elections and the party-list group of Mikey Arroyo are among those which will no longer be allowed to run in the 2013 elections, the Commission on Elections said Wednesday.

Crafting of cybercrime law IRR on hold

MANILA - The Department of Justice has to put on hold the crafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Cybercrime Prevention Act, following the issuance of a 120-day temporary restraining order by the Supreme Court on the implementation of the controversial legislation.

UNA blasts 'special treatment' to Padaca, Roxas

MANILA, Philippines – The United Nationalist Alliance on Wednesday said it is deeply bothered by reports that Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and poll commissioner Grace Padaca were accorded special treatment at the Sandiganbayan last week allegedly upon the orders of a Sandiganbayan justice.

RSF: Cybercrime law threatens freedom of information

MANILA, Philippines - Republic Act No. 10175, or Cybercrime Prevention Act 2012, should be repealed outright by Philippine lawmakers,  international non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Tuesday.

SC slaps TRO on cybercrime law

Ipinagbunyi ng mga kontra sa cybercrime law ang pagpapalabas ng Temporary Restraining Order ng Korte Suprema laban sa bagong batas. Para naman sa ilang mambabatas, pagkakataon ito para tuluyang marepaso o ma-ibasura ang kontrobersyal na batas.