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New #BlackTuesday protests set vs cybercrime law

MANILA, Philippines - Internet users and free speech advocates will take hold another round of "#BlackTuesday" protests against the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

Miriam raises legal questions over Padaca appointment

MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Monday said there are serious legal problems with the appointment of former Isabela Governor Grace Padaca as Comelec commissioner.

Haresco says Osmeña protecting Brit firm

MANILA, Philippines - After being implicated in the allegedly overpriced P111 billion Philippine Bridge's Program two weeks ago, Ang Kasangga Rep. Teodorico Haresco broke his silence and hit back at principal accuser Senator Sergio Osmena III.

JV: Maturity killed rivalry with Jinggoy

MANILA, Philippines – San Juan Rep. Joseph Victor Ejercito, son of former President Joseph Estrada, said his rivalry with his half-brother, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, is no longer a big issue.
 

AFP beefs up troops in south after deal with MILF

MANILA - The military said forces will be in place in case the breakaway group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) launches attacks in view of the framework agreement signed with the government to end the rebellion in the south.

Miriam concerned over PH-MILF framework accord

MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Monday expressed concern over constitutional amendments required by the framework agreement of the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Senate OKs human trafficking law amendments

MANILA, Philippines - The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill strengthening the country's law against human trafficking.

More petitions filed vs Anti-Cybercrime Law

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Internet Freedom Alliance (PIFA), along with senatoriable and Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casino and several others, filed the 15th petition against Republic Act (RA) No. 10175, also known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act, with the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday afternoon.

Heed Pope in amending cybercrime law – schools

MANILA, Philippines - The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) is urging the government to yield to the teachings of the late Pope John Paul II by amending or repealing the contentious Cybercrime Prevention Act.

GMA could be discharged Tuesday: doc

MANILA, Philippines – Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo could be discharged from the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City as early as tomorrow after undergoing treatment for extreme dehydration.