Sharon sees nothing wrong with cybercrime law


Posted at Oct 03 2012 11:21 AM | Updated as of Oct 04 2012 08:07 PM

Megastar Sharon Cuneta. File photo
MANILA, Philippines -- Actress-singer Sharon Cuneta, who has been a target of online criticisms, sees nothing wrong with the controversial Republic Act (RA) No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act .

In her official Twitter account, Cuneta explained that while she supports freedom of speech, she does not favor anonymous criticism.

"Madaming nasasaktan kasi nagtatago sa ibang identity ang iba at tumatapang. Wala nang privacy ang mga tao. Pag may free speech, dapat may responsibility. Eh ang iba parang 'di na tayo human beings, wala nang delicadeza. Dapat lang ma-punish ang mga naninirang puri. Pag sinira mo ang pangalan ng isang taong wala naman masamang ginagawa, para mo na siyang pinatay," Cuneta said when asked by one of her followers about her stand on the new law.

She added: "I'm all for the punishment of cybercrime. Some people have just gone too far."

"Cybercrime law? If you're a decent person to begin with, WHAT'S THERE TO FEAR? Ano 'yon, ang pumiyok, guilty? @ciara_anna," she told.

It was Cuneta's uncle Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto III who proposed the online libel provision into the Cybercrime law.