The ANC Brief: Dummy accounts


Posted at Jun 08 2020 05:00 AM

Netizens complained about fake Facebook accounts using their names and pictures. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:

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Fake accounts after protests
A whole slew of suspected fake Facebook accounts of university students and alumni were reported after protest actions against the Anti-Terror Bill were staged. The National Privacy Commission urged the public to report dummy accounts. Facebook said they are investigating the proliferation of the suspected dummy accounts.

Constitutional challenge
Were the votes of congressmen for and against the Anti-Terror Bill counted properly? This is what Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman wants to know.
He said he requested the House Secretariat to disclose the vote tally, especially now that some congressmen are reported to have withdrawn their affirmative vote. The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) said a constitutional challenge to the law is being readied. A network of civil society groups said the law would make torture the new normal.

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Bus routes to open
A new Social Weather Station (SWS) survey said around 8 out of 10 Filipinos surveyed think the lack of public transportation has been burdensome. Think tank Action for Economic Reforms (AER) said the economy can’t be opened without public transport to ferry workers to their workplaces. In any case, some bus routes are due to open today.

Congressional hearings on the ABS-CBN network franchise will continue today. The network also announced its popular programs will return on cable TV.

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Sound mind
The COVID pandemic has magnified underlying mental health issues, gaps in workforce policies, and lapses in the healthcare system. What can companies and colleagues do as more and more people go back to the office?