Press Release
October 9, 2012

Sen Pia: SC TRO opens window to revisit, amend Cybercrime Law

The temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Supreme Court on RA 10175 (Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012) opens a window of opportunity for Congress to revisit the law and work for the amendment and/or repeal of its questionable provisions.

These efforts should go hand-in-hand with deliberations on a related matter, the decriminalization of libel.

Several bills have already been filed, including Senate Bill Nos. 3297 and 3298 which I authored. I look forward to the debates and urge the public, including netizens and bloggers, to monitor and participate in the public hearings.


- Link to SBN 3297, An Act amending Republic Act 10175, otherwise known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

- Link to SBN 3298, An Act decriminalizing libel thereby repealing Articles 353 to 357 and Articles 360 to 362 of the Revised Penal Code

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