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Event: October 2 Cybercrime Law Protest at Supreme Court

STOP CYBER MARTIAL LAW!The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 or Republic Act No. 10175 threatens our basic rights and freedoms. This law works against ordinary netizens — bloggers, freelance writers, website owners, social network users. etc. — and disregards, among other things, our right to privacy and freedom of expression.To safeguard these rights and freedoms, we, the members of the Philippine Internet Freedom Alliance (PIFA), ask you to leave the virtual world for a while, and join BLACK TUESDAY, a SILENT and PEACEFUL PROTEST against CYBER MARTIAL LAW.
At 10 am, we assemble at the Padre Faura entrance of Robinsons Manila.At 10:30 am, with our central banner saying STOP CYBER MARTIAL LAW and our mouths covered with black tape (to be provided by PIFA), we march to the Supreme Court. Everyone is encouraged (but not required) to bring black cartolina or placards/signs that are all black, signifying the silencing of free speech.At 11 am, we read our Unity Statement in front of the Supreme Court to let the three branches of our government and the Filipino nation know why this law should be stopped.Join us netizens, and STOP CYBER MARTIAL LAW!For inquiries, please text Kenneth Keng at 0915 790 00 18, or send him a Facebook private message at https://www.facebook.com/kenneth.keng.3

Related links:

PIFA FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PIFA.ph/
PIFA web site: http://pifa.ph/
Text of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 or Republic Act No. 10175: http://www.gov.ph/2012/09/12/republic-act-no-10175/

16 Responses to Event: October 2 Cybercrime Law Protest at Supreme Court

  1. […] Details for the Black Tuesday march. Website blackout protest. Images for blacking out your social media profile. […]

  2. jerwin radaza says:

    our taxes should go into proper places.

  3. Karlo says:

    They are pushing for the cyber crime law to go against the regular people, what about the transparency bill that they wanted trashed so that they are not obliged to show us how they spend the “kaban ng bayan”.

  4. Chenedy Edward says:


    Section 4. No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.


  5. joven says:


  6. Sotto Gago says:

    Our retarded senators pushed this law so they could postponed the RH Bill.. This was all part of there delaying tactics!! But most of all this is bcoz Sotto got cyber bullied, well to sotto you’re such a cry baby… and BTW.. I Fucked you mom Sotto!! >=3

  7. Karlo says:

    To all the Senators who participate the approval of the Republic Act No. 10175,
    why don’t you first solve the problems about poverty, corruption, and the health of the masses instead of passing this stupid law. This move is probably to divert our attentions at the transparency bill, and RH bill, why don’t you just F*CKIN6 stop what your doing, think of what the Filipino peoples really need, and to do that instead?.

    Everyone knows that you the senators and the government are the only one who will benefit to this, where is the freedom of expression?, when no one or anyone can’t express their thoughts, and opinions?,
    THIS WILL EVENTUALLY END LIKE S.O.P.A., will fly with full colors for sometime and crash with heads first.

  8. micco manlulu says:

    for this, allow me to use your banner for my FB account’s cover photo.
    thanks a lot.

  9. Mohley says:

    We need freedom to spoke our right

  10. Jommer says:

    Oh really! That happen about all social network get black photo! I will follow black photo! ;D

    for this, allow me to use your banner for my FB account’s cover photo.
    thanks a lot.

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  13. FREAX1906 says:

    Cybercrime Law?
    bakit kaya napasa agad?,alam nyo malapit na election noh?
    hmmpff!!, ano kaya power ng cybercrime law (mostly e-libel)
    na makaka affect sa election 2013..siguro di na natin sila
    mababatikos (dahil me takot na) sa cyber world.
    (alam nmn natin next campaign media na gagamitin nila e
    internet pano na yun?)…. “sir synsya po opinion lng nmn
    ano po consequences ng 1st offense?” 🙂

    ETO PAH!!
    happy animals day,,yeehehh!! oppz..ano kya masasabi ng mga hayop,,lalo na si bantay? ang batas nila kmuztah na raw?

  14. Mara says:

    All over the world it seems to be the same type of problems: freedom of speech versus censorship in the name of security. Nowadays the users of the internet become automatically involved in major political struggles. Maybe this whole question is an international one about the general future of the world wide web. Not only in the Republic of the Philippines but in every country of the world. The web is growing. We are growing. And some questions need to be answered.

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