- You shall only say nice things on the Internet--This is the main fault attributed to the law: It's a violation of the Freedom of Expression with its cyberlibel provision. Thanks to this provision inserted "without knowledge" by most of the lawmakers, if you say something bad against certain people on the Internet, you can be charged in court. What's more, according to Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño, this not only applies to statements you make on the Internet but also on smartphones or with any device you use to access the Internet. So yes, this covers texting.
- You cannot tell the Truth, whether joking or seriously, if it hurts someone--In relation to the 1st Commandment, regardless if you state a fact or you use satire or sarcasm or even say something in a joking tone on the 'net, you can still be held liable for cyberlibel for impugning against another person's supposed dignity as per the anti-libel law of the Revised Penal Code.
- What you say can be held against you forever--According to online legal expert Atty. JJ Disini, because of the nature of your online posts, anything you posted years ago that are still live today can be still held against you in a court of law.
- What you like can also be held against you--In relation to the 3rd Commandment, liking a FB post can be considered as abetting libel. Retweeting a probably libelous tweet might be covered here as well so be warned.
- The government now has the power to take down your Internet--Thanks to the power given by the law, the Department of Justice, together with its arms in the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police have the power to order the shutdown of Web sites if there is prima facie evidence of violation of the law--even without a court warrant.
- Your Internet is required to compile evidence against you--In relation to the 5th Commandment, Internet service providers are now required to keep their data for six months after which they can be forced to keep it for six more months if authorities request it.
- You can be punished more harshly for online crimes than for real life crimes--Thanks to the wording of the law, punishment for those charged with this law is "one degree higher" than that provided for in the Revised Penal Code. Because of this, if you're charged with online libel, you can be fined a million bucks or spend 12 months in jail.
- You must trust the government to do the right thing in implementing the law--The government refuses to budge on this law, saying the public should trust them to come up with the proper Implementing Rules and Regulation to ensure that there won't be abuses of the law despite the vague wording. This after the some of the lawmakers who signed the law admitted they had no idea what had gone into the law.
- The law shall apply to all Filipinos wherever they are--Just because you think you're not in the Philippines, you can escape jurisdiction from this Philippine law. Think again: this law has universal jurisdiction. Even your electronic devices that are situated (or even partly) in the Philippines are under jurisdiction under this law.
- The law doesn't really protect you--Supposedly it goes after identity-theft. However, because of the heavy provisions against online libel, a hacker can take over your account and post libelous stuff, and then pull out. From the safety of distance, he can watch the fireworks fly as the government screws you over. So yes, it can protect industries and the rich and powerful, just not you.
The rhythm of my hand goes well with the drops of ink and with words floating in my brain. I do not have highfalutin words to speak of, instead, the way of my emotions and the labyrinth that my soul’s going through are the ones obliging me to put the significance of other’s life into scriptures.
No one says no to a bulkier bank account, so say a big “hello!” to our list of money saving motivations. In the current economic climate many of us are feeling the pinch, so here are seven handy ways to boost your bank account:
I'm not an economist, so my knowledge on the effects of high population growth on economic development is solely based from the research I have done, and it clearly oppose the government's stand.
Generally war is the result of a national entity wishing to improve the standard of living for its people. A major second cause is when a nation perceives a possible reduction in a current standard of living and fights to protect what it already has.
They say, the only permanent thing in life is change. I have learned to cope with the changes. I have realize that I have to change in these changing times. But change does not mean that I have to change what I do or drop what I have. Change don't make me give-up my dreams. I just need to change my way. Can I be the best? Can I be a winner?
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
- Do something you enjoy - you'll be more apt to stick with something you enjoy rather than forcing yourself to do something you don't. I love to blog and share with others so I'm not dreading what I have to do every day. I look forward to it.
- Develop a schedule/routine - I find that without a schedule, I am constantly being distracted by other things that consume my time. The end result is that I often don't get the things on my priority list done, but I've wasted valuable time of other things. Show up every day and follow your routine.
- Prioritize your time - understand and recognize things that are potential time-wasters and allow yourself a structured time period to deal with those (ie 30 min. per day on Facebook, or only check email at the end of the day, etc.) I find that I can't check email throughout the day because then there are several things that come up that I have to deal with and it pulls me away from my routine. I want to be able to deal with them on my own terms and put them into my schedule. Also, even though Facebook is a powerful marketing tool for my business, I only allow myself 30 min. per day because it can completely consume me.
- Write things down - this is a must for me. I need to keep a visual reminder of my goals for the day and I don't stop until they're completed. (I even write things on my list that I did but weren't on my list just so I can cross it off! - I know, but I love to cross things off!)
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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Monday, April 22, 2013
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Sometimes, when you're really down, you have to realize that not everything has gone wrong. You still have eyes to see with, hands to work with, food to eat, or whatever it is that you have. It's so easy to complain when things don't go our way, but if you look closely, there are people with problems far more grave than ours.
Life is a playground. Don't sit on the swing all your life. Not when you can go run into the fields, slide down that great big pipe and climb that tree. A few scrapes and bruises along the way won't stop you.
The key to life, I think, is balance. We must learn when to take things seriously, and when not to. A good friend told me "Feel the pain all you want, just don't forget how to live."
So, no emo today, kids. Only dorky faces from your (hopefully) blogwhore.