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International Fact-Checking Network nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Jan 22, 2021

While not a shortlisting for the award, IFCN Director Baybars Örsek says they see the nomination as 'an important validation of the work of fact-checkers worldwide'

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Please, not a government-controlled internet
Gelo Gonzales July 27 2020
After ABS-CBN, are Globe and Smart next?
I don’t wish to sensationalize, but when I heard the President specifically take aim at PLDT-owned Smart and Globe in his 5th State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 27, it galvanized in me the belief that this is a government that has already thought of ways to control what is now the final bastion of liberty, the internet.

The Video: ‘Shape up’: Gov’t takeover of telcos possible, Sotto warns
Jul 28, 2020
Following President Rodrigo Duterte’s warning during his State of the Nation Address, Senate President Vicente Sotto III advised the country’s biggest telecommunication companies to “shape up” and “seriously” heed the chief executive’s appeal to improve their services.

Duterte threatens to ‘hang’ telco CEO;‘18-20 days for issuing telco tower permits,’ says Año
July 31, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling
President Duterte has jokingly threatened to hang a telecommunication executive from one of the company’s towers if his company would not improve its services.

Duterte warns telcos: Improve by December or get shut down
July 27, 2020 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
President Duterte threatened to shut down both telecommunications players Globe and Smart if they will not be able to improve their services by the end of December.

Rodrigo Duterte’s Toolbox of Media Co-optation: The mainstream media vs. illiberal democracy in social media
This paper presents a “trimmed” version of the “Media Co-optation Toolbox” crafted by Freedom House to explain how President Rodrigo Duterte has kept Philippine mainstream media organizations in check by employing economic/legal and extra-legal and means to demand submission or silence from journalists.
What do governments need to pass the right legislation for social media?
Dec 2, 2020

Over the years, critics have hit technological platforms not only for allowing disinformation to thrive in digital public spaces, but also for prioritizing profit for engagement even if that meant amplifying hate and violence online.

Fact-checking the falsehoods that came out of 2020
Jan 16, 2021 Vernise Tantuco, Loreben Tuquero

What – or who – were lied about on social media in 2020?
We might have spent most of 2020 at home, but that didn’t stop falsehoods and rumors from being spread on social media, in our private chat groups, and in some cases, even by public officials.

PH intel chief shares fake information on Facebook
Sep 30, 2020 Rambo Talabong

National Intelligence Coordinating Agency chief Alex Monteagudo regularly shares photos and memes with fake information on his Facebook page
During the budget hearing of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) at the House of Representatives, Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago grilled the agency over posts made by its chief, Director General (DG) Alex Monteagudo

Facebook removes Philippine, Chinese networks for violating policy on 'foreign or government interference'
September 23, 2020 Victor Barreiro Jr.

The Philippine network, which Facebook says has links to the Philippine military or police, is made up of 57 Facebook accounts, 31 Pages, and 20 Instagram accounts
Facebook removed two networks, one from the Philippines and another from China, for violating its policies on coordinated inauthentic behavior.

Which countries have tried to ban Facebook?
Sep 29, 2020 Michelle Abad
As some countries have tried to block Facebook to control information and crack down on activism, their citizens have found ways to access the social networking platform

Dela Rosa wants Senate probe into Facebook 'censorship' of network linked to AFP, PNP
Oct 2, 2020 JC Gotinga
Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, former national police chief, has called for a Senate investigation into Facebook’s takedown of a network allegedly linked to the Philippine military or police.

In defense of Facebook
Sep 30, 2020 Dean Tony La Viña
'The shutdown of these inauthentic advocacy pages is one of Facebook’s most prudent decisions thus far. I give it my full support.'
In a move that was perhaps surprising to many, Facebook, in the last week, took down hundreds of coordinated fake accounts that were interfering in the politics of the Philippines and the US.

The war on Facebook
Sep 30, 2020 Geronimo Sy
From start-up to technology giant, Facebook (FB) has woven itself into our daily lives unlike any other app. It is to be expected, then, that issues and controversies will happen with regard to it. It is different, however, to consider banning FB, so that one can no longer use it to access one's friends or the news.

Gov’t calls for new policies to regulate Facebook
September 30, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling
The government has called for new policies to regulate Facebook to “level the playing field” after it supposedly engaged in censoring pro-government posts online.

PNP to probe fake police accounts deleted by Facebook
Published September 30, 2020 Aaron Recuenco
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has ordered its Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) to provide the list of the Facebook accounts being linked to the police organization which were deactivated for allegedly engaging in misrepresentation and coordinated malicious behavior.

Closed Facebook page 'Hands Off Our Children PH' is resurrected via renaming
Sep 29, 2020 Gelo Gonzales
A day after the Facebook takedowns, 'Hands Off Our Children PH' returns after a page created in 2018 with currently 7,000 followers is renamed.
The "Hands Off Our Children PH" page that was taken down was part of a network of accounts run by members of the AFP and PNP, according to Facebook.

Activists: Did Duterte just affirm admin employing ‘trolls’?
Gabriel Pabico Lalu September 29, 2020
Several activist groups, including the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), have raised suspicion over President Rodrigo Duterte’s rant against Facebook, which took down some fake social media accounts and pages due to “coordinated inauthentic behavior” or CIB.

PH military asks Facebook to be tool to project AFP image as ‘true protectors’
Frances Mangosing September 29, 2020
Philippines-Facebook, which has at least 1 billion users worldwide, could be a tool to build public support for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and project its image as “true protectors and defenders of the state against its enemies,” according to the military on Tuesday (Sept. 29).

Philippine Congress to probe Facebook over busted propaganda network
Sep 29, 2020
Philippine Congress is set to investigate Facebook over the recent takedown of a propaganda network linked to the country's military and police, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano vowed on Tuesday, September 29.

Gov’t mulls choosing own fact-checkers after Facebook shuts down pro-administration pages
September 29, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling
The government is mulling on the possibility of choosing its own set of fact-checkers on social media after complaining about Facebook’s alleged censorship of pro-administration pages.

Duterte threatens to stop Facebook in the Philippines
Sep 28, 2020 Sofia Tomacruz
'You cannot lay down a policy for my government,' President Rodrigo Duterte warns Facebook after it took down a fake network linked to the country's police and military
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, September 28, threatened to stop Facebook in the Philippines after the tech giant recently took down a fake network linked to the country's police and military. Look also the Videos

Duterte threatens to stop Facebook operations in PH after shutdown of gov’t ‘advocacy’ pages
September 29, 2020Argyll Cyrus Geducos
President Duterte threatened to stop the operations of Facebook in the country after it took down what he referred to as the government’s advocacy accounts and pages last week.

Robredo alarmed by China links of busted pro-Duterte Facebook network
Sep 27, 2020
The China-linked network, which Facebook took down, praises Mayor Sara Duterte and Senator Imee Marcos, while blasting perceived critics like Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
Vice President Leni Robredo voiced alarm over the supposed links with China by one of the networks of groups, pages, and accounts taken down by Facebook last week due to coordinated inauthentic behavior.

Facebook shuts down fake China-based accounts backing Duterte, Sara’s possible presidential bid
Gabriel Pabico Lalu September 23, 2020
Social media giant Facebook has shut down several fake Facebook accounts and pages, the contents of which were supportive of President Rodrigo Duterte and the possible 2022 presidential bid of his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

Over 100 fake accounts traced to PH police, military shut down by Facebook
Gabriel Pabico Lalu September 23, 2020
Facebook has shut down over 100 fake accounts traced to police and military units in the Philippines for engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior” (CIB), according to Nathaniel Gleicher, cybersecurity policy chief of the social media giant.

PNP disowns fake accounts shut down by Facebook
September 23, 2020 Aaron Recuenco
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has disowned the fake accounts shut down by Facebook for what it describes as coordinated inauthentic behavior relating to Philippine politics and campaign against terrorism and local communist insurgency.


The Dictator's Playbook
June 16, 2020 Center for Humane Technology

In a podcast released by the Center for Humane Technology, Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa reveals, play by play, how an aspiring strongman can use social media to spread falsehoods, sow confusion, intimidate critics and subvert democratic institutions.
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The military and social media
Oct 16, 2020
What goes into the military's strategy in the use of social media? Watch the interview on Rappler.
The Philippine military has been grilled repeatedly in the past few weeks for the use of social media by its units and leaders.
In September, Facebook removed a network of accounts linked to the military and the police for "inauthentic behavior" that magnified conversations supporting the Duterte administration.

On social media, PH military declares war vs rights defenders
Oct 16, 2020 Rambo Talabong, Jodesz Gavilan
Is it all fair game in the information war on social media?
The Philippine military has a social media problem.
In the past few weeks, its soldiers and units have been entangled in various controversies involving their use of the popular platform Facebook.
At least 3 Army servicemen were identified as being behind a suspended network of accounts and pages displaying “inauthentic behavior” that amplified political messages in support of the Duterte administration.

MTRCB wants to regulate content on Netflix, other video-on-demand platforms
September 3, 2020 JC Gotinga
All content streamed on video-on-demand platforms are currently unrated, which means they are prohibited, says MTRCB legal chief Jonathan Presquito
The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) said it must regulate content made available in the Philippines on video-on-demand platforms like Netflix, iFlix, and Amazon Prime if it is to fulfill its mandate under the law.

MTRCB asks video streaming sites to ‘adopt’ PH rating system
Oct 2, 2020 Alexa Villano
The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) on Friday, October 2, said it had no plans to regulate online streaming sites such as Netflix but urged them to "adopt" the Philippine rating system for movies and television.

MTRCB eyes ‘co-regulation’ with video streaming platforms
Christia Marie Ramos Oct 2, 2020
The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) is eyeing “co-regulation” with video streaming sites like Netflix.
During a Senate budget hearing on Friday, MTRCB chair Rachel Arenas clarified that the board does not intend to review all videos-on-demand.

ALL the Videos: MTRCB has no jurisdiction over Netflix, other video streaming apps
Sep 4, 2020

Malacañang tells MTRCB: Listen to Congress before Duterte ‘micromanages’
September 7, 2020
The board earlier said it should also be regulating content on streaming platforms like Netflix
The Palace on Monday, September 7, urged the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to “consider” the views of lawmakers on the board's announcement that it wanted to begin regulating content on on-demand streaming platforms. Look the Video

Robredo shoots down planned MTRCB regulation of Netflix
September 6, 2020 Raymund Antonio
Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday slammed what she called an “ill-timed” plan of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to regulate video streaming platforms operating in the Philippines.

Filipino directors oppose MTRCB plan to regulate streaming platforms
September 6, 2020
'MTRCB is expected to be an enabling partner of the industry towards authentic self-regulation,' says the Directors' Guild of the Philippines
The Directors' Guild of the Philippines (DGPI) said they are against the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB)’s plan to regulate content on streaming platforms such as Netflix, iFlix, and Amazon Prime.

Locsin thumbs down Netflix censorship: ‘Enough with that idiot regulation’
Consuelo Marquez September 05, 2020
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin has joined critics in opposing the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board’s (MTRCB) proposal to censor shows on Netflix and other online video streaming services.

Ex-MTRCB chief Poe nixes bid to regulate content of video-streaming outfits
Christia Marie Ramos September 04, 2020
Senator Grace Poe, who previously served as chief of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), has branded as “counterproductive and ridiculous” the proposed regulation of content being streamed on Netflix and other video-on-demand platforms.

MTRCB seeks only ‘post-monitoring’, says head, as plan to regulate Netflix meets stiff opposition
September 4, 2020 Vanne Elaine Terrazola
Senator Grace Poe on Friday said she opposes the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board’s (MTRCB) proposal to regulate Netflix and other online streaming services.

Alan warns MTRCB on plan to tax Netflix
September 4, 2020 Ben Rosario
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano warned the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board today that its plan to regulate the video content in streaming platforms like Netflix might affect approval of its proposed budget for 2021.

Cayetano: MTRCB call to regulate content in Netflix, other video streaming sites ‘mind-boggling, ridiculous’
Neil Arwin Mercado - September 04, 2020
The call of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to regulate video content in streaming platforms such as Netflix is “mind-boggling” and “ridiculous,” House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said Friday.

Drilon opposes MTRCB plan to regulate Netflix, other streaming services
September 4, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon on Friday said he strongly opposes the plan of the Movies and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to regulate streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Social media use should be regulated by anti-terror law
Rambo Talabong August 03 2020
'We will capitalize on this very, very good anti-terror law. It is comprehensive, it is proactive,' says new Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) wants to include social media use in the ambit of the controversial anti-terror law, new AFP chief Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay.
"We need to have specific provisions on this, pertaining to the use of social media," Gapay said in a press briefing broadcast from Camp Aguinaldo. (READ: New AFP chief's 'top priority': Enforcing the anti-terror law)

‘Red tagging’ by PCOO, AFP has legitimate basis
September 9, 2020 Ben Rosario
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday pointed to the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) as being behind the social media campaign that Makabayan lawmakers assailed as “red tagging” attempts that have put their lives in danger.

The Video: Pag-regulate ng social media kontra-terorismo
Aug 7, 2020 CNN Philippines

CHR concerned over possible regulation of social media in Anti-Terrorism Act
August 6, 2020 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has expressed “grave concern” over the discussions to include the regulation of social media in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Anti-Terrorism Act

Cayetano echoes AFP chief: Social media sites 'new battlefronts in fight vs terrorism'
Mara Cepeda Aug 06 2020
'We have to be prudent in what we do because we cannot trade security for our civil liberties,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano shared the view of new Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay that social media should be regulated in the name of fighting terrorism.

Chilling effect: Proposal to regulate social media via anti-terror law hit
ABS-CBN News Aug 05 2020 - with Video
Every Filipino would be "fair game" if the anti-terror law is used to regulate social media, a lawyers' group said Wednesday after the country's military chief made the proposal to counter radicalization and recruitment of terrorists.

Anti-Terror Law does not include social media regulation
August 5, 2020 Martin Sadongdong
The regulation of social media is not included in the mandate of the Anti-Terrorism Law, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Wednesday.

Social media regulation by military tantamount to censorship
August 5, 2020 Raymund Antonio
A human rights watchdog advised the new Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay to start in his backyard if he wants to regulate social media using the anti-terror law.

Anti-Terrorism law has no provision that can be used against social media
August 4, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling
The country’s anti-terrorism law cannot be used to regulate social media as proposed by the new military chief, according to a Malacanang official.
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Republic Act No. 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 has no provision that allows regulation of social media.

‘AFP plan to regulate social media thru anti-terror law IRR illegal, unconstitutional’
August 4, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday rejected the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) plan to include provisions to regulate social media in the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, saying the act is “illegal and unconstitutional.”

AFP chief wants social media restrictions to be part of anti-terrorism law
August 4, 2020 Martin Sadongdong
Recognizing the role of the Internet in the changing landscape of terrorism, Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay, newly installed Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), has proposed the inclusion of regulation of social media in the crafting of the implementing rules and regulation (IRR) of the Anti-Terrorism Law (ATL) of 2020.

Civil rights experts launch Real Facebook Oversight Board
Sep 28, 2020 Gelo Gonzales

The board will have weekly public Zoom meetings on a range of Facebook issues from hate speech to disinformation
A group of civil rights experts, scholars, and journalists announced the formation of an independent council that wants to hold Facebook accountable and push for meaningful change on the platform.

Journalists, critics, scholars form independent ‘Real Facebook Oversight Board’
Krixia Subingsubing October 04, 2020
A group of journalists, critics, and scholars around the world, including Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, has launched an independent Facebook oversight board seeking to hold the social media giant to account over its inaction against right-wing extremists and supremacists using the platform to weaponize disinformation and legitimize violence.



Anya Schiffrin on how Facebook threatens democracy
September 6, 2020

'I think it's greed. I think that it's ideology. If you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.'
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa talks to author, professor and journalist Anya Schiffrin, who comes down hard on Facebook for abdicating its responsibility in curbing disinformation, policing election messaging and regulating political advertising.

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PNP will scan social media for quarantine violators, Shield chief warns
Nestor Corrales September 06, 2020
In much the same way that the public learned about how physical distancing and other anti-COVID-19 health measures were allegedly violated by the Metro Manila police chief when he celebrated his birthday last May, police hope to catch “hardheaded” quarantine violators, including fellow officers, with help from social media.

Huwag 'nagkakalat': PNP to probe only 'public' social media posts
September 8, 2020 Rambo Talabong - with Video
'It's a responsibility of each individual to place what is right, because ikaw mismo ang nagkakalat eh,' says police chief General Camilo Cascolan

DILG: Police will verify quarantine violations monitored on social media before making arrests
September 7, 2020 Chito Chavez
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III on Monday, Sept. 7, clarified that the police will need to verify violations of quarantine protocols monitored on social media before making any arrests.

NPC: Evidence of quarantine violations from social media must be legally obtained
September 7, 2020 Richa Noriega
The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said Monday that the evidence for possible violation of quarantine protocols found on social media must be legally obtained.

Palace sees nothing wrong with PNP monitoring social media for quarantine violations
September 7, 2020 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
Malacañang sees nothing wrong with the move of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to monitor social media accounts for quarantine violations, saying the right to privacy was already waived once something was posted on the Internet.

Police cautioned against social media monitoring of netizens
Krixia Subingsubing September 07, 2020
Human rights advocates on Sunday criticized the plan of the Philippine National Police to monitor social media posts and pursue quarantine violators, warning that this would violate constitutional and privacy rights, especially without legal authority given by the courts.

The Video: Palace says nothing illegal with police monitoring of social media posts
Sep 7, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Police officers can monitor social media posts for violations of quarantine protocols, Malacañang said Monday as authorities zero in on virus restriction violators

The Video: PNP to only monitor 'public' social media posts for quarantine violations
Sep 7, 2020
The Philippine National Police will only monitor social media posts that are set for public consumption in connection to its plan to investigate posts showing quarantine violations, its new chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan said Monday.

The Video: PNP to check viral social media posts for quarantine violations
Sep 7, 2020 ABS-CBN News
The police lack manpower to scour millions of social media accounts to find violations of pandemic lockdowns, an official said.

Lawyer says PNP can’t stalk people on social media for quarantine violations
Gabriel Pabico Lalu September 06, 2020
A plan by the Philippine National Police to monitor social media activity for potential quarantine violations is alarming as it may intrude on people’s privacy, a lawyer said on Sunday.
National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) president Edre Olalia said the police could not just start stalking people without being authorized by the courts, as there are laws preventing this kind of surveillance.


Parlade defends social media regulation proposal
Aug 24, 2020

A high-ranking military official has defended the suggestion of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay that the regulation of social media should be included in the ambit of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.

Parlade grilled on social media regulation, press freedom at confirmation hearing
August 24, 2020 Nikko Dizon
At his confirmation hearing on Monday, Southern Luzon Command chief, Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr, ultimately found himself being grilled by opposition senators on how social media regulation as well as his previous statements against journalists affect freedom of expression and press freedom.

Majority of Filipinos agree: 'Dangerous to print or broadcast anything critical' of Duterte gov't
Camille Elemia Aug 07 2020 - with Video

According to a Social Weather Stations survey, 51% of Filipinos agree with this statement, while 30% disagree
Majority of Filipinos agree that it is “dangerous to print or broadcast anything critical” of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, "even if it is the truth."

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Press Freedom under siege in PH
Aug 10, 2020 ANC 24/7
Veteran journalist Vergel Santos says, there is no denying press freedom is under siege in the Philippines. This, after a recent survey showed more than half of Filipinos believe, it is dangerous for the media to publish anything critical of the Duterte administration.

The Video: Free to speak up (Even against PRRD?) - Mayroon nga ba talagang freedom of expression sa Pilipinas?
GMA Public Affairs Aug 5, 2019
Para sa nakararami, malayang maglahad ng opinyon ang mga Pilipino dahil madalas makakita ng kritisismo laban sa gobyerno lalo na sa social media. Kung tunay ngang may freedom of expression, bakit tila may nakatatanggap ng paratang mula sa Pangulo ang sinumang kumontra sa kanya?

Hidden messages in surveys
Vergel O. Santos AUG 14 2020

Senators not surprised by Filipinos saying dangerous to publish statements critical of administration
August 8, 2020 Vanne Elaine Terrazola

Fact-checking historical claims in the digital age
June 05, 2020

How do fact-checkers verify claims from the past?
Historical controversies continue to persist in the age of social media. In fact, the spread of disinformation on alleged “hidden facts” in Philippine history, the historic EDSA People Power Revolution, and even Martial Law are continue to be shared and debated online.

How to protect children’s eyes during remote learning
Kelly Hoover Greenway, The New York Times Sep 04 2020

More time in front of screens, whether for school or for fun and connection, can result in eye strain, fatigue and headaches, but experts offer simple ways for parents to protect their kids’ eyes during a time when screens are a bigger part of everyday life.


Brittany Kaiser on protecting your data
Jul 15, 2020

Rappler's Maria Ressa talks to Cambridge Analytica whistleblower and former business development director Brittany Kaiser
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Freedom on the Net 2018:
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Fake news, data collection, and the challenge to democracy
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Senate panels back gov't shutdown of social media accounts
Camille Elemia November 27, 2018
The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, under the Office of the President, wants the DICT to be authorized to shut down social media accounts that are deemed 'inimical to national interest'



DOLE asks Taiwan to deport OFW with Facebook posts criticizing Duterte
JC Gotinga April 25, 2020

The Philippine government wants Taiwan to deport a Filipina caregiver for her ‘nasty and malevolent’ posts about the President

The Video: No curtailment of freedom of expression amid deportation move vs Taiwan OFW: MECO
Apr 29, 2020 ABS-CBN News
The Philippine government's representative in Taiwan assured its citizens there it would not curtail freedom of expression following a supposed call for deportation of a migrant worker due to libelous comments against President Rodrigo Duterte.

Taiwan rejects deportation of OFW critical of Duterte
Sofia Tomacruz April 28, 2020
News reports from Taiwan quote its foreign ministry as saying that foreign workers enjoy freedom of speech and 'citizen treatment'


Taiwan OFW Linn Ordidor on free speech and dodging deportation
April 30, 2020
Caregiver Linn Ordidor made headlines when the Philippine government pushed to have her deported from Taiwan for having criticized President Rodrigo Duterte. She tells Rappler why she thinks being outspoken is worth the risk. Look also this article

Linn Ordidor, caregiver: Sorry, not sorry
JC Gotinga May 01, 2020
She got into trouble with Philippine authorities for stating her political opinions, and would have been deported if Taiwan didn’t vouch for her. Still, the spirited OFW says she’d do it all over again for love of country.

FAST FACTS: The National Telecommunications Commission
Pauline Macaraeg May 06, 2020

Know more about the agency that shut down the country’s biggest broadcasting network

Warrantless arrests:

DOJ okays warrantless arrest of teacher who posted about 'killing Duterte'
Lian Buan May 15, 2020
Ronnel Mas will be charged with inciting to sedition next week. He has to spend more days detained as he waits for the chance to post bail.

Olongapo court clears teacher over post on reward to kill Duterte
Lian Buan June 25, 2020 - with Video
Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 72 Judge Richard Paradeza junks the Department of Justice case and says that an extrajudicial confession is inadmissible. He also rules that intelligence information is not sufficient to do a warrantless arrest.

The Video: Court junks sedition charge vs. teacher who made online threat to Duterte
Jun 25, 2020 ANC 24/7
A court in Olongapo has dismissed the sedition charge against a teacher who offered a P50 million reward online for the life of President Duterte

Teacher who posted about reward to kill Duterte out on bail
Lian Buan May 19, 2020
Ronnel Mas posts P72,000 bail and will be arraigned for inciting to sedition on May 28

With indictment of teacher, media told be careful when interviewing suspects
Lian Buan May 16, 2020
Ex-SC Spokesperson Ted Te says the NBI agents are still liable for the arbitrary detention of teacher Ronnel Mas

NBI refuses to release teacher who posted about reward to 'kill Duterte'
Lian Buan May 15, 2020
NBI agents are waiting for a release order even though charges are not yet filed. Differing interpretations of the validity of a warrantless arrest compound the problem.

Salesman arrested, jailed for calling Duterte 'crazy'
Lian Buan May 14, 2020
'Hindi trabaho ng PNP protektahan ang Pangulo sa opinyon ng taumbayan. Ang trabaho 'nyo e protektahan ang taumbayan,' says human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, following the latest arrest in Butuan City.
Police arrested on Wednesday, May 13, a 41-year-old salesman in Butuan City for a Facebook post.
Orcullo wrote on his Facebook account the following, translated from Bisaya: "The pattern is clear. Bong Go will make a show of it, as if he’s asking a favor from the crazy President, Digong is an asshole. Digong is crazy."

The Videos in the album Warrantless arrests:

PH Human Rights lawyer questions warrantless arrests related to anti-Duterte social media posts
May 15, 2020 ANC 24/7
Free Legal Assitance Group chairman and veteran human rights lawyer Chel Diokno questions the warrantless arrests of personalities who made online threats against President Duterte. Diokno says law enforcement authorities should follow proper procedure by filing a complaint and waiting for a court warrant instead of arresting them on the spot.

Prosecutor: Arrest of teacher who offered Kill Duterte bounty 'invalid' but 'cured' by admission
May 15, 2020 ANC 24/7
The arrest of a public school teacher who offered a P50-million bounty to anyone who would kill President Rodrigo Duterte was deemed invalid by the inquest prosecutors, saying a warantless arrest does not apply. They however add the defect in Mas' arrest was cured when he confessed to the media.

'Hello NBI?' Angel Locsin shares death threat tweeted against her, Kim Chiu, Coco Martin
May 22, 2020 - with Video
Angel takes the 'threat' lightly as she shares a screenshot of the tweet offering a '200 million' bounty for whoever manages to off her.
The tweeter tagged GMA Network, and offered "200 million" (though he did not specify if he meant pesos) to any supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte and GMA Network who can kill Kim Chiu, Coco Martin, and Angel Locsin.
The 3 actors recently spoke up against the government's move to shut down ABS-CBN, and Angel in particular is known for being a vocal critic of the current administration

The Video: Angel Locsin, ipinaabot sa NBI ang death threat sa kanya at sa ibang Kapamilya stars
May 21, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Hindi pinalampas ng aktres ang social media post na nagbabanta sa kanya at sa mga kapwa niya artista

Cebu artist Bambi Beltran sues Mayor Edgar Labella, cops for rights violations
Ryan Macasero June 19, 2020
Bambi Beltran files complaints against the Cebu City mayor, the Central Visayas police chief, and several Cebu cops for arresting her without a warrant and violating her rights while in their custody

Satire is protected speech,' says Cebu judge in dismissed case of Bambi Beltran
Sep 24, 2020 Ryan Macasero
Here are the highlights of the judge's decision

Court dismisses cases against Cebu artist Bambi Beltran
September 15, 2020 Lorraine Ecarma
'Any court conscious of its mandate to uphold the Constitution should and must wield it as a shield against any means to silence political and social criticisms,' says Judge Yvonne Artiaga in her decision

Cebu court dismisses cyber libel vs Bambi Beltran for lack of jurisdiction
Ryan Macasero Aug 18 2020 - with Video
Only one of 3 charges from the complaint filed in April were dismissed.
The Cebu Municipal Trial Court Branch 3 dismissed the cyber libel charge against Cebu artist Bambi Beltran for lack of jurisdiction.
The cyber libel was only one of 3 charges filed by Cebu City prosecutor Liceria Lofranco-Rabillas against Beltran in April over a sarcastic post she made on Facebook. Because of that Facebook post, Mayor Edgar Labella threatened to have Beltran arrested.

Cebu artist Bambi Beltran charged with cyber libel again
Ryan Macasero - Lorraine Ecarma Aug 12 2020
A private individual files a complaint over Cebu artist Bambi Beltran's comment on a now-deleted Facebook post in 2019
Central Visayas police booked Cebu artist Bambi Beltran over a cyber libel charge at around 9 am on Wednesday, August 12.
Beltran is accused with 4 others, including actress Chai Fonacier.

Taken after midnight, cuffed to a chair: The arrest of Cebuana artist Bambi Beltran
Ryan Macasero May 22, 2020
Cebu artist Bambi Beltran is detained for 60 hours and faces up to 18 years in prison for a sarcastic Facebook post Mayor Edgar Labella called 'fake news.' He says it's nothing personal.

CHR slams Gwen Garcia for publicly shaming netizen
Ryan Macasero May 22, 2020
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said Friday, May 22, it was “alarmed” by Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia's publicly shaming a netizen in retaliation for Facebook comments criticizing and insulting her and her provincial government.

The right to call the government crazy
Leonardo Camacho May 20, 2020

Voicing your exasperation over the government and its officials – even in impolite language – is constitutionally protected!
Frustrated over the current state of affairs in the country, a Butuan City salesman turned to Facebook to express his sentiments, calling the President “crazy” and an “assh*le” in Bisaya. Then came the arrest.

'SIM takeover': Smart alerts users to schemes to hijack your SIM cards
April 17, 2020

In successful SIM-jackings, a user's text messages and calls are routed to the hijacker's SIM card. The hijackers can then use this data to hack banking, email, and other online accounts.


Are our phones eavesdropping on us?
Al Jazeera English Streamed live Aug 27, 2019

Ok Google. Hey Siri? Alexa! Voice recognition has become commonplace for millions of people around the world as consumers become more reliant on the virtual assistants that come with our smart phones and speakers.
And while these AI-powered assistants quietly listen for our commands, who else is on the other end?
The short answer is pretty much everyone.

Apple apologizes for listening to Siri talk, sets new rules
Agence France-Presse August 29, 2019
Apple will allow its employees to review conversations only from customers who opt into the 'Siri grading' program to improve the voice recognition technology

Is this proof your smart phone is eavesdropping on EVERY single word you say?
Claudia Joseph 7 March 2019

Big divide in internet use in Philippines by age, education level – report
Gelo Gonzales April 03, 2020

A new Pew Research Center survey reveals considerable internet usage gaps among older and younger Filipinos, and those with low and high educational attainment

Filipinos spend most time online, on social media worldwide – report
January 31, 2019

For the 4th straight year, the Philippines is tops in worldwide social media use. The Philippines also beats Thailand this year for most time spent online.

The Video: When you become a slave to your phone, you lose freedom
ROME REPORTS in English Apr 15, 2019

Pope urges students to fight their addiction to phones
Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service April 17, 2019

Cardinal Tagle warns vs cellphone addiction: 'Parang alipin na tayo'
Paterno Esmaquel II April 18, 2019
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle warned Catholics on Holy Thursday, April 18, against addiction to their cellphones, saying it is a form of slavery and a subtle kind of "imprisonment."

Download speeds in Metro Manila about 73% faster than Cebu, Davao – Opensignal
Kyle Chua August 26, 2019

The firm reports overall download speeds of 11.6Mbps in Metro Manila, 7.9Mbps in Angeles, 6.7Mbps in Davao, 6.6Mbps in Cebu, and 6.4Mbps in Cagayan de Oro

U.S. starts requiring social media details for visas
Rambo Talabong June 02, 2019

The United States now requires visa applicants to disclose the social media platforms and usernames they have used in the past 5 years.
It remains unclear whether the addition to visa applications have been implemented across the world.

U.S. could ask visa applicants for social media passwords
Agence France-Presse February 08, 2017
US homeland security wants tougher visa screening procedures including the right to look into an applicant's social media account.

Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year
Victor Barreiro Jr. September 11, 2018

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust:

A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns.

The Philippines has been in the report since 2016.

Living within the truth
Jose Manuel I. Diokno June 18, 2018

There are forces competing for our attention, pushing us to believe in thing or another. There is, in fact, a hidden war going on beneath the surface of our lives. It's a war between 'living within the truth' and 'living within the lies.'

Can spreading gossip or hoaxes online land you in jail?
Vernise L Tantuco August 11, 2018

It can, lawyers say, if the information you spread harms the reputation or the rights of another person

Experts warn Cebuanos vs anonymous Facebook pages
Raisa Serafica September 02, 2018

At Move Cebu, journalist Sol Amante says Cebuanos should take posts from anonymous Facebook pages with a 'handful' of salt, e.g. Cebu Flash Report (CFR), a popular Facebook page, carried the unverified post on its news feed and amplified it to its almost 400,000 followers.


in the album Truth, Trust, Democracy and Disinformation

Peter Pomerantsev on Facebook, truth, and the crisis of democracy
July 30, 2018

Maria Ressa talks to Peter Pomerantsev about the weaponization of social media
Facebook, which has faced mounting pressure to rid its pages of false information and propaganda.

Facebook doesn't listen and is blinding us all
Victor Barreiro Jr. August 01, 2018

Now's the good time to take a look at Facebook. If you have to use it, then do so with purpose... or at least the realization that social media is using you as much as you are using it.


in the album Social Media, the risks that goes with it & Victims of it

Is it time to #DeleteFacebook?

The Cambridge Analytica controversy and the #DeleteFacebook movement that resulted from it highlight the perils of harvested personal data.

Duterte supporters threaten to leave Facebook for Russia's VK
Paige Occeñola April 15, 2018
The 'Russian Facebook' reportedly attracts American extremist groups, neo-Nazis, and the alt-right, too, because of their loose enforcement against hate speech.

U.S. Senate panel hearing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on data privacy
April 11, 2018 - with Video

Facebook's hubris in the midst of victimhood
Victor Barreiro Jr. April 11, 2018
There is no other company that does anything quite like Facebook, which means its platitudes of policing its platform and of taking responsibility for its missteps are filled with hubris

Cambridge Analytica’s parent firm claims it won 2010 election for PH president
Natashya Gutierrez April 10, 2018
Butch Abad, the campaign manager of former president Benigno Aquino III, denies any involvement with Strategic Communication Laboratories and says its claims may be 'total fabrication'

Duterte campaign team never paid for Cambridge Analytica services
Pia Ranada April 10, 2018
The campaign team had no need to purchase data from Cambridge Analytica because of the upswell of support for then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, says the Palace

Cambridge Analytica's parent company claims ties with Duterte friend
Natashya Gutierrez April 9, 2018
Istratehiya, a local political consultancy firm, admits talking and meeting with Strategic Communication Laboratories in the lead up to the 2016 Philippine elections, but claims no partnership was sealed

Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data privacy scandal
Agence France-Presse April 05, 2018 - with Video
Mark Zuckerberg says he accepts responsibility for the failure to protect user data but maintains that he is still the best person to lead the network of two billion users

EDITORIAL: Dear Facebook, it’s truly complicated
April 02, 2018
If you think that what is happening to Facebook is going to go away soon and does not have far-reaching consequences down the line, think again!

Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix problems: Zuckerberg
Agence France-Presse April 02, 2018 - with Video
Zuckerberg says that Facebook was 'idealistic,' focusing on the positive aspects of connecting people and did not think 'through, some of the downside uses of the tools'

Zuckerberg apology fails to quiet Facebook storm
March 23, 2018 - with Video
With pressure ratcheting up on the 33-year-old CEO over a scandal that has wiped some $60 billion off Facebook's value, the initial response suggests his promise of self-regulation has failed to convince

WhatsApp co-founder starts #DeleteFacebook campaign after data privacy scandal
March 21, 2018
Brian Acton tweets, 'It is time,' and uses the hashtag #DeleteFacebook

and more links HERE


in the album Social Media, the risks that goes with it & Victims of it

Legal ramifications Facebook faces in PH for security breach
October 06, 2018

Rappler talks to the National Privacy Commission's complaints and investigations chief, Francis Acero, about what penalties Facebook may face in light of the September 2018 hack

Look also HERE and HERE

PH privacy commission to probe Facebook after data scandal
April 13, 2018

The National Privacy Commission wants Facebook to submit documents that would help establish the scope and the effects of the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal in relation to Filipino users.


PH was Cambridge Analytica's 'petri dish' – whistle-blower Christopher Wylie
September 10, 2019

The Canadian whistle-blower says Strategic Communication Laboratories, Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, found the Philippines an ideal target and used proxies here.
Wylie says the Philippines and other countries in the global south were perfect places for Cambridge Analytica to experiment with tactics and technology
Read the full text of the interview.

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PH was Cambridge Analytica's 'petri dish' – whistle-blower Christopher Wylie
Paige Occeñola September 10, 2019

FACT CHECK: Is Grace Poe pushing for a Facebook ban in PH?
April 13, 2018

Senator Grace Poe had denied in February 2018 allegations that she wants to block Facebook in the country but the issue is resurrected this April

Facebook seeks to become 'hostile place' for extremists
Agence France-Presse June 16, 2017

In a joint blog post, the social network's global policy management director Monika Bickert and counterterrorism policy manager Brian Fishman say Facebook is committed to tackling the issue 'head-on'


in the album Social Media, the risks that goes with it & Victims of it

How do you protect your privacy from Facebook, other apps?


What are we consenting to when we sign Facebook's terms of service?

Mar 24, 2018

Consent and Facebook's data scandal: Know what you're signing up for
Bea Cupin March 24, 2018
In an age when Facebook has become a staple in daily life, how can an average person protect his or her personal data online?

Facebook partners with Rappler, Vera Files for fact-checking program
Bonz Magsambol April 12, 2018

'Partnering with third-party fact-checking organizations is one of the ways we hope to better identify and reduce the reach of false news that people share on our platform,' says Clair Deevy, Facebook Director for Community Affairs for Asia Pacific

Facebook partnership goes beyond Rappler
April 16, 2018
We accept this responsibility because we know you will be helping – and vetting –us every step of the way

PCOO protests Facebook partnership with Rappler, Vera Files
Pia Ranada April 16, 2018
Malacañang, meanwhile, 'commiserates' with Duterte supporters who have slammed the social media platform's tie-up with the news organizations

Senator lauds Facebook fact-check partnership with Rappler, Vera Files
April 14, 2018
'It's encouraging to see Facebook take a stronger stance on this issue and partner with agencies that are genuinely fighting fake news,' says Senator Bam Aquino

You think your data, communication devices are safe? Think again

Sofia Tomacruz March 17, 2018
According to privacy rights group Privacy International, there have been at least 7 recorded sales of surveillance equipment to the Philippines

The Videos in the album What´s Cyber & Phone Crime - How to protect against the crime:

Security in Our Connected World:
Part 1: Social Media Security
Part 2: Online Safety & Data Security

the articles:

Cambridge Analytica to close after Facebook data scandal
Agence France-Presse May 03, 2018
'Despite Cambridge Analytica's unwavering confidence that its employees have acted ethically and lawfully... the siege of media coverage has driven away virtually all of the company's customers and suppliers,' says the company

Cambridge Analytica used other quiz apps to harvest Facebook data, says ex-employee
Kyle Chua April 18, 2018
New information coming out of a UK committee investigation suggests other quiz apps used by the research firm may have compromised far more than the 87 million Facebook users estimated

Facebook confirms it collects data beyond users
Agence France-Presse UPDATED April 18, 2018
'When you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information even if you're logged out or don't have a Facebook account,' says product management director David Baser.

Be vigilant when sharing data on social media – privacy commission
Aika Rey April 07, 2018
'We encourage the public to exercise a new level of care about their privacy and to take part in forming the future of Facebook in the country,' says Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro.

Passwords: Security, vulnerability, constraints
Hervé Debar March 24, 2018
Technological progress has made brute-force password-search tools, like 'John the Ripper' extremely effective. As a result, attackers can find passwords fairly easily by following their electronic fingerprints.

Want data privacy? Here's how to protect your personal information online
Jodesz Gavilan March 21, 2018
Data privacy lawyer Cecilia Soria says it's important to be more mindful and less careless in giving away personal information, especially on social media


in the album Social Media, the risks that goes with it & Victims of it

Did Duterte's campaign team work with Cambridge Analytica?
April 11, 2018
The Duterte presidential campaign's chief social media strategist claims the Cambridge Analytica CEO

Visit to PH office linked to Cambridge Analytica's parent company
Apr 9, 2018
Istratehiya, a local political consultancy firm, admits talking and meeting with Strategic Communication Laboratories in the lead up to the 2016 Philippine elections but denies they worked with SCL.

Why the Cambridge Analytica scandal matters to Filipinos
Apr 12, 2018
Historian Leloy Claudio explains how Cambridge Analytica’s activities hurt democracy and even affects Filipinos

Duterte social media campaign manager: ‘Nix influenced my work’
Natashya Gutierrez April 09, 2018
Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña, who appears in a photo with Cambridge Analytica's Alexander Nix, says he never worked with the parent company but took some lessons from the talk of Nix himself when he visited Manila in 2015

Did Cambridge Analytica use Filipinos' Facebook data to help Duterte win?
Natashya Gutierrez April 05, 2018 - with Video
Facebook says data of over 1.1 million Filipinos was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica’s parent company involved in PH polls as early as 2013
Natashya Gutierrez April 06, 2018
In company documents from 5 years ago, Strategic Communication Laboratories claims that the Philippines was one of the countries they did work in.

China's surveillance system coming to the Philippines?
Ralf Rivas December 02, 2018

'Huawei wants to know what you like to eat, where you want to go, to secure your safety,' says an official of the Chinese tech giant

Up to PH to consider U.S. concerns over Huawei, says envoy
Pia Ranada May 23, 2019 - with the Video: U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim responds to reporters' questions at the Pandesal Forum in Quezon City.

US Ambassador Sung Kim stresses Washington's 'serious concerns' about Chinese firm Huawei, which will be involved in the Department of the Interior and Local Government's China-funded Safe Philippines project
Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping had witnessed the signing of the agreement on the Safe Philippines Project during Xi's state visit in November 2018.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used his March visit as an opportunity to warn the Philippines against Huawei 5G technology, again citing security risks.

DICT statement on U.S. blacklisting of Huawei
May 23, 2019
The Department of Information and Communications Technology says the impending US trade ban against Huawei will have 'little impact' on the Philippine telecommunications industry

DFA warns Duterte gov't vs Huawei amid warming ties with China
Rambo Talabong April 29, 2019
In an internal memorandum obtained by Rappler, the Department of Foreign Affairs warns the NSC, NICA, and DICT about working with Huawei

Pompeo warns PH of 'security risks' posed by Huawei
Pia Ranada March 01, 2019
The US Secretary of State says US equipment won't be allowed to operate anywhere where Huawei technology is present

Don't let Huawei help set up 5G, U.S. warns EU nations
Agence France-Presse February 06, 2019

The US is strongly warning the EU because from the US perspective, strong alliances in the region make the individual security of each allied nation even more important

Senators sound alarm over China-funded DILG surveillance project
Camille Elemia December 13, 2018 - with Video
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto cites security risks in the 12,000-camera Safe Philippines Project of the DILG in partnership with a China Telecom affiliate and Huawei

EU data protection may trigger global ripple effect
Agence France-Presse May 15, 2018

While all firms globally are required to comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it comes to the data of Europeans, the rules may have a wider impact if firms decide to extend protections to all users.
The EU's new data protection rules are having an impact around the world.

EU's data rules may push improvements in PH cybersecurity
June 19, 2018
Any business that will involve EU citizens must comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, spurring Philippine companies to improve practices, says Trend Micro

Demystifying GDPR
IT’s Crash Course to Compliance

The Videos: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Net neutrality and why you should care about it
December 09, 2017 - with Video

Internet expert Samantha Bradshaw shares the importance of net neutrality and why practices such as sponsored data are harming it and about impact of zero-rated schemes to democracy.

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What you need to know about state surveillance
Sofia Tomacruz March 10, 2018

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte purchased communications surveillance equipment from the UK. What should citizens know about state in monitoring?

Facial recognition: IT and police in delicate dance
Agence France-Presse June 18, 2020

Privacy and rights groups worry about the implications of the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement

The internet will 'split in two' by 2028 with one half led by the US and the other by China, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt claims
Harry Pettit For Mailonline 21 September 2018

ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt says the censorship and control the Chinese government wields over its citizens' online access means it is incompatible with the democratic internet of the west.

Silent No More PH

Speak out with courage. Find freedom in your voice. Choose truth as the only sound bite. Help us fight LIES by spreading the TRUTH!

Vera Files reports cyberattack after publishing story critical of Duterte
Victor Barreiro Jr January 23, 2018

Ellen Tordesillas of Vera Files says their website went down approximately 30 minutes after a story critical of President Rodrigo Duterte went online on their site.

Possible trend between national happiness and net freedom, internet speed
Gelo Gonzales February 09, 2018

Comparing data from different studies, a blog post by a VPN provider sees that countries with high internet speeds and net freedom are also countries with high levels of happiness.

Netizens on Paolo Duterte's resignation: 'Good example' or 'preps for higher office'?
December 25, 2017

Social Media users are reacting to the sudden announcement of Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte's resignation.
It's either he's resigning for noble reasons or he's preparing to run or be appointed to a national post. This is what netizens had to say about the resignation of Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, son of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Paolo Duterte deactivates official Facebook account
December 25, 2017
Shortly after his resignation as Davao City vice mayor, the presidential son shuts down the Facebook account where he earlier posted a furious message addressed to his daughter.


On Marcos centennial, a call to post artworks about martial law atrocities
September 08, 2017
Molotov Pilipinas, a creative community, called on artists from different parts of the country to post their protest works on social media on September 11. They intend to depicts the outrage against the "culture of violence" that pervades the country, the group said.

Look also HERE

How to be a responsible netizen?
Keep calm and think before you click
by Raisa Serafica May 24, 2017

Here are some helpful tips to be a more responsible social media user during times of crisis

Suspect to be arrested for 'cyber sedition' related to Marawi crisis
Pia Ranada June 13, 2017

DICT chief Rodolfo Salalima says his agency is tracking down more than one person spreading online propaganda to help terrorists in Marawi

FAST FACTS: What is cyber sedition?
June 16, 2017

The Philippine government says it will soon be arresting one suspect for spreading terrorist propaganda online in relation to the Marawi crisis.

Globe eSIM coming 'before the year ends'
Gelo Gonzales November 07, 2018 - with Video

Soon, you may no longer need that tiny card you put inside your phone.
An eSIM is like a SIM card in that it serves as sort of your identification card to the network. The traditional SIM card is physical – you're sliding in a small microchip into the phone. The eSIM or the embedded SIM is embedded right into the phone, allowing you to create and manage multiple accounts.
Having an eSIM is advantageous for world travelers

Look also the Videos in HD in the album Internet & Mobile Phone systems, Internet & communication Laws & "Languages" - Etc.

How are women's rights measured online?
Raisa Serafica April 10, 2017
Filipino women do not enjoy the same rights as men online, despite the high social media penetration in the country. But there are things the government and stakeholders can do to address this

Look also HERE

Do we want a neutral or sponsored internet?
Anne Mari Ronquillo June 02, 2017

Does 'free data' uphold the principles of a free and open Internet? Net neutrality supporters do not think so.

PH has slowest average internet speed in Asia Pacific
Victor Barreiro Jr. June 01, 2017

The global average internet connection speed is 7.2 Mbps, but the Philippines falls short with an average of 5.5 Mbps

DICT acting chief says PH internet like Manila traffic: 'Slow, congested, expensive'
Chrisee Dela Paz October 19, 2017
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) presents band-aid solutions to address the country's need for more cellular towers.

'Faster, cheaper' Internet via DICT's national broadband plan
Chrisee Dela Paz Mar 10, 2017
The network's goal is to provide at least 10 Mbps connection to households 'from north to south' at an affordable price by 2020

Give NTC 'more teeth' for better Nat'l Broadband Plan
Mar 30, 2017
How can the Philippines have cheaper and better internet? Here are recommendations from the Philippine Competition Commission.

What is the National Broadband Plan?
Anne Mari Ronquillo March 26, 2017
The National Broadband Plan is developed to address the longstanding issue of Internet connection quality in the Philippines. Here's what you need to know.

DICT launches PH 5-year nat'l cybersecurity plan
Edd K. Usman May 02, 2017

The cybersecurity plan is the agency's initiative to lift the Philippines' cybersecurity capabilities and know-how to global standards.

Duterte signs law providing free internet in public places
Pia Ranada August 03, 2017

Republic Act 10929 requires public places like hospitals, transport terminals, and government offices to provide free internet in main congregation points.

The best VPNs for the Philippines and some to avoid
Osman Husain August 24, 2017

Internet users in the Philippines have generally enjoyed freedom of access and expression at a level above their peers in Southeast Asia. This right is upheld in the Philippines’ constitution which deems it essential for each citizen.

VPN is useful for maintaining privacy when browsing but crucially can be used for unlocking geo-restricted content on sites. Any visitors will be able to watch the services they are subscribed to back home whilst in the country.

BSP orders banks to protect customers from social media risks
Mar 16, 2017
There is a growing threat on information security and fraud such as account take over, malware attacks, as well as phishing and spoofing schemes, BSP says
PH spends most time online and on social media
January 30, 2017

The country's average speed of 4.2 Mbps – below the 6.3 Mbps global average – does not dissuade Filipinos from logging long hours online.

Is texting a curse?
Maria Isabel Garcia March 23, 2017

Does texting erode language?

Generation Z taunts old-timers with 'OK boomer' jibe
Agence France-Presse November 09, 2019

'OK boomer' has become the retort of choice for Gen Z kids exasperated with the views of their elders.

How to shut down a mature adult who's behaving badly? 'Ok boomer'
Lilibeth Frondoso November 07, 2019 - with Videos
"Ok boomer" has been popping up everywhere in the last two days on social media

Gov't agencies, private orgs told to appoint data protection officers
Michael Bueza January 13, 2017

The National Privacy Commission says that urgently designating such officer signals an organization's 'commitment to comply' with the Data Privacy Act.

Good riddance, 2016!
Marites Dañguilan Vitug December 02, 2016
6 reasons to look forward to the end of the year.
Like others, I can’t wait to say goodbye to 2016. Many awful things have happened and these are bearing down hard on our democratic values, striking at our long-held foundations, and even on our private spaces, our equanimity.
Our national conversation has crackled with threats and profanities, led by the angry voice of President Rodrigo Duterte. The polarization is so palpable on social media, where reason has given way to vitriolic emotions and lies have disguised as facts.
It’s up to us, to a vigilant public, to arrest the erosion of our democracy in this post-truth age.
#LeniLeaks: Speculations based on fragmented emails
January 09, 2017

'This is a product of a wild and active imagination. It's adding a plus-plus when there's nothing there,' says policy expert Tony La Viña.

The Videos: in the album #LeniLeaks

'LeniLeaks,' iniimbestigahan ng Malacañang

Malacañang looking into 'LeniLeaks'
Both Jan 9, 2017

5 reasons people can’t live without their devices
Jules Matabuena December 23, 2016

Cold bricks of metal and plastic warming our hearts? It’s possible

Citizen journalists and advocates bring technology to communities
by David Lozada December 12, 2016
Online platforms and phones are now important tools for advocacies and storytelling.
Technology and social media can change a person's life and his community. A viral photo helped a street child pursue his education. A Facebook post opened up opportunities for children in conflict areas.
Annie Rafio of PHINMA University of Iloilo says she will use her new phone to spread the right information.
Pare, boss, dear and Pinoy culture
Sylvia Estrada Claudio February 13, 2017
How does one call people appropriately these days? When is 'dear' acceptable? Or, for that matter, 'bok'?
There has been a lot of analysis that social media has become a monster, what with fake news and trolling. It’s a bit like inviting the dumbest people and the worst perverts into your home via your computer screen.

in the album Social Media, the risks that goes with it & Victims of it

Senate's education committee conduct a hearing on social media and the internet on sex, drugs, and trolls

The fight against misinformation in social media
October 18, 2016

The Senate Committee on Education looked into how public schools educate students about reproductive health, responsible use of social media and the dangers of illegal drugs.
The move comes as misinformation and abusive language in social media becomes prevalent on social media, especially by so-called “paid trolls”.

Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet
Maria A. Ressa October 03, 2016

In the Philippines, paid trolls, fallacious reasoning, leaps in logic, poisoning the well – these are only some of the propaganda techniques that have helped shift public opinion on key issues.

Fears grow over jihadist cyber threat
Agence France-Presse Jan 28, 2017
Data pirates and cyber criminals from several countries, often linked to organized crime, offer their services on the darknet
Jihadists have yet to shut down a power grid, paralyze a transport network or banking system or take over a key industrial site from afar, but experts say the threat of such a cyber attack should be taken seriously.

Remember, a Government always write the history, like they want the people have to look it

Filipino netizens 'rewrite history'
Raisa Serafica September 11, 2016
How would certain events be told if viewed through a distorted lens? Social media users give examples amid the outrage over the Official Gazette's Facebook post about Ferdinand Marcos.

Phlpost issues Ferdinand Marcos birth centennial stamps
Agence France-Presse October 27, 2017

Netizens are outraged over a commemorative stamp showing a smiling Marcos with his signature and the words "Birth Centenary," which was issued to mark the centenary of his birth on September 11
It comes after President Rodrigo Duterte allowed the dictator's body to be buried in the national "Heroes' Cemetery" (Libingan ng Mga Bayani) in November despite his lengthy record of abuse and corruption.
Duterte, an ally of the Marcos family, has been accused of whitewashing the late dictator's career.

Official Gazette under fire for Marcos photo caption
September 12, 2016

The communication channel of the Philippine government is accused of rewriting history and downplaying the dark days of Martial Law under Ferdinand Marcos.

Former Marcos staff linked to Official Gazette gaffe
Patty Pasion September 12, 2016
Marco Angelo Cabrera is called out online for 'conflict of interest.' PCO Assistant Secretary Ramon Cualoping III says Bongbong Marcos' former campaign staff fully disclosed this to his bosses.
A former campaign staff of Ferdinand Marcos Jr in the May elections drew flak from netizens after he was linked to the Official Gazette’s Facebook update that was widely perceived as being “pro-Marcos.”

and HERE

Law creating DICT, restructuring DOTC
Units related to communications will be moved to the newly-created Department of Information and Communications Technology, DICT. Aquino approves law creating law Republic Act 10844, an Act Creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology, DICT. May 23, 2016
According to the new law, the following agencies are hereby abolished and will be transferred to the newly created DICT: Information and Communications Technology Office, ICTO; National Computer Center, NCC; National Computer Institute, NCI; Telecommunications Office, TELOF; National Telecommunications Training Institute, NTTI; and, all operating units of the Department of Transportation and Communications, DOTC with functions and responsibilities dealing with communications.

Memorandum Circular No. 8, s. 2016
September 27, 2016

and HERE



PH to launch 'E-Government' services
Jun 28, 2016

The ICT Office is tasked to be the lead implementing agency of Government in all most of its ICT related efforts such as policy formulation, ICT infrastructure development, R&D, ICT capacity building for the public sector and administration of the E-Governance Fund.

E-Government in the Philippines is envisioned to create “a digitally empowered and integrated government that provides responsive and transparent online citizen-centered services for a globally competitive Filipino nation.”

Confused about PH gov't services? There's now an app for that
Shaira Panela August 30, 2016

Out of confusion and frustration over the basics of government services, a 21-year-old political science graduate develops a mobile app that aims to help people access these services

The Video - Remark this is an album in the album Official Personal Papers e.g. Passport, Cerfiticates, Etc

Hacker 'ceasefire' gets little traction as pandemic fuels attacks
Agence France-Presse April 03, 2020

'The pandemic has led to an explosion of cybercrime, preying upon a population desperate for safety and reassurance,' says a report released this week by Interisle Consulting Group


Data privacy and cybercrime prevention
July 05, 2016

How can consumers avoid falling prey to data privacy breaches?

Rappler talks to Henry Aguda and Francesca Montes, authors of Data Privacy and Cybercrime Prevention in the Philippine Digital Age.

Preventing cybercrime: Appreciate the value of information today
July 09, 2016
Henry Aguda says, 'The general disposition is that we still have not gotten to the point where we appreciate information similar to how we appreciate the value of the peso or the dollar'


Data security in the digital age
January 12, 2017

National Privacy Commissioner Mon Liboro talks to Rappler about the perils of the Comelec data leak and other issues on data privacy
In a ruling signed last December 28, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) found the Commission on Elections (Comelec) "criminally liable" for the voters' data leak last March.


What is cyber risk insurance?
Published on Jun 21, 2017

As cyber criminals become more sophisticated, even the most advanced levels of information technology security can still become vulnerable to cyber attacks.

The difference between HTTP and HTTPS websites
Kayla Matthews November 08, 2017
Knowing the difference between HTTP and HTTPS sites could drastically improve your online security
Beware of these websites masquerading as legit news sites
Gelo Gonzales November 03, 2016

These dubiously-named websites trick people into believing that they're affiliated with established news companies

Facebook lockout? Netizen lists cybersecurity tips
Gelo Gonzales November 25, 2016

A computer science graduate shares his take on the recent spate of Facebook lockouts and a proposed cyber-offensive by alleged pro-Duterte group Duterte Cyber Warriors.

4 cyber threats you need to be aware of
Anne Mari Ronquillo March 19, 2017

Contribute to a safer digital ecosystem by staying informed of how malicious online entities act

The new normal
Jayeel Cornelio January 23, 2018

Silence is the desire of a dictatorial state that pretends to be democratic. It hides behind the tyranny of opinion, the popularity of a charismatic figure, and the spirit of unyielding legalism.

"AboutPhilippines" recommend to read this article, because so it is in our beloved country now!

Change has come!
September 12, 2016
Mainstream media face challenges in today’s polarized environment.

Look the many links and informations:
Held on September 9 and 10, the 12th Media Nation is the first under the Duterte administration. Participants included editors and staff of ABS-CBN, CNN Philippines, GMA7, Inquirer, TV5, Rappler, and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility and Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication.
Organized by a civil society group, pagbabago@pilipinas, Media Nation has tackled subjects such as corruption, killing of journalists, impact of new technology, and professional safety.

Has change really come?
Misleading graphs and how to spot them
JC Punongbayan August 05, 2017
Next time you encounter a graph, don’t take it at face value. Examine the variables, scrutinize the labels, check the sources, and understand the message – all before you click 'share'. Look also HERE

Duterte’s figures don’t add up
Vergel O. Santos August 05, 2017
'A quick, although revealing-enough, survey of three basic areas shows that Duterte’s facts and figures do not come up to any achievement'

Media barred from live coverage of Duterte's events on Sept 12
Pia Ranada September 12, 2016
The Palace prohibits media from airing live Duterte's events on Monday, September 12 but gives assurances that 'this is not the protocol' for future events

Netizens on #CorruptionPH: Come forward to report cases
Aika Rey July 17, 2016

How can the public help stop corrupt practices? Social media users weigh in on the fight against corruption.
The country remains perceived as one of the most corrupt nations in the Asia-Pacific region.
In the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2015, for instance, the Philippines slid to 95th out of 168 countries, with a score of 35/100.

How to get the most out of your mobile data
Adrianna Mejia August 11, 2016

How much can you do with 1GB? Quite a lot, apparently

On board and online: Why every seaman needs internet
Don Kevin Hapal February 08, 2017

Internet access will not only benefit seamen but their employers as well, says an expert on maritime research

How bridging the 'digital gap' can usher in a brighter economy
Isabel Salvosa February 06, 2017

Why it’s everyone’s business to bridge the gap and embrace digital

Censorship in the Philippines
refers to the control of certain information

Censorship: Why Should You Care?

Online freedom hit by pressure on social media, apps
afp November 15, 2016
The Freedom on the Net report by the activist group Freedom House says a growing number of regimes are restricting or censoring messaging platforms such as WhatsApp in addition to popular social networks.

The use of Internet and Telephone systems - etc.

and these sections:

Index and Telecommunications Authorities - etc.

Social Media, the risks that goes with it and Victims of it e.g.:
Cyber Sextortion, Sexting, Revenge porn, Online harassment, Etc.

WEB Etiquette - Social Media - and their "Dictatorship" - Etc.

Cyber Bullying - Cyber Harassment - Libel - Cyberpornography - Etc.

Etc. Service

Online buy-and-sell - Etc.

Chinese 'invasion and spionage - telecommunities' in PH

Internet languages - SMS - MMS - Etc. & Chat Lingo - translation - etc.

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Duterte Year 2 and blunders galore on social media
Paige Occeñola June 30, 2018

The administration's social media blunders are worth calling out because they are symptoms of a much bigger problem that's persistent in the other aspects of Duterte's presidency

Open Data Philippines

aims to make national government data searchable, accessible, and useful, with the help of the different agencies of government, and with the participation of the public.

This website consolidates the datasets of different government agencies, allowing users to find specific information from a rich and continuously growing collection of public datasets.

The Videos

What is Open Data Philippines, Tour and Open Data Champions

Open data helps build trust, prevent misinformation
July 25 2020

'With or without open data, there is misinformation. So we stand to benefit if there is open data because now you have the means of checking and validating,' says UPRI executive director Mahar Lagmay
Open data is key in building trust and resilience especially in times of disasters, said University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UPRI) executive director Mahar Lagmay.

The state of cybersecurity in the Philippines
April 27, 2016

Philippines and the world: Cybersecurity in numbers
April 30, 2016
Did you know that there have been 1,211 reported cybercrime incidents in the Philippines from 2013 to 2015?
For example, did you know that there were 781 recorded data breach incidents in 2015 alone?

both: Jodesz Gavilan

5 basic cybersecurity tips for businesses
Kayla Matthews October 14, 2017

Businesses should be aware that they are especially appealing to hackers, and hence, should remain vigilant in making sure that all the proverbial doors are locked

Data privacy 101: What’s a data protection officer?
Ivy Patdu and Jam Jacob July 03, 2018
Having a data protection officer is now a requirement for any company that handles user data. Here's what companies and prospective data officers should know about the position.
The Philippines has Republic Act No. 10173, or the Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA), with the National Privacy Commission (NPC) overseeing its proper implementation.


in the album What´s Cyber & Phone Crime - How to protect against the crime

Where's digital masterplan

Still lacks a mechanism to protect Filipinos from cyber attacks and thus a Department of Information and Communication Technology, DICT is necessary. Nov 10, 2015

White, black, gray hat hackers: What's the diff?
Jodesz Gavilan April 19, 2016

The motivations of hackers distinguish them from each other


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PHILJA Lecture - Cybersecurity
May 8, 2017

The Spectre of Crime and Evolving Challenges to the Bench and Bar


How PH is defending against cyber attacks

Based on a recent study conducted by an international cyber security firm, agents of one country have been hacking into Philippine cyberspace and looking at government and military documents. This report tells us the Philippines is beefing up efforts against cyber attacks. Jun 17, 2015

Department of Information and Communications Technology, DICT

New Law Creating the Department of Information & Communications Technology

Telecommunications in the Philippines


a non-profit, government registered, association of web designers and advocates of web accessibility. PWAG is mandated by the National Council on Disability Affairs, National Computer Center, the Department of Interior and Local Government to promote full compliance of all government - etc. websites

Web accessibility initiatives in the Philippines

The Video in the album Internet Accessibility - Etc. in the album Internet & Mobile Phone systems, Laws & Languages" - Etc.

PWAG - Web Accessibility Philippines

PowerPoint presentation in video format of web accessibility


in the album Internet & Mobile Phone systems, Laws & "Languages"

Revolution and SMS - History of Mobile in the Philippines

In 1995, Short Message Service was introduced as a promotional gimmick but soon became very popular.


Group of companies urge Filipinos to switch to smartphones

Smartphones, made affordable by local phone companies, can now be considered as an equalizer with more Filipinos from the lower strata of society affording to use one and benefiting from the conveniences one brings. And a recently launched campaign is justifying smartphone's social relevance in the modern world. Oct 23, 2015


Can 'kill switch' prevent phone thefts?

Mobile phones and handheld gadgets are among the items that are most commonly eyed by robbers or thieves.

Mar 7, 2015


in the album Internet & Mobile Phone systems, Laws & "Languages

Fake Cellphones
Oct 1, 2016
Looks into the existence of the proliferation of counterfeit cellphones in the country.

Every mobile phone, GSM modem or device with a built-in phone/modem has a unique 15 digit IMEI number. Based on this number, you can check some information about the device, eg brand or model or fake.

Fake phones & batteries: how to tell
Counterfeit mobile phone manufacturers imitate all facets of a branded phone’s appearance to make their products appear genuine. The phone's outer shell and screen, the printed logos and branding, the packaging and the included accessories can all be copied, making it difficult to identify whether a phone is fake or genuine.


Be smart about using mobile data:

What's in 1GB?
Aug 19, 2016

Speed up: Your guide to mobile speeds
Nov 10, 2016

Tips to manage your mobile data
Jan 18, 2017

Be smart about using mobile data
Jules Matabuena January 31, 2017

Ever wonder what you can do with 1GB of data or how you can avoid running out of it? We have the answers!


in the album Internet & Mobile Phone systems, Laws & "Languages

What is 4G - LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+, HSDPA & 3G?

A brief explanation on 4G, the difference of LTE and WiMAX, HSPA+, HSDPA and 4G, the history of the mobile generation standards including 1G, 2G and 3G. Jan 13, 2013


What is 5G?
5G is a new, faster network with the potential to completely transform the internet. So what makes it so revolutionary? CNBC’s Tom Chitty explains. Mar 29, 2018

Globe, PLDT activate 700 MHz cell sites
Chrisee Dela Paz Updated June 07, 2016
Globe will initially activate 200 LTE cell sites using the 700 MHz frequency, while PLDT plans to roll out 360 cell sites this year

What if more homes in PH can enjoy fiber internet?
Jules Matabuena December 23, 2016

As fiber Internet connection becomes more available, our lifestyle and productivity improve.

I-Café Pilipinas

a national network of internet café owners, operators and associations in the Philippines. It strives to become their voice on a national level to represent their interest on issues pertaining to efficient operation of their business.

Look as pdf HERE

Social Media, the risks that goes with it and Victims of it e.g.:
Cyber Sextortion, Sexting, Revenge porn, Online harassment, Etc.

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Sugar Dating Philippines
20 February 2017
The Cost of Sugar Dating Philippines
How much a sugar daddy should pay and the contribution a sugar baby must give in sugar dating Philippines are some of the most common questions out there. Before the sugar relationship kicks off, these are the things that both the baby and the daddy need to discuss on the first date without finding it awkward.

The Video in the album Sugar Dating: Bilang ng sugar babies sa Pilipinas, tumaas dahil sa pandemic?
GMA Public Affairs November 3, 2020
Tumataginting na Php 49,700 ang monthly allowance ng isang sugar baby ayon sa dating website na Sugarbook! Ang bilang ng mga lumahok bilang sugar baby, tumaas din ayon sa site dahil daw sa pandemic. Samantala, pinag-iingat naman ang ilan matapos mabiktima ng scam o pekeng Sugar Daddy na humihingi ng nude photos kapalit ng pera. Panoorin ang video! LOOK Prostituition

Beware of ‘sugar daddy’ sites exploiting crisis
Leila B. Salaverria December 13, 2020
Think twice before responding to the overtures of an online “sugar daddy,” who offers financial assistance ostensibly in exchange for companionship or romance, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) warned.
The PCW noted media reports of netizens signing up on so-called sugar daddy websites or social media accounts as the pandemic took away jobs, crippled businesses and left many desperate for cash.


Sinan Aral and social media's Hype Machine
September 14, 2020
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa talks to professor, author, and entrepreneur Sinan Aral on how social media disrupts economics, the results of elections, and our lives

‘The Hype Machine’ explores the deep divide caused by social media
September 20, 2020 Gelo Gonzales
The hype machine refers to how the current design of social networks catalyzes the spread of false, emotion-stirring content on social media, detrimental to mostly everything except the bottomline of social media companies and politicians aware of the machine’s design and how to exploit it

'Kung tahimik ka, huwag mabahala,' says Esperon after anti-terror law signing
Pia Ranada July 04, 2020

Asked if a person can be tagged as a terrorist based on what they post on social media, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr says it's 'possible'

Bongbong Marcos asked Cambridge Analytica to ‘rebrand’ family image
Sofia Tomacruz July 15, 2020

Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, son of the late dictator, had approached the highly-scrutinized political data company Cambridge Analytica to “rebrand” the Marcos family’s image on social media.

Look also the Video: Brittany Kaiser: Bongbong Marcos' requested for 'family rebranding'
Jul 15, 2020

Duplicate, false accounts of U.P. students reported to surface online
June 07, 2020

Here's how you can report accounts pretending to be someone you know or someone that doesn't exist

No evidence yet reported accounts engaged in malicious activity – Facebook
Gelo Gonzales June 11, 2020
'At this time, we have not seen evidence of the reported accounts engaging in coordinated or malicious activity focused on creating fake accounts,' says Facebook

PNP asks for Facebook's help in dummy account probe
Aika Rey June 09, 2020
Police chief General Archie Gamboa says that he has ordered the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group to investigate the proliferation of fake Facebook accounts

Will Facebook dummy account probe look at govt too? DOJ says 'all angles'
Lian Buan June 08, 2020
The DOJ promises it will not misuse user data that will be submitted to them in the course of an investigation

Makati lawmaker blocks Facebook messages on anti-terror bill vote
Mara Cepeda June 08, 2020
As users share that they were blocked, Makati City 2nd District Representative Luis Campos says his social media page managers are 'just being careful' since there are 'many trolls'

DND investigating fake Facebook accounts – Lorenzana
JC Gotinga June 08, 2020
'Of course, the cooperation of Facebook is needed,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Users report duplicate, dummy Facebook accounts in PH
Ryan Macasero and John Tan Sitchon June 07, 2020
While initially thought to be limited to activists and journalists in Cebu and Central Visayas, duplicate accounts are reported in areas across the country

'I don’t feel safe, Facebook': After discovery of ghost accounts, users demand better account protection
Raisa Serafica June 07, 2020
Facebook users harness their own online community to report and flag these suspicious accounts

#HandsOffOurStudents trends as Filipinos call out fake accounts swarming Facebook
June 07, 2020
'The real terrorists are behind these attacks to the privacy and security of students and people who are critical of the administration's incompetence,' a netizen says

Lawmakers fear fake Facebook accounts meant for 'online tanim-ebidensiya'
June 07, 2020
'We must not allow social media to be used as a platform for identity theft, intimidation, or worse, a tool to plant bogus evidence,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan
Two opposition lawmakers denounced the proliferation of fake accounts on Facebook, warning that these accounts could be used to plant evidence against real personalities critical of the Duterte administration.

Facebook now investigating dummy Filipino accounts
June 07, 2020
Facebook urges users to 'continue reporting any accounts they believe may be inauthentic,' as alarm grows in the Philippines

DOJ cybercrime office to probe dummy Facebook accounts
June 07, 2020
Computer-related identity theft is a crime, and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he's worried over the surge in fake Facebook accounts

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DOJ cybercrime office to probe FAKE Facebook accounts:

Fake Facebook accounts ng ilang estudyante, alumni at faculty ng U.P naglabasan
Jun 7, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Fake at duplicate Facebook accounts ng ilang estudyante, alumni at faculty ng U.P naglabasan

 Pagkalat ng fake Facebook accounts pinasisiyasat
Jun 7, 2020 CNN Philippines
Ayon sa National Privacy Commission, iniimbestigahan na ng Facebook ang pagdami ng pekeng Facebook accounts.
Paiimbestigahan na rin ng Justice Department ito sa kanilang Cybercrime Office kasama ang National Bureau of Investigation at National Police Cybercrime Unit.
Makakausap natin ngayon si Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete tungkol sa fake Facebook accounts na 'yan.


Alter Twitter’s awful side: Leaked private sex videos for sale
EXCLUSIVE: Victims are left helpless while their private videos are spread online and sold by anonymous Twitter accounts patronized by thousands of followers

PART 2: Besides private sex videos, child porn now peddled for as low as P100 on Twitter
EXCLUSIVE: Child pornography has gone from the obscurity of the dark web into free and widely-used social media platforms

Both: Jodesz Gavilan May 20-21, 2020

Reports of sexual abuse of children triple during lockdown
Lian Buan May 25, 2020
The justice department receives nearly 280,000 reports from March to May. It blames telecommunications companies for not proactively blocking access to forms of online sexual exploitation of children

Online sexual exploitation of children in PH tripled in 3 years – study
Michelle Abad May 21, 2020
Technology to detect livestreamed abuse has yet to be developed or utilized by internet service providers, according to the International Justice Mission.
A new study revealed that within 3 years, the estimated prevalence rate of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) in the Philippines more than tripled – from 43 out of every 10,000 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses linked to child sexual exploitation in 2014, to 149 out of 10,000 in 2017.

Digital dating under lockdown: Can tech really fix dating?
Rainier Astin R. Sindayen May 16, 2020

'Is it possible to find love online? How are singles supposed to navigate through this new era of dating? Can social media fix dating?'

A victim of a voyeur, and the tragedies of filing a report
Isabel Cabal February 01, 2020

'How can the victim of a practiced voyeur have a copy of the video? How can the victim have access to the perpetrator’s database, hard drive, memory, or cloud? Must they demand it from the voyeur?

Cyber flashing
a crime which involves sending obscene pictures to strangers through AirDrop. The term can also apply to the same action carried out entirely through Bluetooth.
Smartphones hurt relationships, says study
Gelo Gonzales December 27, 2016
'Phubbing' or 'phone snubbing' may be just as harmful to relationships as money problems and bad sex.
For anyone who's been in a relationship in the smartphone era, it's no secret that mobile devices can sometimes put a wedge between people in a relationship. Simply put, it's annoying to be with a person who's just constantly on their phone, checking their social media feed or whatnot. Sometimes, the annoyance can lead to dissatisfaction in the relationship.

Phubbing (phone snubbing) happens more in the bedroom than when socialising with friends
November 1, 2018

How to Identify and Manage Phubbing
What is phubbing?
Phubbing is the act of snubbing someone you’re talking with in person in favor of your phone. Quite simply, it’s phone snubbing.

How to Stop Phubbing - with Video


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Social Media, the risks that goes with it and Victims of it

Cyber Sextortion
Cybersmart Detectives

explores what could happen when someone reveals too much information online and it ends up in the wrong hands. The video invites students to step into the shoes of a Cybersmart Detective. Dec 7, 2015
Lesson plans are available for download HERE
Social Media and Cyber Bullying

An interview of Edison Victorino by ABS-CBN for the topic about Social Networking and Cyber Bullying.



This video is a serious example of the virus Cyber Bullying and it's disease like effects. It illustrates how fast the virus spreads and infects others and can ruin the lives of it's victims. Look the full desription of this video HERE

Anti-Bullying Act Republic Act 10627
Social Media and The Risks That Goes With It

Understanding Cyber Bullying and How To Protect Ourselves
Cybercriminals invade Facebook

Look the full description of the video
Cybercrime, Blackmailing via Nude Photos
Man arrested for blackmailing girl with nude videos

A man from Las Piñas is arrested after he blackmailed his minor chatmate. The minor was threatened by the man that he will leak her nude videos if she will not have sex with him. Mar 4, 2015
Pinay teen's nude photos spread on Facebook
Responsible Use of Social Media
Killed by a Facebook 'chatmate'
Jan 14, 2017
The Indang Police and CIDG cybercrime group traced the suspect for the murder case of Meliza Maravilla to be the victim's chat mate in Facebook.
Girl meets boyfriend on Facebook, becomes victim of heinous crime. Nov 6, 2014

Just like any other teenager, 15-year-old Erika Delos Santos is addicted to Facebook. Last May, Erika entered a relationship with a man she met online. A few months later, she was found dead in a village in Baguio City. - Who was the man Erika met online? What were the circumstances that led to her death?
Woman duped by fake Facebook suitor loses P5M

A woman has racked up nearly P5 million in debt after being scammed by a fake Internet suitor. Aug 13, 2014


Cyber Sextortion

An emerging phenomenon called “sextortion,” a devious practice in which predators take advantage of webcams and the emotional vulnerability of teenagers to elicit sexual favours.
Individuals, known colloquially as “cappers,” typically meet the victim on a social media site and through flattery draws them into exposing him - or herself on a webcam. The capper then captures or records that footage without their knowledge for later blackmail of the victim.
STOP Cyber Sextortion

and the videos in the album Sextortion in the album Cyber SEX - Cyber child porn - Cyber Sextortion - A CRIME!

Beware of Cyber Sextortion
Get to know what is Cyber Sextortion and how to protect yourself from it. Sep 8.
How cybercriminals use nude videos for extortion
Some syndicates also use nude videos to extort money from their victims. The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group and the Department of Justice gives a warning against these increasing cases of online sextortion. Mar 4, 201
ABS-CBN News Jun 1, 2019
Simpleng kwentuhan lang naman ang hanap noon ni alyas Romina kung kaya’t lagi siyang nasa social media, dinadapuan kasi siya ng kalungkutan dahil sa pangungulila sa pamilya. Kahit papaano, ito raw ay pinawi ng kanyiang nakilalang lalaki sa social media.

Philippines, Interpol bust huge cyber ‘sextortion’ network


'Creepshots': How to prevent your photo being taken and shared without your consent
Andrea Waling 17 Jul 2017 - with Video

The “creepshot” is the latest trend concerning the non-consensual image-sharing of women.

CreepShots: Are You Being Creeped On?

Where does creepshot come from?

Teenagers Are Sexting - Now What?
Perri Klass, M.D. March 12, 2018

Our lives these days are intertwined with our digital devices, for good or for ill. That includes adolescent romantic and sexual relationships of all kinds — happy, tragic, mutual, one-sided, healthy, abusive.

Porn in your pocket: What the law says about your naked selfies and sex videos
Ana P. Santos April 06, 2019

What does the law say about that naked selfie that, in the throes of virtual passion you sent to your paramour? There are existing Philippine laws that protect your right to privacy, but there is big but

So important to read also ALL the links in the article


in the album Cyber SEX - Cyber child porn - Cyber Sextortion - A CRIME!



This 10 minute drama has been designed for 14 to 18 year olds. 'Exposed' deals with the subjects of sexting and cyberbullying, issues that teenagers commonly face. Uploaded Feb 4, 2011

The ref.: Modern Filipino parenting from a cultural and global perspective :
Sexting: Are your kids doing it?
As useful as a mobile phone is, it's pretty dangerous as well. Read this to keep up with the latest trend that may exploit or harm your child, sexting.
Does your teen or younger child have a phone? Then you should be worried about them using their phone for sexting.
Say No! - A campaign against online sexual coercion and extortion of children
Published on Jun 18, 2017
Has someone you have only met online asked you to send them sexual photos and/or videos, or perform sexual acts via webcam? Is this person asking you to keep your contact secret, threatening to post the photos or videos of you on the internet or share them with your friends and family if you don’t send more or pay money?
This is a crime. It is called online sexual coercion and extortion.
If this happens to you: #SayNo!
The video has been made for countries members of EUROPOL but the advices good for the whole world. Look more HERE

After almost four decades of people’s enjoyment of the cell phone, a new trend has evolved. This trend is called sexting. Technically, sexting is defined as “the practice of sending nude or seminude pictures via cell phone or posting them online.”

and Parents alarmed over 'sexting'

Modern-day cheating: What is a 'social media affair?'
Steph Arnaldo June 08, 2019

Late-night texts, dating apps, Skype chats – are these innocent or harmful? A relationship expert helps us find out.

What You Need To Understand About Revenge Porn Before Sending That Nude Snap
Kathryn DellaFera Jun 13, 2016

Revenge Porn in the Philippines – The Dark Side of Filipino Social Media
By Jason Cruz April 25, 2013
The power of social media in this issue is incredible – and double-edged. Becoming famous via revenge porn is certainly not the suggested way of becoming famous.

RA 9995 Anti-Photo and Voyeurism Act of 2009

Revenge porn,
sometimes lengthened to revenge pornography, is the sexually explicit portrayal of one or more people distributed without their consent via any medium.

Can the Philippine gov't protect you from revenge porn, hackers?
Natashya Gutierrez February 9, 2018

The government has a lot to learn from Israel – a cybersecurity powerhouse – on how to protect its people from cybercrimes and cyberattacks

Identifying a fake picture online is harder than you might think
Mona Kasra, The Conversation September 22, 2019

People who have a lot of familiarity with social media and digital imaging tools were more skeptical about the authenticity of the images, a study finds.


in the album 'Be Safe Online, Cyber SEX, Cyber child porn, Cyber Sextortion - A CRIME!'

Online harassment against women in the Philippines
Dec 13, 2018

The way women are vulnerable offline and in public spaces carries over to digital spaces as well.

Election-related human rights violations rampant online – CHR
Fritzie Rodriguez April 18, 2016

The Commission on Human Rights reminds Filipinos that making threats on social media is a form of human rights violation
The CHR, through its project "Bantay Karapatan sa Halalan", BKH, highlighted the need to "govern" online spaces as they are used by some Filipinos to spread election-related violence and threats.
The project is in partnership with poll watchdogs and human rights groups like Lente and Dakila.

'Women journalists more vulnerable to online harassment'
December 15, 2017 - with Video

Award-winning journalist Julie Posetti talks to Rappler about the kinds of online harassment faced by women journalists worldwide.

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WEB Etiquette - Social media - and their "Dictatorship" - Etc.

IMPORTANT to look Blogging - Bloggers - Ethics - Etc.

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Pope Francis will not join Facebook

Pope Francis on Twitter

this Facebook

the Facebook Unofficial: Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Instagram and the Video Mar 21, 2016 “Franciscus” has over a ½million followers on Instagram


in the album Social Media, the risks that goes with it & Victims of it

Social Media Etiquette
CNN Philippines February 27, 2020

Always scrolling through your phone? Then this is for you. Learn the unwritten but important rules to navigating social media


UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye on how platforms can address hate speech online
May 25, 2018

The interview takes up highlights of a report the Special Rapporteur submitted to the UN Human Rights Council where he proposes a human rights-based approach to regulating user-generated content online.

Facebook cracks down on posts slamming anti-terror bill
Gaby Baizas June 05, 2020 - with Video

The #JunkTerrorBill posts by Filipinos are marked as spam after they allegedly failed to comply with Facebook’s community standards

Facebook takes down ‘Narinig ko sa UP’ over alleged ‘terrorism, criminal activity’
Bonz Magsambol December 02, 2019

According to its founder, the takedown happened after the group did a series of watch parties about the Philippines’ hosting of the 30th SEA Games

Profanity on social media: good or bad?
Stacy de Jesus August 12, 2017

Words, not just profanities, become harmful when the intention is to attack or harass someone.
Millennials are enamored with filters. Some of us slap it on photos like crazy. But when it comes to words, we don't hold back. No filter. Some say they resort to cursing because only through this can they truly express their deepest frustrations.

How to make the Internet a safe space for kids
Isabel Salvosa April 04, 2017
Here’s what you can do to ensure the kids are having a positive online experience.
Self-care for when social media gets too toxic
Paige Occeñola September 10, 2017

It's easy to get overwhelmed online. Here are some self-care tips so you can fight another day!


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Future of Dating: Forming Bonds in Isolation
May 23, 2020 ANC 24/7

We take a look at how people have found a way to make new connections at this time and what the future of dating will look like with Bumble.

Love in lockdown: Dating for the single and quarantined
Isabel Salvosa May 24, 2020
Is this truly the worst time to be single?


‘Online in love’
Feb 11, 2017

Susuriin ni Jay Taruc ang konsepto ng dating sa social media sites. Makikilala niya ang iba’t ibang tao na nakatagpo at nasawi sa pag-ibig sa modernong paraan na ito ng dating o panliligaw.

Love, lust, and digital dating: Men on the Bumble dating app aren't ready for the Queen bee
Treena Orchard, Western University August 03, 2019
Using a feminist dating app in a patriarchal world is messy, but also fascinating for what it reveals about sexuality, gender, and power in the digital dating univers

Who Should Text First After A Date? Here Are The Dating Rules
Sonya Schwartz

Have you been on your first date and are now unsure whether to text him first or wait until he texts you? The can be one of the most exciting times but also the most anxious times of your life.

Oplan Cyber Tokhang on Facebook: ‘Extrajudicial reporting’
Don Kevin Hapal December 01, 2016
Facebook can no longer ignore the fact that there are continuous and organized attempts to game its system.
At the tailend of November, allegedly after its community standards were violated, Facebook suspended several pages and accounts critical of the Duterte administration and the hero’s burial given to the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Netizens campaign against Marcos burial at Heroes’ Cemetery
Raisa Marielle Serafica May 25, 2016
Various groups and netizens launch online campaigns to protest the plan of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to bury the dictator at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

Facebook takes down PH journalist's anti-Marcos post June 01, 2016
TV5 anchor Ed Lingao's post critical of plans to allow a Marcos burial at the Heroes' Cemetery supposedly violated the site's community standards.

Facebook lifts 24-hour ban on PH journalist critical of Marcos burial June 03, 2016
'This was a mistake and we sincerely apologize for this error,' Facebook says in an e-mail sent to TV5 anchor Ed Lingao

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Facebook suspends account of Duterte critic Mae Paner
Bonz Magsambol May 28, 2018

Mae Paner's case is not the first time Facebook has suspended accounts of people who are vocal about their political views

Twitter suspends 'Professional Heckler'
Dane Dagatan July 25, 2018

A longtime satirist and known Duterte critic is taken off Twitter.

For the second time, the account of Twitter personality and vocal critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, Professional Heckler (@HecklerForever), got suspended on Wednesday, July 25.

His followers called out Twitter for suspending the account without notifying Professional Heckler of his supposed violation.

Facebook suspends anti-Marcos journalist's account
Gelo Gonzales November 28, 2016
This causes alarm among writers and journalists as to how critical voices can be easily silenced on the social network.
Writer and activist Inday Espina-Varona was blocked on Facebook on Monday, Nov 28, after reaching out to the social network to raise some issues about online abuse.

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Were you locked out of your account?
Stacy de Jesus November 30, 2016
Several Facebook users were locked out of their accounts recently, and speculations surfaced – among them, possible attempts to hijack or take down accounts, many involved in anti-Marcos protests.

'Let's gang bang her': Anti-Marcos protester gets rape threats
Stacy de Jesus November 21, 2016
What if these things were said to your mom, sister, daughter, wife, or girlfriend?
The Internet is calling out several men for being shameless pigs, after they targeted a female anti-Marcos protester online and posted a barrage of lewd comments against her.

"AboutPhilippines" ask: How can Facebook accept this?

How Facebook algorithms impact democracy
Maria A. Ressa October 08, 2016 - with Video

Its algorithms decide what you see. And they don't distinguish fact from fiction.
For the 2016 Philippine presidential elections, Uson campaigned hard for her candidate, then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, onstage and on her Facebook page, which became one of his campaign’s most effective online political advocacy tool.

Facebook suspends account of Pinoy Ako Blog's Jover Laurio
May 24, 2018

The blogger believes trolls triggered the suspension by mass reporting her account

Facebook page critical of Duterte and supporters taken down
Gelo Gonzales December 27, 2016
Madam Claudia, an anonymous page known to be critical of Duterte and his staunch supporters, is taken down by Facebook more than once.
A popular Facebook page known for being critical of President Duterte and some of his supporters was taken down on December 24.
The page in question is "Madam Claudia," which at the time of being taken downd more than 40,000 followers.
Facebook takes down business journos' page after anti-Duterte post
June 05, 2016

The Facebook page of the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines (EJAP) is removed after the group posted a statement against President-elect Rodrigo Duterte













Norwegian prime minister takes aim at Facebook after famous Vietnam war photo was censored
The social media giant erased the ‘napalm girl’ photograph which shows children running from a bombed village
09 September, 2016
Norway’s prime minister joined a campaign by a Norwegian newspaper on Friday accusing Facebook of undue censorship by barring a Vietnam war era news photograph showing a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack.

“Facebook gets it wrong when they censor such pictures. It limits the freedom of speech,” Solberg wrote. “I say yes to healthy, open and free debate – online and wherever else we go. But I say no to this form of censorship.”

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After outcry, Facebook will reinstate iconic Vietnam War photo
by Jethro Mullen and Charles Rile
with video 09 SEP 2016

Facebook Backs Down on Censoring ‘Napalm Girl’ Photo
After public outcry, Facebook plans to review its process
By Kjetil Malkenes Hovland in Oslo and
Deepa Seetharaman in San Francisco
Updated Sept. 9, 2016 3:07 p.m. ET

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Norway's PM attacks Facebook 'censorship' over Vietnam photo
Terje Solsvik Sep 9, 2016

Facebook censors Norway PM over naked 'Napalm Girl' pic
09 Sep 2016


The video about the story of Kim Phuc the ‘napalm girl’ running from a bombed village
Oct 25, 2015

A photo taken 43 years ago of Kim Phuc, a young Vietnamese girl fleeing naked from a napalm attack, continues to resonate today as the personification of the horrors of war.

Jane Pauley revisits that horrific chapter of the Vietnam War, and finds out how Kim Phuc - now 52 - has found healing and peace

Look the articles Kim Phuc, The Girl in the Picture and HERE
"AboutPhilippines" urge ALL to make link in their Facebooks about this in protest against the censorshop - dictatorship!

Facebook 'censors' nude statue of sea god Neptune, the well-known Renaissance symbol of northern Italian city
Nick Squires, 2 January 2017
A virile, muscled statue of the sea god Neptune has fallen foul of Facebook’s prudish policies on nudity after an Italian art historian was told to remove it from her web page.
The sixteenth century Renaissance statue dominates Piazza del Nettuno, a grand square in the heart of Bologna.

Pangilinan: Facebook must be penalized for fake news
Jan 19, 2017

Senator Francis Pangilinan has sought a Senate inquiry into the proliferation of fake news on social media, seeking to penalize Facebook for its "inaction."

Facebook execs to be called to Senate hearings on fake news
January 23, 2017
Senator Francis Pangilinan wants the executives of Facebook to explain what steps the social media platform has taken to fight the spread of falsehoods online.

'Fake news and trolls are not mercy' – Balanga bishop
Paterno Esmaquel II January 21, 2017
"Bullying and Internet bashing are not mercy. They are offensive and violent. Verbal abuse and gossiping are not mercy. They are character assassination."
The 8th commandment: "Thou shall not bear false witness against your neighbor."

Facebook assures Pangilinan: ‘We take misinformation seriously’
Don Kevin Hapal January 19, 2017
"Our goal is to connect people with the stories they find most meaningful, and we know people want accurate information," Facebook says in a statement.

#MagkaibaYan: 'Fake news' vs fiction trends on Twitter
January 19, 2017
They trend on Twitter after two senators sought a probe into the proliferation of false, erroneous, distorted, fabricated or misleading news on social media

War has come to our conversations
August 29, 2016

Whatever happened to healthy exchange of views?
Something is happening to our democratic fabric. Malicious, hostile and offensive people are ripping it apart, tearing at it.
In public places like the social media and comments sections of news websites, these people insult, call those they disagree with names, and, the crudest of them all, threaten them with violence! In the young history of social media in the country, this is definitely a frustratingly low point.

The toxic life of a social media producer
Nile Villa September 01, 2016
Everyone needs to understand that words do have power... If you're told someone hopes you get killed, it will scar you.
Bobo ka.
Wala kang kwenta.
Putang ina mo.
Sana ma-rape ka. Sana ma-rape buong pamilya mo.
Mamatay ka na lang. Mamatay kayong lahat.
Hurts, doesn't it?
Now imagine waking up every morning and being told these things again and again. You get texts, private messages, and even posts on your wall.
Gov’t on social media: What to avoid
Patty Pasion July 06, 2016

'Social media serve as the megaphone of government agencies and the sumbungan of citizens,' says UP Professor Clarissa David

Fake accounts, manufactured reality on social media
Chay F. Hofileña October 09, 2016

Suspicious and fake Facebook accounts share common practices, forming a nest that spreads and repeats lies and propaganda

Social media fakery: Tips for spotting questionable accounts
Victor Barreiro Jr. September 01, 2016

As social media increasingly becomes a minefield, here are some tips to spot dubious users on Facebook and Twitter

DFA advisory on spreading rumors on social media
April 13, 2016
Please be reminded to refrain from posting or sharing unconfirmed or baseless information on social media that may be considered as rumor mongering.
This advisory comes from the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and North Emirates, where it is considered a criminal offence.

Unwritten Laws of Web Etiquette

Social media do's and don'ts: What you need to know
Jodesz Gavilan October 09, 2016

How can we keep the internet a safe place? Take note of these guidelines

Being nice online
Nini B. Cabaero, Monday, March 9, 2015

THE way some people communicate online is not always the same as when they talk to others in person.

There are those who think the medium – its informal nature, the possibility of hiding behind a fake name – gives them license to go to the extreme when passing information or commenting on the posts of others.

The deeper effect of name-calling women
Natashya Gutierrez Updated May 05, 2017

Often, attacks on women online are sexually-laden. They are meant to demean. Men, when they get attacked online, also get death or physical threats as women do, but are spared comments about their bodies, or their sexuality.

The 6 trolls you meet online
Nile Villa September 27, 2016

If you spend enough time online, you've probably come across these types of trolls.

Look the article as pdf

Is there limit to online hate?
Jayeel Serrano Cornelio March 29, 2017

Trolls – and the massive machineries of hatred that operate them – all become banal in the face of compassion

Block a troll today
Sylvia Estrada Claudio March 06, 2017
It's your patriotic duty. And here's how to detect one.

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Filipino Social Media Tutorial by Mikey Bustos

Filipino people are social media kings and queens! This video explores the many ways in which Filipinos dominate text messaging, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and more.


The Core Rules of Netiquette


How to Deal with Online Trolls

Before attempting to face a troll head-on, here are a few tips. Nov 2, 2014

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Pinoy shows Facebook hacking skills

Nilagdaan na ni Pangulong Aquino ang bagong batas na makakapagpakulong sa sinumang gagamit ng computer at internet para gumawa ng krimen. Pero sa ulat ni Chiara Zambrano, eksklusibong ipinakita sa ng isang hacker kung gaano sila kahirap hanapin at hulihin sa mundo ng cyberspace.

Protection against and STOP

Cyber Bullying - Harassment - Libel - Pornography - Etc.


Anti-Bullying Act Republic Act 10627

Hazing and Bullying in schools - Learn Without Fear

Child Protection: Violence, Abuse, Trafficking, Prostitution and Pornography, Bullying, Etc. e.g.:

Abuse, Child Prostitution and Pornography, Sexual harassment, Etc.

Videos about Abuse, Prostitution and Pornography in the Philippine

and Parents alarmed over 'sexting' and above SEXting

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in the album Cyber Bullying

Types of Cyberbullying

Ethical Advocacy Presentation IS 201 Computer Ethics Masters in Information Technology, University of the Philippines Open University. Jul 30, 2013

Standing up to cyberbullies
Oct 3, 2019 CNN Philippines
Have you been bullied online? You are not alone. Social media has become both a tool for people to connect and disconnect. Freedom of speech online almost absolute that sometimes people just don't know when to stop.
Ruth Cabal as she puts newsmakers On The Record.

Cyber Bullying Defined

Cyber Bullying

What is bullying? - Is bullying okay? - Don't Stand By, Stand Up!

Cyberbullying - A Short Film

A documentary on Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying - Unspoken Words

Hello~ I'm Nee-Oh Rui Tan this is not my real name, 15 years of age, and I'm currently living here in the Philippines.

I am a victim of cyber bullying and I made this video with full courage to make haters and bullies realize what they have done. Oct 30, 2012

Look the full description of the video HERE

IMPORTANT look above Social Media, the risks that goes with it & Victims of it

Keyboard predators: Southeast Asia's kids targeted by online pedophiles
Agence France-Presse May 18, 2019

With widespread poverty, lax laws, and creaking judicial systems, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and the Philippines have long been seen as soft spots by foreign and local pedophiles seeking out underage sex in person.


GMA Public Affairs February 26, 2020

Diskarte raw ni Francisco Zorilla na makipagkaibigan sa mga menor de edad sa social media saka makipagkita sa kanila nang sabay-sabay. Kalimitan ay tatlong menor ang kanyang isinasama at ang iba ginagawa niyang videographer habang ang iba ay hinahanalay niya. Paano nga ba makakaiwas sa ganitong modus operandi?

Online sexual exploitation of children may rise during lockdown – NGOs
April 15, 2020
With children staying home, and families in an economic bind, child-focused NGOs want the public and the government to be on the lookout.
Child-focused NGOs are sounding the alarm on the potential rise of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) during the coronavirus lockdown.
Member organizations of the Child Rights Network (CRN) Philippines note having seen a “growing number of reports of OSEC cases during the quarantine.” The group mentions Twitter as one of the online avenues where the sharing and selling of child sex abuse materials are happening.

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Online sexual abuse cases involving children could swell if left unaddressed – CRN
July 30, 2020 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki

The Child Rights Network (CRN) is worried millions of Filipino children might give in to the trap that is the cybersex trade if the issue is left unaddressed by authorities

Philippine Bishops warn against online child sexual predators
Robin Gomes 02 June 2020

As online child sexual exploitation in the Philippines has more than tripled during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Catholic Church is calling on families to protect their children.

Look also HERE

Localizing response to prevent online sexual exploitation of children
Loreben Tuquero June 27, 2018

AlamBaU provides audience-specific materials on preventing OSEC that target kids, teens, parents, and teachers.
Forms of OSEC that are prevlent in the country include live streaming videos of children performing sexual acts, coercion of pimps in internet cafes or parents at home, and trafficking and trapping children in ‘cyber dens.’

Part 1 of 2: Rethinking procedures to prevent child sexual abuse

A review of the context within which child sexual abuse is committed in the Philippines gives us a chance to rethink our approach in the treatment of offenders and, in the process, also help the survivors

Part 2 of 2: Addressing privacy concerns to prevent sexual abuse
Technology makes possible a balancing of the rights to privacy and safeguarding against the online sexual exploitation of children

both Tony La Viña and Rory L. Torres December 01 - 02, 2019

Cyberstalking and Cyberbullying in the Philippines

Experts weigh in on how to detect and handle cyberbullying
July 29, 2020 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki
There is no denying that cyberbullying has seen a huge spike in cases ever since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic broke out and everybody has been turning to technology to keep in touch with one another and conduct lessons and businesses.


Combating Electronic Violence Against Women (eVAW) in the Philippines
Danièle Adler February 16, 2016

For the past two decades, the rise of ICTs has generated new forms of violence. Such violence happens online or via mobile phones, and women are the first victims.

The Philippines are no exception. Electronic violence against women or eVAW is on the rise, and more and more suffer from it. In Manila, 70% of the complaints about online or mobile abuse come from women.

Look it as pdf HERE

Time to stand up to Duterte’s online bullies
October 16, 2017

What fuels the hate and the toxicity? It’s the sense of entitlement and power, of being backed and supported by those in power.

Jover Laurio, a law student who is behind the Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB), was compelled to shed her anonymity on Friday the 13th, after the threats to her person became nasty, ugly, and full of hate, she had been the target of death threats and humiliation online.

Disinformation gone macho

When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head

Part 2 - To be concluded:

Locker room talk and online harassment
Online spaces have made the locker rooms bigger – and more sinister

Both by Paige Occeñola December 15, 2018

#BabaeAko campaign: Filipino women fight back against Duterte's misogyny
May 21, 2018

Using the hashtag #BabaeAko, Filipino women are taking to social media to fight the President Rodrigo Duterte's sexist and misogynistic behavior.

#BabaeAko among Time’s 25 'Most Influential People on the Internet'
June 29, 2018
The Filipino movement that began as a social media campaign gets global recognition

Filipino women take #BabaeAko movement from social media to the streets
Kenneth Leonardo June 13, 2018 - with Video
'Women are a force to contend with and Duterte should be careful lest he bear the brunt of their force unleashed,' says Joms Salvador of Gabriela.

St Scho alumnae eye legal action vs cyber bullies
November 23, 2016

'Those who have attacked these young Scholasticans by way of threats, harassment, hurtful comments and cyber bullying are the ones who are committing child abuse'

WWW: Women on the Web are not Welcome
Ana P. Santos Jan 29, 2015
Authorities either underestimate the threat that technology-related violence presents or do not have a full understanding of how the pervasiveness of such violence causes psychological and emotional distress.
According to Take back the Tech, a collaborative campaign against on-line forms of violence, about 95% of on-line harassment in the form of text, images and videos are targeted at women.
A liberal interpretation of RA 9262 can include electronic violence as a form of psychological abuse.
But one limitation of RA 9262 is that it is predicated on a dating relationship. You must be dating, having sex with or married to the perpetrator.
Facerape Facerape

The act of abusing someone's Facebook account on a computer where they have left themselves logged in.

Usually results in a change of status proclaiming their sudden change in sexuality, as well as numerous wall posts to friends containing bizzare messages.

Cyberbullied by a scorned mistress: A wife fights back
Franchie Gomez September 17, 2017

After years of being bullied online, I finally got the nerve to do something about it. The final straw was when the scorned mistress created a fake account on Facebook.


in the album STOP hazing & bullying

Labels as bullies: Pushy. Bossy. Fat. Ugly. Stupid.

How have labels and bullies brought you down? And how did you rise above them? Watch the Pantene #ShineStrong roundtable discussion, 'Labels as Bullies' Oct 8, 2014

Duterte signs law on total hazing ban
Pia Ranada July 11, 2018
With the signing of the RA-11053 Anti-Hazing Act of 2018, all forms of hazing are illegal. The law also imposes fines as additional penalties for those who plan and participate in hazing rituals.

Cyberbullying: A victim's tale of lies and the madness of crowds

Victoria Camille Tulad September 15, 2012

In the Philippines, where everyone who has an Internet connection is on Facebook, it becomes all too easy to change and even ruin peoples’ lives without a moment’s hesitation.

Poverty not an excuse to engage in porn trade

Ador Vincent Mayol, September 6th, 2013

Do not use poverty as a reason to engage in cyberpornography.

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Philippines, UK, Australia launch center vs online child porn
Rambo Talabong February 27, 2019

Most child exploitation cases involve Filipino children and men from other countries. Authorities hope to stop this 'increasingly prevalent' crime.
With their leading law enforcement agencies, the Philippines, United Kingdom, and Australia launched the first international center to battle online exploitation of Filipino children.


in the album Cyber SEX - Cyber child porn - Cyber Sextortion - A CRIME!

Cyber Sex - Now a crime

A short documentary focused on cyber sex in the Philippines


Cyber child porn

More and more children are forced to work in prostitution, like cyber child porn. Terre des Hommes Netherlands is very worried about the rapid grow of this phenomenon. This video, made by journalist Bart Coolen, gives more insight in how cyber child porn works, the consequences for the children and what Terre des Hommes Netherlands, together with local partners, does to stop this exploitation.


PH ranks as world’s top producer of child porn materials
Feb 14, 2020


Girls lured into cybersex industry

Kate McGeown, BBC News, Olongapo City

Look the article HERE or as pdf  HERE


Woman arrested for pimping grandchildren online

Arestado ang isang 53 taong gulang na lola at dalawa niyang anak dahil sa pagkakasangkot sa cybersex. Jun 19, 2015


Dr. Margie Holmes
Nov 24, 2012


IMPORTANT: Look Parents, poverty, and porn - online child pornography Philippines
Fritzie Rodriguez Sep 25, 2014

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Saving child sex workers
Text and photos Oliver Haynes December 29, 2019

An estimated 60,000 children are currently trapped in sexual exploitation in the Philippines. From Manila, a group of foreign and local operatives are working to save them.

Philippines Satellite Technology and Service Providers - Etc.

Internet - Telephone - Televison

Look also Chinese 'invasion and spionage - telecommunities' in PH

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Satellite internet and broadband two-way satellite service providers in Asia
2nd Avenue formerly ETC 2nd Avenue is a Philippine cable television produced and founded by Solar Entertainment Corporation but also host for many ISP e.g.:

Mountain View Satellite Corporation

MABUHAY Satellite Corporation
Gilat Satcom Company

a world-leading satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions to broadcast, telecom

Etc. Service

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Philippine Computer Society, PCS

PCS has a long and honored history of growing the development of the ICT industry and of ICT professionals in the country.

God Bless you & Many regards
"A Balikbayan family"
far away from the beloved Philippines

We will forever fight for - defend Human Rights - Freedom for Speech and Press and against Fake News

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