Category: News Article

DFA, AFP appointees secure CA’s nod

(Canadian Inquirer) MANILA – The Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed on Wednesday the appointments of Voltaire Mauricio as chief of mission class II, Mylene Garcia-Albano as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Japan, Val Roque as career minister, and 50 officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). As the chairperson of the CA Committee on Foreign…
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Criminalize clickbait: Jinggoy seeks jail time for people creating fake news

Senator Jinggoy Estrada wants purveyors of fake news fined and jailed in order to discourage them from spreading false and misleading news online and on social media. In pushing Senate Bill 1296, or an Act Criminalizing the Creation and Dissemination of Fake News as protection from online falsehoods and manipulation, it also seeks to amend…
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Senator pushes to criminalize ‘fake news’ to stop its spread

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 22) — A senator on Thursday said he has filed a bill that seeks to criminalize “fake news” to stop its proliferation. “Click baits, propaganda, and manipulation of legitimate news segments to deliberately online falsehoods, false news or disinformation are so common nowadays, making it difficult to distinguish which is actual news…
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Senate bill wants to make spreading ‘fake news’ a crime

MANILA, Philippines (Updated 3:25 p.m.) — Sen. Jinggoy Estrada has filed a bill that seeks to make creating and spreading “fake news” a crime punishable under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. Under Senate Bill No. 1296, Estrada defines fake news as “misinformation and disinformation of stories, facts and news which is presented as a fact, the…
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Estrada wants to make it illegal to create, spread fake news

Senator Jinggoy Estrada has proposed to Congress to criminalize the creation and dissemination of fake news. Estrada filed Senate Bill 1296 in hopes of putting “a stop to the proliferation of disinformation and misinformation on the internet” by amending Sections 3 and 4 of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act.  SB 1296 seeks to…
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Anti-fake news bill filed in Senate

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Jinggoy Estrada has filed a bill which will make the creation and spreading of fake news a crime. Under Estrada’s Senate Bill No. 1296, fake news is defined as “misinformation and disinformation of stories, facts and news which is presented as a fact, the veracity of which cannot be confirmed, with…
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Jinggoy wants purveyors of ‘fake news’ jailed, penalized

Senator Jinggoy Estrada has sought the passage of the bill that seeks to penalize and put to jail persons who pspread false or misleading news online. In filing Senate Bill No. 1296, Estrada proposed an amendment to Section 3 of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 to include “fake news” in…
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Never again? 50th anniversary of martial law draws contrasting views from senators

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) — Senators expressed conflicting opinions over how the nation should mark the 50th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by the late President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos, father of the current chief executive. Senators Robin Padilla and Jinggoy Estrada, who ran under President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s Uniteam slate during…
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Estrada: Probe favored DepEd suppliers to see if they benefitted from ‘split’ contracts

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 20) — A lawmaker said he wants an investigation on several suppliers who seem to be favored by the Department of Education (DepEd) when it comes to the purchase of electronics. “Based on my research on DepEd’s contracts, I always encounter the names of ASI or Advance Solutions Inc., Columbia Technologies,…
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Senate adopts reso commending, praising EJ Obiena

The Senate on Monday, September 19 adopted the resolution commending and hailing pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena for his latest success during this year’s tournaments. The Upper Chamber adopted Senator Pia Cayetano’s Senate Resolution No. 212, taking into consideration other measures filed on Obiena’s athletic performance, during the plenary session. The 26-year old Obiena…
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