The Right to Speak

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Site Description: The place for politics, law, government, and civil liberties
Date Joined: Nov 20, 2008

Tags: Charter Change, Philippine Law, Freedom of Speech, Computerized Elections, Poll Automation

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Duterte's Chilling Proposition
on Oct 24, 2012      The offer of a five-million-peso reward money by Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to anyone who can literally bring to his office the head of notorious carnapping (motor vehicle theft) suspect Ryan Yu – made on...

Lacson is not - and should not be - above the law
on Mar 29, 2011 in panfilo lacson dacer-corbito bubby dacer Two words describe the actions of Sen. Panfilo Lacson who went into hiding before the warrant for his arrest in the Dacer-Corbito double murder case could be served, and later on surfaced after the charges against him were thrown out by the court: mo...

Libel and free speech
on Mar 23, 2011 in press freedom freedom of expression Freedom of Speech defamation In a free society like ours, there is a constant clash between the right to free speech and the right to protect one’s reputation. And when this clash lands on the doorsteps of our courts, judges sometimes find themselves constrained to draw a fine...

When hateful speech is protected
on Mar 1, 2011 in us supreme court snyder v. phelps Freedom of Speech Voting 8 to 1, the nine-member US Supreme Court upheld the right of the members of the Westboro Baptist Church to picket the funerals of US soldiers killed in the line of duty and hold signs displaying hateful language, such as "Thank God for Dead So...

Marcos was no hero
on Feb 24, 2011 in people power edsa I martial law under marcos Nothing could be more insulting. While the nation is in the midst of preparation to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution that forced Ferdinand E. Marcos out of office and ended his 20-year tyrannical rule, his son Bongbo...

People Power Revolutions
on Feb 20, 2011 in people power marcos revolutions edsa I There's a wave of revolutions sweeping the middle east, but not the ideological revolutions of the past characterized by bloodshed and carnage. It is the bloodless revolution of the people: from the streets of Tunisia that has unseated President Zine...

What's the Ombudsman doing?
on Feb 10, 2011 in corruption in the AFP merceditas gutierrez george rabusa Like a tele-novela unfolding its plot everyday - the suicide of former AFP chief Angelo Reyes being the latest twist - former AFP budget officer George Rabusa's exposé of huge and illegal pay-offs to retiring generals is yet another revelation of wh...

Death as a way out: Angelo Reyes's suicide
on Feb 9, 2011 in corruption in the AFP Armed Forces of the Philippines angelo reyes george rabusa Speculations and opinions still run high as to the reason for former armed forces chief Angelo Reyes’s suicide. Just today, former Philippine Military Academy (PMA) superintendent, retired Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Maligalig, opined that Reyes’s death...

Revolutionary taxes and peace talks
on Jan 1, 2011 in joma sison communist party peace talks revolutionary taxes Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose “Joma” Sison insists that it is the right of the CPP to impose and collect revolutionary taxes from businesses if it were to continue its operations, fund social programs and undertake other a...

Are violent video games protected speech?
on Nov 17, 2010 in free of speech first amendment video games industry This is the question the parties in Schwarzenneger v. Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) argued before the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on November 2nd. The case emanated from a law passed by the State of California which bans the sale of ultra-v...

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