Silent No More blogger faces cyber libel cases for calling majority bloc senators “Malacanang Dogs” for not signing the Senate Resolution No. 516, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the senseless killings, especially of children and minors.
Villar was part of the list that were called “Malacanang Dogs in the Senate” together with Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Senate majority leader Tito Sotto III, and Senators Gregorio Honasan, Richard Gordon, Juan Miguel Zubiri, and Manny Pacquiao.
NEWS: 'Silent no more PH blogger' faces cyber libel case
由 PTV 发布于 2017年9月28日
“I just want to make a manifestation. It’s really somebody from social media who told me before long time ago that there are two senators who are going to destroy us,” Villar said during the Senate regular session.
Senator Risa Hontiveros was surprised over allegations made by Senator Cynthia Villar that she was behind efforts to discredit the seven senators, who did not sign a controversial resolution that called on the administration to stop the spate of killings in the name of the anti-illegal drugs campaign.
“It’s almost flattering if not for the fact that it is patently false. Sa kabilang banda naman, nakakalungkot dahil ang walang basehang paratang ay nanggaling pa mismo sa isang kapwa senador (On the other hand, it’s disappointing because the baseless accusation came directly from a fellow senator),” Hontoveros said
“Paano ko sisirain ang Senate majority (How could I destroy the Senate majority)? Ako ay isang (I am a) neophyte Senator na kasapi ng (who’s a member of the) minority. Anong kapangyarihan na mayroon ako para gawin ‘yon (What is my power to do such)? It defies logic and reason, unless they can be substantiated with evidence, these accusations must stop. The sources of the intrigue are the ones destroying not only the Senate majority but the harmony between and among majority and minority senators,” she added.
The Silent No More page post articles about President Rodrigo Duterte, Senators and issues the Philippines is facing.
Sotto, who was called a “rapist” and “plagiarist” in the blog, denied the accusarions and said he would resign if there is evidence that he committed such crime. He maintained that the plagiarism accusations were used against him during the debates on the reproductive health bill.
“Ginamit ito ng kung sino para sirain kami (Somebody used this to put us in a bad light). I will request you to direct [the] Senate secretariat to investigate who’s behind prostituting this resolution,” Sotto said, addressing Pimentel.
“Ang katangahan nila, hindi nakarating sa amin ‘yan. Walang nagpapirma sa akin niyan kaya hindi puwedeng sabihin na I did not sign. Now the offensive part is this: pagsunod niyan iniisa-isa kaming pito at ang sasama ng sinabi,” he added.
(It shows how stupid they are: that [document] didn’t reach us. Nobody asked me to sign that, so they cannot say I did not sign. Now the offensive part is this: after that, they lambasted the 7 of us one by one, and they said really nasty things.)
Sass Rogando Sasot a blogger and prime Duterte supporter has revealed the person behind the blogsite “Pinoy Ako Blog”.
On her Facebook page, Sasot named the person behind PAB as Cocoy Dayao. Dayao according to Sasot owns the email firstname.lastname@example.org which was used for the registration of PAB’s domain name.
She also exposed that Dayao was a former Consultant for Web Security of the Presidential Communications Operations Office of the Aquino Administration, a strong case to link with the ‘Dilawan” since most if not all of the post written on PAB are critics against the current administration.
But Dayao proved her allegations as false and denied that he is behind the Blog “Pinoy Ako Blog”, crushing Sasot’s highly publicized revelation.
“Sassquatch, I’m not PAB. Nice try! Look for someone else to peddle lies about. KTNXBYE”, Dayao wrote.
If the person behind Silent No More PH is caught, he will be facing Republic Act No. 10175 or Cybercrime Prevention Act that criminalizes online libel.
It aims to address legal issues concerning online interactions and the internet in the Philippines. Among the cybercrime offenses included in the bill are cybersquatting, cybersex, child pornography, identity theft, illegal access to data and libel.
Reported by: Francia Kaye Uyvico and Chloe Anne Bual