Justice Assistant Secretary Geronimo Sy announced at today’s 3rd Regional Cybercrime Conference that he has drafted a new Cybercrime Law that has no more provision on online libel.
What Sy didn’t mention during the conference was that he apparently blames lawmakers as the cause for the scuttling of the Cybercrime Law.
You see, Geronimo Sy gave a talk during an academic forum at Silliman University last December. Perhaps he didn’t bank on someone from Silliman U writing about his talk afterward. This was what came out in the Silliman University Alumni Newsletter dated January 19, 2013.
This was the write-up on what Geronimo Sy told the students: