No relief yet from Supreme Court for Sandra Cam

Posted at 06/03/14 5:43 PM

MANILA - The Supreme Court decided not to issue yet a writ of habeas data for Sandra Cam, who earlier claimed that people snooped around her house after she came up with her own Janet Napoles list.
“The Court, after considering the petition and without giving due course, required respondents to comment on the petition within ten (10) days from notice," the high court said.

The Whistleblowers Association president named in her petition Agrarian Reform official Alex Almario, a "Sir Noy," and others who allegedly went to her residence in Cavite after she linked people to the pork barrel scam.

Cam claimed her right to privacy was threatened when, from April 30 to May 3, she was subjected to surveillance by unidentified people.

She said Almario dropped by the school she was managing in Cavite and later requested to have a conversation with her regarding her knowledge of the list.

Cam said Almario once wrote an open letter declaring “Sir Noy” as his boss.

President Benigno Aquino III is also known as “Noy.”

The writ of habeas data is defined as a remedy available to any person whose right to privacy in life, liberty or security is violated or threatened by an unlawful act or omission of a public official or employee, or of a private individual or entity engaged in the gathering, collecting or storing of data or information regarding the person, family, home and correspondence of the aggrieved party.

If the information is false, the petition could ask for its rectification, removal or destruction.