Palace ready to fight for Anti-Cybercrime Act

Posted at 10/10/12 3:11 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Malacanang said it is ready to fight for the constitutionality of the Cybercrime Prevention Act.

In an ambush interview on Wednesday, presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the 120-day temporary restraining order issued by the Supreme Court is only a provisional remedy.

He said that if the high court finally decides it is unconstitutional, the government still has other legal remedies.

The halt order is effective immediately. Based on a formula, the 120 days may end February 6, 2013.

The high court will deliberate on the issues via oral arguments on January 15, 2013. This is one of the rare occasions that SC issued a halt order with a shelf life.

Usually, TRO issuances are effective until a final decision. – from a report by Junry Hidalgo, dzMM