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Cybercrime Act a hot topic during the Social Good Summit

By on Sep 23, 2012 in Cybercrime Act, Random Remarks | 0 comments

The Cybercrime Act was one of the topics that dominated the open forum of the Social Good Dialogue and Summit yesterday at the Greenbelt MyCinema and AIM Conference Hall. It was the proverbial “elephant in the room” since only a few speakers touched on it but you could feel that the audience wanted them to discuss it. Personally I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ask Undersecretary Manolo Quezon III his thoughts about it during the morning session and he was game enough to do so. Manolo shared that debates on the Cybercrime Act were important and that it’s the first step in a process. The implementing rules and regulations have yet to be fleshed out and he confirmed that Senator Guingona is planning to challenge the bill and have some parts of it amended. Later on in the afternoon session at the actual Summit, the Cybercrime Act popped up again in the open...

Statement of Senator TG Guingona in Opposing Cybercrime Act

By on Sep 21, 2012 in Honoring, My Stuff, Random Remarks | 0 comments

In 2010 I campaigned for several candidates who I thought were truly deserving of being in the Senate. One of the senators I campaigned the hardest for (next only to my Tita Toots of course hehe) is Senator TG Guingona. Today I can say that I am happy and proud to have campaigned for him. He’s the only Senator that actually opposed and voted against the Cybercrime Act. Here’s his full statement. EXPLANATION OF SEN. GUINGONA IN OPPOSING THE CYBERCRIME ACT I opposed the passage of the Cybercrime Act because when I stood up to question this law on constitutional grounds, I was concerned about prior restraint. First, some parts of the bill clearly attempts to legislate morality and penalize people if they breach our standards. I feel that as legislators, we have no right to dictate what people should or should not see. Unjustifiable prior restraint is an archaic policy that...

3 Ways to Handle Haters

By on Aug 5, 2012 in Featured, Random Remarks, Success | 13 comments

In life there’s no avoiding getting haters. We all have our own world views and most of the time those differences will lead to clashes and conflict. It’s even more evident today with the rise of blogging and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. I’ve had some experience in this (lol) so I guess I just want to share how I deal with them. Here are three tips that I’ve followed and learned through the years that you might find helpful. 1. Ignore them. If there’s one thing you have to understand about haters is that they do not criticize, they attack. They take pleasure in putting you down. There is absolutely no point in trying to engage with them (especially online) because they’ve already made up their mind to shoot you down with their AK-47 even before you raise the flag for parley, lol. Remove them from your immediate consciousness...

On FB related Crimes: Don’t just blame Facebook

By on Jun 21, 2011 in Random Remarks | 0 comments

We’ve seen a lot of criminal cases being reported on the news involving Facebook. The most recent one being a call center agent who was allegedly stabbed to death by her boyfriend whom she met on Facebook. There was also another report of a film director who was also stabbed multiple times by a friend he met on Facebook. In fact a report came out saying that 100,000 crimes were linked to Facebook in 2010. A lot of people are putting the blame on the social networking site. However it’s more than that. I believe that it has to do more with the values that are taught to the youth that leads to cases like this. I was listening to Paolo Bediones’ radio show a few days ago on 92.3 NewsFM and he interviewed a couple of students and asked them why do they think the youth go into Facebook, meet strangers, and end up going to eyeballs to physically see each other. What was the...

John Legend is Legendary

By on May 21, 2011 in Random Remarks | 0 comments

John Legend covers Adele’s Rolling In The Deep. He knocks it out of the ballpark with this...

Reunited: Colin and Leng

By on May 20, 2011 in Random Remarks | 0 comments

These two guys used to work together with me at Level Up. They were a pretty solid tandem! Maybe sometime in the future we’ll all get to work together again....

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