Unanimously, the Supreme Court justices have decided today to issue a Temporary Restraining Order against the implementation of RA10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 of most commonly known as the Anti-Cybercrime Law.
The TRO will cover the period of 120 days starting immediately, which means all the parties affected are ordered to refrain from enforcing and implementing the new law. The TRO also consolidates the 12 different petitions and required the respondents and the Solicitor General to comment of the case within 10 days upon receipt of the notice. The SC also sets the oral arguments of the case on January 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm.
“TRO” Trended on Twitter
After hearing the decision of SC regarding the issuiance of TRO against the Anti-Cybercrime Law, netizens have rejoiced as this was a 1st step of victory. People on Twittter shared their happy sentiments and enthusiasm about this triumph. It also made the phrase TRO one of the trending topics in Twitter Philippines.
It was indeed a welcoming decision from the high court. Although they failed to issue it before the law officially took effect last October 3, they were still not late to issue at this time.
- SC issues TRO vs cyber law (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- SC issues 120-day TRO vs cybercrime law (abs-cbnnews.com)