Statement on the filing of the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom (House Bill No. 1086)

Statement on the filing of the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom (House Bill No. 1086)

The most popular tweep of the House of Representatives has put her seal of approval on the #MCPIF.

Rep. Kimi Cojuangco (5th District Pangasinan) today filed the Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom, as House Bill No. 1086. With her feisty tweets marshalling support from online advocates during the RH Law deliberations, Congresswoman Cojuangco understands the value of free expression and the exchange of ideas in the online space. She has a deep under standing of the benefits and challenges of ICT, especially in rural areas, given the ICT projects she has spearheaded in her district.

With the #MCPIF now filed in both houses of Congress, we of Democracy.Net.PH call on all our legislators to support progressive legislation enhancing Philippine cyberspace and the ICT sector. The MCPIF will safeguard our civil and political rights online and harness the power of ICT for governance, development, and security. It addresses the obvious constitutional flaws that had led to the legal challenges to the Cybercrime Law now before the Supreme Court.

We also call on the Filipino to continue to be informed, to participate in, and support the #MCPIF throughout the legislative process.

The #MCPIF is our bill. Bantayan natin ito.