Friday, September 28, 2012

How to Post Portrait Photo on Instagram?



Ever wondered how those other people on instagram post their portrait pictures? Scratched your head while trying to do it directly on instagram? I know some techie people out here would just say “there is an app for that you know.” Right on, but not everyone can be that explorative or tech savvy enough.

Here is a little help for those who were wondering. Try to get the free app Squaready. It is just one of those apps that are linked to instagram and other photo applications. See below:


1. See that folder icon on the left side? Tap/click that to load your portrait picture.




2. Photo is already formatted to fit the square layout but you can change that by tapping the two icons (after the icon with color scheme) to edit the picture dimensions.








3. Then tap/click the left bottom icon (with color scheme) to change the background color. I always prefer black.




4. You can re-size the portrait picture however you like using the two buttons on the left from the icon with color scheme.



5. Tap/click the arrow on the top right corner of the screen picture. You will be asked to select export destination.




6. If you select send to Instagram Format, you will be asked what image quality you would like.



7. Then off you go export it to instagram.




This is just one of the options. Enjoy.




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Les Misérables - Extended First Look

Les Misérables Movie Poster


Oh my God!! I cannot wait for the Les Misérables movie. I CANNOT WAIT!! I do not have words for it as of the moment, only tears, giddiness and goosebumps!!!


Les Misérables Cast:
  • Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean
  • Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert
  • Anne Hathaway as Fantine
  • Amanda Seyfried as Cosette
  • Samantha Barks as Éponine
 

Les Misérables - Extended First Look



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Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Perks of Being A Wallflower



The Perks of Being A Wallflower



This might be the first movie/book I will talk about thoroughly here. I know I have 2 entries about movies (related links below this post) but this one is different because weird as it may sound, this is close to my heart. It is one of my favorite books and movies of all time. No not because it is Emma Watson in the movie (that is of course one of the sub reasons) but for these:

  • I am not THAT of a wide reader, although some would say I am a nerd (I do not refute this by the way), but this book/movie/story is one of the best that I have read/seen. It is honest, draws a lot of emotions, kick you in the reality shins about adolescence, love, losing people that you hold dear, conquering your very own demons and discovering a beautiful life outside your created shelter-walls in your head.

Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller

  • I am those characters (Sam, Charlie, Patrick and the others). A little bit of all of them. Their stories were and are my stories. I have been a wallflower, one way or another I have been called names and still being called names, I have judged and been judged. I have also been subjected to uncertainties in life; have lost the people that I love just like you and Charlie. I have gone through a lot of bull shit in life as well as needed to conquer my own demons. I have done what some of these kids had done during the remarkable times of being adolescent. Fragments of these people are me in one.

  • The taste in music of the characters (and the writer Stephen Chbosky). Come on who wouldn’t love The Smiths, The Beatles? The song choices are just amazing that I have had a field day reading/watching this because the music just fitted my taste. I will not justify any further. Just check The Perks of Being a Wallflower Soundtrack and music references in the book as well.

                                The Perks of Being a Wallflower Soundtrack Cover


The Perks of Being a Wallflower Movie Soundtrack:

1.    “Could It Be Another Change” – The Samples
2.    “Come On Eileen” – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
3.    “Tugboat” – Galaxie 500
4.    “Temptation” – New Order
5.    “Evensong” – The Innocence Mission
6.    “Asleep” – The Smiths
7.    “Low” – Cracker
8.    “Teenage Riot” – Sonic Youth
9.    “Dear God” – XTC
10.  “Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops” – Cocteau Twins
11.  “Charlie’s Last Letter” – Michael Brook
12.  “Heroes” – David Bowie


The Perks of Being a Wallflower Novel Music References:
2.    "Asleep" by The Smiths
3.    "Vapour Trail" by Ride
6.    "Time of No Reply" by Nick Drake
7.    "Dear Prudence" by The Beatles
8.    "Gypsy" by Suzanne Vega
10. "Daydream" by The Smashing Pumpkins
11. "Dusk" by Genesis
12. "MLK" by U2
19. "Autumn Leaves" by Nat King Cole
21. "I'm Going Home" sung by Tim Curry as Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show




  • Actors, you have got to love how Emma Watson has grown and has effortlessly changed from that of a genius wizard to this unique, dark yet lovable care free character in the movie. Given fact that she is this one beautiful talented woman, she is a brilliant actress that I will forever be a fan (even if I think she didn’t play Hermione I would still be a fan based on how she performed Sam. Logan Lerman as always is a great actor, this guy would bring to the plate what is asked of him and I think even more. Ezra Miller is one attention grabbing actor in this movie. He was just plain brilliant.

  • Of course one of the favorite things to do while reading a book is to find a remarkable literary line (phrase/sentence) that could hit the heart and mind. Here are some of my favorite The Perks of Being a Wallflower quotes (no it is not just that “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite”):


o    “It's strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.”

o    “We accept the love we think we deserve.”

o    “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.”

o    “I would die for you. But I won't live for you.”

o    “So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”

o    “There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”

o    “It's just that I don't want to be somebody's crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don't want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.”

o    “She wasn't bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just takes time. ”

o    “And I thought about how many people have loved those songs. And how many people got through a lot of bad times because of those songs. And how many people enjoyed good times with those songs. And how much those songs really mean. I think it would be great to have written one of those songs. I bet if I wrote one of them, I would be very proud. I hope the people who wrote those songs are happy. I hope they feel it's enough. I really do because they've made me happy. And I'm only one person.”

o    “And all the books you've read have been read by other people. And all the songs you've loved have been heard by other people. And that girl that's pretty to you is pretty to other people. And that if you looked at these facts when you were happy, you would feel great because you are describing 'unity.”

o    “Just tell me how to be different in a way that makes sense.”

o    “I am both happy and sad at the same time, and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.”

o    “I think the idea is that every person has to live for his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people. Maybe that is what makes people "participate.”


Simply put, I love this book and the film adaptation. I do not think I will ever say something to critic both the novel and the movie. How cool was it when there was a mention of a walkman in the movie/book, a mixtape, A MIXTAPE!!!, vinyls, a typewriter and all those things that I grew up with!

Seriously, this book is for me. This was my time, my era this story is about me and any other person who grew up in the 90's.




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Monday, September 24, 2012

Wisdom

Old Lady in Tribal Clothing


One last throwback for this wee hours of the morning, I am hitting the hay as I only have roughly about 2 hours to wake up and get ready for my day job. This is not a clean edit, I apologize. Took this about 4 years ago when I head up to Baguio with friends.



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Getting Lost In The Forest



I was going through some old pictures and I stumbled upon these from our Tree Planting in La Mesa Dam back in 2009. How time really does fly. It has been 3 years since my co-worker and I got lost in that eco-park for roughly about an hour after deciding climbing trees where the best option to look for the other teams who were sent in different areas with a guide. We did not have our own as we were left behind the jump off point to ensure that things are in order before following them. We thought it was easy but one thing is for sure, never assume anything when you are in such place. 



Nothing better to do but just laugh it out when we were trying to remember which way we were supposed to head. Awesome experience I must say as there was so much greenery and fresh air.




If I have such scene in my backyard, I would probably be chirpy 80% of the time because of the serenity the environment brings.



I just had to take a picture of this, such a boy scout kind of thing to do. haha. They were all hard at work while two of us were looking for our way out of the forest.



I could read a book under this tree without knowing what time it is. Looking at these pictures, I miss trekking, hiking, and camping. It has been a while since I had gone, roughly a year or so. I have to get back and be one with nature as it is the best psychiatrist for me, saves you a lot of money.





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Sunday, September 23, 2012

UP PEP SQUAD : We Made 8 Happen


UP PEP SQUAD 
(I do not own this picture credit to owner)

Beyond the shaved heads, precise stunts, difficulty, artistry and simple uniform is a message that everyone should care for. FREEDOM. Freedom from all the issues, conflicts, misunderstandings and other complexities ensued by individuals, groups, societies, parties, communities, and government/s (country/ies). It was not aiming to be just being minimalist. It goes beyond what meets the eye, expectations and faith of every supporter, fan, and friendly rivals of the Squad. Anyway, I will not explain my point of view about this. We will all have different understandings. But I urge you to read through whatever is beneath the stunts, open your eyes and claim freedom. 

Watch this performance and you be the judge, why UP PEP SQUAD won this 2012 UAAP Cheerdance Competition.


UP PEP SQUAD UAAP CHEERDANCE COMPETITION 2012



This is how we were inside the Arena. It was way better than just watching it on TV. That is why every single year, my friends and I make it to a point that we get to watch it live.

Credit : Jerwin Espiritu


On a lighter note, we had fun watching as usual. It is always the time of the year where school spirits are everywhere. One can only be so proud of where he/she studied. I always love this time of the year.


my friends and I with other UP students


Laban UP!


One fall does not define defeat.

Congratulations UP PEP SQUAD. I will forever be a supporter




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The Spark of Sandara Park


Sandara Park


Let me put up a disclaimer here before some of the people who know me start saying I have gone KPop. I have high respect for different kinds/genre of music and I believe that we are all saved by it from whatever complexities we have in life, but I am still into Indie 80% of the time. Having said that, this is not entirely about KPOP music, just one particular person, Sandara Park.


 Sandara Park

Famously known here in the Philippines as the Pambansang Krung Krung (National Krung Krung – sorry I do not know what the English translation for Krung Krung is, someone can enlighten me edit: "Crazily Funny" as I was told), she started in the national celebrity search in ABS-CBN’s Star Circle Quest and has also starred in numerous movies such as: Volta, Bcuz of U, Can This Be Love, D’Lucky Ones and Super Noypi as well as other TV shows in ABS-CBN.  Now, I am sure all you KPOP fans, 2NE1 to be specific know this. I just wrote that for those who do not know Sandara’s initial shot to fame before going international with the KPOP group 2NE1.

Wrote that quick introduction as I still urge you to do the research about her if you want to know more.  But before that, let me back track a little bit, I only write very few about artists here but surprisingly the entries about Anne Curtis, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Tristan Prettyman and June Marieezy (I thank them for referring the links haha) are my top articles, when I write about them that means I found something really special about their personalities and not exactly entirely what they do to earn a living. 


Sandara Park and Lee Min Ho


What do I mean by the Spark of Sandara Park? Let me begin with: I knew about Sandara from SCQ (Star Circle Quest) but I did not really care much about her celebrity status, sorry guys just to be honest about it. I was living in a different world and I did not really care much about what goes on the television.  Fast forward to current day, I have now higher respect for her as a person and as an artist, but her personality weighs more.  Few days ago she started tweeting (http://www.twitter.com/krungy21) and tweeted her (celebrity) friends from Philippines in Filipino. She put up “Pambansang Krung Krung ng Pilipinas” as part of her bio which fascinated me as well.  Do not get me wrong, I just have issues with people getting international fame and not recognizing where they came from. Sandara Park is not one of those people. She recognized the Philippines as her home, embraced the culture and loved the people who both doubted and loved (loves) her. From the little things I have heard about what she does and how she appreciates her fans, I am in awe. 


 
Kiss - Sandara Park and Lee Min Ho


She has grown from her naïve “krung krung” self to this confident, thankful and appreciative individual but still sticking to her “krung krung-ness” I believe. What is the spark of Sandara Park? It is her genuine heart. She never forgets and I think that what makes her sparkle in my book. 


Note: I do not own the pictures used in this article. Credit to the owner.


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Mayon Volcano

Mayon Volcano


I was born in the province Albay, where Mayon Volcano is our back drop every single sunny clear day. Magnificent and deadly at the same time. I live far enough just to get volcanic ashes when it erupts. Thankfully it has not erupted as bad as it used to. I pray that it does continue like that. There has been much activity and alert has been up and down for the past few years but thankfully lava just flowed. It took lives tho when typhoon hit and the "lahar" took thousands of lives around the volcano

I miss looking at this and just be thankful for a beautiful day. Now I have to climb up the roof top to see how it looks from my room as houses in our neighborhood get additional floors blocking my beautiful view.




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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Graffiti In A Festival

  Graffiti Artist


I have procrastinated on posting these pictures for over 4 months now and that was not a good idea. No excuses there, just pure non-creativity and laziness I guess. Anyway without too much blabbing, these were taken during the Manila Music Festival last May 1, 2012. There were available blank canvases (plywood walls) for the artists to play around and these were their arts.



Street Art


Street Art


Graffiti


Graffiti Street Art


Graffiti Art


Graffiti Artists


Graffiti Street Art


That's about all the pictures I had for this part of the festival. I really have to go around the metro and look for the places where these street arts are available. Graffiti / Mural in my opinion is art. There is a very big gap between what people call vandals versus graffiti. The random word posts for me without proper execution / art in there is just pure vandalism for me but when you have these kinds of graffiti, now I call them art. 

I've got to find these places really to appreciate the artistry.




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Friday, September 21, 2012

Dredd 3D (Judge Dredd Reboot) : Movie Review

Dreed 3D Movie Poster
Judge Dredd Reboot


Just going to give you guys my verdict and over all rating about the movie. I am lifting it up from my article from When In Manila. To see full review check this link: http://www.wheninmanila.com/dredd-3d-judgment-is-coming/. This is not a spoiler I swear. I do not want people wanting to imaginatively hurt me because I spilled the beans.


Verdict/Overall Rating:

It is not for the kids or for the faint-hearted due to the visuals and portrayed violence. Dredd 3D is a movie you would not actually dread if you are into these kinds of plots. But if you are looking for some good lines take away, there are only a few remarkable ones during the entire duration but do not take it as a bad sign since this movie is indeed trying to stick to the essence of the Comic Book. Overall, I would give it 4 out of 5 imaginary magical stars. 





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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Explore, Go, Wander, Get Out, More



I used to daydream about so many things when I was younger. One of which is to get to see a lot of places. I had those top 5 things to do each year and usually I put down one place to visit. But that did not happen right away. I had so many excuses in life, not enough time, no money, no savings, I am stuck at work, my friends and I do not get the same free time as we planned out on. Then I realized, making up excuses for the things that I couldn't do made my life dull. I had to change things. I had to, just get out more

True to my self promise, I go out of town each year. I visited Palawan (Puerto Princessa and Coron), went to Dumaguete and enjoyed the beautiful Sand Bar in Bais, went to Siquijor a mystical place in my opinion that not everyone would be adventurous enough to go and Boracay of course. But before heading to all those places, I had to explore my own province, Albay, first. If I can brag about my travels, I would start with it. See below.


San Miguel Island, Tabaco Albay

Cagsawa Ruins, Albay


If I did not get out more, I would not be able to enjoy what nature could give me and the peace of mind that comes with the package.

Below is a a 30 second video of a life that could be very interesting. No more excuses, no more this and that, just go. get out. more.


No More Excuses, Get Out More


Check Get Out More: http://www.getoutmore.ph/



To make your own fun videos and showcase your travel photos: http://www.getoutmore.ph/index.php/make_your_own_video who knows, you might just win free travels from BPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands)!


With all of that, I leave you with this: We should all make it to a point that we give ourselves a chance to live the life we actually deserve, stress free, at least for 5 days a year. Our day jobs can wait, but life cannot. 

Related Post: http://wanderinganneskie.blogspot.com/2012/09/just-get-out-more.html




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Monday, September 17, 2012

Republic Act No. 10175 (With Some Blabberings)

This post covers only the chapters 2 and 3 of Republic Act No. 10175 because I know most of you will just dive right into there. But for those who would want the full text of the policy please go here: 


Again, I would like to repeat, please see full text on those links for you to have full understanding of the wordings. I urge you to do it since we all should be responsible netizens and for us to be educated on what should and should not be done online or any thing related thereof.


CHAPTER II
PUNISHABLE ACTS
SEC. 4. Cybercrime Offenses. The following acts constitute the offense of cybercrime punishable under this Act:

(a) Offenses against the confidentiality, integrity and availability of computer data and systems:

(1) Illegal Access. – The access to the whole or any part of a computer system without right.

(2) Illegal Interception. – The interception made by technical means without right of any non-public transmission of computer data to, from, or within a computer system including electromagnetic emissions from a computer system carrying such computer data.

(3) Data Interference. — The intentional or reckless alteration, damaging, deletion or deterioration of computer data, electronic document, or electronic data message, without right, including the introduction or transmission of viruses.

(4) System Interference. — The intentional alteration or reckless hindering or interference with the functioning of a computer or computer network by inputting, transmitting, damaging, deleting, deteriorating, altering or suppressing computer data or program, electronic document, or electronic data message, without right or authority, including the introduction or transmission of viruses.

(5) Misuse of Devices.

(i) The use, production, sale, procurement, importation, distribution, or otherwise making available, without right, of:

(aa) A device, including a computer program, designed or adapted primarily for the purpose of committing any of the offenses under this Act; or

(bb) A computer password, access code, or similar data by which the whole or any part of a computer system is capable of being accessed with intent that it be used for the purpose of committing any of the offenses under this Act.

(ii) The possession of an item referred to in paragraphs 5(i)(aa) or (bb) above with intent to use said devices for the purpose of committing any of the offenses under this section.

(6) Cyber-squatting. – The acquisition of a domain name over the internet in bad faith to profit, mislead, destroy reputation, and deprive others from registering the same, if such a domain name is:

(i) Similar, identical, or confusingly similar to an existing trademark registered with the appropriate government agency at the time of the domain name registration:

(ii) Identical or in any way similar with the name of a person other than the registrant, in case of a personal name; and

(iii) Acquired without right or with intellectual property interests in it.

(b) Computer-related Offenses:

(1) Computer-related Forgery. —

(i) The input, alteration, or deletion of any computer data without right resulting in inauthentic data with the intent that it be considered or acted upon for legal purposes as if it were authentic, regardless whether or not the data is directly readable and intelligible; or

(ii) The act of knowingly using computer data which is the product of computer-related forgery as defined herein, for the purpose of perpetuating a fraudulent or dishonest design.

(2) Computer-related Fraud. — The unauthorized input, alteration, or deletion of computer data or program or interference in the functioning of a computer system, causing damage thereby with fraudulent intent: Provided, That if no damage has yet been caused, the penalty imposable shall be one (1) degree lower.

(3) Computer-related Identity Theft. – The intentional acquisition, use, misuse, transfer, possession, alteration or deletion of identifying information belonging to another, whether natural or juridical, without right: Provided, That if no damage has yet been caused, the penalty imposable shall be one (1) degree lower.

(c) Content-related Offenses:

(1) Cybersex. — The willful engagement, maintenance, control, or operation, directly or indirectly, of any lascivious exhibition of sexual organs or sexual activity, with the aid of a computer system, for favor or consideration.

(2) Child Pornography. — The unlawful or prohibited acts defined and punishable by Republic Act No. 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009, committed through a computer system: Provided, That the penalty to be imposed shall be (1) one degree higher than that provided for in Republic Act No. 9775.

(3) Unsolicited Commercial Communications. — The transmission of commercial electronic communication with the use of computer system which seek to advertise, sell, or offer for sale products and services are prohibited unless:

(i) There is prior affirmative consent from the recipient; or

(ii) The primary intent of the communication is for service and/or administrative announcements from the sender to its existing users, subscribers or customers; or

(iii) The following conditions are present:

(aa) The commercial electronic communication contains a simple, valid, and reliable way for the recipient to reject. receipt of further commercial electronic messages (opt-out) from the same source;

(bb) The commercial electronic communication does not purposely disguise the source of the electronic message; and

(cc) The commercial electronic communication does not purposely include misleading information in any part of the message in order to induce the recipients to read the message.

(4) Libel. — The unlawful or prohibited acts of libel as defined in Article 355 of the Revised Penal Code, as amended, committed through a computer system or any other similar means which may be devised in the future.

SEC. 5. Other Offenses. — The following acts shall also constitute an offense:

(a) Aiding or Abetting in the Commission of Cybercrime. – Any person who willfully abets or aids in the commission of any of the offenses enumerated in this Act shall be held liable.

(b) Attempt in the Commission of Cybercrime. — Any person who willfully attempts to commit any of the offenses enumerated in this Act shall be held liable.

SEC. 6. All crimes defined and penalized by the Revised Penal Code, as amended, and special laws, if committed by, through and with the use of information and communications technologies shall be covered by the relevant provisions of this Act: Provided, That the penalty to be imposed shall be one (1) degree higher than that provided for by the Revised Penal Code, as amended, and special laws, as the case may be.

SEC. 7. Liability under Other Laws. — A prosecution under this Act shall be without prejudice to any liability for violation of any provision of the Revised Penal Code, as amended, or special laws.


CHAPTER III
PENALTIES

SEC. 8. Penalties. — Any person found guilty of any of the punishable acts enumerated in Sections 4(a) and 4(b) of this Act shall be punished with imprisonment of prision mayor or a fine of at least Two hundred thousand pesos (PhP200,000.00) up to a maximum amount commensurate to the damage incurred or both.

Any person found guilty of the punishable act under Section 4(a)(5) shall be punished with imprisonment of prision mayor or a fine of not more than Five hundred thousand pesos (PhP500,000.00) or both.

If punishable acts in Section 4(a) are committed against critical infrastructure, the penalty of reclusion temporal or a fine of at least Five hundred thousand pesos (PhP500,000.00) up to maximum amount commensurate to the damage incurred or both, shall be imposed.

Any person found guilty of any of the punishable acts enumerated in Section 4(c)(1) of this Act shall be punished with imprisonment of prision mayor or a fine of at least Two hundred thousand pesos (PhP200,000.00) but not exceeding One million pesos (PhPl,000,000.00) or both.

Any person found guilty of any of the punishable acts enumerated in Section 4(c)(2) of this Act shall be punished with the penalties as enumerated in Republic Act No. 9775 or the “Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009″: Provided, That the penalty to be imposed shall be one (1) degree higher than that provided for in Republic Act No. 9775, if committed through a computer system.

Any person found guilty of any of the punishable acts enumerated in Section 4(c)(3) shall be punished with imprisonment of arresto mayor or a fine of at least Fifty thousand pesos (PhP50,000.00) but not exceeding Two hundred fifty thousand pesos (PhP250,000.00) or both.

Any person found guilty of any of the punishable acts enumerated in Section 5 shall be punished with imprisonment one (1) degree lower than that of the prescribed penalty for the offense or a fine of at least One hundred thousand pesos (PhPl00,000.00) but not exceeding Five hundred thousand pesos (PhP500,000.00) or both.

SEC. 9. Corporate Liability. — When any of the punishable acts herein defined are knowingly committed on behalf of or for the benefit of a juridical person, by a natural person acting either individually or as part of an organ of the juridical person, who has a leading position within, based on: (a) a power of representation of the juridical person provided the act committed falls within the scope of such authority; (b) an authority to take decisions on behalf of the juridical person: Provided, That the act committed falls within the scope of such authority; or (c) an authority to exercise control within the juridical person, the juridical person shall be held liable for a fine equivalent to at least double the fines imposable in Section 7 up to a maximum of Ten million pesos (PhP10,000,000.00).

If the commission of any of the punishable acts herein defined was made possible due to the lack of supervision or control by a natural person referred to and described in the preceding paragraph, for the benefit of that juridical person by a natural person acting under its authority, the juridical person shall be held liable for a fine equivalent to at least double the fines imposable in Section 7 up to a maximum of Five million pesos (PhP5,000,000.00).

The liability imposed on the juridical person shall be without prejudice to the criminal liability of the natural person who has committed the offense.


Again, go read the full text policy on the link above. You should be able to understand and grasp this since you have stumbled upon this link. Very important minutes of your cyber/online life.

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Update: I highlighted the Libel clause because this is where everything gets crazy over the blogosphere. For those of us who love Meme's, online sarcastic banters and just plain old opinion on the matter, let us all beware as we might incriminate ourselves. Although, after a matter of days of reading materials with regard to, reactions over this "well-thought", I am being sarcastic and yes that may incriminate me, insertion I am choosing to say a thing or two regarding, after all I may still have my freedom of speech. Key words, "may still have". 

Two points and this would not be about who is protecting who and who inserted what, although we all know who that would be. I will be speaking via opinion and not on the matters of the law as I know a little about such, although lets talk labor laws and I may know a thing or two about them. Again, I am speaking out of opinion, curiosity and some of the confusion I may have over this. Anyway:

1. Everyone can sue everyone online and this would be a field day for lawyers and those who hold grudge over some people. Who will police this? Say I posted a Meme about some public personalities and it got spread out all over the internet, would I be slapped with the libel among the rest of the people along the chain of information sharing or would it just be me? Remember this is now a digital age, almost everyone has access to the wonderful world of wide web. 

Such thing as think before you click exists yes, but children who have access to the internet would view these Meme's as fun and nothing more and has shared it to their friends, would they get slapped with a libel as well?  Or would you hold their parents accountable for this? We might as well all go leave the digital age and live within the confines of a cave somewhere beneath the ocean near the core, oh wait that would still require technology I assume and would elicit creative opinions good or bad (which would lead to woohlaaah Libel). Sorry, I am blabbing and might go over board. 

But that is the point, digital age. Go figure.


2.  Freedom of speech, in a "democratic" country, it is vital. This right is exercised over the internet by millions of people here in the Philippines, Twitter and Facebook statistics would say so. To post something about someone in a form of honest opinion and this person/someone does not agree or like what you said, Libel case for you buddy. That is in a nutshell. 

Yes, I highlighted honest opinion there because I know there are still people who do not actually think before they open their mouths or even press the enter button which can hit a nerve or two in my opinion. And yes, this is debatable. Let us not go there. Probably another point to include in item number 1.

If my freedom of speech, which I am exercising right now is gagged, let us then change our form of government and be a hermit with no one being able to speak their minds, cannot share/air their opinions on who is crap and who is great. Are we just gonna sit there and be mum about ALL of the things that is happening around here? I do not think so.


I will stop right there. Yeah yeah yeah yeah, some of you may think these points are unreasonable, nonsense, vague, "that is not the point, point", "you don't get it", "there is no point in all of this" and all that other crap I won't really care, besides I am a little outraged as I do write online and I am just trying to poke some bubbles over here. I may not be that crafty over this, that is just how unreasonable I think this clause is. Forgive me, I do not think clearly during sporadic pissed moments. 


So my friends, my minute number of tumbleweeds, let us all get a shovel and start digging our own tunnels away from this digital world. Cybercrime Law is here and along with it comes a Libel case if they did not like what you share. Amen. 

But seriously, if there is an appeal to have this insertion deleted, I will sign it. (As of this writing, I am still looking for it, I also go out the actual world and chase butterflies like you *wink*)

Oh by the way check this article written by Ms. Raisa Robles: http://raissarobles.com/2012/09/18/who-inserted-that-libel-clause-in-the-cybercrime-law-at-the-last-minute/ it is worth every second of your life, should you actually care about this, in which you SHOULD.




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