Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology
Cyber Crime Law and Ethics for IT Professionals
Mr. Rhoel Torres
On the 23rd day of November at the Auditorium of Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology Main Campus Sumacab Este, Cabanatuan City, 4th year students of College of Information and Communication Technology held a seminar about Cyber Crime Law and Ethics for IT Professionals. At 12:00 o'clock noon, I and my classmates were met at the gate of the school. When they come all, simultaneously we went to the auditorium and sat in our seats. When the time comes where we start the seminar, Ma’am Ruth thought us a very simple action song. And after that Ma’am Ruth called Ma’am Gloria Alcantara to introduce our first speaker at our seminar. Our Speaker is also a product of our school Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology, he was an Engineering student in their time, in his college life he received many awards, he is also a product of Nueva Ecija High School and as expected he received many awards like his college life. After he graduated in our School at he decide to be a Law Students At Aurollio University after that as expected he passed the bar examination, he was the legal consultant of Municipality of Laur and Municipalty of Gen. Natividad Nueva Ecija.His name is Engr. Atty. Bembol D. Castillo. Atty Bembol asked us many questions like “ Pagkatapos nyo makagradute Saan Kayo pupunta? “ and also he joked us and he said “ Magiging manager po ako ng computer shop”. Many of us laughed when he said that, Then he still have many question to us, he told us “ bkit Kayo nag IT bkit hindi nursing,?”. He also asked us “ Sino gusto magturo? Sino gusto maging Teacher?. And lots of questions to follow. Atty Bembol also tells story about his life after he graduated in NUEST.after all of this question he start to discuss our topic about Cyber Crime Law. This is the first law in the Philippines which specifically criminalizes computer crime, which prior to the passage of the law had no strong legal precedent in Philippine jurisprudence. The Act, divided into 31 sections split across eight chapters, criminalizes several types of offenses, including illegal access hacking, data interference, device misuse, cyber squatting, computer-related offenses such as computer fraud, content-related offenses such as cybersex and spam, and other offenses. The law also reaffirms existing laws against child pornography, an offense under Republic Act No. 9779 the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009, and libel, an offense under Section 355 of the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines, also criminalizing them when committed using a computer system. Finally, the Act provides for a "catch-all" clause, wherein all offenses currently punishable under the Revised Penal Code are likewise punishable under the Act when committed using a computer, with corresponding stricter penalties than if the crimes were punishable under the Revised Penal Code alone. The Act has universal jurisdiction: its provisions apply to all Filipino nationals regardless of the place of commission. Jurisdiction also lies when a punishable act is either committed within the Philippines, whether the erring device is wholly or partly situated in the Philippines, or whether damage was done to any natural or juridical person who at the time of commission was within the Philippines. Regional Trial Courts shall have jurisdiction over cases involving violations of the Act. A takedown clause is included in the Act, empowering the Department of Justice to restrict and/or demand the removal of content found to be contrary to the provisions of the Act, without the need for a court order. This provision, originally not included in earlier iterations of the Act as it was being deliberated through Congress, was inserted during Senate deliberations on...