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By JOAN GARCIA Bulatlat.com VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur –In what appears to be a portent of things to come with the enactment of the Cybercrime law, students from the Data Center College of the Philippines-Vigan have been threatened with a libel case and disciplinary action from their school due to a group text message and…

Protests are mounting against the cybercrime law because of its provisions including libel in its list of crimes, giving undue authority to the government to exercise censorship, close down websites, and collect data through the internet without passing through due process in court, and increasing the penalties for cybercrime one degree higher than what is provided for in the Revised Penal Code for crimes of similar nature.