Today, I receive all God’s love for me. Today, I open myself to the unbounded, limitless, overflowing abundance of God’s Universe. Today, I open myself to your Blessings, healing and miracles.Today, I open myself to God’s Word so that I become more like Jesus Everyday. Today, I proclaim that I’m God’s Beloved, I’m God’s Servant, I’m God’s powerful champion, And because I am blessed, I will bless the world, In Jesus Name, Amen.

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RUPTURED BRAIN ANEURYSM: Living with a Broken Brain

RUPTURED BRAIN ANEURYSM: Living with a Broken Brain. A unique insight into the fragility of the extraordinary human brain. A true st...

Monday, September 17, 2012

VERONICA BALUYUT-JIMENEZ: The Chronicles of Veronica

Presenting Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez, one of the freshest faces ever to grace the Philippine broadcast industry. After several years, it remains a delight just looking at her sweet and appealing aura, not to mention the voice.

Her pretty face notwithstanding, veteran broadcaster extraordinaire Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez has always been immersed in every story over her illustrious career. For her, every bit of detail in a story should be carefully researched, dissected and thoroughly appraised for value and truthfulness and ultimately, should appeal to the audience.

And her latest broadcasting coup de grace, entitled “The Veronica Chronicles,” an investigative documentary to be shown on PTV-4 every 3rd Wednesday of every month beginning September 19, 2012 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., is no different matter. For the September episode of “The Veronica Chronicles,” the show will tackle the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, touted as one of the darkest episodes in our country’s political history.

Not new to this genre, Veronica waxed excitement because the show will deal with various social issues, and it’s very timely that the episode is about Martial Law. “The topic may be old and not too many people remember it. But what makes ours different is we’ll ask questions like, ‘was there closure regarding Martial Law?’ For the show, we want to analyze the issues, why these things happen, and include possible solutions. Perhaps Filipinos can offer theirs as well. Our approach is constructive and not merely controversial.”

And Veronica promises that “The Veronica Chronicles” will be as fair and as unbiased as possible. “There will be no bias in our show, it will be very balanced, which, if I may say, may surprise viewers since we are a government-owned station. This is the thrust of the new PTV.  I’m sure the audience will enjoy it,” she avers.

She’s also looking forward to the show’s next episodes like their topic on anything “supernatural” in the Philippines like the “aswang” and “manananggal” for October and the infamous “Maguindanao Massacre” for November, which is marking its second year.

Aside from being the newest program avid PTV viewers can look forward to, the “The Veronica Chronicles” is also part of a major push by PTV, under its new management and of which Veronica is also a board member, to come up with new and relevant programs that offer a balanced approach to news and issues.

“What we want is to present interesting issues that transcend all social classes. Under the new officers of PTV-4, we will continue to work hard to be the new ‘alternative’ channel that provides niche programming, which is still based on our charter—to provide relevant and more importantly significant, news, information and public service to our viewers.”

What’s interesting to note, however, is that amid all these activities is the introduction of the new logo of PTV-4. “We’re also happy with the new logo because it adapts to the changing times. It has a more fresh and contemporary look, and definitely more youthful,” she adds.

With the airing of the “The Veronica Chronicles,” there’s no doubt that Veronica will be on her toes every week since she also has a weekly show, again with an investigative format, entitled “Sa Likod ng Istorya.” Aired every Sunday at 9:15 p.m., the show discusses the week’s more pressing and timely issues.

On a daily basis, Veronica’s plate is full of segments interspersed with the news, one of which is “Mga Pagsubok” that delves on political and social issues of the day. This is shown during the “News@1” news program every 1 p.m. and “News@6” which is—you guessed it—shown at 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. And if this is not enough, “Mga Pagsubok” has an English counterpart, by the way, entitled “Challenges” and shown at PTV’s “News Life” everyday at 9:15 p.m.

Now if these shows tell you that Veronica is not busy, then you must be living in another planet.

Catch Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez on “The Veronica Chronicles” every 3rd Wednesday of the month beginning September 19, 2012 from 8-9 p.m.; “Sa Likod ng Istorya” on Sundays, 9:15 p.m.; “Mga Pagsubok” on “News@1” every 1 p.m. and “News@6” every 6 p.m., and “Challenges,” shown daily every 9:15 p.m on “News Life”. Or visit PTV-4 at



PRC ID RENEWAL CENTERS: Now Open at 13 SM Malls seven days a week!

Good News to all Pinoy professionals! PRC ID Renewal Centers were simultaneously opened in 13 malls in Metro Manila and nearby provinces last Friday! That means, Filipino professionals can now renew their Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) identification cards at the malls seven days a week during mall hours. Woooooooooooooooooot! I luv this news!

The 13 PRC ID Renewal Centers are located in the following locations:
  •  SM Mall of Asia
  •  SM Novaliches
  •  SM Marikina
  •  SM Masinag
  •  SM Manila
  •  SM Quiapo
  •  SM Harrison Plaza
  •  SM Sta. Mesa 
  •  SM Sucat
  •  SM mall Bacoor 
  •  SM mall DasmariƱas, Cavite
  •  SM mall Calamba, Laguna
  •  SM mall Lipa City, Batangas.
Under this public-private partnership between SM Mart Inc.and the Bureau of Treasury., the PRC is extending its services even during weekends and after government office hours, making things easier for busy Filipino professionals.

Filipino professionals can now renew their PR IDs without having to wait in long queues nor face those tiger looking unfriendly staff at PRC Main Office! Yeah, I know you can relate. Ha ha ha! peace! Just joking here!

Renewal Steps:
  1. File your applications for ID renewal 
  2. After submitting an ID application renewal, the PRC ID should be available after seven working days.
  3. Claim the IDs at the malls, at your own time and at your own convenience, sans the hassle of long queues 
Talking about convenience. Professionals may now shop and get their PRC IDs at same time. SM now really have it all.

NOTE: This is not a paid post. I am just so happy with this news that's why I'd like to share my happiness to everyone.

CYBERCRIME PREVENTION ACT OF 2012: Republic Act No. 10175

This is an important READ for every Filipino citizen and foreigner computer user living in the Philippines. 
Criminal Law is usually territorial. But in this CYBERCRIME PREVENTION ACT OF 2012: Republic Act No. 10175, it covers all Filipino Citizen regardless of the place of commission.

See Jurisdiction. The Regional Trial Court shall have jurisdiction over any violation of the provisions of this Act including any violation committed by a Filipino national regardless of the place of commission. Jurisdiction shall lie if any of the elements was committed within the Philippines or committed with the use of any computer system wholly or partly situation in the country, or when by such commission any damage is caused to a natural or juridical person who, at the time the offense was committed, was in the Philippines.

Read on:

                                                           Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Metro Manila
Fifteenth Congress
Second Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday the Twenty-fifth day of July two thousand eleven.

[ Republic Act No. 10175 ]


Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:


Section 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012″.

Section 2. Declaration of Policy. – The State recognizes the vital role of information and communication industries such as content production, telecommunications, broadcasting, electronic commerce, and data processing, in the nation’s overall social and economic development. The State also recognizes the importance of providing an environment conducive to the development, acceleration, and rational application and exploitation of information and communications technology (ICT) to attain free, easy, and intelligible access to exchange and / or delivery of information, and the need to protect and safeguard the integrity of computer, computer and communications systems, networks, and databases, and the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information, and data stored therein, from all forms of misuse, abus, and illegal access by making punishable under the law such conduct or conducts. In this light, the State shall adopt sufficient powers to effectively prevent and combat such offenses by facilitating their detection, investigation, and prosecution at both the domestic and international levels, and by providing arrangements for fast and reliable international cooperation.

Section 3. Definition of Terms. – For purposes of this Act, the following terms are hereby defined as follows:

(a) Access refers to the instruction, communication with, storing data in, retrieving data from, or otherwise making use of any resources of a computer system of communication network.

(b) Alteration refers to the modification or change, in form or substance, of an existing computer data or program.

(c) Communication refers to the transmission of information through ICT media, including voice, video, and other forms of data.

(d) Computer refers to an electronic, magnetic, optical, electromechanical, or other data processing or communications device, or grouping of such devices, capable of performing logical, arithmetic, routing, or storage functions and which includes any storage facility, or equipment or communications facility or equipment directly related to or operating in conjunction with such device. It covers any type of computer device including devices with data processing capabilities like mobile phones, smart phones, computer networks and other devices connected to the Internet.

(e) Computer data refers to any representation of facts, information, or concepts in a form suitable for processing in a computer system including a program suitable for processing in a computer system including a program suitable to cause oa computer system to perform a function and includes electronic documents and / or electronic data messages whether stored in local computer systems or online.

(f) Computer program refers to a set of instructions executed by the computer to achieve intended results.

(g) Computer system refers to any device or group of interconnected or related devices, one or more of which pursuant to a program, performs automated processing of data. It covers any type of device with data processing capabilities including, but not limited to, computers and mobile phones. The device consisting of hardware and software may include input, output and storage components which may stand alone or be connected in a network or other similar devices. It also includes computer data storage devices or media.

(h) Without right refers to either: (i) conduct undertake without or in excess of authority; or (ii) conduct not covered by established legal defenses, excuses, court orders, justifications, or relevant principles under the law.

(i) Cyber refers to a computer or a computer network, the electronic medium in which online communication takes place.

(j) Critical infrastructure refers to the computer systems, and / or networks, whether physical or virtual, an / or the computers, computer data and / or traffic data so vital to this country that the incapacity or destruction of or interference with such system and assets would have debilitating impact on security, national or economic security, national public health and safety, or any combination of those matters.

(k) Cybersecurity refers to the collection of tools, policies, risk management approaches, actions, training, best practices, assurance and technologies that can be used to protect the cyber environment and organization and user’s assets.

(l) Database refers to a representation of information, knowledge, facts, concepts or instructions which are being prepared, processed, or stored or have been prepared, processed or stored in a formalized manner and which are intended for use in a computer system.

(m) Interception refers to listening to, recording, monitoring or surveillance of the content of communications, including procuring of the content of data, either directly, through access and use of a computer system or indirectly, through the use of electronic eavesdropping or tapping devices, at the same time that the communication is occurring.

(n) Service provider refers to:

(1) Any public or private entity that provides to users of its service the ability to communication by means of a computer system, and

(2) Any other entity that processes or stores computer data on behalf of such communication service or users of such service.

(o) Subscriber’s information refers to any information contained in the form of computer data or any other form that is held by a service provider, relating to subscribers of its services other than traffic or content data and by which identity can be established:

(1) The type of communication service used, the technical provisions taken thereto and the period of service;

(2) The subscriber’s identity, postal or geographic address, telephone and other access numbers, any assigned network address, billing, and payment information, available on the basis of the service agreement or arrangement, and

(3) Any other available information on the site of the installation of communication equipment, available on the basis of the service agreement or arrangement.

(p) Traffic data or non-content data refers to any computer data other than the content of the communication including, but not limited to, the communication’s origin, destination, route, time, data, size, duration, or type of underlying service.


Section 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 messages, 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 the intent to use said devices for the purpose of committing any of the offenses under this section.

(6) Cyber-squatting. The acquisition of domain name over the Internet in bad faith to profit, mislead, destroy reputation, and deprive others from the 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 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 here, 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 imposed 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 imposed 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 one (1) degree higher than that provided for in Republic Act No. 9775.

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

(1) There is prior affirmative consent from the recipient;


(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.

Section 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.

Section 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.

Section 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

Section 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 (P200,000) up to a maximum amount commensurate to the damage incurred or both.

Any person found guilty of any of the punishable acts under Sections 4(a)(5) shall be punished with imprisonment of prision mayor or a fine of not more than Five hundred thousand pesos (P500,000) 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 (P500,000) up to a maximum amount commensurate to the damage incurred or both, shall be imposed.

Any person found guilty of any of the punishable acts enumerated in Sections 4(c)(1) of this Act shall be punished with imprisonment of prision mayor or a fine of at least Two hundred thousand pesos (P200,000) but not exceeding One million pesos (P1,000,000) or both.

Any person found guilty of any of the punishable acts enumerated in Sections 4(c)(2) of this Act shall be punished with the penalties as enumerated in Republic Act 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 9775, if committed through a computer system.

Any person found guilty of any of the punishable acts enumerated in Sections 4(c)(3) shall be punished with imprisonment of arresto mayor or a fine of at least Fifty thousand pesos (P50,000) but not exceeding Two hundred fifty thousand pesos (P250,000) or both.

Any person found guilty of any of the punishable acts enumerated in Sections 5 of this Act shall be punished with imprisonment of one (1) degree lower than that of the prescribed penalty for the offense or a fine of at least One hundred thousand pesos (P100,000) but not exceeding Five hundred thousand pesos (P500,000) or both.

Section 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 (P10,000,000).

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 finds imposable in Section 7 up to a maximum of Five million pesos (P5,000,000).

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

Chapter IV
Enforcement and Implementation

Section 10. Law Enforcement Authorities. The National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police shall be responsible for the efficient and effective law enforcement of the provisions of this Act. The NBI and the PNP shall organize a cybercrime unit or center manned by special investigators to exclusively handle cases involving violations of this Act.

Section 11. Duties of Law Enforcement Authorities. To ensure that the technical nature of cybercrime and its prevention is given focus and considering the procedures involved for international cooperation, law enforcement authorities specifically the computer or technology crime divisions or units responsible for the investigation of cybercrimes are required to submit timely and regular reports including pre-operation, post operation, and investigation results and such other documents as may be required to the Department of Justice for review and monitoring.

Section 12. Real-time Collection of Traffic Data. – Law enforcement authorities, with due cause, shall be authorized to collect or record by technical or electronic means traffic data in real time associated with specified communications transmitted by means of a computer system.

Traffic data refer only to the communication’s origin, destination, route, time, date, size, duration, or type of underlying service, but not content, nor identities..

All other data to be collected or seized or disclosed will require a court warrant.

Service providers are required to cooperate and assist law enforcement authorities in the collection or recording of the above-stated information.

The court warrant under this section shall only be issued or granted upon written application and the examination under oath or affirmation of the applicant and the witnesses he may produce and the showing: (1) that there are reasonable grounds to believe that any of the crimes enumerated herein above has been committed, or is being committed, is about to be committed; (2) that there are reasonable grounds to believe that evidence that will be obtained is essential to the conviction of any person for, or to the solution or, or to the prevention of any such crimes, and (3) that there are no other means readily available for obtaining such evidence.

Section 13. Preservation of Computer Data. The integrity of traffic data and subscriber information relating to communication services provided by a service provider shall be preserved for a minimum of six (6) months period from the date of the transaction. Content data shall be similarly preserved for six (6) months from the date of receipt of the order from law enforcement authorities requiring its preservation.

Law enforcement authorities may order a one-time extension of another six (6) months. Provided, That once computer preserved, transmitted or stored by service provided is used as evidence in a case, the mere furnishing to such service provider of the transmittal document to the Office of the Prosecutor shall be deemed a notification to preserve the computer until the termination of the case.

The service provider ordered to preserve computer data shall keep confidential the order and its compliance.

Section 14. Disclosure of Computer Data. – Law enforcement authorities, upon securing a court warrant, shall issue an order requiring any person or service provider to disclose or submit subscriber’s information, traffic data or relevant data in his / its possession or control within seventy-two (72) hours from receipt of the order in relation to a valid complaint officially docketed and assigned for investigation and the disclosure is necessary and relevant for the purpose of investigation.

Section 15. Search, Seizure, Examination of Computer Data. – Where a search and seizure warrant is properly issue, the law enforcement authorities shall likewise have the following powers and duties.

Within the time period specified in the warrant, to conduct interception, as defined in this Act, and:

(a) To secure a computer system or a computer data storage medium.

(b) To make and retain a copy of those computer data secured.

(c) To maintain the integrity of the relevant stored computer data.

(d) To conduct forensic analysis or examinations of the computer data storage medium; and

(e) To render inaccessible or remove those computer data in the accessed computer or computer and communications network.

Pursuant thereof, the law enforcement authorities may order any person who has knowledge about the functioning of the computer system and the measures to protect and preserve the computer data therein to provide, as is reasonable, the necessary information to enable the undertaking of the search, seizure and examination.

Law enforcement authorities may request for an extension of time to complete the examination of the computer data storage medium and to make a return thereon but in no case for a period longer than thirty (30) days from date of approval by the court.

Section 16. Custody of Computer Data. All computer data, including content and traffic data, examined under a proper warrant shall, within forty-eight (48) hours after the expiration of the period fixed therein, be deposited with the court in a sealed package, and shall be accompanies by an affidavit of the law enforcement authority executing it stating the dates and times covered by the examination, and the law enforcement authority who access the deposit, among other relevant data. The law enforcement authority shall also certify that no duplicates or copies of the whole or any part thereof have been made, or if made, that all such duplicates or copies are included in the package deposited with the court. The package so deposited shall not be opened or the recordings replayed, or used in evidence, or their contents revealed, except upon order of the court, which shall not be granted except upon motion, with due notice and opportunity to be heard to the person or persons whose conversation or communications have been recorded.

Section 17. Destruction of Computer Data. Upon expiration of the periods as provided in Sections 13 and 15, service providers and law enforcement authorities, as the case may be, shall immediately and completely destroy the computer data subject of a preservation and examination.

Section 18. Exclusionary Rule. – Any evidence procured without a valid warrant or beyond the authority of the same shall be inadmissible for any proceeding before any court or tribunal.

Section 19. Restricting or Blocking Access to Computer Data. – When a computer data is prima facie found to be in violation of the provisions of this Act, the DOJ shall issue an order to restrict or block access to such computer data.

Section 20. Non-compliance. Failure to comply with the provisions of Chapter IV hereof specifically the orders from law enforcement authorities shall be punished as a violation of Presidential Decree No. 1829 with imprisonment of prision correccional in its maximum period or a fine of One hundred thousand pesos (P100,000) or both for each and every non-compliance with an order issued by law enforcement authorities.

Chapter V

Section 21. Jurisdiction. The Regional Trial Court shall have jurisdiction over any violation of the provisions of this Act including any violation committed by a Filipino national regardless of the place of commission. Jurisdiction shall lie if any of the elements was committed within the Philippines or committed with the use of any computer system wholly or partly situation in the country, or when by such commission any damage is caused to a natural or juridical person who, at the time the offense was committed, was in the Philippines.

There shall be designated special cybercrime courts manned by specially trained judges to handle cybercrime cases.

Chapter VI
International Cooperation

Section 22. General Principles Relating to International Cooperation. – All relevant international instruments on international cooperation in criminal maters, arrangements agreed on the basis of uniform or reciprocal legislation, and domestic laws, to the widest extent possible for the purposes of investigations or proceedings concerning criminal offenses related to computer systems and data, or for the collection of evidence in electronic form of a criminal offense shall be given full force and effect.

Chapter VII
Competent Authorities

Section 23. Department of Justice (DOJ). There is hereby created an Office of Cybercrime within the DOJ designated as the central authority in all matters relating to international mutual assistance and extradition.

Section 24. Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC). There is hereby created, within thirty (30) days from the effectivity of this Act, an inter-agency body to be known as the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC), under the administrative supervision of the Office of the President, for policy coordination among concerned agencies and for the formulation and enforcement of the national cybersecurity plan.

Section 25. Composition. The CICC shall be headed by the Executive Director of the Information and Communications Technology Office under the Department of Science and Technology as Chairperson with the Director of the NBI as Vice Chairperson; the Chief of the PNP, Head of the DOJ Office of Cybercrime; and one (1) representative from the private sector and academe, as members. The CICC shall be manned by a secretariat of selected existing personnel and representatives from the different participating agencies.

Section 26. Powers and Functions. – The CICC shall have the following powers and functions:

(a) To formulate a national cybersecurity plan and extend immediate assistance for the suppression of real-time commission of cybercrime offenses through a computer emergency response team (CERT).

(b) To coordinate the preparation of appropriate and effective measures to prevent and suppress cybercrime activities as provided for in this Act;

(c) To monitor cybercrime cases being handled by participating law enforcement and prosecution agencies.

(d) To facilitate international cooperation on intelligence, investigations, training, and capacity building related to cybercrime prevention, suppression, and prosecution.

(e) To coordinate the support and participation of the business sector local government units and non-government organizations in cybercrime prevention programs and other related projects.

(f) To recommend the enactment of appropriate laws, issuances, measures, and policies.

(g) To call upon any government agency to render assistance in the accomplishment of the CICC’s mandated tasks and functions.

(h) To perform all other matters related to cybercrime prevention and suppression, including capacity building and such other functions and duties as may be necessary for the proper implementation of this Act.

Chapter VIII

Section 27. Appropriations. - The amount of Fifty mission pesos (P50,000,000) shall be appropriated annually for the implementation of this Act.

Section 28. Implementing Rules and Regulations. – The ICTO-DOST, the DOJ, and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) shall jointly formulate the necessary rules and regulations within ninety (90) days from approval of this Act, for its effective implementation.

Section 29. Separability Clause. If any provision of this Act is held invalid, the other provisions not affected shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 30. Repealing Clause. All laws, decrees or rules inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. Section 33(a) of Republic Act 8792 or Electronic Commerce Act is hereby modified accordingly.

Section 31. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after the completion of its publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation.


Speaker of the House
of Representatives

President of the Senate

This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 2796 and House Bill No. 5808 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on June 5, 2012 and June 4, 2012 respectively.

Secretary General
House of Representatives

Secretary of the Senate

Approved: September 12, 2012

President of the Philippines

Picture: CIO and from the net

Saturday, September 15, 2012


It was an afternoon of fun and excitement as CANADIAN MANUFACTURING: Launches its New Collection last Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7th High, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, in Taguig, Philippines. The event was highlighted by a laser lights show accompanied by a fashion show. First of its kind in the bed linen industry.

Canadian Manufacturing is the premier bed linen company, known for their quality pillows, bed sheets, comforters, towels,etc. Spearheaded by company President Mr. Hiro Asandas, Managing Director Mr. Ravi Daryanani and a collection of spirited as well as very dedicated management group, the company has continued to ascend to greater heights as the years go by.

New Creation Manufacturing – Canadian Manufacturing‘s parent company started manufacturing bed sheets, comforters, pillowcases and towel in1959. And in 1972, the company ventured into infants and children’s wear catering to both the international and domestic markets and is now one of the leading manufacturers of infants wear in the country. In 1996, the company acquired several international licenses beginning with the acquisition of Disney license. From that point forward, the company was able to develop strong relationship with Warner Bros., NBA, Hot Wheels, Barbie, Marvel, Justice League & Sanrio.

In 2003, the company achieved a unique milestone as Canadian Manufacturing became its own entity, finding a new home but still under the same corporate umbrella.

Lifestyle means a way of living or habit. The“Lifestyle” brand name was derived from the company’s goal to make Canadian Manufacturing everyone’s sleeping habit. It has three collections: 
  1. Diamond
  2. Crystal
  3. Silver

a. Anti-pilling process
b. Color fastness  (so it doesn’t fade)
c. Beautifully Coordinated designs
d. Excellent Stitching quality
e. Oekotex Certified

Lifestyle Diamond collection is top of the line using 100% combed cotton in 220 thread count. And like a diamond with many facets with variety of prints which suits customers discriminating taste : from simple to flamboyant – from classic to the avant-garde.

Your kids bed time will be more fun and exciting with Canadian Character Collection. You'll find in their collections cute designs from well-loved characters such as:
  •  Mickey
  •  Minnie
  •  Cars
  •  Princess
  •  Pook-a-looz
  •  Fairies
  •  Marvel
  •  Barbie
  •  Hot Wheels
  •  NBA
  •  Justice League
  •  And the brand’s latest launch of Sanrio: Hello Kitty and My Melody. 
I bet you'll be excited more than ever now to transform your kid’s bedroom.

Canadian Manufacturing

Factory Location: 38 Sta. Ana Drive, Brgy. Sun Valley, Paranaque City
Contact: 02-799-4770 | 02-799-4771 | 02-799-4779

Main Office: Unit 64 Legaspi Suites, 178 Salcedo St., Legaspi Vill., Makati City Philippines
Contact: 02-892-1173 | 02-892-1188 | 02-894-5748

Preserving Mankind with Kojie.san Men

Preserving Mankind with Kojie.san Men
One can preserve the concept of manliness in this modern age of liberal views and cultural influences by having palabra de honor (word of honor), compassion , good hygiene practice and good outside appearance.

Now a days, meeting a man with a word of honor is as rare occurrence as the blue moon. It is common for men nowadays to break promises not only in relationships but also in making deals. They compromise their reputation just to get what they want thus making marks on their character for eternity.

Having qualities traditionally attributed to a man like word of honor means he is responsible and he can stand true to his word, no matter what.

This is not only cool, but also very attractive. I believe this quality belong to a masculine man. Aside from this cool attribute a manly man can also protect his physical well being by taking care of his outward appearance. 

After all, almost all people look on outside appearance first before character. If you have both, then women will be running after you literally. Metrosexual men like David Beckham, Sam Romano, and Brad Pitt proved to the world that men can be gorgeous too by taking care of their outside appearance by enhancing their personal appearance by  grooming, beauty treatments, and fashionable clothes. Yes, folks, It is now widely accepted for men to be conscious of their appearances. 
We all know the fact that not everyone were gifted with good skin. So, a man must put a conscious effort too, to improve their looks by using the likes of Kojie.san Men’s Club  that preserve and defend mankind by promoting the appropriate and effective hygiene and grooming products specifically developed to enhance and boost manliness.

Men, should note that being a Metrosexual is very good thing, it makes you successful and happy.

To preserve mankind, it must be defended against what seeks to erode and weaken it. Like stress, pollution and toxins. A modern man now put a conscious effort to improve their looks through facial, diamond peel, whitening soap, glutathione,deodorant and clothes.

After all you only live once why not look your best :-)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I can exceed my limitations!

I can exceed my limitations! Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself, and yearns for the impossible - Eric Hoffer

My ultimate favorite sports hero is the pride of every Filipino worldwide- Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao. He was born on December 17, 1978 in General Santos City.

Manny Pacquiao had successfully exceeded his own athletic limitations by winning eight-division World Championships in which he won ten world titles in the field of boxing!  Manny Pacquiao is the first ever Filipino Boxer to win the Lineal Championship in four different weight classes. Beat that! He exceeded everyone's expectation. Broke all records of all Filipino Boxers! For me, Manny Pacquaio is the greatest Filipino Boxer of all times.

He had come a long way from being a plastic bag vendor in Polomolok, South Cotabato, where he spent a year during his elementary days helping out his aunt.

Manny Pacquiao is an epitome of a Filipino who dream big and exceeded not only his own expectation but by that of everyone else. Manny Pacquiao's success is tremendous that I doubt it, if any Filipino could follow in his footsteps for the next 100 years.

Manny Pacquiao's workout are focused on the development of these three things:
  1. Speed
  2. Power
  3. Intelligence
As we all know, Manny always knocks out his opponent early in the rounds. But he had also showed the world that he can last up to the last round. He has an amazing stamina, strength skills and speed.

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A little trivia: When I created this blog way back in 2009, would you believe that I posted not about my travels but the live streaming videos of my favorite boxer Manny Pacquiao's fight?

I believe, that just like me, Manny Pacquiao also make sure that he has an odor protection in any sport/athletic/fitness activity he does be it boxing or basketball. Of course, he doesn't want to be labeled as the one with a rotten smell. Geez!
I personally use safeguard, so my confidence in the product is really high. Remember, Safeguard Active won’t let bad hygiene distract you from exceeding your athletic limitations and in beating your personal best!
Having an active lifestyle, one should not forget about proper hygiene. You can do all physical sports and at the same time not letting bad hygiene stop you!

Interesting fitness tips and activities of Manny Pacquiao from boxing insider:
  • Warm up!
  • Stretch before and after each workout.
  • Keep your posture straight always.
  • Make sure you are doing each exercise correctly, using good form.
  • Begin low.  
  • As you gain strength, increase reps first.
  • Make sure you exercise all muscle groups equally.
  • Exercise larger muscles first, then smaller ones. The reason behind this is that larger muscles takes more energy to work, so you want to work them at the beginning, when you are all fresh and relax. 
  • Rest is essential. Strength training causes microtrauma to the muscles; healing this microtrauma is what builds muscle tissue and strength. It takes 24-48 hours after a workout for the healing to be complete, so it’s important to rest each muscle group for 24-48 hours between workouts. 
  • No pain. Period. Pain during a workout is a sign that you are using incorrect technique, that you have some prior injury or that you are overtraining. Pain after a workout is a sign of overtraining. It is normal to have some mild soreness for 24-48 hours after your first few workouts, but pain that is more severe, that persists past 24 hours or that continues as you get stronger suggests that you may have an overtraining injury.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

RJ LEDESMA: Book Signing

RJ LEDESMA: Book Signing

SIGNING WITH POGI! Good News to all RJ Ledesma's fans! Pogi will have a book Signing on September 14, 2012.

Yes, I admit I am a fan of RJ Ledesma! He is so talented!  Plus he exudes this charisma that radiates as if telling everyone around him to be happy.

He always makes it a point to smile and make other people smile as well.

Aside from hosting television shows, weddings ( I personally saw him in action at my cousin's wedding, I tell you, RJ is a fantastic host! ) and events, organizing the Mercato Centrale group of food markets, editing a men’s magazine and writing a weekly newspaper column, (and yes, he was ‘Joey’ in the Royal Tru-Orange that came out in the eighties), RJ is also the author behind four best-selling humor books Lies My Yaya Should Have Told Me (2008), I Do Or I Die (2009), Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Me? (2010) and It Only Hurts When I Pee (2011) from Anvil Publishing. His third book, Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Me, was a National Book Award Finalist in the 30th National Book Awards. His books are a collection of his “Pogi from a Parallel Universe” columns in the Philippine Star.

Join RJ Ledesma as he signs all four of his books on Friday (September 14) from 5:00pm-6:00pm at the National Book Store booth of the 33rd Manila International Book Fair in SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

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