PNP welcomes new Cybercrime Law

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) welcomed the passage of the Cybercrime Law, adding that it will help strengthen its cybercrime unit.

“We welcome the passing of the Cybercrime Law,” said Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr. at a media forum in Camp Crame today. “With the passage of that law, there will be clear provisions against hackers, pornography, libel.”

The national police has constantly lamented the lack of a cybercrime law in relation to the spate of cybercrimes occurring in the country, so much so that the police had deemed the country a “cybermafia haven.”

The PNP said in an earlier report that the Philippines is deemed attractive for establishing base operations by organized cybercrime groups due to the lack of legal framework that would curb such illegal incidents.

On Wednesday, September 12, President Benigno Aquino III signed the cybercrime bill into law.