(SPOT.ph) Cyberspace has become the platform of the best and worst things that people can come up with when they’re online. While it’s a hotbed of game-changing ideas and artistic expression, it has also turned into a breeding ground for trolls and cyberthugs. That being said, well-meaning Pinoy lawmakers thought it best to pass Republic Act No. 10175 or The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. But, wait! There’s a catch. This very same law that professes to protect us from those who would do us wrong via digital means also threatens to take away our freedom to say what we want.
Senator Tito Sotto proudly owned up to the fact that he was responsible for inserting the libel clause into the law. Senator Chiz Escudero called the insertion a “mistake” and has said that he’ll move to have the law repealed. Meanwhile, Senator TG Guingona (along with the other senators who didn’t back the law) continues to be against the law. For its part, Malacañang said President Noynoy Aquino thoroughly reviewed the law before he affixed his signature to it—a fact which strikes some people as strange. There are those who have remarked that if P-Noy’s father, Ninoy, was still around, he probably be among those protesting what has come to be called as “cyber martial law.”
For the record, the following senators voted to pass the law: Sen. Tito Sotto, Sen. Bong Revilla, Sen. Manny Villar, Sen. Lito Lapid, Sen. Koko Pimentel, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Sen. Loren Legarda, Sen. Chiz Escudero, Sen. Ping Lacson, Sen. Gringo Honasan, Sen. Pia Cayetano, Sen. Bongbong Marcos, Sen. Ralph Recto.
Sure, the law does have some good points, but its “nasty parts” can’t be ignored. With the help of InterAksyon.com’s series of articles about the Cybercrime Prevention Act—as well as news clips from GMA-7, ABS-CBN, and ANC—we have listed 10 of the law’s scariest parts:
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- Vanity shots. Bawal mag-upload ng 3 albums worth of photos na puro mukha mo lang! Feel kitang i-report! Nag-headband lang, 75 photos agad dapat.
- After-jerjer cuddling photos. Wag mag-upload ng pics ninyo ng jowa mo kung saan obvious na wala kayong saplot! Hindi handa ang sambayanan sa bed sheets niyong madumi. Sumulat kayo kay Xerex at magtanong kung kelan siya magkakaroon ng website.
- ‘Yung mga mahihilig mag-fish for compliments. Magpopost ng pictures pero sasabihin pangit sila. Magpopost ng cover ng isang kanta at sasabihing pangit ang boses ninyo. Mga epal kayong hayop kayo!
- Mga mahilig makipag-away in English na karumal-dumal ang grammar tulad ng “I’m can never jealous of a slut like you..your such a trying hard!!”
- TMI (Too Much Information) Attack - “ang lakas ng regla ko today..”, “haizt maghapon akong nagtatae sakit na ng pwet ko..”
- Emo 24/7 - “Guys ang sakit may mahal na siyang iba..”, “FB friends gusto ko na mamatay..”, “haizz miss ko na siya pero di ko sasabihin kung sino”, “guys umiiyak ako ngayon (insert photo)”
- Mga taong mahilig magsend ng game requests. Nakakasira sa notifications.
- Nagpapa-like ng photo o status nila.
- Nagpapa-follow ng blogs tapos i-a-unfollow ka agad.
- ‘Yung mga obvious na poser pero hindi pa rin umaamin.
- Mga jejemon na nagpapa-trend sa Twitter.
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Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy—after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera—it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon masthead, Leo’s fantastical creation doesn’t appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.
And that’s only one of her worries. In her pocket Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving demand: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find—and close— the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?
Annabeth’s biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he’s now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader, but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.
Narrated by four different demigods, The Mark of Athena is an unforgettable journey across land and sea to Rome, where important discoveries, surprising sacrifices, and unspeakable horrors await. Climb aboard the Argo II, if you dare…
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Robert Plutchik created a wheel of emotions in 1980 which consisted of 8 basic emotions and 8 advanced emotions each composed of 2 basic ones.
Eight Basic Emotions
Basic Emotion ⇄ Basic Opposite
- Joy ⇄ Sadness
- Trust ⇄ Disgust
- Fear ⇄ Anger
- Surprise ⇄ Anticipation
Combination of Basic Emotions (A + B) = Advanced Human Emotions (Opposite Advanced Emotion in Parentheses)
- Anticipation + Joy = Optimism (Disapproval)
- Joy + Trust = Love (Remorse)
- Trust + Fear = Submission (Contempt)
- Fear + Surprise = Awe (Aggression)
- Surprise + Sadness = Disappointment (Optimism)
- Sadness + Disgust = Remorse (Love)
- Disgust + Anger = Contempt (Submission)
- Anger + Anticipation = Aggression (Awe)
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