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MANILA, Philippines – A Senate bill has been filed seeking to penalize any person or entity creating and circulating false news in print, broadcast, or social media, with public officials getting stiffer penalties.

Senator Joel Villanueva filed Senate Bill 1492 or An Act Penalizing the Malicious Distribution of False News and Other Related Violations on Wednesday, June 21.

Under the measure, false news is classified as "an information causing or tending to cause panic, division, chaos, violence, hate," and those "exhibiting or tending to exhibit "a propaganda to blacken or discredit one's reputation."

“The passage of this bill will encourage our citizens, especially public officers, to be
more responsible and circumspect in creating, distributing and/or sharing news.
Addressing national and global concerns should not be made more complicated by
false news calculated to cause disunity, panic, chaos and/or violence,” Villanueva said in his explanatory note.

“The effect of fake news should not be taken lightly. Fake news creates impression and beliefs based on false premises leading to division, misunderstanding and further exacerbating otherwise strenuous relations,” he added.

Under the proposed measure, any person found guilty will be punished with a fine ranging from P100,000 to P5 million and one to 5 years imprisonment. The person “must have full knowledge that such news or information is false or have reasonable grounds to believe that the same is false.”

Any person who aids in the creation and spread of fake news will face a fine ranging from P50,000 to P3 million and 6 months to 3 years imprisonment.

Any mass media enterprise or social media platform that fails, neglects, or refuses to remove false news will be penalized with a fine ranging from P10 million to P20 million and imprisonment ranging from 10 to 20 years.

Fake news spread by government officials

Under the bill, public officials caught violating the measure will face stiffer penalties – twice the amount of fine and length of jail time, and absolute perpetual disqualification from office.

Villaueva said public officials must take the moral high ground instead of spreading false information from fake sites themselves.

“The recent events involving our public officials who failed to validate information that resulted to the spread of false information make matters worse. The proliferation of fake news should not be tolerated especially when the public interest is at stake. This is why we want stiffer penalties for erring public officials,” Villanueva explained.

The past year has seen government officials spreading fake news themselves.

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre earlier accused members of the opposition of having a hand in the clashes in Marawi City, echoing the information spread online. He showed a photo to prove his claim but it turned out the picture was taken in 2015. Aguirre has refused to publicly apologize for his false claims.

In May, Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año, ordered a probe into the complaint against soldiers posting their comments online based on fake news.

Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson has also been caught spreading unverified information in her social media accounts several times.
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  • PExkyPExky PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    I doubt this will pass.
  • yari si sargo, kanor et al nito
  • mightymaroon108mightymaroon108 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS NGA DI BA?:

    So pakisampulan na ang mga ito:

    1. Mochang *****
    2. Martin Paandar at syempre..
    3. Vitaliano Wiguirre

    :D
  • 070888070888 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS NGA DI BA?:

    So pakisampulan na ang mga ito:

    1. Mochang *****
    2. Martin Paandar at syempre..
    3. Vitaliano Wiguirre

    :D

    Exempted mga yan. Part yan ng best and brightest tauhan ni taydigs. Hindi ba pwede masampulan din si taydigs? Diba kaya sya nagdeclare ml isa sa basehan nya yun napatay na hepe ba yun sabay wow mali pala. At buhay na buhay?
  • 070888070888 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    PExky wrote: »
    I doubt this will pass.

    Malabo nga. Yung pna nga na dapat source ng credible news palpak edi mabisto lalo mocha and co.
  • TrollmeisterTrollmeister PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    naku maghahanap ng ibang trabaho sina sargo at mangkanorr
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    sorry guys, DuDirty the mother of all fake news is immune from suit.





    ang tapang ng mga Senador. Dirty might just declare a marcos style martial law and abolish the Senate.
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^ dont forget PNP Stupidintendent Renato Bato dela Rosa.:bop:
  • EgozumEgozum PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    In a bid to stop the proliferation of fake and malicious news, Sen. Joel Villanueva has filed an anti-fake news bill in the Senate.

    Under Senate Bill No. 1492 or “An Act Penalizing the Malicious Distribution of False News and Other Related Violations”, fake news is defined as “those which either intend to cause panic, division, chaos, violence, and hate, or those which exhibit a propaganda to blacken or discredit one’s reputation.”

    Offenders found guilty of creating and spreading fake news will be fined with an amount from anywhere from P100,000 to P5 million and a jail term of one to five years.

    Those found guilty of “aiding and encouraging” the violation above will be meted a P50,000-P3 million penalty and a jail term of six months to three years.

    Mass and social media enterprises and platforms who neglectfully or willfully fail to remove fake news, on the other hand, face a fine of P10 to P20 million and a jail term of 10 to 20 years.

    Meanwhile, if the violator is a public offender, then he/she will pay twice the amount of the prescribed fine and serve double the jail time.

    According to Villanueva, fake news need to be curbed because they are only promoting disharmony and chaos in the country.

    “The effect of fake news should not be taken lightly. Fake news creates impression and beliefs based on false premises leading to division, misunderstanding and further exacerbating otherwise strenuous relations,” the Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted him as saying.

    Villanueva also explained why public officials should face stiffer penalties; saying the nature of the office entails them to take the moral high ground.

    “In light of the recent events where numerous fake social media accounts were created to spread false news, the bill,” he said, “seeks to punish violators with a hefty penalty depending on the nature of crime he or she committed. Public officials will be slapped with stiffer penalties.”

    “The recent events involving our public officials who failed to validate information that resulted in the spread of false information make matters worse. The proliferation of fake news should not be tolerated especially when the public interest is at stake. This is why we want stiffer penalties for erring public officials,” he added.
  • buddywbuddyw PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Why single out bloggers like me? Call out Trillanes, VP Leni instead

    Presidential Communications Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on Friday defended herself against "fake news" controversies surrounding her, saying that the public should instead call out Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Vice President Leni Robredo for "spreading fake news."

    "Bakit yung blogger na tulad ko, pinalalaki yung maliit na pagkakamaling ganon pero hindi kino-call out yung mas malalaking fake news na pinapakalat ng katulad nina Senator Trillanes at VP Leni," Uson said in an interview on GMA News' "Unang Balita."

    Uson pointed out Trillanes' recent interview with BBC HARDtalk's presenter Stephen Sackur as to why the senator is a "purveyor of fake news."

    "...Napanood niyo ba yung interview niya? Hindi ba sa international media pa, sinasabing hindi malaking problema ang shabu?" she said.

    Uson, who has been embroiled in controversy over supposed fake news, admitted that she had committed mistakes, particularly her social media post saying that a corporation owed the government some P96 billion in taxes based on "Article 263" of the Philippine Constitution.

    "Honestly ito, ano ba ang fake news? Ang layunin ng fake news ay manlinlang ng tao, at hindi ko po ginawa yan. Kung meron man akong pagkakamali sige yung article...yung Section 263 na tax code na nag-erratum na po ako doon. Dahil gumawa naman po ako ng video blog na dini-discuss yung ikakaso doon sa Mighty Corp., nag-erratum na ako doon," Uson said.

    "Yung mga pagkakamali ko, pray for our soldiers, ang nakakalungkot yung mga pagkakamali ng mga VP Leni na nagpakalat ng fake news diyan sa UN Narcotics body, sinasabi na 7,000 ang drug related killings. Mali pa yung impormasyon patungkol sa mga palit-ulo," she added.

    Asked what she thinks about her critics, Uson said: "You cannot please everyone."

    "Ang akin lang po namamatay na po yung mga sundalo natin doon. Nakausap ko po sila, and they really need the support of our kababayan, kasi nga may mga sariling pamilya 'yan. Habang tayo nag-aaway ng politika dito, sila nakikipagbakbakan. At yung mga kalaban natin doon ay hindi lang mga lokal na terorista, international na po."

    Last May, Uson also defended her Facebook post in which she shared a photo of Honduras policemen while calling for prayers for the Philippine military battling the Maute group in Marawi City.

    She said she only wanted the public to join in praying for the government forces in Marawi City.

    "Alam po ninyo, nagulat ako kasi hindi ko po alam na magiging malaking issue ito. Dahil na-share ko yung isang Facebook page na ang caption ay let's ano...may sinabi doon na parang verse from the Bible na let's pray for the soldiers ganyan. Na-touch yung puso ko doon na ang layunin ko ay hikayatin yung mga kababayan natin to pray for our soldiers, pero hindi ko sinabi na mga sundalo natin iyan sa Marawi," Uson said.

    Also, Uson clarified that she neither supports nor opposes Senator Joel Villanueva's Senate Bill No. 1492 or the proposed Anti-Fake News Act.

    "Sa totoo lang, hindi ako pro or anti kasi bago ito [the bill]. Kaya kailangan pag-aralan pa. Pero para sa akin, i-go ito para mapuksa yung mga nagpapakalat ng mga fake news," She said.

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    Meanwhile, Uson insisted that she double-checks her facts in her posts and "get the news right on the spot."

    "Unang una po mayroon po akong numero ng halos lahat ng Cabinet members natin. Number one na po diyan si DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) Secretary [Silvestre] Bello, at kung may mga announcement patungkol sa mga OFWs natin, katulad nung nangyari sa Doha, nakakausap ko ng personal. Dino-double check ko po."

    Uson also recalled joining President Rodrigo Duterte's appearance during the 50th founding anniversary of the Agusan de Norte province held at University of Cabadbaran.

    She called on the public to disregard differences on political views as government forces are still battling the ISIS-linked terror group Maute in Marawi.

    "Kalimutan na po natin si Pangulong Duterte, kalimutan na natin ang pulitika. For now malaki ang kalaban natin, terorismo po at namamatay ang ating mga sundalo. In fact, meron po tayong ino-organisa na simpleng concert to show support for our troops."
  • strike_nustrike_nu PEx Rookie ⭐
    Maria Ressa, John Nery, LeKnee Gerona Banal and Sonny "Sundalong Kanin" Trillanes might go to jail, if we push that Senate Bill.
  • mightymaroon108mightymaroon108 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    Balita sa Abante:

    "Tama na po ang fake news" - Mocha

    Eto ang biggest joke of the day 😁
  • buddywbuddyw PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Andanar sa fake news: ‘Lahat naman tayo nagkakamali’

    Suportado ng Malacañang ang isinusulong na imbestigasyon ng Senado laban sa mga naglalabasang fake news sa mainstream at social media.

    Ayon kay Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar, kailangan talagang malaman kung sino ang source o grupong nagpapakalat ng mga sablay at maling balita sa press gayundin sa Facebook at iba pang social media platform.

    “I really approve of – iyong sinasabi ng Senado na magkaroon ng imbestigasyon ay to separate the grain from the chaff. Meaning number one, kailangan alamin natin kung sino iyong mga organisasyon – kung ano iyong mga organisasyon na fake, ano iyong mga organisasyon na bona fide media organization. Because once we have already identified, and after that we can go to detail kung ano iyong mga istorya na nai-post sa social media,” ani Andanar.

    Isa ang news agency ng gobyerno na Philippine News Agency (PNA) na nasa ilalim ni Andanar sa mga sumablay sa pagpapakalat ng fake news.

    Inamin ng kalihim ang pagkakamali at mabilis umano nila itong ginawan ng aksyon.

    “Lahat naman tayo nagkakamali, lahat naman ng media entities ay merong ding…ay guilty na, hindi lahat pero halos lahat ay nagkakaroon ng pagkakamali na i-upload iyong balita or mali iyong impormasyon, pero hindi naman ibig sabihin na intentional iyong mga ganoong klaseng pagkakamali. It happens to GMA, it happens to us sa Philippine News Agency, it happens to the Philippine Daily Inquirer na pinakamalaking diyaryo sa bansa natin. But it doesn’t mean na intentional ito, kaya nga meron tayong mga erratum, errata,”pagbibigay-diin ni Andanar.

    Kumpiyansa rin si Andanar na lahat ng pekeng balita ay nanggagaling sa mga organisasyong peke o hindi rehistrado sa Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) .

    “Ibig sabihin, hindi pa registered ng SEC, wala silang business permit. So tama itong gagawin ng Senado, tama itong gagawin ng Upper House na mag-i-imbestiga in aid of legislation about fake news,” ayon sa kalihim.
  • JUST_JT_JUST_JT_ PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    naku maghahanap ng ibang trabaho sina sargo at mangkanorr

    hindi rin. am pulgas hindi basta basta napupuksa

    am gawain nam mga batang hamog binubuhusan nam gaas um pulgasing askal tas sisilaban. wawa naman sila hayaan na lam magdusa sila nam anim na taon :glee:
  • parvus1202parvus1202 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Sayang. Kung nung panahon ng A.B..Noy yan, lahat sila makukulong.
  • sargosargo PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    buddyw wrote: »
    Andanar sa fake news: ‘Lahat naman tayo nagkakamali’



    Ayon kay Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar, kailangan talagang malaman kung sino ang source o grupong nagpapakalat ng mga sablay at maling balita sa press gayundin sa Facebook at iba pang social media platform.

    this is easy for Andanar to know - its himself, Aguirre and Mocha Uson. he should know this for now.

    wan';t fake news the reason that Andanar was demoted?

    Abella is very close to doing fake news too. so far he is just doing spin that is on the verge of fake news. but i think he will eventually do fake news.
  • sargosargo PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    [tweet] https://twitter.com/gmanews/status/878085452363739136[/tweet]

    the simple answer to Mocha's question - thats because she is the queen of fake news.
  • TrollmeisterTrollmeister PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    sargo wrote: »
    [tweet] https://twitter.com/gmanews/status/878085452363739136[/tweet]

    the simple answer to Mocha's question - thats because she is the queen of fake news.


    akala ko ba ikaw ang original Queen of Fake News? :rotflmao:
  • sargosargo PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^^^^ another [#]Stupidified[/#] post from one of the [#]16MillionIdiots[/#]
  • cinelamourcinelamour PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ang dapat niyong ipasa yung right of reply! pfft!
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