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House OKs bill including electronic devices under Anti-Wiretapping Law

Nov 26, 2018 - 4:25 PM

House Bill No. 8378 also imposes stiffer penalties against those caught illegally listening to or recording private communication

WIRE-TAPPING. Lawmakers want to expand the coverage of the Anti-Wiretapping Law. Photo from Shutterstock

Lacson says texting not covered by Anti-Wiretapping Law

Oct 02, 2017 - 5:24 PM

'Hindi covered ang mga ganoon... Maraming di covered kaya dapat talaga i-expand ang scope and coverage,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson when asked if text messages are covered by the law

The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs conducts a public inquiry on the death of Albuerra, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. on November 10, 2016.

Aguirre hits back at Hontiveros, calls her 'unethical'

Sep 12, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Aguirre also addresses the photojournalist who took a photo of his text message: Shame on you

Hontiveros liable for wiretapping, says VACC's Jing Paras

Sep 12, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Paras says he does not recall receiving Aguirre s purported text message because he receives many texts daily and erases them all at the end of the day

Anti-wiretapping law amendment needed to go after drug lords – DBB

Feb 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The amendment seeks to update the law to be attuned to existing technologies

FIGHTING DRUGS. Secretary Benjamin Reyes of the Dangerous Drugs Board (left) with Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda and Senator Vicente Sotto III during the action planning on anti-illegal drug programs in San Fernando, Pampanga. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Lacson jokes: De Lima 'most wiretapped' person on Earth

Jan 18, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson jokes that he and Senator Gregorio Honasan II at different points in time became the country s most wiretapped persons as enemies of the government

WIRETAPPING. Senator Panfilo Lacson calls Senator Leila de Lima as the 'most wiretapped individual' on planet Earth.

De Lima cries foul over wiretapping of her mobile phones

Sep 01, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Philippine National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa says the PNP has no capability to intercept communication Senator Panfilo Lacson a former PNP chief himself doubts Dela Rosa s claim

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Grace Poe: Allow authorities to wiretap for anti-drug ops

Feb 03, 2016 - 7:31 PM

Drug syndicates are not exposed during criminal activity the senator says Their participation in trade can be established through recorded conversations

Senator Grace Poe lead her team in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday to attend as guests at the national convention of Kabayan Riders Association for New Cultural Harmony and Order Inc. (Karancho) at the Nazareth Gymnasium this city. Poe said that her lack of experience in government is not a hindrance for her aspiration as president. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Wiretapping or not? MMDA chief urges public to 'video wrongdoing'

Sep 29, 2015 - 4:45 PM

When asked to clarify his statement about wiretapping MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino refuses to answer directly saying it s a gray area involving rules of evidence

Rappler file photo of MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino.

DOJ suggests wiretapping to fight drug syndicates

May 27, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Iligan Representative Vicente Belmonte Jr says it will be easier on the part of law enforcement agencies to track down drug traffickers and their laundered monies if the exemption raised by DOJ is in place

Justice secretary Leila De Lima explains to the members of the Oversight Committee on Dangerous Drugs the development of the drug lords living in lavish kubols at the National Bilibid Prison during a hearing at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH acquisition of spy gadgets worries opposition

Apr 10, 2014 - 6:01 PM

DND bought a Radio Frequency Test Equipment worth P135M 3M

HELLO GARCI: A wiretapped conversation led to controversies that rocked the Arroyo administration

US spying? PH: Envoys should follow law

Oct 31, 2013 - 4:40 PM

The Philippines upholds the law amid a report that the United States uses its embassy in Manila as a listening post

SPY POST? A map leaked by fugitive intelligence officer Edward Snowden showed the US Embassy in Manila as one of 90 "listening posts" used to monitor communications in the region. In this photo, commuters pass in front of the highly-secured US embassy in Manila on July 6, 2013. AFP / Jay Directo