Nancy Binay files bill seeking to regulate social media vs 'scandals'

On the first day of the legislative calendar, Senator Nancy Binay filed a Senate bill which seeks to ban online scandals by regulating social networking sites.

"With the ongoing development in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), the general public has gained another medium of expression, both responsibly and irresponsibly," Binay, who was a victim of cyberbullying at the height of the 2013 mid-term polls, explained.

"More than a form of communication, social media was used in several instances as a mode of disseminating scandals involving both television personalities and private individuals," she added.

Through her bill Electronic Violence Against Women (EVAW) Law of 2013, Binay clarified she wants to amend Republic Act No. 9995 or Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009.

The said law has sought to prevent further acts of said nature from permeating various medium of ICT, Binay explained.

But she lamented that it has failed to address the form of violence brought on victims of such scandals, "by reason of their special relationships with their assailants."

"In this regard, the proposed amendment of the VAWC Law includes electronic violence against women and to offer protection to women in the form of E-Vaw Protection Orders," Binay said.

The E-VAW bill is only one of the 14 other bills she filed on her first day in office in the 16th Congress.

Binay also filed bills on the establishment of child care facilities in private and government offices, and creating programs for imprisoned parents and their children, among others.

She also filed bills mandating gender sensitivity training in the workplace, providing free medical and dental assistance to indigent children as well as protecting schools from sex offenders.

“This is the time I start working on the promises I made during the campaign. This is part of my advocacy and UNA’s legislative agenda that I promised to pursue,” she said.

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