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Just learned today that on Oct. 3, tomorrow, the unjust and unreasonable Philippine CyberCrime Law ( Republic Act 10175) will take effect.
One continuous yell from mankind to protest and deliver their distress for this law, and one continuous cry from me on my sour birthday celebration.
I do object our Philippine Cybercrime Law especially on libel. I want to continuously use my critical thinking, and to criticize people’s faults and follies without having to receive a lawsuit the following day.
One way to address the Filipinos’ cry of protest is to change their profile picture, in their active social networking websites like Facebook and twitter, into the absence of color. I expect, from a democratic country like mine, that people will deliver their discontent through this and other means possible.
I would very much like to join the rally against this unforgiving law, but my unreasonable and fickle nature advice me to be selfish.
Birthday comes once a year, excluding how disastrous your past celebration was. If you know me personally and share an intimate friendship, you’ll understand how dreadful my past birthdays had been; while for those who know me anonymously, give sympathy to my untold story.
Until this very day, I still refuse to acknowledge that my birthday is cursed with tears.
Having this dreadful birthdays in the past, I expect a flawless and cheerful birthdays in the future. However, wicked fate might steal another joyful birthday laughter from me and add it to its gloomy collection.
Black seems a depressing way to celebrate ones special day; my birthday comes once a year and I also know how important it is to join the anti-cyber crime law force but I believe I have the right to be selfish so I have decided to leave the rally against the Filipino Cybercrime Law in the hands of people who are not
celebrating their birthdays.
A way to remedy the situation and bind both, a less mournful birthday and the protest on the cyber crime law, is to temporarily remove myself in any forms of social network tomorrow.
Questions remain unanswered, how am I suppose to do that. Can I survive without having to peak in my Facebook wall and notification.