Liberty and Libel: A Closer Look at the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012
With Atty. Florin Hilbay and Norman Sison
October 20, Saturday, 2-4pm
Fee: Php120.00 (Php 100.00 for students)
Please join us at the Lopez Museum and Library on October 20, 2-4 pm for an engaging afternoon discussing the newly-passed Cybercrime Law. Atty. Florin Hilbay, an associate professor at the University of the Philippines College of Law and Director of the Institute of Government and Law Reform, will explore the topic from a legal standpoint and discuss how the newly-enacted Cybercrime Law affects ordinary Filipinos. Writer and journalist, Norman Sison, will talk about how our revolutionary heroes used writing as a weapon to advocate social change as evidenced by the publication of reformist magazine La Solidaridad, the novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, and the newspaper La Independencia. He will also discuss how freedom of speech has been a recurring issue in our country’s history since the Philippine revolution began over a hundred years ago.
To complement this lecture, the library of the Lopez Museum will be displaying copies of original La Solidaridad, La Independencia, and El Renacimiento, as well as early editions of Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo from its rare book collections. A lecture fee of Php120 (Php100 for students) covers admission to the museum, which currently features the exhibitions Beat and Liberal Streaks.
Limited seats so please call Fanny San Pedro/Ethel Villafranca at 6359545/6312417 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register.