On Internet Freedom, Cybercrime, and CyberWarfare doctrine in the Philippines

I have been trying to figure out a way to express my view of Internet Freedom, cybercrime and cyberwarfare policy in the Philippines. It is this nagging beast in my head. How do you paint such a picture?

I sought to frame it in terms of Internet Freedom, and in terms of a “law”, (emphasis heavily used).

How can I make people and government understand what the Internet is, and how it could be of use for the future? It is understandable. How do you let non-geeks decide what Internet is? How do you explain to Non-geeks, technology, and how they mean to normal people?

Normal people don’t know or don’t care about Megabits per second. They just want stuff to appear right now.

Normal people don’t care how you track someone harassing them via text message or via email or even on chat. They just want them caught or punished. How do you explain the mechanism to do so for people in congress?

How do you explain to a general who has no idea what a computer does to comprehend that the Internet is a battlefield?

I don’t claim this as perfect or all encompassing, but this is my stab at painting the picture in my head. It is my response to cybercrime bills, and cyberwarfare. It is my stab against those who oppose network neutrality and answering the Internet economic question, and the cultural question. And I apologize if writing it as a “law” would seem presumptuous or arrogant on my part. No lawyer was killed in the making of this blog post, but I apologize to lawyers for butchering the law. I am but a noob, armed with a keyboard and a blog. This is how I see the world. This is simply my way to paint the beast crawling in my head.

Again, my apologies for the bit of crazy.

“The Internet Freedom Act of 2012”:

Cocoy Dayao

Cocoy is the Chief Technology Officer of Lab Rats Technica, a Digital Consulting company that specialises in DevOps, iOS, and Web Apps, E-Commerce sites, Cybersecurity and Social Media consulting. He is a technology enthusiast, political junkie and social observer who enjoys a good cup of coffee, comic books, and tweets as @cocoy on twitter.


Cocoy is also the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the ProPinoy Project.


Cocoy considers himself to be Liberal.