Senate Approves Bills vs Cable TV and Internet Tappers, Drunk Driving

illegal-cable-tv-tappingSenate Approves Bills vs Cable TV and Internet Tappers, Drunk Driving -- After its 3rd and final reading, the Senate Bill 3345 or the Anti-Cable Television and Cable Internet Tapping Act of 2012 has been approved by the Philippine Senate for passing into a law.

The Senate Bill 3345 or the Anti-Cable Television and Cable Internet Tapping Act seeks to catch any acts of illegal tapping of any signals offered by a cable TV provider or Internet and it stipulates the penalties as:
  1. Imprisonment of 2 to 5 years and or;
  2. A fine of P50,000 to P100,000
Aside from tapping, the bill also prohibits recording, reproducing, distributing, importing or selling of any intercepted or received CATV system/network signals for commercial purposes without the consent of the concerned CATV or cable Internet service provider.  (http://www.gmanetwork.com)
So don't get caught, cable TV and Internet tappers! The fines are a bit stiff and painful.

drunk-drivingMoreover, another bill dealing with drunk driving was also approved by the Senate; It's the Senate Bill No. 3365 or the the Anti-drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2012. This one imposes penalties on drivers caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Here goes the fines:
  1. Drunk and under the influence of drugs, "but have not caused any physical injury or homicide" - P20,000 to P80,000 + three (3) months imprisonment
  2. Drunk and under the influence of drugs with resulted physical injuries - P100,000 to P200,000 + three (3) months to 12 years imprisonment depending on the injury caused
  3. Leading to homicide -  P300,000 to P500,000 or imprisonment ranging 12 years to 20 years
The said bills are due for review in a bicameral conference before submission to the President for signing into law.

Well, these laws coming into action better be tough enough to survive and catch and penalize the offenders for real. They're too good to be followed religiously; I don't need to stress out things.

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