I always look at cybercrime as something under the 2nd block or special penal laws (where I think the E-Commerce Law is in).
Although it seems there is now a set of laws in place that are already in that 3rd block and increasing further (which may already include the E-Commerce Law as it is the first policy in place against hacking and online piracy).
For neglect such as misuse of computer resources that resulted to cybercrime committed in organization physical or virtual premises or resources, juridical person shall be held liable for a fine equivalent to at least double the fines imposable in Section 7 up to a maximum of Five million pesos (P5,000,000).
Criminal liability may still apply to the natural person.
There is a discussion on this matter if it involves “couples” or “people in relationship” who engage in cybersex.
For as long it is not done for favor or consideration, I don’t think it will be covered.
However, if one party (in a couple or relationship) sues claiming to be forced to do cybersex, then it can be covered. — A libel committed by means of writing, printing, lithography, engraving, radio, phonograph, painting, theatrical exhibition, cinematographic exhibition, or any similar means, shall be punished by prision correccional in its minimum and medium periods or a fine ranging from 200 to 6,000 pesos, or both, in addition to the civil action which may be brought by the offended party.
Unlawful or prohibited acts of libel as defined in Article 355 of the Revised Penal Code, as amended committed through a computer system or any other similar means which may be devised in the future. The Cybercrime Prevention Act strengthened libel in terms of penalty provisions.
There are instances of online attacks, done anonymously, where victims approach police authorities for help.
They often find themselves lost in getting investigation assistance as police authorities can’t effectively initiate an investigation (only do special request) – as their legal authority to request for logs or data does not exist at all unless a case is already filed.
Although some provisions were deemed as unconstitutional (struck down) particularly Sections 4(c)(3), 7, 12, and 19.