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Bill that could ban TikTok and foreign adversary apps in PH filed

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A bill that could ban applications controlled by foreign governments deemed adversaries has been filed in the Philippine House of Representatives. House Bill 10489, authored by Manila Rep. Bienvenido Abante Jr., proposes to prohibit the distribution, maintenance, and updates of such apps within the Philippines.

The legislation empowers the President to designate a foreign country as an adversary based on threats to national security and territorial integrity. This designation would trigger a ban on apps controlled by companies in those countries.

One major target of the bill appears to be You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now., the popular social media app owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance. Abante expressed concerns that TikTok collects sensitive user data, potentially allowing the Chinese government to influence public opinion. The bill extends the ban to internet hosting services that support these foreign adversary-controlled applications as well.

Abante cited China’s growing involvement in critical Philippine infrastructure, including a 40% stake in both the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) and Dito Telecommunity, as justification for the bill.

Violators face significant penalties, with those distributing or maintaining the banned apps facing imprisonment of 6 to 12 years and hefty fines. Internet hosting services that support the apps could be penalized with imprisonment of 3 to 6 years and substantial fines.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) weighed in on the proposed measure, saying it prefers regulation over a complete ban. DICT Undersecretary Jeffrey Ian Dy, during a public briefing, advocated for monitoring and regulating all social media platforms, including online shopping and messaging apps.
In April, a You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. forcing ByteDance to sell TikTok to an approved US firm or face a ban in the country. Unsurprisingly, TikTok pushed back and challenged the law in court.

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gayahin na lang natin totally yung bill sa US, bigyan din ng 6 months na palugit para i-benta ang TikTok sa isang US corporate para hindi ma-ban haha halik pwet na naman sa USA
 
i-dagdag ko na din ang loss of income ng mga pinoy after TikTok is banned, just like ipasara ang POGO at panggigipit sa chinese tourist VISA, mga decision ng bangag na gobyerno puro self-destruct, pinoy lang din magsa-suffer, second year college na president jusko ang bo̾bo
 
i-dagdag ko na din ang loss of income ng mga pinoy after TikTok is banned, just like ipasara ang POGO at panggigipit sa chinese tourist VISA, mga decision ng bangag na gobyerno puro self-destruct, pinoy lang din magsa-suffer, second year college na president jusko ang bo̾bo
mababypass parin yan via vpn boss hahahha
 
overtime mga ρáíd trolls ngayun, mukhang alam na nila mawawalan na sila trabaho next year. wahaha buhay nga naman, di ka aangat kapag wala ka tatapakan.
 
bawal chinese mag control ng public opinion. pinoy lang din daw may rights non lmaoo

daming dama netong gobyerno naten eh. pag pinatulan to ng china luluhod at iiyak naman sa US lmaoo. playing tricks on an enemy possessing absolute strength. clown talaga tong gobyerno natin kung sabagay yan lang kaya nila.

They consider China an imaginary enemy, but they don't see us the same way, hahaha kala mo papalag talaga e
 
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clown talaga tong gobyerno natin kung sabagay yan lang kaya nila.
understandable yan for a second year college drop out plus bangag who's leading a nation, there is an obvious 0% chance to win a battle against China, our only option is diplomacy, we should keep talking with China, instead of treating Chinese power as imaginary
 
mababypass parin yan via vpn boss hahahha
kahit po alam nila ang vpn kung ang govt gumamit na ng dpi hindi ba kailangan din nila ang phc at lalo nanaman pag didiskitahan ng mga isp ang phc kung saan nasa likod na nila ang gobyerno

baka mag shutdown ang phc
 

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