The Philippine National Police will activate its newly organized National Operational Support Unit (NOSU), the Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG), on March 20, 2013 at Camp Crame, Quezon City.Commonly known as the Anti-Cybercrime Law, the “Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012”, is a newly passed bill approved last September 12, 2012 to effectively prevent and combat illicit activities made by perpetrators online. As a response to the mandate of Chapter IV, Enforcement and Implementation, Sec.10 of the Anti-Cyber Crime Law, the PNP organized the Anti-Cybercrime Group to serve as the primary unit responsible for the implementation of pertinent laws on cybercrimes and anti-cybercrime campaigns of the PNP and the national government.
The creation of ACG also highlights the Organizational Development component of the PNP Strategic Focus “CODE-P” having a centralized body that is dedicated in handling cybercrimes to enhance the overall efficiency of the PNP to solve and prevent criminality. According to the Anti-Cyber Crime Law, the PNP-ACG will also be a part of the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC), an inter-agency body under the administrative supervision of the Office of the President , for policy coordination among concerned agencies and for the formulation and enforcement of the national cyber security plan.
The PNP- Anti-Cybercrime Group will focus on cybercrime offenses, computer-related offenses, and other content-related offenses such as cybersex, child pornography, unsolicited commercial communication, and other related offenses.