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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 PNP experienced a lot of birth pains and by the turn of the millennium, various national perception surveys showed that the organization is among the most corrupt government agencies in the country. This became a serious national concern resulting in the conduct of in-depth studies of the main causes of dysfunctions as a basis for the development of real and lasting solutions. The findings and recommendations of three (3) intensive studies notably the PNP Reform Commission Study under Former Justice Secretary Sedfrey ORDONEZ; the Joint United Nations Development Program and Government of the Philippines (UNDP-GRP) Study on Transforming the PNP into a More Capable, Effective and Credible Force; and the Transformation Plan crafted by the PNP, became the basis for the development in 2005 of the 10 – year   PNP    Integrated    Transformation   Program  ( PNP – ITP )  as  the  PNP’s  roadmap for lasting reforms.  The PNP-ITP has three (3) paramount objectives: first, to address organizational dysfunctions identified by the different studies and improve the quality of the delivery of police services in our country; second, to strengthen law enforcement capabilities; and third, to enhance the welfare and benefits of PNP personnel and their dependents.

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, April 27 (PIA) Faced by the risks from children’s unrestricted access to Internet, ASEAN authorities have joined hands to hammer a regional cooperation against cybercrime, particularly internet sex crimes, in the absence of an integrated regional stand.At the 2nd Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Conference on Working Towards a Cyber Pornography and Cyber Prostitution-Free Southeast Asia hosted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-7) at Bohol Tropics April 23 to 25, more and more Asian authorities acknowledged the threat of an open internet policy and children’s unrestricted access to the world wide web.