|SUPREME COURT NEWS|
CYBERCRIME PETITIONS SC BULLETIN No. 2
Posted: January 9, 2013
The SC Public Information Office is issuing this ADVISORY on the oral arguments on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 scheduled on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the En Banc Session Hall, 2nd Floor, SC Main Building.
Those who wish to observe the said oral arguments in the En Banc Session Hall must write to the Office of the Clerk of Court through Atty. Enriqueta Esguerra-Vidal to secure passes. They may fax their letter-request to this number: (02)525-3208. Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis.
Only those who have passes and the media with IDs issued by their media outfits who have registered with Security shall be allowed inside the En Banc Session Hall on a first-come-first-served basis. The viewing area will be at the lobby of the New Building. The reserved area for the media will be the last row of seats inside the Session Hall and the first three rows at the viewing area.
Bearer of the passes/card shall sign the same. Should the hearing continue on another day and the bearer decides to observe the oral arguments again, he/she should get another pass/card. The pass/card is non-transferable.
The media and the public are required to register at the SC Security. Please do not forget to bring another valid ID which will be left with the Security when you register. For security reasons, a new pass/card and registration shall be required for every scheduled date of the oral arguments.
The SC Security will issue color-coded stickers for the members of the media who must wear their media IDs at all times. The IDs must be worn visibly throughout the coverage.
Before entering the Session Hall, firearms and other deadly weapons, tape recorders, cameras, attaché cases, and any other gadgets shall be deposited at the SC Security counter.
Before the start of the oral arguments, the media shall proceed to their designated area at the back of the Session Hall. Seating and placement of broadcast equipment in the designated area inside the Session hall shall be on a first-come-first-served basis.
Media photographers and television crew will be allowed inside the Session Hall only until the banging of the gavel, which signals the start of the oral argument proper. Thereafter, the media photographers and television crew shall remove their respective broadcast and recording equipment and other gadgets from the courtroom as quickly and as unobtrusively as possible, and shall be escorted out of the Session Hall.
While the Court is in session, no one shall enter or leave the session hall; silence and proper decorum shall be observed.
When the Court adjourns, all shall stand and shall remain standing in their respective places until all the Justices of the Court shall have left the session hall.
Smoking inside the Supreme Court premises is strictly prohibited.
FOR YOUR STRICT COMPLIANCE AND GUIDANCE. (CKDSLD)