Philstar.com's statement on the 2002 article on Wilfredo Keng
(The Philippine Star) - August 12, 2002 - 12:00am

(Feb. 16, 2019 at 6:45 p.m.)

Since going live in 2000, our news website has republished The STAR's articles, many of which we keep in digital archives, alongside Philstar.com‘s own online-only journalism.

In light of recent events, we removed the Aug. 12, 2002 The STAR article titled "Influential businessman eyed in ex-councilor's slay" from our platform. This was after the camp of Mr. Wilfredo Keng raised the possibility of legal action.

Although laws are not supposed to be applied retroactively, the scope and bounds of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 are still unexplored and the takedown was seen as a prudent course of action. At this time, it is not clear if any live digital element on the article page outside the 17-year-old article could be used against us.

Despite the current atmosphere surrounding freedom of the press and of expression in the region and the world, we remain confident that, in the end, truth shall prevail.

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