Dicta License Releases Protest Video Against Cybercrime Law


OPM rock band Dicta License has reunited for a song to express their feelings against the most talked about Cybercrime Law. Vocalist Pochoy Labog (Malay), Boogie Romero (Kjwan), Kelley Mangahas (Kjwan) and drummer Bryan Makasiar took things to music as they did a cover of one of the band's biggest musical influences, Rage Against The Machine. 

Pochoy started the video with a short speech saying: "To all believers of freedom of thought, speech and expression, this song's for you" before playing RATM's "Killing In The Name". "F*** you, I won't do what you tell me", one of the key lyrics of the song, is a clear enough message against the law that has everybody talking, threatening ordinary people on social media liable for libel for comments, likes and retweets on all online platforms deemed offensive or untrue.

Posted on Pochoy's personal YouTube account, the video is currently gaining ground among Dicta License and OPM fans and those who are also anti-Cybercrime Law. The video description states:

The past week, a surge of dissenters in social media expressed their outrage against RA10175 or the Cybercrime Law, myself included. Its provisions, particularly on libel, are blatantly unconstitutional and pose a great threat to our freedom and constitutional rights as a people. 

So I called my former band mates from Dicta and asked if we could post something online to express our sentiments against the law. And what better way than to turn to one of our major influences and cover one of their most compelling songs. 

Today, October 3, 2012, the law becomes fully effective but the uproar of netizens has not waned. This is our contribution. Kalayaan para sa lahat. Mabuhay kayo!

Watch the video below for Dicta License performance of Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In The Name".

What do you think about this move by Dicta License? We'd also like to hear your opinion too about the Cybercrime Law. Feel free to express below.



  • wengay

    posted 5 years ago

    much love and respect to Dicta License! Mabuhay! :)