Sex Scandals: Philippines Has Law to Fight Their Spread Online and on Cellphones

Believe it or not, Philippines actually has a law that prohibits people not only from shooting or making sex scandal files but also from publishing, broadcasting or distributing them -- among other violations.

It's called Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009.

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Republic Act No. 9995, which started out as "Anti-Cyberboso Bill" drafted by Representative Irwin Tieng, was signed by the President and hence, enacted into law, on February 15, 2010. This RA aims to protect the dignity and privacy of all Filipinos and guarantees full respect for human rights.

Anti Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009 prohibits and declares these acts unlawful for any person:

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Read the full stipulations of Anti Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009 and the corresponding penalties for persons found guilty of violating Section 4 of the Act via the link.