De Lima: We can’t stop website promoting adultery but…
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) hands are tied in dealing with the recently launched website that promotes illicit affair.
Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said the “Take Down” clause under the Cybercrime law was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. It was supposed to empower the DOJ to block computer data found to be in violation of the law.
The DOJ’s option, De Lima said, is urging telecom companies to block the site.
“Ang pinapa-search ko if may provision that can provide legal cover for us to compel telcos to precisely do that (ban the website) because it tends to encourage illegal acts,” De Lima explained.
She said adultery is punishable under the Revised Penal Code “and based on what we see or what we hear about the particular website is that it encourages extramarital affairs and adulterous acts.”
The website, which has a tagline “Life is short. Have an affair” with a Filipino translation “Buhay ay maikli. Mangaliwa” was banned in Singapore and Korea.
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