outbrain
Close  

De Lima: We can’t stop website promoting adultery but…

/ 05:09 PM December 01, 2014
ashelymadison

The website that is now under the Department of Justice’s watch.

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

FEATURED STORIES

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.

TOPICS: Department of Justice, illicit affairs, infotech, News
Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.