Senate Bill No. 2464: The Anti-Porn Act of '08

Senate Bill No. 2464: The Anti-Porn Act of ’08




A member in the forums posted about this Senate Bill concerning the proliferation of obscene and pornographic materials both in print, digital and online.


The Senate Bill No. 2464, also call the Anti-Obscenity and Pornography Act of 2008, was filed last July 24, 2008 and defines obscene and pornography as follows:

(a) “Obscene” refers to anything that is indecent or offensive or contrary to good customs or religious beliefs, principles or doctrines, or tends to corrupt or deprave the human mind, or is calculated to excite impure thoughts or arouse prurient interest, or violates the proprieties of language and human behavior, regardless of the motive of the producer, printer, publisher, writer, importer,seller, distributor or exhibitor such as, but not limited to:


 

(1) showing, depicting or describing sexual acts;
(2) showing, depicting or describing human sexual organs or the female breasts;
(3) showing, depicting or describing completely nude human bodies
(4) describing erotic reactions, feelings or experiences on sexual acts or;
(5) performing live sexual acts of whatever form.

(b) “Pornographic or pornography” refers to objects or subjects of film, television shows, photography, illustrations, music, games, paintings, drawings, illustrations, advertisements, writings, literature or narratives, contained in any format, whether audio or visual, still or moving pictures, in all forms of film, print, electronic, outdoor or broadcast mass media, or whatever future technologies to be developed, which are calculated to excite, stimulate or arouse impure thoughts and prurient interest, regardless of the motive of the author thereof.

Punishment for publication or exhibition of such obscene and pornographic materials is between 6 to 12 years imprisonment and Php500,000 to Php1 Million in fines. This bill was introduced by Sen. Manny Villar.

The full text of the bill can be downloaded here.



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22 Responses

  1. BrianB says:

    Shit for a writer this is stupid.

  2. “This bill was introduced by Sen. Manny Villar.”

    Ah yes, I can feel the 2010 elections already

  3. Nikko says:

    someone is seriously “repressed”.

  4. jhay says:

    By the looks of it, this could be the end for FHM, Cosmo and other similar magazines as well as most tabloid newspapers.

    Villar certainly knows how to suck-up to the Catholic Church.

  5. Roger D says:

    MMO Games with scanty clad characters will be banned too. Just to think of it, not just MMO but all games with sexy figures/characters to boot, and what about those anime fosters that came with promotion of the games. :P

  6. Nikko says:

    next will be the anti-sex act of 2010. pa cauterize na ung mga lalaki tsaka pa ligate na ung mga babae :)

  7. Nikko says:

    Balita ko na-untog si manny sa isang tao tapos dumugo yung ulo. Ito yata yung side-effect.

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/09/14/08/accidental-head-butt-lands-villar-hospital

  8. max says:

    Senate Bill No. 2464: The Anti-Porn Act of ’08

    to catholics/christians from which i suspect this bill is coming from and says so right here .. porn should be made illegal because it goes against religious beliefs. i think is a very dangerous motivation.

    i say we should not allow these people to impose their values on to the rest of us. and let us have freedom of expression/speech/publication of porn!

    keep church and state separate!

  9. BrianB says:

    There are actually a lot of Filipinos out there, regardless of religion, that believes lust is the root of all evil. Not money but lust.

  10. Jay says:

    indeed.. lust.

    isa ring major factor yan kaya dami unwanted teen pregnancy, scandals and indecency sa ating mga Filipinos.

    “Punishment for publication or exhibition of such obscene and pornographic materials is between 6 to 12 years imprisonment and Php500,000 to Php1 Million in fines. ”

    ang tindi ng punishment ah.. pinagkakakitaan nanaman si juan. tskk

  11. Viktor says:

    this sucks. villar tries to be idolized and tries to get the support of the catholic conservative.. ironic since s*x or scandal is the most searched word in search engines.

  12. LiNTEK says:

    The bill is just one side of the story, implementation of the bill is the other side and sometimes the hardest part.

  13. Paul says:

    I bid farewell to Guys4men and Xtube. So this bill explains why I can no longer log on to my past-time sites. Tsk, tsk. I hate politicians! They always exclude themselves in the laws they passed!

  14. It’s obviously just for his presidential campaign. It doesn’t matter if gets passed or not, as long as he can claim that he “cares” about the Filipino’s votes…. er I mean well-being.

  15. Winston says:

    Is it a bit too much? I know we need to respect the right of the women but creating a law such as this, many industry including the marketing industry will be affected.

    This is what people do for a position on the government.

    http://www.ambigrameventsmanagement.ning.com

  16. Lloyd says:

    So, this would be goodbye for my cyber friends, customers and fans.. No live show at all. A sign to change myself

  17. colt45 says:

    how about homosexual, lesbian, gay stuffs?..this is unfair to men and women who wants to be sexy and shair their sensuality…

  18. stking says:

    remember the old political campaign TV promo of Manny Villar where he used S.T. word as his slogan…S.T. has double meaning..Sexy Tittalating…then there were chicks dancing around him…there’s nothing more hypocrite than this..

  19. macwood says:

    Is FHM and playboy philippines considered as pornographic? Why cant they just add taxes on this which gives employment for some and businesses for emerging netrepreneurs. I think jueteng was driven out once, but it keeps coming back

  20. the publishers of FHM, Maxim and Playboy and other “sexy” magazine should have the decency of covering their publications in opaque plastic wrappers since these magazines can be seen and scanned by minors.

  21. hello it is test. WinRAR provides the full RAR and ZIP file support, can decompress CAB, GZIP, ACE and other archive formats.

  22. j_r3d says:

    mr. villar is just cashing in on this recent scandals. i seriously doubt he has good intentions on these and i bet he has much more alterior motives with approaching 2010 elections. one thing for sure, i am not voting for you…

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