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Porn sites are now blocked in the Philippines




We’ve received a tip that well-known porn sites are already blocked by their Internet Service Providers (ISP) so we checked it ourselves. It turns out to be true.

There’s no formal announcement from any major news agency for now or any word from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), but if you could recall back in 2014 when the government issued a memorandum to local ISPs to ban the access to pornographic site in accordance with Republic Act No. 9775 which lists child pornography as a criminal act, this could be it.

“This website has been ordered blocked under authority of the Philippine Government pursuant to Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Law.”

Just last week, the Philippines ranked 14th worldwide (3rd in Asia and the only South East Asian country) among the top countries that visit Pornhub, a popular porn website. Not only that, the Philippines is holding the first place position when it comes to average time spent on the website.

There’s no confirmed list of blocked websites so far and it still varies depending on your ISP. We’ll update when we get more info.

Update: (6:56 PM 1/14/17) You won’t be able to access popular porn sites, including Pornhub, if you’re on Smart’s network.

Update: Here’s an explanation why these porn sites were blocked.



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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47 Responses

  1. Potang ina nyo ipaglaban ang porn sa Pilipinas says:

    Gago amputa wala namang child porn sa mga porn sites ah

  2. Banana says:

    Banning legit pornsites will never cure child pornography! Pornsites like youjizz, porn hub and other big porn websites knows the law regarding child prostitution/pornography and if they did violate Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Law then they should have been out of commission way before this law was passed!

  3. Deez Nutz says:

    4 hours after this article was published may access parin ako.

  4. Miss Call says:

    Thanks DU30!

    • Miss BoBo says:

      Lul, sinisi mo pa si Duterte. Nagbasa ka ba ng article? 2014 pa nagbaba ng memorandum ang NTC sa ISP na i-ban ang mga porn sites.

      Magpasalamat ka kay PNoy

  5. Bagal net Pinas says:

    I can access porn sites.

  6. Ricardo Dee says:

    Palit ka lang ng DNS or gamit ka lang ng VPN katapat nyan lol. What worries me though is yung mga sites na dapat di blocked ay mablocked wrongly or accidentally (like what happened in other countries like UK or China). This can be used as a form to censor free speech but that’s another issue.

    Another thing that baffles me is RA 9775 or Anti-Child Pornography Law (http://www.lawphil.net/statutes/repacts/ra2009/ra_9775_2009.html) is only limited to child porn content and based on a quick research I did eh walang child porn content (dapat) yung mga afformentioned websites blocked kasi may law against child porn where those web sites are operated or hosted.

    In fact, most child porn content I know ay nahahanap sa dark web kaya andun karamihan ng entrapment operations sa US para sa mga lumalabag ng law against child pornography.

    • Joshua says:

      Correct, legitimate porn sites filter out illegal content and report user IPs that search for illegal content to the authorities.

  7. Rexus says:

    This is too arbitrary that whatever the govt is doing here does not solve child pornography law at all. All wrong target. Anybody is aware that not all videos and pictures found on mainstream sites like Pornhub involve children unless stated otherwise. What the government should look up are websites from the deep web where local and foreign pedophiles send and receive their sick kiddie porn there and use them as their online hub. Cough, Daisy Destruction, cough.

  8. kuru says:

    i dont even use porn hub too many adds to many worms

  9. Ray says:

    Little by little we are becoming like North Korea :-(

  10. Du30 says:

    Magagalit si DU30 nito.

  11. Dina says:

    Thank Duterte. It’s not like he didn’t make it clear he was a fascist dictator. This is just the beginning.

  12. kabebegirl says:

    Hay ang babaw ng gobyernong to.

  13. Carl says:

    If your favorite website got banned, you can get alternatives easy at http://www.porngatherer.com

  14. PaparazziPH says:

    Kunwari i-block eh paano naman yung number 1 na maniac sa Pilipinas na si Du30? Letcheng matanda na yan!

  15. You says:

    i block na lahat yan sa Pinas para hindi maging hayok sa laman yung mga mahihilig…. mga bata nga ngayun nakakapag access ng mga porn sites ng patago

  16. climax says:

    Langhiyang gobyerno to mang re-rape na lang ako. para mailabas tong inis ko. Ayus na eh,
    suportado ka namin sa laban mo sa drugs. pati ba naman tong passtime namin kukunin mo pa..

    pati E-bike gusto lagyan ng lisensya, naka ng gago!! buwisit!

  17. Redball says:

    Anyone to challenge this law on court?

  18. el gato says:

    text-based porn, anyone? matuto tayong magbasa uli ng mga dakilang kuwento ng kababuyan tulad ng fake celebrity sex stories…

  19. NebulaGod says:

    Ang mahiwaga at nakakaintriga eh bakit hindi ito blocked sa lahat ng ISPs? It seems like this is another “straw man”. When things don’t add up, follow the money.

    SMART Co loses to their competitors for blocking any site na hindi forbidden sa iba. I’m happy with Globe pero as soon as they start giving me crap about childporn on any site, ng walang detalyadong report kung bakit at paano eh wag ng mag internet kahit saan.

    People will touch themselves with or without the help of visual stimulation. Mass manipulation is really more obscene than porn.

  20. anon6969 says:

    PornHub is banned and it has no child porno as far as I know.

    Meanwhile exhentai is there and I’m still downloading loli doujins.

  21. zej says:

    BOBONG BATAS WLA NMNG CHILD PORN SA MGA YAN MGA PAUSO PWE!

  22. jrmagtago says:

    guys kung mangyari ang blocking ay may paraan para butasan iyon.Saka as of now ay wala namang blocking sa mga porn sites.

  23. anonymuth says:

    idk, maybe screen tourists/immigrants if they are sex offenders (pedophiles, etc)? they’re the ones making and distributing videos and photos… well sana meron din tayong sex offender list tulad sa ibang bansa.

  24. Ronald says:

    Watch mode

  25. Ronald says:

    Hay Nako!

  26. Ronald says:

    Hay Nako! Sana mag-isip… this is just a past time lang naman,

  27. eeeeeh? says:

    also the child porn are in onion sites.

  28. salsa lero says:

    The Onion Router is your friend :)

  29. suzette says:

    pLease block all pornsites here in philippines olease

  30. Blues says:

    Xvideos is blocked in smarts connection too lol

  31. Ronald says:

    malamang bababa ang data consumption that means lesser revenue

  32. Ronin Erito Gonzales says:

    Nope XXX still can be accessed….

  33. MrSingle says:

    ito na nga lang kaligayan natin ng mga SINGLE i-bblock pa! Hustisya!

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