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President Benigno Aquino III has signed into law Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act
of 2012, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Saturday.
It bans cybersex or the wilful engagement, maintenance, control or operation, directly or indirectly, of
any lascivious exhibition of sexual organs or sexual activity, with the aid of a computer, for favor or
The key piece of legislation that Aquino signed into law Wednesday penalizes child pornography, some
forms of Internet spam and even online libel, said Valte.
Also listed as punishable cybercrimes are forgery, fraud, identity theft and attacks against the
confidentiality, integrity and availability of computer data system, illegal access, illegal interception, data
interference, system interference, and misuse of devices.
Valte said the law also prohibits unsolicited commercial communications, defined as the transmission of
commercial electronic communication via a computer to advertise or sell products or services.
But there are exemptions to this: if there is prior consent from the recipient; the communication is an
announcement from the sender to users; and if there is an easy, reliable way for the recipient to reject this,
among other conditions.
These unsolicited communication has gotten the ire of many people, Valte said.
Cyber-squatting, or the acquisition of a persons domain name in bad faith to profit, mislead, destroy the
reputation and deprive others from registering the same, is also now a crime, she said.
The law classified cybercrimes in the Philippines into two categories: Internet Crimes and Commercial
Crimes committed with the use of the Internet.
Existing laws punishing Internet crimes in the Philippines are the Anti-Photo and Voyeurism Act of 2009,
Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009, and Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003.
The cybercrime law provides a range of penalties for different penalties.
For instance, individuals found guilty of cybersex face imprisonment of prison mayor (6 years and 1 day
to 12 years) or a fine of at least P200,000 but not exceeding P1 million. Those guilty of child pornography
via computer face a penalty one degree higher than that provided by the Anti-Child Pornography Act of
2009. Those guilty of unsolicited communication face imprisonment of arresto mayor (one month and
one day to six months) or a fine of at least P50,000 but not more than P250,000, or both.
The National Bureau of Investigation is tasked with enforcing provisions of the law. Together with the
Philippine National Police, it will organize a cybercrime unit or center manned by cybercrime special

Courts will be designated as cybercrime courts to handle such crimes.

The law mandates the creation of an Office of Cybercrime under the Department of Justice to act as the
central authority on international mutual assistance and extradition, as well as a Cybecrime Investigation
and Coordinating Center to coordinate policy among agencies, and formulate national cyber security plan.
The CICC shall be headed by the Executive Director of the Information and Communications
Technology of this office, Valte said.


Incest = Incest is sexual activity between

family members and close relatives.
Para sa akin ang incest ay mali at masama dahil kapag sila
ay nagka-anak, ang kanilang magiging anak ay hindi
Good Boy

Sexual exploitation = "The production,

promotion and distribution of pornography
involving children"
Para sa akin ang sexual exploitation ay mali dahil ito ay
nagtatangal ng dignidad ng isang tao.
Red Leaves Falling
Sexual exploitation = The use of girls and
boys in sexual activities remunerated in cash

or in kind (commonly known as child

prostitution) in the streets or indoors, in such
places as brothels, discotheques, massage
parlours, bars, hotels, restaurants, etc."
Para sa akin ito ay hindi nakakabuti sa mga bata dahil
ginagamit lang sila upang makakuha ng pera.