Philippines Bans Loli: “Hentai is Child Pornography”

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The Philippines has moved to ban all loli porn, or “hentai” in its wording; a Congressional statement then describes “hentai” as “the Japanese pornographic cartoon that depicts children in explicit sexual activity.”

Offenders face up to 12 years in prison for possession of such drawings.

The law is being promoted by both Catholics and feminists.

Congress explains the reasoning, such as it is, behind the bill in their awkwardly written official statement:

“Hentai, the Japanese pornographic cartoon that depicts children in explicit sexual activity, is considered child pornography material and one may be severely penalized by just mere possession of it.

A bill banning this pornographic cartoon was approved recently by the Joint House Committees on Justice and Welfare of Children chaired by Rep. Matias Defensor (3rd District, Quezon City) and Rep. Monica Prieto-Teodoro (1st District, Tarlac), respectively.

Prieto-Teodoro, one of the authors of the measure, said the bill penalizes the offenders who sell, offer, advertise, and promote child pornography; and have been found to possess, download, purchase, reproduce, or make available child pornography materials with the intent of selling or distributing them.

Prieto-Teodoro said child pornography material refers to the means and methods in which a child carries out pornography.

“It can be in forms of visual depiction, audio representation and written text or materials that advocate explicit sexual activity with a child,” Prieto-Teodoro said.

She explained that the said images of real and indistinguishable children in films, digital images or computer images, whether made or produced electronically or mechanically; drawings, cartoons, sculptures or paintings depicting children in an explicit sexual activity are just some of the visual depictions considered as child pornography materials.

Rep. Darlene R. Antonino-Custodio (1st District, South Cotabato) another author of the bill to be known as the “Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009”, said the Internet which is used for gaining knowledge is being used by some as a medium to gratify sexual desire.

“Once the picture of child victim is flashed either on the Internet or video clip, the picture is open for the entire world to see. The child loses his or her privacy and innocence which can never be restored,” Antonino-Custodio said.

“Adults indulging in child pornography either by purchasing, viewing or producing them, should be subjected to the most severe punishments,” Antonino-Custodio said.

Under the bill, child pornography refers to any representation of a child below 18 years of age, engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities or any representation of the sexual parts of a child primarily for sexual purposes.”

The confused wording of the report may reflect the probable ignorance of the bill’s sponsors regarding what exactly it is they are proposing to ban.

Penalties are draconian, with imprisonment of 6-12 years and a fine of up to 500,000 pesos for simple possession.

Sentences of 12-20 years are mandated for those involved with the production of such material, but it is not clear whether this includes material in which no actual children were involved.

Given the highly papist proclivities of the Philippines, and the less than perfect democratic process the country enjoys, the bill is thought unlikely to face difficulty becoming law.

The bill’s authors include the usual opponents of freedom of expression and individual liberty: members of BUHAY, a pro-life ultra-conservative religious party, and GABRIELA, a leftist feminist organisation, are key advocates of the ban.

The level of enforcement the law may receive seems unlikely to be too vigorous, as rule of law in the Philippines is not as entrenched as it is in most developed countries. This seems unlikely to console those who do eventually suffer prosecution under it, however.

It is also possible that the law may be unconstitutional, and so eventually be struck down, but this may prove a lengthy and fraught process, as even in nations with constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression such prosecutions continue.

Via Oneiros’ report on the forums.

The theatre of moralism seems a popular political pastime of late. Loli bans have been proposed in Japan, and passed in the US, UK and Australia. Perhaps such histrionics prove a useful distraction from poor economic stewardship…


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    Comment by Lockeless
    00:17 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Damn... I guess this means I have to burn my HDD ;_;
    I hate my country even more now.

    Comment by Randymatsunaga
    21:59 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where is Zero/Lelouch when you need him?

    If I were Zero I would definitely GEASS their Asses!!!

    Comment by fh
    21:47 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    dami talagang nagmamagaling sa bansa natin na wala namang alam...

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    Comment by ph
    21:43 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    be ashamed of the government and not the country,, what i don't like about us is we don't go out and make changes, we just let them do what they want. those in position are abusing their power for trivial things,

    the intellectuals hiding in their homes, working for our daily needs should have the right to decide what's good for us and not the the politicians who's could sat in position for money.

    if only we could just replace the trapos (meaning: traditional politicians, families who use political power for a living) in our government with those deserving ones (who loves to serve other people) then this might become a better place,

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:41 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you are correct my friend it's not the countries fault for voting people who doesn't know anything

    Comment by ph
    23:19 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's that hard when most people here are lack sufficient knowledge,,, it's harder when no one running for the position is suitable for what they run for.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:55 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sus nakaka Bwisit na ang gina na mga Punyetahan House of Represents

    ITS PUTANG INA MO GOBYERNO TIME

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    Comment by Sarsuela
    00:54 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hi Madam President!

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:26 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    people... welcome to the philippines where everything practically sucks!

    Comment by Algester
    18:38 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    high speed internet?! seriously our internet is underpowered uhh like 100kbps (most commonly found)-300kbps(i dont know <_<) xompared to developing nations look at malaysia <_< and as for this being law... its argurable I mean we have the connotation that crime does pay here (just pay it and your free) and more of it I tell you this is more of a conspiracy issue I mean they might have done this in order to evade more politically troubling scandals here plus including the law enforcement rate is also connected with the crime does pay thing

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    Comment by ChocolateCrinkles
    21:10 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, shut up. You're lucky to have internet... unlike those unlucky PNP bastards.

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    Comment by ChocolateCrinkles
    21:11 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    (that's a good thing)

    Comment by kenshinflyer
    19:28 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Perhaps such histrionics prove a useful distraction from poor economic stewardship…"

    I agree. They can't think of better things to debate upon, so, in their desperate effort to be cute, they pick on harmless 2D images... Dumbass congressmen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:24 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    According to Article 201 of the Philippine Revised Penal Code:
    http://www.chanrobles.com/revisedpenalcodeofthephilippinesbook2.htm

    Quote:
    Art. 201. Immoral doctrines, obscene publications and exhibitions and indecent shows. — The penalty of prison mayor or a fine ranging from six thousand to twelve thousand pesos, or both such imprisonment and fine, shall be imposed upon:

    (1) Those who shall publicly expound or proclaim doctrines openly contrary to public morals;

    (2) (a) the authors of obscene literature, published with their knowledge in any form; the editors publishing such literature; and the owners/operators of the establishment selling the same;

    (b) Those who, in theaters, fairs, cinematographs or any other place, exhibit, indecent or immoral plays, scenes, acts or shows, whether live or in film, which are prescribed by virtue hereof, shall include those which (1) glorify criminals or condone crimes; (2) serve no other purpose but to satisfy the market for violence, lust or pornography; (3) offend any race or religion; (4) tend to abet traffic in and use of prohibited drugs; and (5) are contrary to law, public order, morals, and good customs, established policies, lawful orders, decrees and edicts;

    (3) Those who shall sell, give away or exhibit films, prints, engravings, sculpture or literature which are offensive to morals. (As amended by PD Nos. 960 and 969).

    In other words, the (n00b) legislators didn't bother about doing some research, not realizing that a general and encompassing anti-porn law is already been in place. Of course the conservatives would love to vote for these n00bs once they read what they accomplished on their campaign flyers.

    Although this will not be passed, owing to the continuing political strife and early campaigneering, this bill will still have an effect by scaring parents to stop their children from watching.

    And I'm annoyed by this "think of the children" BS when all the troubles of the world will not go away.

    This is a waste of paper and time, and they forgot to concentrate on the true problems of the populace: food, education, shelter, health, employment, land. After nearly a century of being independent, politicians have kept this country stuck where it began.

    This is a world not made for children, and the PC types should know that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:55 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rep. Matias Defensor and Rep. Monica Prieto-Teodoro did that since the election is nearing

    actually they do this sh!t when election time is near

    you two are just leeches of society FUK OFF

    Comment by aedion
    16:08 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and to think they have more serious shit to work on

    Comment by Anonimouse
    16:48 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well aren't there a lot of racists here...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:32 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Welcome to Failipines

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:22 24/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm from Philippines and I say "AMEN"

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    Comment by Sarsuela
    20:07 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone should make a Law banning stupid people from taking a place in the government.

    On a much mor important note, is it possible to just contact someone in power who have brains about how this Law is so it won't never be made into an actual law?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:13 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here are the following names of the co-authors:

    Matias Defensor (3rd District, Quezon City)
    Monica Prieto-Teodoro (1st District, Tarlac)
    Reps. Rene M. Velarde (Party-List, BUHAY)
    Ignacio T. Arroyo (5th District, Negros Occidental)
    Rufus B. Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro)
    Narciso D. Santiago III (Party-List, Alliance for Rural Concerns)
    Matias V. Defensor, Jr. (2nd District, Quezon City)
    Lorenzo Tanada III (4th District, Quezon)
    Edgardo M. Chatto (1st District, Bohol)
    Luzviminda C. Ilagan (Party-List, Gabriela)

    To contact them, here's the page for which to do so:
    http://www.congress.gov.ph/contact/

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:25 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As a Cebuano, I am pleased not to see any of our representatives responsible for this shit.

    Then again, no surprise, since Cebu is one of the few places (like Davao) in the Philippines that are open to alternative cultures and their byproducts like Japan and anime.

    (Never mind being the birthplace of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, the home of the Sto. Niño, the province itself the favorite vacation spot of terrorists, the mayor a fascist dictator, and the governor the real-life Yurika Misumaru.)

    Comment by Anonymous Pinoy
    19:40 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Welcome to the Philippines where the only thing lower than the cost of living are the wages.

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    Comment by Ronald
    20:02 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude, I bet they wont even bother prioritize this. They just doing this because the election is near. Also why are they adding this law when they can't even solve the piracy here in Philippines? -.-

    Fail....

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    Comment by softbanker
    20:04 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ugh this is what I really hate with SOME of my fellow country, stupid immature posters. Come on guys, you make it look like we had nothing to offer. Well we all know that our government sucks but to be honest you also must think that not all is bad here. There are lots of good things here, such beautiful places and good people.

    Comment by George
    21:53 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't really give a shit about their government. What I really like in the Philippines is the people there are really friendly. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:42 20/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    there is an unwritten law in the philippines.
    what you see is what you almost get. and what you are getting isn't really what it is.

    Comment by Genny
    21:19 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    To add to that, awesome artists

    Comment by Roji
    20:38 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ITT: Self-hating Pinoys

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    Comment by Sarsuela
    16:28 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Next thing You'll know they're going to ban pencils and pens because people can stab others with those.

    They should also make a Law banning Water, since people can drown in it.

    While at it Ban hands and fingers because a girl can use it fo masturbate and a guy can use it to fap and that is Immoral!

    Comment by Valkrye
    19:24 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this bill is crap..... if this bill gets passed all loli lovers will cease to exist! what next, banning of cartoons which goes against the government?

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    Comment by Sarsuela
    19:44 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't forget the last Government Official to Ban something related to Anime got thrown out of Power by the People of the Philippines. Namely Ferdinand Marcos.

    Comment by aceisawsm
    15:50 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, i wish japan had hentai money bills.

    Comment by BB
    04:41 18/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what a fucked up law.. cant they pass any laws that actually is worth being a law first?? i swear its the fault of the stupid masses and their idiot brain that causes politicians like this to get voted into office, im not a nationalist but... i dont like where this country is going, ive already turned to globalization 4 years ago because of political and nationalistic stupidity

    Comment by whitewater_81
    06:48 18/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Will speak in Filipino for my people and for my fucked up country.

    ASA NAMAN NA MAPAPATUPAD YAN!AND KUNG MATUPAD MAN YAN,ASA NAMANG MACCARRY OUT NG POLICE YAN.Siguro mga isa o dalawang raid lang sa quiapo yan,then ganun uli.Back to normal.AS IF NAMAN MAPIPIGILAN NILA TAYO MAG HENTAI LOLI NOH!IMPOSIBLENG ISA ISAHIN NILA BAHAY NATIN!

    EVEN THE OFFICIALS HERE HAVE HENTAI!Why even bother with this law?lol.Like hell this'll be implemented!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:29 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well. religious people, figures.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:45 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    like they will ever accuse someone with this lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:51 18/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is really easy to thwart. Just point the catholics how most of the feminists are staunch atheist, lesbians and probably pro-abortion, while pointing the feminists that the catholics represent the oppressive patriarchal order, that using religion as a excuse, kept women in ignorance, abuse and demonization for centuries. Once they are too busy fighting each other, they will forget about this silly thing.

    Comment by Visssss
    03:06 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    soo...... wait, i don't care, i'm still planning on expanding my hentai distributions into philips.

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    Comment by Aeromax
    04:44 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I don't want to say anything about the ban right now... it's impossible to tell what they meant by it from the horrible translation, but from what I can tell this is yet another country that's going off my list.

    Comment by lordcloudx
    13:39 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, it's impossible to tell what they meant by it, but correction: It's not a translation. Our laws are all in English. The legislators who drafted that bill are just that retarded.

    Comment by L
    02:36 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't blame the Philippines for this. This is all down to ignorant politicians and Christians who don't really get the concept of "freedom"

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:26 20/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    freedom is to do anything whether its right or wrong. its wrong if people get offended or hurt or annoyed. it's right if it pleases, promotes, is productive or makes people happy. the catholic church sees loli as very immoral and evil. naturally, they will oppose this kind of thing and will put an end to it because it is evil. and of course, two sides will be formed on this matter: one part who sides and agrees to the church, an the other side who disagrees w/ the church and disagrees w/ the party who sides w/ the church. so basically, this what "freedom" does.

    -DarkdaemonPK2

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:03 04/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "the catholic church sees loli as very immoral and evil"

    Well that's what they want you to think.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:14 18/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, the people who are trying to pass this law couldn't even be bothered to define "hentai" correctly.
    Not all hentai is loli-hentai.
    And yes, I am Filipino, and yes again, I do think this whole situation is just plain stupid.

    Comment by Anon2
    01:46 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hentai archiving brought to you by he Philippine National Police

    10 pesos per CD* (thats' 0.25 USD)
    BUY 10 get 1 pree*

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:53 17/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This Shit Is just being so much revealing of their hypocrite side of these people they never saw the good side of this which is to divert the attention of the rapist to something non-physical sexual desires i just hate this fucking country bunch of hypocrites and corrupted politicians they just want to make a bill for them to be effective as a public servant

    ALL OF THESE ARE JUST BULLSHIT

















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