I can feel so much for the Filipina mom and her daughter as the latter’s ex-boyfriend tried to extort money so the video uploaded in youtube would be removed. She is lucky because police operatives located the ex-boyfriend. The sad thing here is the video already spread through the internet. She is forever shamed.
Lately, two filipinas became victims of an unauthorized video being spread across the internet. One of the victims is Katrina Halili, the ex-lover of Haydn Kho. Katrina Halili filed a complaint against Kho at the headquarters of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), accusing Kho of filming his sexual encounter without her consent. She is “willing to face all this embarrassment so that other people may learn. I want to fight back because I don’t want this to happen to me again or to other women,” she said. (Source: Inquirer.net)
“Women should be careful whom to trust. And I want those people responsible for circulating the videos to be punished. I’ll face all of them. Napakawalanghiya nila (They’re shameless).”
Katrina Halili is not the only Filipina victim. Three of the videos are now hot items in cyberspace and are being passed from one e-mail account to another. Copies are purportedly being sold to video pirates.
Suspending the license of Kho does not solve the real problem of sex scandal videos. There need to be a long term solution to discourage the proliferation of these videos in cyberspace.
Based on this shameful sex scandal, lessons can be learned. Bills should be expedited.
1. Sen. Pia Cayetano filed Senate Bill 3267, an anti-voyeurism bill that would prevent a person from videotaping another person, and distributing such a video, without the other’s consent.
Under the bill, it will be unlawful for any person to record or attempt to record any private acts, including but not limited to sexual acts, without the consent of all the concerned parties.
It will also be unlawful for any person to “knowingly possess’’ any video tape, disc or any such record or their copies, “with the intent to share, relay or exhibit the contents.’’
The bill also bars a person from sharing or exhibiting these records.
2. According to Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez, Haydn Kho may be charged under Republic Act No. 9262 (or the Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act of 2004).
He said Section 3 of the law banned treating women and children as sex objects, forcing them to commit indecent acts, and making films of them.
3. Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita also advised the public to be careful in the company of people who might take videos of them and later subject them to “anything that is offensive and embarrassing to your person.”
4. Maybe it is time to revive Senate Bill No. 2464, the Proposed Anti-obscenity and Pornography Act of 1008 filed by Senate President Manuel Villar, Jr.
5. Secretary Gonzalez said the persons behind the production and proliferation of the sex videos could be held liable either as accessories or accomplices in the commission of the crime.
Lastly and more importantly,
6. Bloggers should be responsible enough not to post photos, links, videos of this latest sex video scandal. I feel those who post these may just be as guilty of violating the law. The proliferation through blog posts can be seen as accessories in this commission of the crime. That’s just my opinion