Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Cybersex criminalized in the Philippines

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

CybersexThe Philippine government has passed a law that is in the cybersex made punishable in the broadest sense. The rule is part of the Comprehensive Cybercrime Prevention Act, signed on the 12th of September. Besides cybersex the law includes other online crimes such as hacking, identity theft, spamming, libel and child pornography.

Increase in HIV infections in the Philippines alarming

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

HIV positiveHuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections recorded in the Philippines have broken from a 20-year low to a rapidly spreading disease, particularly in Cebu, Davao and Manila, a new report by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) revealed.

In the Philippines, six new cases of HIV-infected patients are recorded everyday.

New HIV infections in the Philippines are doubling every year due to inadequate prevention efforts and poor knowledge of risky behaviour among vulnerable groups, a top U.N. official said in an interview.

Philippines Human Rights Watch places alone in Angeles City the figure at between 30,000 to 55,000 people infected with HIV. It states 7 out of every 10 girls who work in bars in Fields ave, Angeles, are infected with HIV.