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posted by [personal profile] allegro at 08:53pm on 16/04/2009 under ,
TOTALLY copy/pasted from: http://www.congress.gov.ph/press/details.php?pressid=3253
Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] sapphire_pyro for bringing this to my attention.

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.




Press Releases

Source: Public Relations and Information Department

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House wants to ban pornographic cartoon
12 April 2009 10:30:30 AM
Writer: J. Camero / I. Yambot Jr., MRS-PRIB

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. [→ please consult wiki entry on Hentai.]

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. [→ And what is "child pornography?" ]

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. [→ BS]

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. [→ Now I might go to jail because we have that hilarious Sailormoon Porn.]

Prieto-Teodoro said there is a need for a legislative measure to address this disturbing social phenomena considering that the provisions of RA7160 or the Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act are mainly related to child prostitution and do not provide adequate protection to victims of other forms of sexual exploitation particularly child pornography.

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 bill provides that the mere possession of drawings, cartoons, digital images, computer-generated images -- even if it is indistinguishable from that of real children engaging in an explicit sexual activity – may be penalized with 6 to 12 years imprisonment and a fine of not more than P500,000.

The measure also imposes 12 to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of not more than P2 million to violators who have been found guilty of committing unlawful acts such as hiring, employing, using, persuading, inducing, or coercing a child to perform in the production of child pornography, including its production people. [→ MAKES SENSE]

Other authors of the bill are 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 (2nd District, Quezon City), Jr., Lorenzo Tanada III (4th District, Quezon), Edgardo M. Chatto (1st District, Bohol) and Luzviminda C. Ilagan (Party-List, Gabriela)


What were you thinking, ppl?
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There are 10 comments on this entry. (Reply.)
 
posted by [identity profile] synatri.livejournal.com at 03:54pm on 16/04/2009
TEARS FROM LOLLING

Actually I don't think they were thinking at all. They can't even get the definition of hentai right, what?
 
posted by [identity profile] tininess.livejournal.com at 04:38pm on 16/04/2009
LOL, EXACTLY. Heart in the right place, brain in the elbows again.
 
posted by [identity profile] attaccabottoni.livejournal.com at 06:15pm on 16/04/2009
LEGISLATION FAIL! I think the authors of this bill are of the same mind of my parents, who think comics/graphics and animated features are ALL made for the young audience, so naturally they'd think depictions of sex in anime/manga style are forms of child pornography. *facepalms*

I condemn child exploitation, but srysly, banning hentai isn't the best way to go.
 
posted by [identity profile] tininess.livejournal.com at 03:32am on 17/04/2009
Most of the ppl thar are OLDIES who don't know what's up with the younger peeps. Did they even ask?

They go so far as to include written works. :| Might be a good idea to purchase Fall on your knees while it's still legal.
 
posted by [identity profile] kokoro-chan93.livejournal.com at 01:01am on 17/04/2009
SO TL;DR

But yeahhh. The government's being stupid again :
 
posted by [identity profile] sapphire-pyro.livejournal.com at 01:10am on 17/04/2009
You're welcome.

Ah well, you already know my thoughts on this.

And I shall continue to *FACEPALM* x_x
 
posted by [identity profile] uminohikari.livejournal.com at 04:23am on 17/04/2009
*crying* Too funny.
 
posted by [identity profile] tininess.livejournal.com at 04:51am on 17/04/2009
oh haiz, this is what my country is like. t_____t
 
posted by [identity profile] danly.livejournal.com at 11:46pm on 17/04/2009
... Your icon says it all.
 
posted by [identity profile] tininess.livejournal.com at 06:35pm on 18/04/2009
wtf? I swore I left a comment.

This is how dumb some of our lawmakers are, danly. :| Since they can't be mediocre about it, they need to be intense-extreme.

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