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Philippines: Senate approves bill on tougher crackdown vs online child sex abuse

[rappler.com – 5/27/21]

Senators approved on final reading a bill that would expand government protections against online sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

On Thursday, May 27, a total of 23 senators voted to pass Senate Bill (SB) No. 2209 or the proposed Special Protections against Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children Act.
No senator voted against the bill or abstained from the vote.

SB 2209 provides a comprehensive list identifying which acts constitute online sexual abuse of children.

The bill would also give additional tools to law enforcement agencies to go after Filipino and foreign sexual abusers of children. Any sex offender convicted overseas would be blacklisted and would be barred from entering the Philippines.

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i wounder how much $$$ this cost the USA while people in USA are homeless and starve

Sounds like the nail in the coffin to my plan getting there. Off registration but that sounds like it’s aimed for past convictions :/ “The bill would also give additional tools to law enforcement agencies to go after Filipino and foreign sexual abusers of children. Any sex offender convicted overseas would be blacklisted and would be barred from entering the Philippines”

I’m curious if the Philippines’ law is akin to USA law such that it cannot be retroactively applied. Since this bill starts now, does this mean only those convicted starting when this bill starts?

Any international lawyers or Philippine lawyers that might know the answer to this question? I’m sure many would like to know.

By retroactive, you’re asking if the person barred from traveling to The Phils has to have been convicted before the law went into place? No, of course not, besides which they’ve already had laws for several decades against those so-convicted from entering the country and so this law’s inclusion of that provision is statutorily redundant. Regardless, neither they nor the U.S. nor any other country that I know of doesn’t enforce foreign “pedophile” laws retroactively. They’re all retroactive. They don’t care when you were convicted.

Any sex offender convicted overseas would be blacklisted and would be barred from entering the Philippines” That law has been in effect for the last 10 or more years in the Philippines. I know because 10 years ago I was denied entry in the Philippines to get married there. We had to meet in Hong Kong because I could not go to the Philippines and she could not come to the USA due to the AWA. I have never seen my daughter in person, but visit only via video calls. She is already 9 years old. I also hold out hope for Germany to someday become our new home so that my wife and daughter can live with me. But even that is at risk due to several new laws in Germany that are being called a crack down on sexual predators and that will be going into effect in the coming months. I have reached out to a friend in Germany to look those up and translate what they say.

Trapped:

Your situation is extreme and clearly unconstitutional. Challenge AWA in court.

I used to live right on the Rio Grande in Mexico. Most of it between El Paso and Ojinaga is little more than a stream or a creek. When they diverted the water for irrigation it made the Rio bone dry and you didn’t even have a stream to step over. If 500,000 mexicans can cross the Rio, I’m sure your wife and daughter can. See if they can travel to Mexico. Another option is Canada. You can get a certificate of rehabilitation in Canada.

I am sorry to hear that these laws have broken up your family. I wish you and your family the best.

after further reading the bill, pretty sure i will waste money trying to go there, only hope left is if the bill only is intended to internet crimes but says crime equivalent, will proboly include romeo and juliet cases im guessing.

SECTION 32. Blacklisting of alien OSAEC offenders. – In coordination with the 20 DFA, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and the DOJ shall ensure that all convicted 21 offenders of OSAEC or similar or equivatent crimes ’n other jur’isdbtions, or those 22 aliens reported to or being monitored by Philippine law enforcement authoritfes for 23 conducting OSAEC activities shall not be allowed entry in the Philippines. In addition 24 to its data system collection and database functions under Sectbn 30, the NCC25 OSAEC shall create and maintain an updated registry of blacklisted aliens based on 26 the information from DFA, BI and the DOJ.

It just keeps getting worse. Honestly, I have pretty much given up caring what laws are passed. My life ended years ago. I am hoping to get to Germany, but that is a cheap second place prize. If I don’t get there, I won’t cry. I will go peacefully into the night.

still other places my back up places are nepal, thailand, and vietnam. close enough ill boat and try a few others. if not just going to get a sailboat to travel diff countries, still going to give it a shot in the philippines after quarantine, my life is there na:/ just noticed maybe this refers to crimes that started on the internet. idk since 2009 it don’t surprise me the laws they pass anymore, even off i worry about them, don’t matter what country i get into tbh main goal is to get out of this place. don’t give up, there is always a way to leave this place behind, and there are countries that think these laws are ridiculous and draconian

I’m not looking forward to the zoom calls I have to make. At least in prison your friends can come see you. I know that I now how to leave a lot of people behind. No one to blame but me.

I find this to be laughable especially coming from the country that’s the empire of corruption and the Kings of moral turpitude. I was blacklisted in 2013 and haven’t seen or heard from my wife or my children since 2015 thanks to this wonderful A##&$%E country. I wonder how much blackmailing the DOJ did to the to the Philippine government to have this law written up

Is this their version of International Megan’s Law? Why do countries follow the United States off the cliff into the Sea of Insanity?

The USA bribes them.

Got to love the criminalization of fantasy….

Sure it’s controversial, but I would much rather give people the option for some form of expression than push them to actually go after others. In fact studies have been done showing increased pornography access reduces crimes too. Now some people will twist that to claim all porn should be legal. Zero research or studies have advocated for such a change, but some do admit yes even allowing receipt and possession of content that might currently be illegal does reduce contact offenses. To be absolutely clear very little research makes that exact point (one or two studies May include something along those lines). Rather it’s pornography (without specification of current legality) in general along with greater consensual sexual freedom that reduces crimes across the board.

 “Total of 23 senators voted to pass Senate Bill (SB) No. 2209 or the proposed Special Protections against Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children Act. No senator voted against the bill or abstained from the vote.” It do not take much to buy votes, there. At 50,000 Paso per senator it only cost an American “Just one child” person or group $25,000. Even $20 can buy a lot of favors, there.

appears that this may not of been passed yet, i just found this on the saferkids ph side. passed the senate, going to write a letter to the other chamber explaining how they are breaking up families and hurting more kids then saving ” SaferKidsPH calls on both chambers of the Philippine Congress to immediately pass Senate Bill No. 2209 into law before the end of the 18th Congress. We believe that this Bill will institutionalize existing efforts and interventions in supporting the government, introduce stronger, more responsive and protective measures for children, and involve all relevant stakeholders including the public in the fight against OSAEC.

The proposed law would also see the creation of an “online sex offenders registry.”- per abc/cbn news. oh gawd usa number 2

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