Filipina on cam cyber sex
According to the International Justice Mission-Philippines, 80% of the victims were minors, half of which were 12 years old or younger.
Chief Inspector Michael Virtudazo, team leader of the PNP Women and Children Protection Center’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, said there have been 80 recorded cases with 287 trafficked victims, while 113 individuals had been arrested.
The Philippines has passed a law banning residents from "any lascivious exhibition of sexual organs or sexual activity" using a computer.
The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which updates the country's laws for the digital age, also outlaws hacking, domain squatting, and imposes harsh fines for libelous comments made on the internet.
“OSEC (online sexual exploitation of children) is prevalent in the Philippines because of the accessibility of the internet.
Family members act as facilitators, there is fluency in English and access to remittance centers,” Virtudazo said.
Addressing this challenge, we propose, begins with a reconsideration of cybersex as a form of ICT-facilitated affective labour and learning from the multifaceted narratives that constitute informal uses of ICTs.We use the perspective of affective labour to argue that because ICT-led development failed for these sectors, the response is an illegal service industry that also makes use of, if not feeds off, the same technological infrastructure largely supported by foreign capital.Cybersex is not the solution to achieving a decent quality of life, but the existence and persistence of this phenomenon signifies that the State’s vision of ICT for development is not living up to its promise of socioeconomic upliftment.The FBI lists Southeast Asia, South America and Africa as “hot spots” of child sex tourism based on data from 2014 to 2016.In April 2016, the FBI along with the Philippine police busted operations in Pampanga, where minors aged four to eight were rescued.