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Philippine Internet providers to install child porn filters

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The Philippines said Monday it would require Internet service providers to install filters to block access to child pornography.

The move comes as the Philippines cracks down on online child pornography, arresting at least 13 suspects earlier this year for allegedly offering online images of children being sexually abused.

To block access to child pornography Manila will finally implement a law passed in 2009 but which required years of public consultations on how to implement it, said Edgardo Cabarrios, regulation director of the National Telecommunications Commission.

"There were experts (at the consultations) who were one in saying this will help. It may not eradicate (Internet child pornography) completely but this will help," he told AFP.

Police say the Philippines is a key center of the fast-growing global industry that streams live images of children forced to commit sex acts for pedophiles abroad.

The law requires service providers to install filters blocking child pornography or risk heavy fines.

They will have till June to install the filters, said Cabarrios.

He acknowledged that it was almost impossible to block all child pornography but said the filters could keep out the majority.

"We all know that websites are easily created so (filtering them) is a moving target," he added.

Child pornographers have taken advantage of the widespread poverty in the Philippines to recruit children to create pornography for pedophiles around the world, advocates and the police said.

© (c) 2014 AFP

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Good for them!!

Japan needs to do the same. I do not know why the Japanese government is not aggressive enough. It is pretty BAD!!

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Please include teen selfies.

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Hopefully Japan takes a page from this book and stops calling it 'freedom of expression' in manga and sites that the government here will not regulate.

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Smith

Actually, the perverts in Japan travel to places like Philippines, where they can rape as many children as they can afford.

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smithinjapanMar. 18, 2014 - 12:48AM JST

Hopefully Japan takes a page from this book and stops calling it 'freedom of expression' in manga and sites that the government here will not regulate.

Smith, I am actually getting these "sexual manga" from American kids who have no idea what "katai" means in English. The sexual expressions are all over the place in "Yaoi A Go Go". Please tell J. government to stop this bad practice immediately. I am very sick of these Japanese manga polluting innocent American kids. Enough is enough. Thanks.

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I am very sick of these Japanese manga polluting innocent American kids

And I am very sick of people thinking the government should have any say over I wish to expose or not expose my children too.

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JTDanManMar. 19, 2014 - 01:18AM JST

I am very sick of these Japanese manga polluting innocent American kids

And I am very sick of people thinking the government should have any say over I wish to expose or not expose my children too.

I am very liberal. As far as Japanese porno manga issue, the Japanese government needs to work harder to clean up Yakuza crime organizations that have a lot to do with porno industry. As a matter of fact, FBI is working harder on this issue if you believe or not. I just want you to know.

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