Jan 18, 2017

Popular Porn Sites Banned By the Philippine Government

Popular adult websites are no longer accessible in the Philippines.

As of January 15, 2017 (Saturday), access to pornhub.com, redtube.com, and xvideos.com are forbidden in the Philippines. This is 10 days after Pornhub had a review that showed Filipinos spent the longest time watching adult videos on their website for three years in a row. Filipino visitors in the said popular sites have been viewing adult content for about 12 minutes and 45 seconds, this is according to Pornhub –which is reported to be 3 minutes longer than the global average scale.

As reported by BBC News, Smart and Sun Cellular users who try to access the mentioned websites, either via smartphone or laptop, are redirected to a page that reads "This website has been ordered blocked under the authority of the Philippine government pursuant to Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Law." Which means that the ban appears unsettled or isn't fully implemented in the country yet, being as some customers from other Internet service providers are still able to view the sites mentioned above.

As expected, this caused quite a fuss in social media, some citizens welcome the ban with open arms and enthusiasm, while others show shameless dismay and are complaining about their freedom as a free member of the society.

Up to this moment, the Philippine Government did not explain as to why the 'Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Law' became what it is today, or what really triggered the ban. In fact, the Government has chosen to say nothing and just continue on with the ban.

Anyways, regardless of what it is, let us know what you think regarding this matter, are you in or out? Is this the Government's move against child pornography?