However, if the act is designed to combat this problem, the use of the term "wilful" is problematic.
Paradeza of Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 72. 31 Melencio Extension in Kapitan Pepe Subdivision, Barangay San Jose Sur, Cabanatuan City at a.m. The suspects are now being held at the PNP-ACG headquarters in Camp Crame.
They are set to face raps for violation of Section 4(c)1 (Cybersex) of RA 10175, otherwise known as Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, and Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code or Immoral Doctrine, Obscene Publications and Exhibitions and Indecent Shows.
Eleazar said the suspects were arrested inside the office of TLS Synergy Group, an online marketing firm in Cabanatuan City.
“We have reason to believe that the suspects’ activities could lead to ‘sextortion’ after we discovered that the company was engaged in the maintenance, control and operation of lascivious exhibition of sexual organs or sexual activities in front of Web cameras for a fee,” said Eleazar.
It suggests mutually willing participants, not just those coerced to take part in profitable applications, could be considered criminally liable.
The terms "for favour and consideration" are also vague -- it is not directly talking about partaking in cybersex for money, and so could be used to target ordinary people with no involvement in the sex trade.The Philippines, which has historically never filtered online activity, has passed an act that outlaws a long list of offences including cybersex and libel, at the same time handing the government powers to block site access.President Benigno Aquino III has signed the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 -- which criminalises a wide range of cyber activities from hacking and identity theft to cybersquatting and spamming -- and announced the launch of the Office of Cybercrime.The raid led by the chief of Regional Anti-Cybercrime Office 3, Police Chief Inspector Ronelio O Manaog, came in the wake of an alarm raised by the PNP-ACG over the presence of foreign and domestic cybercrime operators involved in cyber pornography, cybersex dens, illegal gambling, credit card fraud, and identity theft.Eleazar said they raided the office of principal suspect Florendo Holgado, armed with a search warrant for violation of Republic Act 10175 issued by Judge Richard A. The arrested suspects included seven women who were caught in the act of engaging, chatting, and showing recorded videos of females doing simulated sex.Intermediate Appellate Court, the definition of libel became even broader and more subject to interpretation, by extending it to include inference, irony and ridicule: "Words calculated to induce suspicion are sometimes more effective to destroy reputation than false charges directly made.