First of all, I want to make it clear that I am a father of a 7-year-old kid. With that out of the way, here I go with my post
A few days ago, I noticed a news item on a local news website about how a locally operated website aptly called www.boybastos.com was singled out by Senator Loren Legarda. This is what the good senator has to say about boybastos.com (Boy Bastos literally means "rude boy").
“This is by far the filthiest Internet site we’ve come across that offers open and unlimited access to some of the most obscene videos and photographs of Filipino women and girls… Our biggest worry here is free access. Other adult sites at least require prior user registration and credit card details, which somehow help to screen or discourage minors.” said the senator. Legarda authored Senate Bill 1375, which seeks to punish peddlers of online pron and indecent materials with up to six years in prison and a fine of P500,000.
My question to the good senator: what are you doing about the online video of the Abu Sayyaf that is soliciting support for their "cause". Let's get to the real world here: what have you done lately to alleviate the plight of the poor? At least 75% of Filipinos (a conservative estimate) has no access to the internet, heck, almost the same number has to be count themselves lucky if they have three square meals a day! To date, there are hundreds of unsolved murder and kidnapping cases in the hands of the law enforcement agencies.
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