I had an interesting news coverage last Friday.
The National Bureau of Investigation’s probe on the porn site boybastos.com brought them to a posh residential area in Ayala Alabang.
They were able to obtain a search warrant from the court and this allowed them to enter the room of the porn site owner. Tawagin na lang natin syang “M”.
Ginising pa ng kanyang mommy si “M” because he was then taking his afternoon nap. Then the NBI agents entered his room, took photos and confiscated his computer.
It was Sen. Loren Legarda who called the attention of the NBI to boybastos.com. Baka daw kasi magamit ito sa trafficking of women o pangangalakal sa kababaihan.
There’s a reason why Legarda is raising the issue of trafficking of women intead of pornography.
According to the NBI, the law on pornography in the Philippines has yet to be updated to include internet porn. Ang meron sa pilipinas ay batas na nagbabawal sa pangangalakal sa kababaihan at kasama dito ang trafficking sa pamamagitan ng internet.
As I write this, the NBI computer experts must already be dissecting the computer they got from “M” to gather evidence that boybastos was used in trafficking of women.
Meanwhile, “M” is as free as a bird because the NBI has yet to find a basis to arrest him.
Nang tanungin ko si “M” (he’s 28 years old and jobless), he was firm in saying that he’s not violating any law. “I’m just exercising my freedom of expression,” he said.