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Stalking To Be Criminalized In RP

Too much admiration which somehow led to stalking can soon be punishable in the Philippines if the proposed legislations against it were passed.

Under the bill filed by Senator Manny Villar, the following acts may be punished with jail from one to six months or a fine of P1,000 to P5,000:

  • repeated phone calls for no legitimate reason
  • sending messages without introducing oneself, or using rude words
  • repeatedly going to a target’s home or office
  • frequently following someone
  • making a scene

I just wonder if they would include in the proposed bill the act of silently taking pictures or like doing surveillance to the target person. I bet they could confiscate a lot of sd memory cards from those kind of stalkers.

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