Saturday, September 18, 2010

Philippine call center sex AND Facebook

Somehow when I wrote my post about Sex and the (Filipino call center) city back in August, I missed this little story:

A certain call center agent named Edwardson Base was arrested and locked in jail earlier today for allegedly uploading a sex video on Facebook.

According to the story, it is alleged that after Base and his call center girlfriend broke up, he uploaded the video in an attempt to blackmail her into re-entering the relationship. Instead, she filed a police complaint.

Techpinas goes on to say that Base was charged with breaking two laws: the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act of 2004 and the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009.

The blog MyKiRu IsYuSeRo compares and contrasts this case with another video scandal that apparently erupted before the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009. However, the Katrina Halili-Dr. Hayden Kho Jr. scandal did not involve blackmail or call center sex - or, frankly, any sex at all, although Halili lost endorsement deals after the steamy video was released.

Because, you see, the Philippines is still a rather traditional country, as was noted in this comment to my August post.

We hope that we retain the old Filipino practice about having sex. Marriage first before sex. We don't want the rate of STD to increase.

Well, I went to YouTube and searched for a video of Hayden Kho and Katrina Halili, and after viewing the video, I have to admit that by U.S. standards it's fairly tame. In fact, we've seen it all before.
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