MANILA: A 25-year-old overseas Filipina caregiver had sent her nude and provocative pictures to her Filipino boyfriend she met on Facebook. She also gave her lover the password to her account.
After she broke up with him last month, the lover who claimed to be a member of the military, posted the pictures in her two Facebook accounts, reported Sun Star.
The Filipina’s sister Lena lodged a complaint yesterday against the man before Senior Insp. Michael Virtudazo, chief of the Anti Cybercrime Group (ACG) Visayas Field Unit, the report said.
“Sakit kaayo sa dughan nga makit-an na. Uwaw kaayo (It pains me. It embarrassed me),” she reportedly told Virtudazo.
The victim’s relatives, friends and fellow workers in Kuwait have seen the pictures.
Virtudazo was quoted as saying that they will trace the identity of the Filipina’s estranged boyfriend and request Facebook to deactivate her account.
Once they can get his real identity, the police official said that the accused will be charged with Republic Act (RA) 9995, or the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009.
The Filipina reportedly said they started their relationship in November last year and the couple often communicated with each other through Facebook and Skype, said the news portal.
Virtudazo said social media users should not trust strangers they met online. Passwords and private photos should not be given to any person, he said.
“We should be wise in using the Internet,” he was quoted as saying in the report.
RA 9995 prohibits any person from taking “photo or video coverage of a person or group of persons performing sexual act or any similar activity or to capture an image of the private area of a person/s such as the naked or undergarment clad genitals, pubic area, buttocks or female breast without the consent of the person/s involved and under circumstances in which the person/s has/have a reasonable expectation of privacy.”
Selling, distributing, publishing and broadcasting of a photo or video or recording of sexual acts are also punishable, the report said.
A person found guilty of violating the law will face imprisonment of three to seven years and a fine ranging from PhP100,000 to P500,000, reported Sun Star.