DOJ May Attempt to Ban Ashley Madison Dating Website

DOJ May Attempt to Ban Ashley Madison Dating Website 

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According to a post on GMA Network’s website, which was obtained from Agence France-Presse, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima is seeking to ban Ashley Madison’s website in the Philippines. The said website was just launched in the country and it works as a dating platform that promotes extramarital affairs.

From the post, it mentioned:

“The website is a platform that allows illegal acts to be eventually committed. A ban may be enforced,” De Lima said in an SMS statement, referring to Ashley Madison.

Ashley Madison is a Canadian dating website for married people who want “discreet encounters.” It has a slogan, “Life is short. Have an affair.” It is translated in Filipino as, “Ang buhay ay maikili. Mangaliwa.”

Under the Philippine law, adultery and concubinage are punishable with a minimum of six months in jail. Furthermore, divorce is illegal.

Based from the report, a minimum of 2,500 Filipinos have already signed up to Ashley Madison since launch.

GMA’s post ends with:

Singapore and South Korea have previously banned Ashley Madison, citing that it threatened family values.

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DOJ May Attempt to Ban Ashley Madison Dating Website

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