/ 6 April 2022

GLOBE Telecom Inc. has ramped up its campaign against illegal sites carrying child pornography and online gambling.

This year, Globe said it blocked 11,320 uniform resource locators and 502 domains hosting lewd content, as well as 194 domains of illegal gambling.

“Globe has invested over $2.7 million in content filtering systems that block websites and imagery that promote child pornography, illegal gambling, and online piracy,” it said.

The company in 2017 launched an initiative dubbed as #MakeITSafePH to help safeguard minors against sexual abuse and exploitation.

The campaign is in line with Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009 which mandates all internet service providers to install technology, programs, or software to block access to or transmittal of child pornography.

Since then, Globe has clamped down on 3,975 domains and 57,785 URLs featuring child pornography.

“Through the advocacy, Globe educates consumers on rampant cases of online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) and how they can protect minors from such risks,” the company said.

Globe said it is working closely with relevant government agencies including the Department of Information and Communications Technology, Department of Justice and partner organizations such as the Philippine Chamber of Telecommunications Operators and UNICEF.

The Philippines is among the world’s leading sources of content rooted in OSAEC, according to a study led by the US-based National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

In March, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a measure that raises the age of sexual consent from 12 to 16.