Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009: Explainer

“Child” – refers to a person below eighteen (18) years of age or over, but is unable to fully take care of himself/herself from abuse, neglect, cruelty, exploitation or discrimination because of a physical or mental disability or condition. (Section 3[a], R.A. No. 9775, Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009)

A child shall also refer to:

1) A person regardless of age who is presented, depicted or portrayed as a child as defined herein; and,

2) Computer-generated, digitally or manually crafted images or graphics of a person who is represented or who is made to appear to be a child as defined herein. (Paragraph 2, Section 3, Ibid.)

“Child pornography” – refers to any representation, whether visual, audio, or written combination thereof, by electronic, mechanical, digital, optical, magnetic or any other means, of child engaged or involved in real or simulated explicit sexual activities. (Section 3[b], Ibid.)

“Explicit Sexual Activity” – includes actual or simulated:

1) As to form: (a) sexual intercourse or lascivious act including, but not limited to, contact involving genital to genital, oral to genital, anal to genital, or oral to anal, whether between persons of the ...


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