Philippine law that can put most of us in prison
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When it comes to the Philippines.  The police, the government, or an angry Filipina or neighbor can put you in jail quite easy.

http://philippineslifestyle.com/ra-9262-...ls-us-all/

http://philippineslifestyle.com/koen-cha...ebu-judge/

http://philippineslifestyle.com/danish-g...-terminal/

Read any expats forum, or browse through the archives, and you will come across stories of foreigners falling foul of laws like RA 9262 designed to protect women and children. (Here is just one example from our archives)
On the face of it, RA 9262, or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004, seems a laudable piece of legislation to protect the vulnerable.
However, its terms are so broad and often ill defined, that a vengeful woman or clever lawyer could bring a case against pretty much any man involved with a Filipina. To make matters worse, under the terms of the act, a case can be brought by anybody, whether or not they are involved in the relationship.

Among the offences outlined in RA 9262 are such vague terms as “making a woman a sex object”, “omissions likely to cause emotional suffering”, “public ridicule”, “economic abuse” and “peering in the window”.
So, it’s easy to imagine how even the most normal aspects of a relationship could — with a little bit of exaggeration or some downright lies — fall under some of these offences.
It’s little wonder that across the Philippines are foreign men who have found themselves languishing in prison for (often unknown) offences covered by RA 9262.

Here is another article:
http://philippineslifestyle.com/danish-g...-terminal/


No abuse has to take place to make you guilty.  Only being in their presence.  This next law only seems to apply to foreigners 

A Belgian man who was accused of trafficking and abusing children has seen the charges against him thrown out by a Cebu court.
Koen Van Den Broek was was arrested on suspicion of trafficking children at Cebu’s South Bus Terminal last December 26. He was in the company of a 13-year-old girl, her nine-year-old brother, a three-year-old girl and her four-year-old brother and two aunts aged 18 and 19. 
The group were about to depart for a family vacation in Moalboal, and were due to be joined by a mother of some of the children en route.
His detention by police and personnel of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) was despite the adults already in the group protesting his innocence.
Immediately after the arrest, other members of the family rushed to the police station to defend him, telling officers he had been a close friend for many years. They also contacted PLN, which published the sole media report to raise questions about the arrest.

Soon after, a trafficking accusation against him was dropped by a judge, only to be replaced by a charge under Republic Act 7610. By this law, the presence of minors in the company of an older, unrelated, person is considered prima facie evidence of trafficking and abuse.

Under RA 7610 or the law on the special protection of children against abuse, exploitation, and discrimination, it is illegal for “any person who shall keep or have in his company a minor, 12 years or younger or who is 10 years or more his junior in any public or private place, hotel, motel, beer joint, discotheque, cabaret, pension house, sauna or massage parlor, beach and/or other tourist resort or similar place” unless there are family ties or some other legal bond or obligation involved.

No abuse has to take place to make you guilty.  Only being in their presence. So if you are dating a woman with kids and the kids or her younger sister are with you - watch out!  People may assume you are a sex predator if you are a foreigner watching your girlfriend's kids or she brings along her younger sister or cousin  - This only seems to apply to foreigners since only foreigners seem to be arrested. I have read many articles about foreigners being arrested in the Philippines and many have to do with the above two laws.  No evidence  is needed to be arrested.   Evidence is rarely needed in the Philippines when it come to most laws.
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