Pinterest A rescued child plays with a doll at the Philippine General hospital. Interpol currently has an eight-step process to identify victims of child abuse, with step two being that the crime is documented by the abuser with photos and videos. Such documentation does not exist with live-streaming. The anti-wiretapping act means evidence collected from computers — even video footage of the abuse — cannot always be used in court.
There are provisions and policies in the constitution of the Philippines which promulgates that the sexual act should happen only within the framework of married life between a man and woman, because this personal human expression is solidly connected to the family unit and to society as a whole. Although considered morally inappropriate, quiet homosexuality and heterosexual cohabitation have become socially accepted to a certain degree. Among the views of the Catholic Church include that premarital sex and masturbation are immoral behaviors, and that homosexuality — similar to the form of Catholicism introduced by the Spanish missionaries — is an abnormal human conduct. However, there are some tribal Filipino communities who permit young men and women to engage in sexual activities beginning from the stage of puberty. One of them is the carrying out of polygamy. Early Filipino tribal men had five or more wives, a marital ethnic norm of the archipelago at the time.