DOJ looking to ban controversial dating website

Because adultery and "concubinage" are still punishable under Philippine law

Dating website Ashley Madison, whose tagline is "Life is short. Have an affair," is on the ropes as of late as Justice Secretary Leila de Lima seeks to halt its operations in the country.


According to an AFP report on Sunday, the dating website was described by de Lima as a "platform that allows illegal acts to be eventually committed." She adds, "The (telecommunications companies) will have to do their part to ensure that illegal content and websites that are used to drive illicit conduct are not used."


Reports count at least 2,500 Filipinos have signed up since Ashley Madison’s launch. The Philippines isn't the first to complain about this site though; Singapore and South Korea have successfully banned the website, citing it as a threat to family values.


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