SENATORS PROBE NUDE RUFFA,
DONITA NET PICS
Manila, Oct. 7, 1998 - Ruffa Gutierrez and Donita Rose, who are shown in all their naked glory in photos published on the Internet, have taken the matter with a more or less cavalier attitude. But the pictures offended members of the Philippine Senate, who will not let the matter just slip by unchallenged.
Senators Ramos Magsaysay Jr. and Miriam Santiago want the Department of Foreign Affairs to take drastic action against the Internet publication of photos showing naked Filipino actresses. Local website developers will be questioned to determine if they had a hand in the display of the nude pictures.
Magsaysay is urging President Estrada to file a protest against countries where the sex websites originate.
Santiago wants Philippine laws on obscenity and pornography updated to catch up with the technology of Cyberspace.
"We should uphold the dignity of the victims and protect the public, particularly the young, from the proliferation of sexually explicit materials on the Internet," Santiago said.
Aside from Donita and Ruffa, actors Aga Muhlach and Diether Ocampo have also been "victimized" by nude photo purveyors on the Worldwide Web.
All four movie stars deny that they posed for the pictures, and suspect that their faces have been "morphed" with other people's naked bodies.
Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi
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