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Point the gun at the right person: my thoughts on the Hayden Kho scandal

A lot has been said about the Hayden Kho scandal. This is my point of view on the matter but let me make it short.

So Hayden likes to record himself on video when he has sex. Although it seems perverse to me, I don’t condemn him for that. I don’t understand his reasons but I don’t think he’s evil personified either.

So Katrina had sex with another woman’s boyfriend. It was wrong. We all know that. Both her and Hayden should have known better. You just don’t steal another woman’s man.

Hayden, Katrina and his two other partners are victims because their privacy was violated by the person who posted the sex videos on the internet. I really believe that the senate is after the wrong guy unless the doctor himself uploaded those videos on the net.

This isn’t a women’s rights issue as the senate wants us to believe. This is a privacy issue. I’m thinking that they probably slanted it that way because of how the charges may be filed. Since there’s no existing law on the publication of private videos/photos on the internet, the doctor might be charged with violating provisions of Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004. What’s ironic is that this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. There have been a lot of sex video scandals before but this is the first time that a senator “felt strongly enough” to mention it in the Senate. So how come, until now, there’s still no law to address these kinds of things? Ginagawa ba ng senado ang trabaho nila? I heard that a number of bills have been drawn since 2004(?) but not one has been passed yet.

For someone who has no clear advocacy, the only way Sen. Bong Revilla can run and possibly win in the next elections is to connect his name to a controversy. He picked a good one but I just don’t buy this guy’s crap. At first, I was hoping that this is probably the best way the Senate could be pushed to finally come up with a law for cases like this. But seeing how distorted the whole issue has become, I shudder to think about what kind of bill they’d come up with.

What irritates me more are the people around me who actually download, watch and share the sex videos. The rude and nasty comments made about Katrina’s lust or the women’s “kahayukan” insult me as a woman. Pag narinig mo ang ibang manghusga, akala mo hindi sila nakikipag-sex. Curiosity (and the media) has blown this thing out of proportion.

As for the news media…

There are a lot more important and relevant things to report. Do your job. This isn’t journalism anymore.

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  1. marianne
    May 29, 2009 at 2:28 am

    I agree with you on this. although Hayden has his own agenda in filming sexcapades. Those people who uploaded his vidoes must be the one interrogated. and bong do your job as senator, deal with our country’s serious porblems and give us the people our money’s worth. after all our taxes pay for your salary and perks.

  2. May 31, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    GMA’s and ABS-CBN’s news programs have fueled everyone’s curiosity and have exposed children to pornography. If you switch channels and watch news programs to other local stations like RPN 9, NBN 4, IBC 13, or even NET 25, you would notice that they didn’t turn the whole situation into a media hype, unlike the two stations. Undeniably, we are suffering from a fast moral decline and the more that media is sensationalizing issues like this, the more we are introducing pornography to our households.

  3. May 31, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    @marianne: “our taxes pay for your salary and perks.” –my thoughts exactly!

    @den: In this case, I don’t think that the media is “bringing pornography into our home”. If children who are aware of the issue are properly guided by adults (parents/guardians) then they could actually be made aware of all things wrong in this case. My issue about the sensationalism is that the mainstream media is obviously milking this for all its worth when there are other far more important newsworthy stories out there. Plus they’re giving politicians (like Bong and Jamby) free air time.

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