Lawmakers Want Obscene Billboards Banned

Lawmakers Want Obscene Billboards Banned

MANILA, Philippines – A bill introduced in the Lower House banning lewd billboards along the country’s major thoroughfares has gained support from stakeholders, reports said.

The bill officially called “An Act Prohibiting the Public Exhibition or Display of Obscene and/or Distractive Motion or Still Pictures Along Major Thoroughfares” was authored by Rep. Harlin Cast Abayon, with Rep. Fred Castro as its sponsor.

“It deals with obscene issues of billboards. But this representation thinks safety of the billboard must be incorporated,” Castro said before the committee. “This Representation would like to request the committee to create a technical working group that would study the aspect of how safe the billboards are the moment they are put up in a certain locality.” (Click here to read more)
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