Locked Up Abroad: Philippines Prisoner Of Love

Bart Layton

An internet romance blossoms for British man David Scott and a Filipino woman when he flies to meet her and when she falls pregnant her jealous estranged husband has them thrown in prison for adultery.

In the Philippines, adultery (defined as consensual sexual intercourse between a married woman and a man who is not her husband) and a related act of concubinage (a man cohabiting with a woman who is not his wife), are considered crimes under the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines.

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  1. I watched the movie last night- but I think it is very subjective and one sided. It does not give the ex-husband’s account, nor explore the possibility that the break-down of the marriage may have been a direct result of adultery by the wife. The movie also does not dwell on the plight of the plight of the two children who do not seem to feature at all in the emotional tug of war. It seems as if the two children are a complete irrelevance to the mother- it is her new baby with the Briton who is her paramount consideration. The movie on the whole is a contrived propaganda that somehow portrays Filipino culture as backwards and violent. Most Filipinos have very strong family values- thats why adultery is treated as a very serious matter.

  2. It’s called women’s rights to bodily autonomy George. She was being physically abused and had the right to leave her marriage. She had no option to take her children because of the law and corruption. Culture doesn’t excuse violence.

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