No, not with money. Current Pampanga Representative Gloria Arroyo proposes House Bill No. 2890 the Anti Stalking Act of 2016 which aims to fine AND put to bars any person bugging you and your private life.

Giving importance to every person’s right to privacy, this bill lists down all the identifying factors for an action to be considered “stalking”. Facebook stalking is fine, unless you keep messaging that person knowing perfectly well he/she doesn’t want you around.

The list, in summary, considers it stalking if any person repeatedly communicates with you although you do not want such, especially when this person doesn’t even want to truly engage in a meaningful conversation with you. Repeated visits are also included, and specifically at unwanted hours – so visiting and calling frequently at 2am when everyone already knows you’re sleeping. And of course the traditional way of stalking, following you around in close proximity.

It’s even worse when a relative is the one engaging in these acts.

Punishments include up to six years in prison and a P1,000 – P5,000 fine.

Of course, the bill notes down more specific details explained in legal terms. Read the specificities of the bill in this article.

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