The sharing or acquiring a copy of the viral "Destruction of Daisy" video could become grounds for facing persecution.
This is a warning to all netizens by the Philippine National Police (PNP) who are planning, who will or in any way distribute the said video.
Netizens got curious about the disturbing film after the police revealed its existence following the arrest of Australian pedophile Peter Scully and his cohort, "Savage Girl" Liezyl Margallo.
Although the video is no longer available online, some netizens were able to grab hold of a copy before it was banned. Others even share it to boost online traffic to certain websites or simply to get their temporary online fame.
Some even went as far as sharing the illegal video on their own feed.
The Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009 Section 4 states that:
(d) To possess any form of child pornography with the intent to sell, distribute, publish, or broadcast: Provided. That possession of three (3) or more articles of child pornography of the same form shall be prima facie evidence of the intent to sell, distribute, publish or broadcast;
(l) To possess any form of child pornography.
That means that netizens who have shared the video in any way is also liable to the same crime as Sully and Margallo.
The penalty for such crime is reclusion temporal and a fine of 750,000 to one million pesos.
Also, the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 Section 4 dictates that violating the Republic Act No. 9775 using a computer system shall merit a penalty that's one degree higher than the original.
Authorities also asked netizens to report anyone who has distributed the video.