The other 5 children are also thought to come from the local area.
The Philippines, where poor children are easy prey, has become a major hub for the billion-dollar global cybersex industry.
But the Supreme Court blocked the statute before it could take effect amid a legal challenge that it has yet to rule on.
Making do Opponents objected to provisions that would authorise heavy prison terms for online libel, and give the state the power to shut down websites and monitor online activities."Under that law, telcos [telecommunications firms] are required to retain their data or log files within a period of six months.
But what caught my eye, was a couple sections up from the libel part.
The victims are mostly younger than 18, he said, recounting how he took part in some police raids in the northern city of Angeles, where boys and girls aged between 10 and 14 performed "lewd acts" in front of cameras.
In the section that lists out "content-related offense," number one on the list is: Cybersex.
-- The willful engagement, maintenance, control, or operation, directly or indirectly, of any lascivious exhibition of sexual organs or sexual activity, with the aid of a computer system, for favor or consideration.
Since there is a temporary restraining order, there is no legal basis for them to comply," Sosa said.
Ronald Aguto, cybercrime division chief of the justice department's National Bureau of Investigation, said Filipino law enforcers are making do with other laws to go after offenders, including one against child pornography.