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Next, we give a discussion on the relevant conceptualizations of affect in providing the theoretical foundation in our undertaking to view cybersex as affective labour.
This is followed by arguments to use affective labour as an alternative perspective to give emphasis on the lived experiences of individuals engaged in cybersex, as well as their agency through the use of ICT.
We use the perspective of affective labour to argue that because ICT-led development failed for these sectors, the response is an illegal service industry that also makes use of, if not feeds off, the same technological infrastructure largely supported by foreign capital.
Cybersex is not the solution to achieving a decent quality of life, but the existence and persistence of this phenomenon signifies that the State’s vision of ICT for development is not living up to its promise of socioeconomic upliftment.
The absence of studies in the cybersex phenomenon is glaring, much less in the backdrop of ICTD, and this chapter’s work in the Philippine context makes a modest contribution in filling this research gap.
Attempts to grapple with the role of technology in this so-called online version of prostitution have been undertaken through bills filed in the Philippine legislature. Aquino III administration enacted the omnibus Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which casts cybersex as a cybercrime.
It puts to question the goal of inclusive development in Philippine ICT policymaking and legislation, hinting at the risks and repercussions of creating an “Information Society” under the neoliberal market economy.We also look at how the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 complements this state policy aspiration.We argue that the cybersex phenomenon in the Philippines illustrates how institutional development strategies could inadvertently already marginalized sectors of society.The roadmap, created by the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) under the Office of the President, served as the government’s blueprint for creating what it called “a people-centered, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society” (PDS ).
Strategies in the roadmap included universal access to ICT, developing human capital, efficiency and transparency in governance through ICT, competitiveness in the global ICT economy and crafting an ICT policy framework.Pushing for ICT-led national growth meant the Philippine government banking on the country’s competitiveness as the top provider of cyberservices in the new economy.