Ghosting, magiging krimen na kapag naipasa panukalang batas ni Cong. Teves: “An emotional offense”

Ghosting, magiging krimen na kapag naipasa panukalang batas ni Cong. Teves: “An emotional offense”

- “Ghosting” might soon become an offense punishable by law if the bill filed by Negros Oriental Rep. Arnie Teves, Jr., will be passed by the 19th Congress

- House Bill 611 seeks to classify “ghosting” as a crime and to be regarded as similar to an emotional offense or a form of emotional cruelty

- In Cong. Teves’ bill, “ghosting” is defined as an act by someone cutting off all forms of communication to another

- In recent weeks, Cong. Teves also introduced House Bill 610 which seeks to the change of NAIA into FEMIA or Ferdinand Edralin Marcos International Airport

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“Ghosting” might soon become an offense punishable by law if the bill filed by Negros Oriental Rep. Arnie Teves, Jr., will be considered by the 19th Congress and passed into law.

Ghosting, magiging krimen na kapag naipasa panukalang batas na fi-nile ni Cong. Teves: “An emotional offense”
Photo: Cong. Arnie Teves (@congressman_arnie)
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Under House Bill 611, Cong. Teves seeks to classify “ghosting” as a crime and to be considered as similar to an emotional offense or a form of emotional cruelty, GMA News reported.

HB 611 defines ghosting as an act of someone cutting of all forms of communication to another.

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According to Cong. Teves, such act can cause the “ghosted” person to suffer mental, physical, and emotional pain.

He also cited studies claiming to show that social rejection in any form could activate “the same pain pathways in the brain as physical pain, meaning there's a biological link between rejection and pain.”

The bill also states that ghosting happens not only to persons who are in a relationship but also to friends, Manila Bulletin noted.

He stated that such an act can cause trauma to the “ghosted” party.

Cong. Teves did not state the reason why he filed such a bill.

Recently, the legislator also introduced House Bill 610 that seeks to change the name of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) into Ferdinand Edralin Marcos International Airport or FEMIA, Inquirer noted.

Congressman Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves is a Filipino legislator representing the 3rd District of Negros Oriental. He ran and won in the 2022 elections and is a member of the Nationalist People's Coalition. He also served as the Deputy Speaker in the 18th Congress.

In the case of Cong. Teves' HB 610 seeking to change NAIA to FEMIA, several netizens and celebrities slammed him online. One of them is Ogie Diaz, who took to Twitter to express his opinion on the name change desire of the solon. He said that if the name will be changed, then it would be better to return it to "Manila International Airport" than to be "sipsip." The comedian quoted the tweet made by Mara Cepeda, a journalist, where the latter was in disbelief about the pet bill that seeks to rename the airport amidst the problems the country is facing.

During the elections, Cong. Teves supported the candidacy of Sen. Manny Pacquiao. The solon is one of the main organizers of the senator's rally in Dumaguete City, said to be his biggest during the elections. According to Cong. Teves, around 80,000 people attended the rally.

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