The Kapisanan ng mga Social Media Broadcaster ng Pilipinas, Inc. announced on Wednesday that “Ang Batang Quiapo” star and popular content creator Toni Fowler would be charged with violating Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code in relation to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
The case was filed by KSMBPI President Atty. Leo Olarte, Atty. Mark Tolentino, and Atty. John Castrisciones, KSMBPI Director.
According to the lawyers, the charges were brought about due to three music videos by Fowler that contained explicit and malicious content.
It may be recalled that when the music video for her first song was released, Fowler faced backlash as it raised concerns among netizens.
However, the creator clarified that her song and music video were restricted and not intended for a younger audience, describing it as “for adults only.”
“Ang daming nagsasabi ngayon ng kung anu-ano tungkol sa bago kong nilabas na kanta. Ine-expect ko din naman talaga na marami ding magagalit at hindi makakaintindi dahil itong nilabas kong music video ay hindi po para sa lahat,” she said in one of her previous TikTok posts.
“Sa totoo lang guys… kaya restricted talaga ‘yun na may age dapat dahil hindi po talaga ‘yun para sa mga bata. Ngayon, kung pinapabayaan niyo ang mga anak niyo, please huwag niyo po sa akin isisi lahat. Restricted po ‘yun para sa mga adults lang po. Ginawa ko po ang kantang ‘yan at MV na iyan para sa mga makaka-relate lang,” she added.
As of this writing, Fowler has yet to release her statement regarding the criminal charges filed against her.