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Through the institutionalized uses of technology, a culture of creative ICT use is constrained rather than promoted.

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.

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.

Propped up by the Aquino administration’s ICT framework also known as the “Philippine Digital Strategy” (PDS), the law promulgates that cybersex, among other cybercrimes, should be prevented to safeguard and promote the integrity of the country’s burgeoning ICT industry.

Perhaps 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.This chapter critically examines the underside of the Philippine Information Society—the cybersex phenomenon.We argue that the cybersex phenomenon illustrates how institutional development strategies propelled by ICT could inadvertently exclude already marginalized sectors of society.This chapter begins with a sketch of the Philippine ICT framework motivated by the State’s vision of an ICT-led development, particularly through the Philippine branding of “world-class” cyberservice provision.We then zoom in on the underside of the Philippine Information Society, to begin problematizing the cybersex phenomenon in the context of a digital sexual economy.

Perhaps 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.This chapter critically examines the underside of the Philippine Information Society—the cybersex phenomenon.We argue that the cybersex phenomenon illustrates how institutional development strategies propelled by ICT could inadvertently exclude already marginalized sectors of society.This chapter begins with a sketch of the Philippine ICT framework motivated by the State’s vision of an ICT-led development, particularly through the Philippine branding of “world-class” cyberservice provision.We then zoom in on the underside of the Philippine Information Society, to begin problematizing the cybersex phenomenon in the context of a digital sexual economy.This chapter looks at the cybersex phenomenon in the Philippines amidst government efforts to promote “ICT for development” (ICTD).