Mang Kanor: Whatever happened and where is he now?

The Mang Kanor scandal was a scandal in the Philippines involving an old man and a young woman that spread online a few years ago.

The real identity of the man in the video was not known but he was given the moniker or alias of “Mang Kanor” — and his name became viral. He was so popular that even ABS-CBN published a story about him after netizens protested the use of Kanor as a typhoon name.

There is limited information available about the scandal, but this blog post claims that Mang Kanor passed away in 2014 at the age of 54 due to extreme depression and loneliness, which led to a heart attack. The blog post further goes to published his supposed real name which Espiya cannot independently verify.

There is a movie that portrayed Mang Kanor, starring veteran actor Rez Cortez that was released this year 2023 (

Mang Kanor, the movie inspired by the real-life Mang Kanor, portrayed here hy Rez Cortez

There are also several videos supposedly of the real “Mang Kanor scandal” but we won’t link to those videos, of course.

Another blog post speculates about whether Mang Kanor faked his own death, but there is no concrete evidence or reliable sources to support this claim.

Laws against spreading of scandals

As a result of the Mang Kanor scandal and other high profile cases such as the Hayden-Katrina scandal, laws were put in place to address the spreading of video scandals in the Philippines. These laws aim to protect individuals’ privacy and uphold their dignity.

One key legislation that addresses this issue is the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009 (Republic Act No. 9995). This law criminalizes the act of capturing, publishing, or distributing intimate images or videos of another person without their consent. Offenders can face penalties, including imprisonment and fines, depending on the severity of the violation.

The Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act is an important law that helps stop the harm caused by sharing private photos or videos without permission. The law understands that consent is important. It aims to prevent people from being exploited, humiliated, or emotionally hurt when their private content gets spread around without their OK.

By setting clear rules and punishments, this law tries to protect people’s privacy and rights in the digital world. It promotes a safer and more respectful online environment in the Philippines. The law recognizes that in the modern age, peoples’ private images and videos can be easily shared without their approval. So it gives them legal protection from this abusive behavior that can have serious consequences.

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