The operators of a cable TV company in the Philippines are facing prosecution for allegedly transmitting copyrighted programming from a host of U.S. British and Asian cable-TV channels without paying for them. Philippine news reports said that the Philippine Department of Justice has recommended that Maguindanao Skycable be charged with 12 counts of criminal copyright infringement. The recommendation follows the filing of a complaint against the cable operator by the Cable and Satellite Broadcasters Association of Asia (CASBAA). In a statement CASBAA chief Simon Twiston Davies said that the decision of the Philippine government demonstrates its "strong political will to address the worsening pay TV piracy situation."