‘Shame campaign’ against child porn in Cordova to go on

-A A +A

Saturday, June 28, 2014


A CAPITOL official will push through with his “shame campaign” against those involved in child pornography in Cordova, days after an Australian national was arrested for allegedly engaging in the illegal activity.

This, as officials confirmed that aside from Cordova, other towns had been placed under surveillance for being cybersex hosts.

Provincial Board Member Arleigh Sitoy said there are other resorts that have been used as venues for these illegal activities.

Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale, in a separate interview, confirmed this but said that surveillance work was aborted because the subjects learned that they were being monitored.

Magpale said that in two instances, two foreigners who were being monitored had the same pattern: teenagers, some even still in their school uniform, are seen frequenting the houses where the offenders were staying.

In both instances, the surveillance had to be aborted because the foreigners moved to another area after finding out that their activities were being monitored.

Magpale, co-chairperson of the Provincial Women’s Commission, said Peter James Robinson, the Australian arrested in Cordova town, was the subject of an earlier surveillance.

With Robinson’s arrest, Sitoy, whose hails from Cordova, said he will push through with the shame campaign he was planning and implement livelihood and therapeutic interventions in communities where cybersex operation is reported.

Sitoy said he plans to post “No to Cybersex” and “No to Illegal Drugs” posters on houses whose occupants are suspected of engaging in cybersex operations.

“(The posters are a) negative, subtle attempt to ridicule those engaged in cybersex and drugs,” Sitoy said, while admitting that it is hard to stop the activity considering how lucrative it is.

Sitoy said a purok system will be organized to watch and observe the occupants of house where the poster was posted, and give feedback.

As for the other interventions, Sitoy allocated 10 sewing machines which may be used by those who wish to veer away from cybersex. Barangay officials and health workers will also be involved to assist the suspected targets.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on June 28, 2014.

Local news

DISCLAIMER: Sun.Star website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessary reflect the views of the Sun.Star management and its affiliates. Sun.Star reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules: Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent and respectful. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!

Today's front page

Sun.Star Cebu front page for July 28, 2014

Other front pages

Sun.Star Jobs
  • Obituary
  • tell it to sunstar
  • Pnoy
  • Habemus Papam
  • Philippine Polls
  • SunStar Celebrity
  • Technology
  • Calamity Report
  • Festivals
  • ePaper
  • Sun.Star Zup!
  • Pacman blog
  • Sunstar Multimedia
  • Filipino Abroad
  • goodearth
  • Sinulog