Thursday, January 23, 2014

DOT Boracay also studying the case of child pornography

Written by Gloria Villas

The case of child pornography is also being studied by the Department of Tourism (DOT).

According to DOT Officer-In-Charge Artemio “Tim” Ticar, they are thankful that there are no recorded incidents or reported cases of child pornography in the island of Boracay.

Nevertheless, their program and campaign for the protection of children in Boracay continues especially that the island is the usual destination of different tourists for vacation.

Ticar said that child pornography, which is happening in different areas, is possible to happen here since different people go to the island of Boracay.

This is why, allegedly, together with the Boracay Tourist Assistance Center (BTAC) and different agencies they are guarding and ensuring the safety of residents.

It was learned that different programs and regulations are being implemented by the local government of Boracay for the island to be more attractive so vacationers will visit it.

Child pornography is a kind of prostitution wherein the usual people involved are the youth with the Internet used as communication.

Those who are caught could be sued under the Republic Act No. 7610 or an act providing for stronger deterrence and special protection against child abuse, exploitation and discrimination and for other purposes.

Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus

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