Posted February 23, 2015
Written by Gloria Villas
Violations of RA 9262 ranked first among the offenses that were committed against children and women during the first semester of the year figures from the Boracay PNP Station- Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) showed.
“RA 9262 otherwise known as Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act of 2004 comprises a high percentage of the total recorded crime.” SPO2 Lyn Ibañez of Women and Children Protection Desk said.
Thus, she said: “The grim statistics on violence against women and children in Boracay has moved together with the “counseling program” along with the Social Welfare and Development Office (SWD) into organizing a plan advocates against this distressing social menace.”
She stresses that this will carry out the primary mission of helping restrain through all-out advocacy and eradicate by all legal means any act that violates the rights of women and children in the island.
Under this move, she said, the PNP-WCPD, in coordination with local government units (LGU’s) would be able to widely put into operation its education and training program for police officers and barangay officials to enable them to properly handle VAW cases.
Meanwhile, any of these acts is punishable with imprisonment and cash fine depending, on the gravity of the offense.