OLONGAPO CITY IS FOR ANTI-CHILD PORNOGRAPHY BILL
In the bid to strengthen measures against pornography involving children in Olongapo, Mayor James ‘’Bong’’ Gordon, Jr. recently signed a resolution passed by the city council supporting the stand of Senators Richard Gordon, Loren Legarda, Jamby Madrigal, Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Lito Lapid and Ramon Revilla, Jr. on Senate Bill No. 2317.
“Women sensitivity and children’s welfare and issues are among the many utmost priority of the city,’’ Mayor Bong Gordon stressed.
On the unanimous accord of the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod passed Resolution No. 83 (series of 2009) entitled, ‘’A Resolution Supporting the Passage of Senate Bill No. 2317 Otherwise Known as, ‘An Act Prohibiting Child Pornography Imposing Penalties for the Commission Thereof and for Other Purposes.”
Recorded cases in the country show that children ages twelve (12) to seventeen (17) years old are common prey for pornographic exploitation. However, reports involving victims even younger than age five (5) is growing at an extremely alarming rate.
This, with the backdrop of poverty, sex trade and sex tourism, trafficking and especially with evolving advanced technology and globalization, persuaded the city council to come up with the resolution.
The resolution aims to protect children from any form of sexual exploitation and pornography, which could also come from among the children’s family and relatives.