A resolution was filed by a senator to investigate the viral sale of lewd photos of minors online for purchase of gadgets after it was reported by a news agency.
Senator Imee Marcos has filed Senate Resolution No. 604 to investigate the on-going sale of photos and videos by minors to buy gadgets for their online classes. It was reported in a news agency that each photo costs Php 150.00.
“The actions taken and progress achieved, or lack thereof, by the government and telecommunications firms to solve this growing problem must be made public. The problem may have already grown to involve not only individual perverts but organized crime syndicates ” said Sen. Marcos.
The senator also cited the data from Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) where there are over 27,000 suspicious transactions linked to child pornography from January to June 2020.This is 156% higher than the reported transactions on the first half of 2019.
She also added that “the number of local recipients of suspicious remittances via banks, money issuers and electronic wallets was highest in Pampanga, Cebu, Bulacan, Cavite and Quezon City.”
“The delay in face-to-face classes will continue to expose grade school and high school children to these local and foreign sexual predators lurking on the internet.” Marcos said.
Senator Marcos also sought for the limited face to face classes as soon as possible.