By Paulo Loreto Lim
The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) recently passed resolutions pertaining to enforcing existing laws on cybercrime and to provide parking for persons with disabilities (PWDs) at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC).
Both resolutions were authored by City Councilor Em Ang.
According to the text of the resolution, Bacolod City is considered one of the “cybersex hot spots in the country.”
The legislation requests Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) acting director, Police Senior Superintendent Jack Wanky, to enforce RA 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which includes cybersex and child pornography as types of cybercrime.
Earlier this month, six minors were rescued by police from a cybersex den in Barangay 26, Bacolod City. According to authorities, the children performed sex acts in exchange for a price between P1,000 and P25,000.
In a subsequent interview, Wanky said he believes there may be more cybersex dens operating in the city and ordered local police forces to be on the lookout.
Meanwhile, a separate resolution requested City Engineer’s Office OIC, Engr. Noel Impreso, to designate PWD parking at the BCGC.
The proposal cites Batas Pambansa Blg. 344, which requires government buildings to provide parking spaces for individuals with disabilities./WDJ