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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Urgent Action Needed!

"Pornography and especially images depicting children being sexually abused and exploited are available on DVD’s under the tables of most street-side vendors in the Philippines and other Asian countries. The absence of a strong specific law that makes it illegal to make, copy, distribute or possess such materials damages the lives of thousands of children. Such images are evidence of horrific crime against children and that’s why in all civilized countries where the rule of law prevails, child pornography is anathema and violators get lengthy prison sentences. But not yet in the Philippines...What 12-year-old Jopin did to a six year old, who can’t be named, is extremely shocking. He learned what sex acts to do from a pornographic video that was left in the video machine by a visiting relative. Jopin secretly viewed the pornographic video and soon after he tried out the perverse acts on a six year old. It had tragic consequences for the child victim and Jopin." (to read the full article go here) (this link has been having some issues for different browsers...sited from The Manila Times).

The Philippines has a chance to pass a law defining the crime of child pornography and imposing penalties on perpetrators. This law must be labeled urgent by the President of the Philippines in order to pass. Please take some time today to copy the letter below and email it to the appropriate people (emails listed below). Now is the time to protect these children.

Thank you,

Desirea


Dear Madame President,

At no time in the history of the Philippines has there been a greater
opportunity for the President to act decisively to protect Filipino children
at grave risk than the present historical moment. Thousands of Filipino
children are damaged for life when abused in the making of child
pornography.

The abuse continues when the images of the sexually abused children are
spread around the world through the Internet and are available on the
streets of the Philippines for all to purchase with impunity. They are shown
to other children as training videos to seduce them into becoming
Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and they too are abused and damaged
for life.

By immediately certifying as "urgent " the anti-child pornography bill
pending before the House of Representatives, House Bill No.684 entitled "An
Act Defining the Crime of Child Pornography, Imposing Penalties Thereof, and
for Other Purposes"
you will save thousands of children for years to come.

The Philippines needs this law urgently to protect children and to fulfill
the nations international obligations under the Convention on the Rights of
the Child and other international protocols undertaken by the State on
behalf of the Filipino People.

The passing of House Bill No.684 at your behest will be a proud historical
legacy and provide protection for children for future generations..

We the concerned citizens, representatives of agencies and organizations
working for the protection of the dignity of the Filipino people and the
rights of the child strongly appeal for you to act and announce the bill as
an urgent priority.

Please copy this and send to the following e-mail addresses

pinglacsomngov@yahoo.com,
senzubiri@yahoo.com.ph,
senjinggoyestrada@senate.gov.ph,
opsnews2004@gmail.com,
nasserp@dar.gov.ph,
eicabral@dswd.gov.ph,
efa@dost.gov.ph,
ftduque@co.doh.gov.ph,
osec@deped.gov.ph,
osec@denr.gov.ph,
jadurano@tourism.gov.ph,
osec@dole.gov.ph,
pbfavila@boi.gov.ph,
rvpuno@dilg.gov.ph,
mis@hudcc.gov.ph,
edgardo_angara@hotmail.com,
sbsa_iii@noynoyaquino.ph,
pongbiazon@yahoo.com,
alancayetano@yahoo.com,
pia@senatorpiacayetano.com,
senmds@yahoo.com,
senator_enrile@senate.gov.ph,
sen.escudero@gmail.com,
jinggoy@senjinggoyestrada.com,
senjinggoyestrada@senate.gov.ph,
rjgordon@senate.gov.ph,
ospml@yahoo.com,
sen.litolapid@senate.gov.ph,
loren_b_legarda@yahoo.com.ph,
mam@senate.gov.ph,
kikopangilinan@gmail.com,
aqp@senate.gov.ph,
rcroffice@yahoo.com.ph,
senbongrevilla@senate.gov.ph,
mar@marroxas.com,
senatortrillanes@gmail.com,
mb_villar@yahoo.com,
senzubiri@yahoo.com.ph,
media_sen_lacson@yahoo.com,
ednasy@yahoo.com,
rlneri@neda.gov.ph,
osnd@philonline.com,
sec.yap@da.gov.ph,
arthurcyap@yahoo.com,
akonmf@rocketmail.com,
nast@dost.gov.ph,
mlperez@dost.gov.ph,
ftdp@dost.gov.ph,
csrwg@yahoo.com,
mpo@dost.gov.ph,
cmy@dost.gov.ph,
mpbravo@dost.gov.ph,
spu@dost.gov.ph,
ellen@dost.gov.ph,
bejust@dost.gov.ph,
jsreyesjr@dost.gov.ph,
eaf@dost.gov.ph,
ebdane.jun@dpwh.gov.ph,
bonoan.manuel@dpwh.gov.ph,
rasuman.bashir@dpwh.gov.ph,
asis.raul@dpwh.gov.ph,
cabral.ma_catalina@dpwh.gov.ph,
pacanan.jaime@dpwh.gov.ph,
comm-osec@deped.gov.ph,
hea@denr.gov.ph,
oppalabyab@tourism.gov.ph,
sdsarabia@tourism.gov.ph,
paalburo@tourism.gov.ph,
ejarquejr@tourism.gov.ph,
mtmartinez@tourism.gov.ph,
fsdy@tourism.gov.ph,
Ralph@RalphRecto.com,
ftarzaga@shfcph.com,
vp@ovp.gov.ph,

24 comments:

BlondesPoopMascara.blogspot.com said...

Done

Love146 said...

Thank you!

chloeadele said...

also done. praying.

drewplaysdrums said...

done.

Megan said...

Did it. at least four of your email addresses don't work though. Got for failure to receive emails right away for:
office_sen_jokerarroyo@yahoo.com
miriam@miriam.com.ph
kilosko2004@yahoo.com
gringo-chq@yahoo.com

Krys said...

Done it also :) *fingers crossed*

Ben said...

I deleted the broken email addresses. Thanks for catching that!

Susan said...

done!

thanks for allowing us to be a part of this!

Kevin Kurzenknabe said...

Sent! Just a suggestion: There is no indication of a subject heading for the email. I used "House Bill No.684", but I think it may be wise and ensure more email success if you provided a specific subject that would avoid being held up by spam filters and communicate the purpose of the email.

Chris said...

I signed the email with my name, I hope that's ok.

Love146 said...

You guys are amazing!
Thanks for your comments and the info.
I think I deleted all emails that aren't working and Kevin, great idea about the header! I think House Bill No. 684 is perfect.
Chris, it's totally fine that you signed your name. Isn't it amazing that you can sign your name to something that might change the lives of children forever!

Desirea

Megan said...

Done! And spreading the word...

B.Wan said...

Done! And I'll spread the word~

Brian Current said...

done and forwarding to others.

Sam said...

Done. Pray it helps!

Sally Rymer said...

Sent. You guys are wonderful!

PronetoWander said...

Did it and I'm trying to draw some attention to it. What you guys do is amazing, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Done! I love what you're doing Love146!

Chase said...

done!

Love.SDGR said...

Sent all the e-mails and I have confidence the change will happen among the Philippines and this cause of pornography and images will be deleted. We also thank the Love146 stuff, but I also thank everyone who are sending the e-mails because I believe this issue will be different due to our support and help for Love146.

An Ethereal Forest of Stars said...

Done, and urging others to do it. Thanks for letting us in on this.

-C.O.

Greg said...

done..

the following emails came back with rejected:

media_sen_lacson@yahoo.com
fsdy@tourism.gov.ph
oppalabyab@tourism.gov.ph
sdsarabia@tourism.gov.ph
ejarquejr@tourism.gov.ph
paalburo@tourism.gov.ph
mtmartinez@tourism.gov.ph
jadurano@tourism.gov.ph

Love146!!! Keep doing what your doing!!

Love146 said...

You guys are awesome, thanks for all your work on behalf of these children!

Desirea

Amanda said...

I sent them to all. I hope I wasn't too late, I was so grateful when I found this. Love146 truly is an amazing charity and it will always be my favorite. I want to do anything I can to help.