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NTC told to sanction telcos that fail to stop online sexual abuse of kids

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday recommended to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to sanction internet service providers that fail to stop the online sexual exploitation of children in the country.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said President Rodrigo Duterte has already approved the recommendation of the DOJ.

The other recommendations are: 1. Direct the NTC to sanction internet service providers for failure to fulfill their duties under RA 9775 (The Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009); 2. Issue an executive order strengthening cooperation among the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), Inter-Agency Council Against Child Pornography (IACACP), and other relevant agencies; 3. Certify as priority the passage of bills amending the anti-trafficking in persons act, so that human trafficking, particularly sexual exploitation of children, will be exempt from the provisions of the Anti-wire Tapping Law; and 4. Provide more personnel and funding to the IACAT.

Publication Source :    People's Tonight
Hector Lawas
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