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#endchildabusePH advocacy in Twitter

The End Child Abuse in facebook is also actively engaged in Twitter. Well, the @parasamgabata gives out news about child abuse. But other than the news, many of us are now actively engaged in twitter. Tuloy ang laban.

Aside from myself as @momblogger, meet the rest of our feisty team members. Hope you can follow them.

@pas_de_bully @Liangzhudi @jozythology @white_bite @greenminds @jaycecjacinto @thePrinceJayR @peachybrets @gelolopez @rcrevolutions @banannarama

How can you help?

On July 10, the prosecutor’s office will decide on the merits of the child abuse cases we filed. The show is still also running, and they say, gaining ground. What we can do:

1. If you pray, please do.
2. Tweet (tag with #endchildabusePH).
3. Post and repost.
4. Write advertisers.
5. Tuloy lang ang laban. 🙂

Here are some of the updates from our Facebook page

Legal

For the child abuse case filed against Willie Revillame
Three cases were filed with the QC Prosecutor’s Office. The first one is by SCREAM, the second one is by Sec. Dinky Soliman of DSWD, and the third one is by 4 concerned citizens, 3 of them are members of the core group of this community. WR’s camp were given the opportunity to submit their counter affidavit, and we were given the opportunity file our comment on their counter. The case is now up for a resolution – meaning the prosecutor will decide wheter there is probable cause and then we will proceed with the trial. We expect the decision to come out no later than July 10. The law firm Divino and Gavino has volunteered to handle our case.

For the libel case filed against the members of this community
The libel and child abuse case was filed by the Suan’s against me, John Silva and Dr. Honey Carandang. Atty. Rommel Bagares of the law firm Roque and Butuyan is representing me. We were given the opportunity to file our counter affidavit, where we also filed perjury charges against the complainants for claiming that we were the ones who spliced the video and posted it online. Evidence would show, however, that it was the uncle and the dad of the boy who first posted the alleged spliced video. Mr. John Silva was given until June 28 to submit his counter affidavit, after which the complainants will be given the opportunity to comment on our counter, and then the prosecutor will decide whether there is probable cause for case to proceed.

The show
The show was suspended by MTRCB for one month, and last May 14, it went back on air but with fewer sponsors. Companies owned by Mr. Manny Pangilinan were the ones who advertised on the show, namely Smart and Meralco, among others. Unilever and Procter and Gamble, as of today, have not resumed their sponsorship on the show. Mang Inasal (owned by Jollibee), however, have resumed their advertising in the show.

The show is also under probation from MTRCB and they have to get their permit on a per-day basis. The station has also imposed a moratorium on participation of children on all their live games shows. These are the things that we have to make the show and the station accountable to.

The community
We had our first General Meeting last June 4 and the core group also meet regularly. We are growing and working on our next steps. The members of the core group will be presented in the next post.

Next Steps
We are currently working on two things:

National Forum on Child’s Rights
Para Sa Mga Bata website

Note: Details on these activities will be posted next.

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