The Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) is set to launch an information campaign on the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009 which will be carried out in educational institutions including colleges and universities across the province.
This was bared by BPPO director Sr. Superintendent Felipe Natividad during the joint meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council and the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council led by acting Vice Gov. Benjie Arcamo at the People’s Mansion on Wednesday.
According to Natividad, the BPPO’s Community Relations Branch has been tasked to conduct the information drive in both private and public schools.
The initiative was devised following the spread of a sex video scandal in the previous months.
According to National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Bohol chief Atty. Rennan Oliva, the said video involved a couple from PMI Colleges Bohol and Bohol Island State University.
Three male students were allegedly behind the circulation of the said sextape through the Internet including social media, said Oliva.
The three suspects have already been charged for violating the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009, he added.
Previously, the NBI only bared that the female victim was 19 years old when the video was captured while her identity was not revealed.
For his part, Department of Education Bohol’s school governance and operations division chief Desiderio Deligero said that the local education sector including teachers’ and parents’ associations will be discussing the implementation of the initiative.
Meanwhile, the Holy Name University has expressed openness to have the information drive conducted in the school for its students. (R. Tutas)