#iamnot4sale: Cebuanos Make A Stand Against Cyber Prostitution

Stop cyber prostitution. We are not for sale.
posted on: Sunday, March 9, 2014
Rodel Montebon
Katkat, katkats everywhere.

In celebration with the International Women’s month, Lapu-Lapu City’s Rep. Aileen Radaza was invited to deliver a privilege speech last March 3 at the House of the Representatives. She tackled the silent but rampant cyber prostitution in Cebu.

Congresswoman Aileen Radaza in the Congress House speaking about Cyber prostitution.

Aside from the activity at the House, a program was also held simultaneously at Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City where more than 8,000 Oponganons. Representative Aileen was the first representative to do a privilege speech live via Internet.

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza speaks to more than 8,000 Oponganons.

Lapu-Lapu City invited two speakers to the said event. Dr. Narciso Tapia, a blogger who talked about the responsible use of the social media. In his speech, he highlighted the Think Before You Click. View his slide presentation .

Social media can affect employment opportunities, said Dr. Tapia. Your online reputation is as precious as your offline reputation, he added.

Dr. Narciso Tapia talks about the proper use of the Internet.

Next was Ralph Gonzales, student and co-founder of . His talk was using the social media as a channel in promoting social good. View his slide presentation .

During the talk, Gonzales pushed his social initiative campaign , that for every 10 selfies, food porns, jokes, etc, we took and posted it on social media, we have to post at least one thing on the social media for the good of everybody or someone.

Ralph Gonzales, tenminutes.ph

The amazing part of the event was that how talented the Oponganons were. They got to showcase their talents, which made you think: why would you sell your children on the Internet when they have such bright futures ahead of them with what they can do with their talents? Before the event started, these talented kids entertained us with what they got.

I mean, seriously? How could you sell your kids for money where in fact the Mayor herself had a livelihood program that caters the needs of those who have nothing?

Mayor Paz Radaza spoke against cyber prostitution.

Lapu-Lapu City’s campaign against cyber prostitution kicked off with the hashtag #iAmNot4Sale. They symbolized it by a ringing bell and a purple cloth.

Left to Right – Councilor Harry Radaza, Councilor Queenie Amman, Mayor Paz Radaza

As the bell in the House of Representatives was rung by Rep. Aileen Radaza, the bell in Hoops Dome Lapu-Lapu City was rung, too. And the crowd waved their purple flaglets.

Below is the video of Cebuanos who are against cyber prostitution.

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