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PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2012


PWJA, PPA conduct seminar on Anti-Sextortion Toolkit

by Marivic Alcober

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Jan. 10 (PIA) -- The Philippine Women Judges Association (PWJA) headed by Judge Jocelyn White of the Municipal Trial Court of San Policarpo, Eastern Samar recently conducted a Seminar-Workshop on Sextortion for representatives from the Different sectors.

This was bared by Probation and Parole Officer Lovella C. Libertad of the Parole and Probation Administration (PPA), Tacloban City Office. According to her, the Seminar-Workshop which was in coordination with PPA Tacloban City Office headed by City Parole and Probation Officer Cornelio Q. Brazil was conducted at the Hotel Alejandro, Tacloban City.

It was learned that a total of ninety-eight (98) participants representing the different sectors of the community took part in the said seminar-workshop through the invitation of the Association.

Ms. Libertad shared that the group of participants was composed of barangay and community officials, students, city and provincial prosecutors, public attorneys, probation and parole officials, social workers, police officers, volunteer probation aides, and school guidance councilors, among others.

The main discussion during the seminar, which was centered on the topic Anti-Sextortion Toolkit, was tackled by Atty. Lila Czarina A. Aquitania, Legal Consultant of the Tacloban City Mayor’s Office.

Meanwhile, Ms. Libertad disclosed that the primary objective of the seminar-workshop was to inform the participants on the Anti-Sextortion Toolkt, a step-by-step guide on how to deal with and how to process cases on sextortion, which was developed by the PWJA in coordination with the International Association of Women Judges.

Further, the seminar also aims to enlighten the participants of that fact that there are already laws in the country formulated in response to the needs of a sextortion victim. Meanwhile, ita was shared that sextortion is the term used to describe the abuse of power or authority to extract sex or sexual exploitation. (PIA-8)

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