-Malacañang Palace expresses sympathy but admits having difficulties regulating harassment to female victims online
- The official reaction from Malacañang following concerns expressed by Vice President Leni Robredo regarding disrespectful comments
Malacañang Palace expresses sympathy to the female victims of harassment online.ll 1251 or the Anti-Rape Act to punish those who will sexually attack people online
Malacañang Palace expresses sympathy to the female victims of harassment online.
In a statement released by Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Assistant Secretary for Operations and Special Concerns Ana Marie Banaag, she had said that "Sometimes things go haywire on the online media."
She also said that while "it is not fair, being a woman to receive such, such comments which are below the belt," the Palace does not know how to "regulate social media".
This official reaction from Malacañang following concerns expressed by Vice President Leni Robredo regarding disrespectful comments.
It also gained attention after Senator Risa Hontiveros filed her Tres Marias Bill, otherwise called Senate Bill 1251 or the Anti-Rape Act. The bill is aimed at securing protection against sexual harassment and violence, including attacks on social media, like what happened to the online anti-Marcos protesters.
One case was that of Anne Nicole De Castro who received tons of misogynistic and homophobic attacks from Marcos apologists.
"The long arm of the law will eventually catch you," warned also Cibac party-list Rep. Sherwin Tugna in light of the harassment that anti-Marcos protesters have been subjected to, following the protests on the funeral of former President Ferdinand Marcos Heroes on Friday.