NEWS: Internet cafes welcome mayor’s probe on Tagum sex scandal September 15, 2008Posted by cha4t in um tagum sex scandal.
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The president of the association of internet cafés in Tagum City bared yesterday they welcome the ongoing investigation of Mayor Rey Uy in identifying the establishment where the spreading Tagum sex video scandal took place.
Eddie Silagan, president of Internet Café Association of Tagum (ICAT), said that they are just waiting for the results of the mayor’s current probe.
During last Tuesday’s meeting of the Internet Café Housing Board (ICAB) the mayor called on internet café operators to police their own ranks into not violating the city ordinance regulating the operations of internet cafes such as the allowing pornography to happen and the minors and schoolchildren to play online games during school hours inside their establishments and others, Silagan said.
The mayor has also urged them to unite and not to fight against each other for the internet user market which internet cafes could share in healthy competition.
At press time, internet cafes in the city are already being subjected to close monitoring by the City Hall after Uy mayor issued an executive order earlier this week creating a monitoring group from his own office to strictly enforce the city internet café ordinance.
Silagan, who is the operator of the Aroma Internet Café along Mabini Street, said his establishment itself had been checked and monitored for any violation the other day.
He said they also welcome the mayor’s monitoring saying that internet operators in the city have been wary now after the sex video scandal of a UM-Tagum female student broke out in news last week.
He said that internet café owners worry over implications of the unknown liability in case the internet café where the cyber sex scandal took place is identified saying that what if the establishment is known but the person who recorded the sex video could not be identified among those working in the internet café.
He said for his establishment alone he has two assistants rotating in the shifts in the morning and in the evening.
Vice Mayor Allan Rellon earlier said that the mayor would not hesitate to close down the erring establishment in this city’s own sex scandal that has already spread to cellphones and the Internet.
On Monday, the UM-Tagum administration blamed the still unknown internet café in the city as the one which caused for the spread of a 20-minuter sex video clip of one of its students who later dropped out.
In the much-talked video clip that has stunned the city, the UM-Tagum young female student using a chat user name “Baby” bared sensitive parts of her body and used sex toy penis while chatting with a prodding foreigner chat boyfriend with username “Clyde”.
Asked on the charge that the involved internet café has used a remote access software in stealthily recording Baby’s orgasmic acts, Silagan said it is a possibility but “most of the internet café owners are only more of entrepreneurs doing business and do not know about it”.
He added though that there are internet cafes in the city which have owners, technicians and workers who might have known about the operations of remote access softwares.
He said that for him it would be difficult for outsider technicians hired to do occasional computer repairs to install these programs without the owners knowing it.
He said that internet café operators are usually not experts on the technical side of the business.
ICAT has also welcomed the call for the amendment of the city internet café ordinance with provisions from lessons learned from this city’s own sex video scandal.
Silagan also reiterated anew his group’s condemnation over the use of the internet café for pornography purposes and the spread of Baby’s sex video clip.
While he said the sex video scandal is an “isolated case”, Silagan also described that the sex video scandals “are not at all new” but “common” these days in the Internet. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News) http://ruralurbanews.blogspot.com
NEWS: Mayor Uy to close internet café in sex video scandal September 13, 2008Posted by cha4t in mayor rey uy, um tagum sex scandal.
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For Baby’s justice
Tagum City Mayor Rey Uy will not hesitate to close down the internet café found to be the one where the so-called Tagum sex video scandal occurred as the city authorities continue on their probe on it.
Vice Mayor Allan Rellon relayed this to Sidlak after the interagency Internet Café Advisory Board (ICAB) convened Tuesday upon instruction of the mayor to tackle on the sex video scandal involving a young female student of the University of Mindanao-Tagum City and recommend measures to the mayor to address it.
Rellon presided the meeting of ICAB which he co-chairs with the mayor.
He said that the mayor, who is now investigating the case, will not hesitate his discretionary power to revoke or not renew the business permit of the internet café where the cyber scandal took place.
He said the ICAB also resolved and recommended to Mayor Uy for internet café attendants or watchers to secure occupational permits from the City Hall with a certificate of attendance of ICAB seminar.
ICAB has also scheduled a meeting with owners of internet cafes on Sept. 29 at 2 P.M. at the Sangguniang Panglungsod session hall.
In Tagum sex video scandal, the UM-Tagum coed with user name “Baby” on school uniform chatted with a foreigner chat boyfriend with user name “Clyde” who was directing “Baby” to bare sensitive parts of her body before a webcam.
In the video clip that has spread to cellphones and in the Internet, “Baby” also uses a sex toy penis. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News) http://ruralurbanews.blogspot.com
NEWS: UM-Tagum blames internet café in city’s sex video scandal September 9, 2008Posted by cha4t in um tagum sex scandal.
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Coed “Baby” commits suicide?
The head-director of the University of Mindanao-Tagum City is blaming the still unidentified internet café in Tagum City which has reportedly taped one of the school’s female students who figured in what is dubbed as Tagum sex video scandal that has been already widely spreading in cellphones and in the Internet.
UMTC director Fely Rabaca said that the internet café involved in recording the involved chatting coed should get the blame and punishment for the spread of sex video clip.
She said though that if the coed were still in the school when school authorities knew of the sex video scandal the student could be immediately expelled for tarnishing the school’s reputation as provided in the UMTC disciplinary manual.
“We could not even issue a good moral character certificate for her,” she said.
“Ang internet café gyud ang maoy basolon kay sila ang nakahibalo sa pamaagi (the internet café should be blamed as they know the technology),” she added.
Rabaca also said that school authorities could not prevent students for what they are doing outside the school.
She bared that she instructed her Office of the Student Affairs to investigate on the matter sometime in the first week of last August.
This developed as Sidlak heard from a group of UM-Tagum personnel yesterday that they heard unconfirmed reports that “Baby”, chat username of the suspected UM-Tagum coed, has tried to commit or has committed suicide by cutting her wrist. “Naglaslas daw”.
Baby has since then fled the city to unknown place.
Rabaca said that per school records as of July 18 Baby was considered already “officially dropped” and considered no longer a UM-Tagum student when the news about the sex scandal broke out in the media and at the city’s session hall last week.
Baby is considered to have finished only her first year in UM-Tagum since she managed to officially dropped her subjects during the first term of the first semester of this school year obviously before whispers about her grew louder inside the campus.
Also, Baby managed to secure an honorable dismissal before her sex video clip has been widely shared through the cellphones of many students in the campus, said Maricar Cainglet, UM-Tagum high school guidance counselor.
She said that she only saw Baby’s video clip in a cellphone last August 19.
The guidance counselor said that the last time she saw Baby in the campus was July 16 processing her papers.
She said she was so surprised and even could not believe of the sex video showing Baby describing her as a “sweet, buotan (good) and intelligent student.”
She learned though about her coming from a broken family.
She added that Baby had at least twice shifted in course while studying in UM-Tagum and was a transferee from a college in Davao del Sur.
Baby had also studied at the St. Mary’s College in the city from 1st year to 3rd year high school and graduated in a town in one of Davao provinces.
The UM-Tagum authorities have strongly called yesterday on people to stop spreading further Baby’s sex video.
In what others dubbed as UM Tagum sex video scandal, Baby was chatting with an obviously foreigner chat boyfriend with a blurred username “Cled” or “Clyd” in the chat message box. ((Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News) http://ruralurbanews.blogspot.com
Heaven forbid September 9, 2008Posted by cha4t in tagum councilors, tagum sex scandal, tagum sp, um tagum sex scandal.
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The Tagum City Government must let its axe fall now so that, proverbially and immediately, heads will roll down from whoever have condemned the life and future of a young coed in one of the colleges in Tagum City already to perdition and put the honor of her family and relatives in the deep, dark quagmire.
In this video sex scandal, that strikes much the hearts and minds of foremost the parents, especially the mothers who nourished, cared and protected their daughters while they were still on the wombs, “Baby”, the pretty young coed was first victimized by a foreigner chatmate-friend usernamed “Cled”, and doubly victimized by the video taking criminal/s.
We pity “Baby” so much for expressing uncensored and fetish innocence on the command and at the pleasure of a prodding foreigner boyfriend, who has ostensibly lured the pretty coed who is so innocent about the stealth and crimes wrecking havoc and unbridled against privacy, life and future in the cyberspace. Truly, in the age of the Internet we’re in already in a Naked Society that our privacies can just be intruded by use of high technologies at the command of the criminal types of techies, programmers, hackers and their funders.
We are most interested to hear on whether those among the internet cafes in the city have installed this so-called remote access applications that can espy on the activities of their paying users. The charge that Tagum sex video scandal was recorded inside one of the internet cafes in the city using this kind of software is serious and is not only giving mischief to the ones who pay for their hourly rates but also violating the city’s ordinance on internet café regulation as well as laws protecting privacy and the rights of women.
We already heard of the statement of the Internet Café Association of Tagum (ICAT), but while condemning the incident is one and belittling it as an isolated incident is another, but these could not compensate for crime that reaches the scale of the heinous in secretly recording a stripping innocent one, who is countryman of their own, before a sex-maniac foreigner knowing that merely possessing a video of it is already risking the life and future of a young Filipina given the implications of its potential spread to cellphone and cyberspace technologies.
We are not yet accusing here as city authorities are still closing in on for their probe, but most probably the sex video clip of “Baby” was recorded in one of the internet cafes in the city by someone, given that café internet themselves have put up firewalls and deep freeze technologies that blocks and kills viruses, hackers and remote access intruders.
We further say to tell it to the marines the call to stop the further the spread of Tagum sex video as internet café owners themselves pretty know well that a sex video clip once this is uploaded and shared to pornographic sites owned by who else but the satanic maniacs it sticks there til eternity. In this Internet era without bounds and barriers, an upload of one triggers millions of downloads worldwide and it spreads in unknown scale and intensity to thousands and millions of cellphones. While there’s yet no international protocol that sanctions for deletion of files in an Internet populated by billions of websites, against these high technologies, “Baby” is totally helpless in preventing her own sex video from further spreading.
The city government has its own Information Technology department as well as the provincial government can beef up its own IT people to immediately deploy now, based on the city ordinance, to conduct inspection of all the computers in all internet cafes in the city to find out whether remote access applications have been installed, and trace its marks in program files, cookies and logs while from among them they could not yet reformat and re-install programs in the hard disks of their computers.
The monitors and the police on the other hand should look for the similarities of the settings in the internet cafes as to the physical leads shown in the cubicle used by “Baby”.
Councilor Joey Millan has a point in saying that the city council needs to re-visit the city ordinance on internet café regulation for an amendment.
These and many more, as we don’t want to see that in one day it’s already our own very own daughters that the world in lust have been feasting on til eternity. Heavens forbid. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News) http://ruralurbanews.blogspot.com