Yesterday, the Provincial Board of Ilocos Norte came out with a decision suspending an SK Federated President of a town here for having sex with a 14 year old girl, videotaping their act and circulating the video around the community.
Before the release of the decision, a couple of people had approached me (as a member of the Committee on Laws) to lower the penalty or to not punish the guy at all (apparently, word leaked out that we were going to suspend him).
According to these concerned people, kawawa naman daw si SK President. Siya lang daw ang breadwinner ng family and if he gets suspended mawawalan ng income yung family niya. Also, there's a criminal case filed against him for the same offense and he had to borrow 200k to post bail.
Another argument they raised was that the sex was consensual and it was the girl who initiated the act and who videotaped the whole thing. They even said that the girl is a 'whore' and is a nymphomaniac and pineperahan lang daw si SK President.
I don't care what you say, having sex with a kid, even if she consented, videotaping the act and circulating the video around the town is WRONG.
Kung ako lang masusunod, I'd rather not involve myself with this case. Let the courts decide this matter. Let the SK Provincial Federation deal with this. Kasi kung anong mapagdesisyonan mo meron at meron talagang magagalit sa yo.
But the complaint was filed in our office. We have to do our duty. We cannot be politicians and dilly-dally. We have to hear both parties, study the law and make a decision.
And we did. SUSPENSION. Bahala na ang election. I'm pretty sure nawalan kami ng boto sa lugar na yon.
Sabi ko, mabuti na mawalan ng boto pero maparusahan ang nagkamali kesa naman wala kaming ginawa at maulit muli yung nangyari sa ibang babae.
I don't care what you say or where you're from, having sex with a kid, even if she consented, videotaping the act and circulating the video around the town is WRONG.
Let this be a lesson to all.