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Press Release

02 May 2016

BE SENSITIVE ON RAPE REMARKS ESPECIALLY TO CHILDREN:

CWC CALL TO NETIZENS

Recently, a trending Facebook post made by an alleged supporter of Duterte named Shawie Constantino Enriquez made offensive remarks on actress Melai Cantiveros, her husband Jason Francisco, and to her two-year old daughter Mela.

Melai and Jason are known supporters of Mar Roxas. Both of them are making appearances on political advertisements for the presidential candidate.

click here online post from Enriquez and Cantiveros retrieved from InterAksyon

Melai took offense of Enriquez’s post and expressed her sentiments via Instagram account, further stressing that the latter went too far by wishing her daughter to be raped.

Melai also threatened to file charges to Enriquez and further calls the attention of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Bantay Bata for appropriate action.

The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) urges everyone with the election fever to be responsible netizens and be sensitive on making defamatory remarks (i.e. rape, sexual abuse) on somebody, especially to the children.

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Celaine Cabrera

Public Affairs Information Office

Council for the Welfare of Children

Telephone No.: 7811039 local 1005