Barangay workers, who just received their cash incentives, vowed to help Capitol combat cybersex in Cordova town.
Catarman barangay tanod, Romeo Agbo, said they regularly conduct round the clock monitoring on cybersex and other crimes.
For cybersex though, Agbo admitted that it is not easy to detect this crime due to household privacy.
“Di man mi kasud anang mga balay, pero nagmonitoring sad mi. Kung naay nahibaw-an namo among isulti sa Kapitan,” stated Teodoro Laborte, chief tanod of Barangay Ibabao.
In the last three years, several raids involving cybersex crimes have been conducted in Cordova. The authorities arrested several parents caught showing their children naked in front of the camera. Several minors were also rescued from the cybersex dens.
Cordova Association of Barangay Captain President Celidonio Sitoy welcomed the distribution of cash incentives. He said these are really needed by the barangay workers. Sitoy even lauded them for continuing to serve their constituents even with inadequate compensation.
However, he was disappointed when a tanod was shot to death three days ago. Until now, he said, they still have no clue about the motive of the killing.
The tanods were among the barangay workers who received productivity incentives from the Capitol on Friday, April 11.
Governor Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Governor Agnes Magpale personally led the distribution.
There are 225 tanods, 12 barangay nutrition scholars (BNS), 220 barangay health workers (BHW), and 18 day care workers (DCW). The tanods received P1,500 each while the BNSs, BHWs, and DCWs got P2,400 each.
The governor also announced that all barangay workers will have Philhealth insurance beginning this year.
At the distribution, Provincial Board Member Arleigh Jay Sitoy assured the incentives will continue in the coming years. Xerxes Alkuino