THE Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) has served the warrants to disclose computer data (WCDC) against Facebook and YouTube in relation to a page allegedly promoting sexual exploitation particularly of children.The warrants were endorsed by the court to the Department of Justice-Office on Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC) for implementation pursuant to the rule on cybercrime warrants issued by the Supreme Court.The warrants were issued by a cybercrime court in Manila on July 20 and 28 for the preservation of the data of the accounts linked to the page “Usapang Diskarte” in order for it to be used as evidence by the ACG’s Women and Children Cybercrime Protection Unit (WCCPU) in the filing of a case against the page’s operator.“After we forward this, we will wait for the data to be transmitted to us. This can include thousands of images, information on the account owner as well as their subscribers, chat logs, and other information. We expect this investigation to be heavy,” Lieutenant Colonel Irene Cena, WCCPU chief, said in a statement.The page “Usapang Diskarte” allegedly provides tips on how to lure children to perform sexual activity particularly with an older man.The account has over 250,000 subscribers/followers connected to a group of sexual predators.The WCCPU said there was a glaring violation of rights of women and children in the page.It said it also showed how unsafe the internet is especially for the children.ACG director Brigadier General Joel Doria encouraged netizens who may have information about “Usapang Diskarte” and people who felt they were abused by its viral posts to come forward and report to the ACG office.“We are here to help you. I also commend all our Cybercops and of course our personnel from WCCPU for your untiring efforts. In spite of our limited number of personnel you continue to show dedication to your duty to serve and protect,” said Doria.Earlier, Senator Risa Hontiveros expressed alarm over the horrifying photos and posts in the page which displayed the urgent need for the passage of an Anti-Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children law.The National Government earlier launched a war against online sexual child exploitation of children, noting the continuous growing of number of cases in the country. (SunStar Philippines)