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CHR condemns ‘Willing Willie’ for child abuse

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We know judging person is not easy as 1, 2, 3 although

when little ones’ are involve we cannot tell.

Just like this issue again to Mr. Willie Revillame of Willing Willie of TV5




article source: YAHOO news Philippines.

By Ellen Tordesillas, VERA Files

The Commission on Human Rights today strongly condemned the controversial March 12,2011 episode the “Willing Willie,” saying it constituted child abuse.

In a statement, Chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales and Commissioner for Children Ma. Victoria Cardona said they will investigate the incident and recommend proper legal actions against those responsible for what they described as “an exploitation of the child’s innocence and demeans his inherent dignity for entertainment’s sake.”

CHR said the “multiple pressures exerted on Jan-Jan by the TV program’s host, audience, and his parents to perform a humiliating act in exchange for ten thousand pesos constitute child abuse as defined in Section 10 of R.A. No. 7610 or “Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act.”

The law provides that “any person who shall commit any other acts of child abuse, cruelty or exploitation or to be responsible for other conditions prejudicial to the child’s development ..shall suffer the penalty of prision mayor in its minimum period.”
“The willingness of Jan-Jan’s parents to expose him, both in private and public, to a humiliating and degrading situation is child abuse. The Commission is also deeply alarmed that the abuse suffered by Jan-Jan was seen on national television and that its videos are being repeatedly watched by the public, including children,” CHR said..

The Commission said they will investigate this incident in order to identify the person/s liable and to recommend proper legal actions against them.

The statement further said,”The Commission will also issue recommendations to relevant private, especially TV5, and public agencies in order to prevent similar incidents from happening again.”

They called on relevant government offices such as the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and the Department of Justice to undertake the appropriate actions to address this incidence of child abuse and to provide the necessary relief to Jan-Jan.

The Evolution of Touchscreen Gaming

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Touchscreen gaming has never been bigger. The next 12 months could quite possibly see an unprecedented trio of new touch-sensitive portables hitting stores: the Nintendo 3DS, the Sony NGP, and (fingers crossed) a new iPad will all be vying to get their hands on your gaming fingers in the months to come. But while most gamers’ first exposure to playing games with their fingertips is likely to have been around 2004 with the all-conquering Nintendo DS, it was by no means the first touchscreen-equipped gaming device to hit the market.

The world's most expensive handbags

The “1001 Nights Diamond Purse” by House of Mouawad is covered in diamonds. Cost? $3.8 million

Since the fashion industry is constantly recycling past styles and struggling to come up with new concepts, often “in the know” stylish types attempt to get noticed by creating or wearing the most expensive or most extravagant item possible (ahem, Lady Gaga). Until now the big status get was the $20,000 Hermes Birkin bag (made famous by Samantha on “Sex and the City”), but it’s nothing compared to House of Mouawad’s new “1001 Nights Diamond Purse,” which clocks in at a whopping $3.8 million.

Encrusted with over 381 carats of diamonds, this heart-shaped bag has been named the world’s most expensive handbag by the Guinness Book of World Records. In it, 4,517 diamonds were used—105 yellow, 56 pink and 4,356 colorless—and it took 10 artisans 1,100 hours to complete. They dedicated four months to the project.

“The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is designed to mesmerize with its lavish attention to detail and elaborate workmanship incorporating thousands of diamonds,” Pascal Mouawad, co-guardian of the House of Mouawad, told the Today Show. The purse was on display at the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition this past weekend, and it is not yet known if there was a buyer.

Crafting luxury items is not new territory for the Dubai-based jewelry company. The House of Mouawad is responsible for creating several of the annual holiday Fantasy Bras for Victoria’s Secret, as worn by Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, Karolina Kurkova, and Selita Ebanks. Their value is estimated at up to $11 million each.

But diamonds are not the only way to make things expensive in fashion these days. Last year a fancy sweatpants craze swept the nation, and designers like Alexander Wang, Thakoon, Bottega Veneta, and Michael Kors offered expensive sweats from $250 up to $1,000. Louis Vuitton had a line of purses that literally resembled trash bags selling for $2,000. United Bamboo introduced $500 outfits for your cat, while Rodarte presented $500 socks. And last, but certainly not least, a brand called Pistol Panties created a $3,000 bedazzled bikini you can’t even swim in.

While it’s fun to look at (and perhaps make fun of) such lavish fashion items, we’re astonished that there are some people out there who actually buy these things! We’ve rounded up a dozen of the most expensive bags we could find ever in existence. Take a look and let us know if you think they’re worth their hefty price tags.

Photo by: Fadi Al-assaad / Reuters

The world’s most expensive handbags (one costs $3.8 million!)