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It has been a very busy day of touring Albay! All of the events are put together by so many people! It is important to recognize the people assisting us. Today, each delegate had a student accompanying them with an umbrella ☔️. It is often those people who go overlooked. Bilal is a citizen of India, who has been living in the Philippines for two years studying at a medical school 👨⚕️. While pageant title holders get a lot of attention for the things we’ve accomplished it is important to remember that no title defines who you are. People all over the world are achieving incredible things. Take time to congratulate the people in your life on any kind of achievement they have made because celebrating these things can truly improve your daily attitude and make you feel more successful. 💕#CelebrateSuccess #BeEmpowered #DoYou
The Miss Earth sexual harassment scandal continues, and this time the government is taking action. According to Inquirer.net, yesterday, Senator Risa Hontiveros “filed Senate Resolution No. 932 and denounced the alleged sexual harassment of the beauty contest bets.”
Furthermore, she said, “Sexual harassment has no place everywhere, especially in a pageant that claims to uphold the value and power of women.” In addition to this, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) wants to know how an event sponsor got hold of a contestant’s number without her consent. Inquirer.net also noted that, “NPC directed Ramon Mozon, president of Carousel Productions, Inc., to explain how the mobile number of Miss Earth-Canada Jaime Yvonne Vandenberg got leaked.”
When asked to explain about their data protection, the NPC found that Carousel’s database, “shows no record of the organizer, its Data Protection Officer (DPO), nor details of its data processing system.” What does this mean? Carousel Productions, Inc. could have potentially violated the Data Privacy Act.
NPC chairman and privacy commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro also released a statement, “When personal data is not safeguarded properly, problems would definitely arise and oftentimes escalate out of proportion.”
This whole issue just brings back the point of respecting people and their privacy. Let’s see how this story unfolds as we wait on more information.
Photo courtesy of Jaime VandenBerg Instagram account
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