UNICEF deemed the act as "child slavery".
“There are no limits to how cruel and gross this business is—and it’s a billion, billion-dollar business,” said Lotta Sylwander, head of the UN children’s agency UNICEF in the Philippines.
Children as young as five or six are forced to perform in front of a webcam several hours a day for buyers in different time zones.
Pedophiles transfer money to make the children do what they wish to.
Sylwander said the Philippines received 7,000 reports of cyber crime a month, half of which were related to child sex abuse.
She said the live-streaming of child sex had boomed in the Philippines because of the high level of English, good Internet access and well-established money transfer systems that Filipinos working overseas use to send earnings home.
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Little action from the Aquino administration has been done to solve this dilemma.
According to an editorial by the Manila Times, Aquino's presidency has many negative distinctions.
"There were only 324,083 crime incidents in 2010 (from June 30 to Dec. 31 he was already President). These increased to more than a million incidents after two years and continue to increase up to now." it read.