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Children as young as two rescued from Philippine cybersex abuse dens

February 20, 2018 · 

Authorities allegedly caught five people live-streaming the sexual abuse of children aged two to 15 from this house in Iligan. Photo: WCPC-MFU

Bangkok: A mother has been arrested in the Philippines after she allegedly spent five years sending sexually explicit images of her two daughters to an Australian paedophile in the country’s booming cybersex industry. The youngest daughter was only 10 when Stephen James Sheriff, 46, of Cairns, started sending money to her mother in Mandaue City […]


Child pimp and molester sentenced to life in prison

February 19, 2018 ·  By Lian Buan for

CONVICTED RAPIST. Jerrie Arraz is convicted of rape on top of human trafficking and cybercrime in a decision promulgated by the QC RTC Branch 100 on May 26, 2017. Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission (IJM)

Policemen call Jerrie Arraz a ‘demon’ and details of what he did to his victims convince a Quezon City judge that he is one MANILA, Philippines – Jerrie Arraz pimped young girls to foreign clients, forced them to pose naked for the webcam, fed them to perverts, had sex with them while clients looked on. […]


Polish president signs controversial Holocaust bill into law

February 12, 2018 ·  By


Andrzej Duda has signed a bill to penalize people who discuss to Poland’s role during the Holocaust. Some Polish officials have called for the law, which has been pushed despite criticism by Israel and the United States. Despite objections from the United States and Israel, on Tuesday Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a controversial Holocaust […]


Oxfam aid workers accused of using prostitutes in Haiti

February 12, 2018 ·  By Agence France-Presse for


Oxfam aid workers hired prostitutes in Haiti during a major relief effort on the earthquake-hit island, according to a UK newspaper report Friday which prompted the charity to deny a cover-up. Young sex workers were hired by senior staff in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake which devastated the island and left up to 300,000 people […]


HRW calls for end to ‘government abuses’ in indigenous communities

February 12, 2018 ·  By Marilyn Campbell, QUT for

JUSTICE SOUGHT. Indigenous peoples and religious leaders join a rally to seek justice for murdered Lumad leaders in Mindanao. File photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

‘Government plans to improve the lives of the Lumad are unlikely to succeed so long as indigenous communities live in fear of violence, exploitation, and abuse,’ says Human Rights Watch’s Carlos Conde MANILA, Philippines – Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Philippine government to end rights violations in ancestral domains of indigenous peoples (IPs), […]


Duterte not keen on accepting EU invitation to Brussels

February 12, 2018 ·  By Pia Ranada for

PH-EU TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and European Council President Donald Tusk join hands at the ASEAN-European Union 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit in November 2017. Malacañang file photo

‘What am I supposed to do there? Ask me a question, insultuhin ‘nyo ako, eh putahin ko kayo lahat doon,’ says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte MANILA, Philippines – Expecting to be insulted if he visits Europe, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he is not keen on accepting the invitation of the European Union (EU) to […]


In Cebu, cops turn to CHR, ‘Project Pokemon’ to keep drug war abuse-free

February 9, 2018 ·  By Bea Cupin for


MANILA, Philipppines – When Joel Doria was assigned to head the Cebu City Police Office in July 2016, he had a huge problem on his hands. The Philippine National Police (PNP) had just begun its war on drugs and in Cebu City, the change of guard prompted by the new administration didn’t sit well with […]


Dela Rosa slams CBCP: ‘Kayo lang ang banal, porke kayo ang pari?’

February 8, 2018 ·  By Rambo Talabong for


The PNP chief is furious at the Catholic bishops’ group for criticizing cops who brought bibles and rosaries in their return to the anti-drug war MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa is furious at the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for criticizing cops who brought bibles and rosaries […]


Church leaders tell PNP: Stop theatrics, just follow the law

February 8, 2018 ·  By Roy Lagarde for

CBCP Vice President and Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David (left) and other new CBCP officials take their oath during the opening Mass of their plenary assembly at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, Jan. 27. 2018. ROY LAGARDE

Catholic officials made a clarion call to the police to do away with and “theatrics” and “exaggeration” and rather focus on addressing alleged abuses in its anti-drug campaign. Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Kalookan said the Philippine National Police needs to do more to resolve cases of extrajudicial killings. “They need not exaggerate it. We’re […]


EcoWaste group encourages LGUs to use lead-free paints

February 7, 2018 ·  By Jhoanna Ballaran - Reporter for


A non-profit environmental health organization has asked the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to promote the use of lead-free paints to all local government units (LGUs), particularly for publicly-funded projects. In a letter delivered to the office of DILG officer-in-charge Eduardo Año, the pro-environment group EcoWaste Coalition requested the department to issue […]

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