Calls mount vs ‘urgent’ anti-terrorism bill

06/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Human rights groups and opposition lawmakers on Tuesday made a desperate call to Congress not to approve the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, warning that the measure aimed at crushing terrorism could easily be…

Child allegedly beaten up by stepfather dies

Immae Lachica 04/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police are looking into the death of a nine-year-old boy, who allegedly died due to beating from his stepfather on Monday, April 27, 2020 in Sitio Kumon, Barangay Bacayan here. Police Captain Jonathan Taneo, chief of…

‘Treated like a slave:’ Taiwanese bares abuse from Chinese Pogo employers

Christia Marie Ramos 02/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A tearful tell-all from a Taiwanese national, who was forced to work in a Philippine online gaming operator (Pogo), bared the harrowing tale of threats and abuse from her Chinese employers. Lai Yu Cian,…

Drug-positive employees in Cebu City rises to 52; two are from legislative dep’t

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are now 52 employees of the Cebu City government who tested positive for illegal drug use. The number has increased from 42 drug-positive employees, according to the records of the City Office…

Cebu university condemns actions of male university students involved in controversial video

Delta Letigio 09/18/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—The University of Cebu (UC) said it condemned the “abuse” done by a group of young students to a female in a car that was recorded and has since been viral on social media.  In…

Greek widower, 80; Pinay cohort, 60, facing trafficking, child abuse complaint

Gerard Vincent Francisco 05/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An 80-year-old Greek national and a 60-year-old woman from Dumaguete City are facing a human trafficking and child abuse complaint at the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office. Stefanos Karakatsanis, who is also a Greek…

Duterte to Catholic Church: Let priests marry, allow public to use birth control pills

Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 02/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte suggested to the Catholic Church to allow the priests to marry to stop the sexual abuse committed by the church leaders.  In a speech delivered in Cebu on Sunday, February…

Mom from Alcantara nabbed for sexually exploiting her two daughters, below 1-year-old niece

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A 32-year-old mother was arrested for child exploitation and cyberpornography in a rescue operation by the members of the Women and Children Protection Center – Visayas Field Unit (WCPCVFU) in Alcantara town, Cebu, on Monday…

Honoraria dispute may lead to Mambaling brgy chief’s suspension

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For withholding the honoraria of four barangay councilors since July, Mambaling Barangay Captain Gines Abellana may face suspension for at least three to four months.  This developed after the City Council found Abellana…

Carillo gears for legal fight as Sandigan rules to proceed case over aide-turned-cook

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, and Nestle Semilla, Morexette Marie Erram 01/07/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Councilor Gerardo Carillo is preparing for legal battle after the Sandiganbayan ruled to proceed with the trial against him for ordering his aide to moonlight as cook  at his…

Canduman priest jailed for child abuse

Rosalie Abatayo 12/27/2018

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 61-year-old priest from Barangay Canduman, Mandaue City is now detained after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting the 15-year-old daughter of their cook. Rev. Fr. Decoroso Olmilla, the parish priest of the…

Pope to honor Baltic martyrs amid abuse crisis

AFP 09/22/2018

Pope Francis kicked off a Baltic tour in Catholic Lithuania on Saturday where he will honour victims of the region’s Nazi and Soviet occupations as the Church reels from fresh clerical abuse scandals. The four-day trip to…

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