Couple in Compostela to face charges for mauling 1-year-old son

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 09/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The couple from Compostela town, accused of mauling their one-year-old son, is set to face charges of frustrated parricide, police said. The Compostela Police Station, in a press release, said they are preparing…

Barangay captain accused of molesting 15-year-old girl freed after posting bail

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/23/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A barangay captain in Mandaue City was charged with acts of lasciviousness after allegedly abusing a 15-year-old girl. Police Captain Armil Coloscos, head of the Casuntingan Police Station of the Mandaue City Police…

10-year-old son sends abusive father to jail

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Allegations of child abuse by his own 10-year-old son landed a 35-year-old construction worker in jail. On Friday morning, August 19, 2022, personnel of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Cebu City Field…

Talisay City police inspect schools days before face-to-face classes start

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City police inspected at least 24 schools in the city on Friday, August 19, 2022, three days before face-to-face classes start on Monday, August 22, 2022. Police Lieutenant Colonel Randy Caballes, chief…

Talisay cop chief to other victims: Press charges against Kenny Flashlight

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 16-year-old girl, who accused foreign national Kenny Flashlight of spreading her nude photos and videos online, was not his only victim. Police Lieutenant Colonel Randy Caballes, chief of Talisay City Police Station,…

Foreign national arrested for “spreading” nude photos and videos of minor online

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 01/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A foreign national was arrested on Saturday dawn, January 29, 2022, in Banawa, Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City for allegedly spreading nude photos and videos of a 16-year-old girl online. The arrest was done…

PRO-7 to kids: Call us if you need help

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Phililppines — Policemen in Central Visayas continue to assure children that they have someone to call to when they will need help. Knowing that someone would come to help them when they would need help…

Man, wanted for allegedly raping 10-year-old girl, arrested in north Cebu town

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 41-year-old  man, who is wanted for allegedly raping and abusing the 10-year-old daughter of his common-law wife or live-in partner, was arrested in a northern town on Sunday evening, November 14, 2021.…

Apple update will check iPhones for images of child sexual abuse

08/06/2021

SAN FRANCISCO – Apple on Thursday, August 5, 2021, said iPhones and iPads will soon start detecting images containing child sexual abuse and reporting them as they are uploaded to its online storage in the United States,…

Two brothers from Cebu, wanted for rape, child abuse, nabbed in Negros Occ.

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two brothers, one wanted for raping a 17-year-old girl while the other wanted for child abuse for having knowledge of the rape and not reporting it, were arrested in Escalante City, Negros Occidental…

Child abuse, lack of schooling at NBA’s China academies—report

Agence France Presse 07/30/2020

Young players have been physically abused and left without schooling at NBA basketball academies in China, which were described as “sweat camp(s) for athletes,” an ESPN report said. Multiple coaches have complained about physical punishment at the…

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…

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