Cebu City passes ordinance for streamlined services for OFWs

Dyrecka Letigio 08/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) will now be taken care of better in Cebu City after the City Council passed an ordinance that would streamline services for them. Councilor Alvin Dizon, the proponent of…

CCPO to set up help desks near schools to address OSEC crimes

Alven Marie Timtim 07/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police help desks will be set set up once a week near schools in Cebu City where a high number of rape and child abuse cases have been reported. Police Colonel Gemma Vinluan,…

IT enthusiasts from Cebu to showcase solutions combatting online child sexual exploitation

Raul Constantine L. Tabanao 07/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With her eagerness to learn and to help the community, Khinberly Alburo, 19, decided to show up during the Hackathon proper even she was the only one left in her team. “Six unta…

Magpale urges public to help in fight vs sexual exploitation

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/19/2018

CEBU Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale urged the public to help in the fight against sexual exploitation of children and assured that those who give information against suspected sexual exploiters will remain anonymous. “We assure the tipster that…

‘Cyberporn victims getting younger’

Nestle L. Semilla 12/05/2017

VICTIMS of cyber-pornography in Cebu have gotten younger in recent years, with the youngest barely an infant, the Children’s Legal Bureau (CLB) said yesterday. In yesterday’s forum on commercial sexual exploitation, CLB litigation and advocacy coordinator Noemi…

Women tied to cult leader convicted of trafficking

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/29/2017

TWO women were convicted last Tuesday for recruiting girls to join a local cult where they were later molested by its founder. Judge Jacinto Fajardo of the Regional Trial Court Branch 53 found Elvira Daño and Brenda…

Restoring vibrant oceans

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 11/27/2016

Each 21st day of November is observed globally as World Fisheries Day. There were many activities to highlight the significance of fisheries as important source of animal protein in our diet, and livelihoods of fishers and coastal…

Youths undergo training in fight against sexual abuse among deaf individuals

PR 11/18/2016

THE Break the Silence project initiated by the Philippine Accessible Disability Services Incorporated (PADS Inc.), in partnership with Canada Fund for Local Initiative, through the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines and the support of Golden Orient…

Cleared

Editorial 11/11/2016

The dismissal of the trafficking charges filed against an American couple who supposedly ran an orphanage without the proper documents may be an eye-opener in terms of how the authorities deal with foreigners who come into contact…

American detained on child abuse charges

Jhunnex Napallacan 10/26/2016

CEBU CITY–An American is now behind bars in Cordova town on Mactan Island after he was arrested on Tuesday afternoon to face charges of child abuse. Maurice Bass, 54, didn’t resist arrest when policemen went to his…

Trafficking raps against two women

Izobelle T. Pulgo 06/26/2016

Charges of trafficking and illegal recruitment were elevated in court against a female recruiter accused of exploiting four women, three of them Cebuanas, at her home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office issued a…

Cebu a ‘trafficking hotspot’

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag, Victor Anthony V. Silva 06/09/2015

DUE to its status as a center for shipping and tourism in Central Visayas and the rest of the southern Philippines, Cebu remains vulnerable to foreign sex predators, an international non-government organization (NGO) said yesterday. Dr. Alwin…

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