Sex den ‘for Pogo workers’ busted

Dexter Cabalza - Inquirer.net 09/06/2019

Six Vietnamese women were rescued by the police from an alleged prostitution den in a condominium building in Makati City run by two Chinese women. The women were found by policemen in four rooms of the condominium…

Police solicit Cebuanos support in fight against human trafficking

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The police on its own are incapable of putting an end to the trafficking of women and children. Police Captain Arizien Otida, information officer of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said they…

Pregnant mom nabbed for trafficking six-year-old daughter, sisters online

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police arrested a pregnant woman after she was caught in the act of offering sexual online predators to livestream videos of her minor daughter, and her two sisters.  The 22-year-old mother was arrested…

Pinoys told to be wary of overseas job offerings through social media

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipinos are advised to be cautious about overseas job offerings from recruitment agencies that operate through the social media like Facebook, Viber or WhatsApp. This is the advice of the Department of Foreign…

Mom arrested for sexually exploiting daughters and niece to face cybercrime, human trafficking charges 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/05/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – Charges of cybercrime and human trafficking will be filed against the mother who was arrested in Alcantara town on Monday afternoon, February 4, 2019,  for allegedly exploiting her daughters and niece. Read:…

In Focus: Ending violence against women

11/07/2018

Human trafficking victimizes around 700,000 people worldwide each year. “In the Asia Pacific region, 43 percent are used for forced commercial sexual exploitation of whom 98 percent are women and girls,” revealed Atty. Katrina Legarda, a women’s…

Danish national nabbed for human trafficking

Agnes B. Alpuerto, Marc Eric Cosep 11/02/2017

A Danish national was arrested for allegedly bringing a minor in a resort in Compostela town on Wednesday. The suspect, identified as Josef Bertelsen, was apprehended inside the resort after a resort staff called up Compostela Police…

Hidden crime

Editorial 06/01/2017

The arrest of a mother who wasn’t able to pay her power bills for her shanty yet managed to operate a sari-sari store that served as the venue for her cyberporn trafficking was all the more alarming…

Police arrest US Navy retiree for checking in with minors in Sta. Fe resort

05/18/2017

CEBU CITY–A 40-year-old former American serviceman was was arrested on Wednesday night after checking in with two teenaged sisters at a beach resort in Barangay Talisay, Sta. Fe town on Bantayan Island, northern Cebu. Jason Stone, a…

Charges filed versus 3 Koreans, 1 Filipina

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/15/2017

Qualified trafficking charges were filed against three Korean nationals and a Filipina for allegedly recruiting local women to have sex with Korean tourists in Cebu. The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) on Wednesday sued…

Filipina, 3 Koreans face trafficking raps

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/15/2017

Qualified trafficking charges were filed against three Korean nationals and a Filipina for allegedly recruiting local women to have sex with Korean tourists in Cebu. The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) on Wednesday sued…

BI-7 claims they were not aware of travel restriction vs 7 South Koreans

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Norman V. Mendoza 03/14/2017

WHY were seven Korean nationals charged in Cebu with violating Philippine laws on sex trafficking allowed to leave the country despite a travel restriction issued by the court? The question hounds government authorities who were caught off…

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