Lapu police rescue 13-year-old girl, nab pimp

Norman V. Mendoza 03/14/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu -A 13-year-old girl from Lapu-Lapu City was rescued by police from the company of a pimp during an entrapment operation, Friday afternoon, March 13, 2020. Police Lieutenant Albe Codilla, chief of the Women and…

NBI-7 Director: ‘Chinese Consulate in Cebu respects our procedure’

Alven Marie Timtim 08/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) said the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Cebu expressed gratitude to the authorities for rescuing the 34 Chinese female tourists from prostitution and…

Cebu City cops rescue 2 young women from prostitution

Benjie B. Talisic 03/16/2018

Two female minors were rescued by barangay tanods (village watchmen) of Barangay San Roque Ciudad, Cebu City from a lodging house in Barangay Parian where they were lured by a security guard suspected of attempting to engage…

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…

Nine Koreans nabbed for ‘sex tourism’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/04/2017

CEBU CITY–Nine Koreans have been detained after they were allegedly caught engaging in sexual services with young Cebuana teenagers who worked in an escort service. Jongnam Ham, Munsu Lee, Joontae Kim, Dongkil Kim, Jong in Han, Hosik…

Cebu Korean community commits to help police track down alleged Korean mafia

Nestle L. Semilla 02/07/2017

Following reports of alleged Korean mafia operating strongest in Cebu, the Korean community in Cebu has committed support to Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO 7) to monitor and track down the organization in Cebu. In…

Communities urged to help find three convicted human traffickers

Izobelle T. Pulgo 12/21/2016

The International Justice Mission is calling on everyone to help in apprehending convicted human traffickers Neopito Dizon, Annie Dizon and Jocelyn Cardona who remain at large. In a press conference on Wednesday morning Atty. Samson Innocencio Jr.,…

Amsterdam, where free spirits roam

Adam Brown 04/09/2016

AMSTERDAM has built a reputation as a wild, anything goes kind of city.  It’s a city where all kinds of drugs are legal, and so is prostitution. The city’s famous cannabis coffeeshops draw over 5 million visitors…

Ride for a ride

Gerard Pareja 01/11/2016

Ambot kon nakahisgot na ba ko dinhi ning maong lindog nga ang unang mga kanibal wa mokaon og lawas sa tawo tungod sa kagutom o kalagot. Ilang gihimo ang pagkaon sa patay nga lawas sa ilang mga…

At the mercy of pushers

Editorial 11/17/2015

The circumstances behind the death of suspected drug pusher Wilson Villanueva in Toledo City last Sunday would have been just another item in a growing list of police stories about the war against drugs were it not…

Trafficking case dismissed

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/30/2015

The couple who was accused of hiring and exposing a 17-year-old girl to prostitution in downtown Cebu City four years ago was cleared of  the charges. Ricardo and Myrla Ramos were found not guilty of violating Republic…

4 Koreans nabbed for running ‘sex tour’ site

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 05/23/2015

NATIONAL Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents have arrested four Korean nationals  in Cebu City for allegedly exposing local women to prostitution. Wongun Ji, Dong Jun Lee, Jung Hyun Kim, and Gangil Jeung were arrested in two  entrapment…

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