Pope Francis: Pleasures of food and sex ‘simply divine’

Agence France Presse 09/10/2020

The pleasures of a well-cooked meal or loving sexual intercourse are “divine” and have unjustly fallen victim to “overzealousness” on the part of the Church in the past, Pope Francis says in a book of interviews published…

Labella: Cebu City will be relentless in going after sex offenders

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is calling on the police and other law enforcement agencies to be more aggressive in tracking down sex offenders and putting a stop to this global crime. Labella…

CCPO chief to also go after human traffickers

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Human traffickers beware. This is the warning of Police Colonel Gemma Vinluan, Cebu City Police Office chief, as she serves notice of going after this kind of criminals. Vinluan said during a press…

Sex in exchange for high grades deal lands teacher in jail

Benjie B. Talisic 04/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines– A deal allegedly of sex in exchange for high grades between a male teacher and a 17-year-old male student landed the teacher in jail after he was caught inside the lodging house in Cebu…

Landmark India ruling ends gay sex ban

AFP 09/06/2018

INDIA’s Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a ban on gay sex after a decades-old campaign against a colonial-era law used to hold back LGBT rights. Members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups held tearful celebrations…

Catholicism, Duterte and same-sex unions

King Anthony Perez 09/03/2018

MARRIAGE WITHOUT RECOGNITION After more than three years together, gay couple Michael Cano and Jay Lugo completely trust each other with their lives. But other than that, Michael and Jay believe that another key ingredient to their…

Pope heads to Ireland amid new global outrage over sex abuse

AP 08/25/2018

DUBLIN — Pope Francis arrives Saturday in Ireland, ground zero of the Catholic Church’s sex abuse crisis, with the institution under fire across the globe for its systemic failures to protect children from priestly rapists or punish…

DepEd to boost sex education drive

Inquirer.net 08/05/2018

Recognizing the role of education in curbing the rising incidences of early pregnancy, sexual violence, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among the youth, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced that the comprehensive sexuality education will be…

Cebu’s LGBT not yet lobbying for same sex marriage

Futch A. Inso 07/01/2018

Cebu’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community isn’t pushing for the passage of same-sex marriage in the country as of now. Their response came in the wake of the recent Social Weather Station (SWS) survey result…

‘PH not yet ready for same-sex marriage’

Inquirer.net 06/21/2018

Malacañang on Thursday said the Philippines is not yet ready for same-sex marriage even as the Supreme Court has already begun holding oral arguments for a petition to legalize it in the country. In a Palace briefing,…

‘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…

Singer Noven Belleza granted bail for the case of sexual assault

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/19/2017

CEBU CITY–Singing champ Noveen Belleza is heading back to Metro Manila after posting bail for the case of sexual assault filed by a 19-year-old girl. Belleza, the first grand champion of Tawag ng Tanghalan, was released about…

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