Former tugboat captain accused of rape nabbed in Mandaue motel

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/03/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—A former tugboat captain was arrested in a motel here on Sunday dawn, October 2, 2022, for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl. The suspect was identified by the police as Marcalito Culanag, 54 years old,…

Blackwater player Paul Desiderio accused of domestic violence, PBA to conduct inquiry

Lance Agcaoili 07/13/2022

MANILA, Philippines – The PBA said it will not condone any form of domestic abuse after former UAAP courtside reporter Agatha Uvero accused her ex-partner and Blackwater player Paul Desiderio of physical and emotional abuse in a…

Central Visayas police notes 66% drop in cases of violence against women, children

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police in Central Visayas has noted a drop in the number of cases of violence against women and children during the first five months of 2022. The Police Regional Office here (PRO-7), said…

End pandemic of violence against women

Isabela Salgado, Vandana Sharma - @inquirerdotnet 02/10/2022

CAMBRIDGE — Violence against women and girls increases during periods of crisis. So, it should come as no surprise that COVID-19 has added to the risk of gender-based violence. Even before the pandemic, one in three women…

Legarda: Ending Violence Against Women, a cause for all

PR 11/25/2021

In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW) and the 18-Day Campaign to End VAW (November 25 – December 12), three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda stressed the importance of…

Lockdown blamed for cases of violence against women

Patricia Denise M. Chiu 06/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Women’s organization Gabriela said the lockdown enforced by the government amid the COVID-19 health crisis was to blame for the 3,700 cases of abuse against women that the group has recorded recently. The island…

Anti-trafficking body’s chief appeals to public: Protect women, kids from abuses

Futch Anthony Inso 12/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Respect other people’s rights and protect women and children who are vulnerable to abuses.” This is the appeal of Fernando Gubalane, regional prosecutor and chairperson of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) in…

Sustained Campaign Fighting Violence Against Women

Sofia Aliño Logarta 11/28/2018

A few days back TV featured the plight of women who due to their traditional culture have early in their lives undergo “female genital mutilation,” a form of circumcision. Males would not want to marry them unless…

Taking time

Sofia Aliño Logarta 12/21/2016

If, as Herod we fill our lives with things, and again with things, if we consider ourselves unimportant that we must fill every moment of our lives with action, when will we have the time to make…

Twenty years of legal alternatives for women center

Sofia Aliño Logarta 12/07/2016

Law Center Inc. last Monday, December 5, had its general assembly. Clients, members and partners (Kaabag, Zonta, Sidlak, Kahupayan) actively celebrated its 20th year of growing and learning with women: listening to women, providing legal services, linking…

Capitol in orange lights until Dec. 12

Morexette Erram 11/26/2016

Orange-colored lights bathed the Provincial Capitol building and grounds to mark the launching of the Cebu leg of the 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) last Friday evening. The nationwide campaign is spearheaded by the…

Orange Days — continuing the efforts to end violence against women

Sofia Aliño Logarta 11/16/2016

In 1996, Legal Alternatives for Women Center, Inc. started its work of joining women victims of violence in claiming their rights. Its first case was that of a married woman who had been raped twice by a…

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