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Mother arrested for exposing daughter, other teenage girls to cyberpornography

Police arrested a motheron Wednesdayfor allegedly exposing her daughter and other teenage girls to cyberpornography in Barangay Sangat, San Fernando town, 41 kilometers south of Cebu City. Her 15-year-old daughter and two other girls were rescued past4 p.m. Although the law against human-trafficking allows the media to identify the perpetrators, Cebu Daily News has withheld the name of the suspect in this case to protect her daughter. Lawyer John Tanagho, director of the International Justice Mission Cebu Field Office, said the recent operation was the sixth against those allegedly involved in an online sexual operation in Cebu since January 2018. "This operation shows that P...Keep on reading: Mother arrested for exposing daughter, other teenage girls to cyberpornography.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 16th, 2018

Police rescue 2 teens from sex trade in Cebu

  CEBU CITY -- A mother's plea for help from authorities in Liloan town, northern Cebu, led to the rescue of her 13-year-old daughter and another 17-year-old girl from two alleged sex traffickers on Monday.   Investigator PO3 Jennifer Lapea, of the Liloan police Women and Children Protection Desk, said they rescued the two girls from a pension house in nearby Compostela town.   She identified those arrested as Warlito Villegas, a 48-year-old businessman from Liloan, and Antonio Bequilla, 54, of Compostela.   Villegas and Bequilla are detained at the Liloan police station pending the filing of human trafficking charges against them, police said...Keep on reading: Police rescue 2 teens from sex trade in Cebu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

AP column: Good and bad in Ballon d Or twerking uproar

By John Leicester, AP Sports Columnist PARIS (AP) — First, the good news: In 2018, a man can no longer disrespect a trailblazing sportswoman on global TV without incurring instant opprobrium. French DJ Martin Solveig learned this to his discomfort when he asked Ada Hegerberg to twerk just after she became the first female winner of the Ballon d'Or and used her victory speech to appeal to girls everywhere to "please, believe in yourself." Immediately after the awards ceremony ended, with outrage already frothing on social media, Solveig still couldn't see why his inappropriate suggestion to the 23-year-old Norwegian was causing such upset. "It was a joke. You must have a bit of a sense of humor," he told The Associated Press as gala guests filed out of the domed Grand Palais in Paris on Monday and Hegerberg posed for photos with her heavy golden trophy. But then, as a video clip showing Solveig's interaction with Hegerberg started to rack up millions of views on Twitter, he understood. Solveig sought out Hegerberg to explain himself and tweeted "sincere apologies." "I didn't mean to offend anyone and I didn't know that this could be seen as such an offense," he said in a video message. The bad news, as the whole sorry episode showed, is that in 2018, the behavior of men is still overshadowing the achievements of women. And Hegerberg's achievements are immense. The steely forward is a three-time winner of the Women's Champions League with French club Lyon. Given her young age and current fearsome pace of 41 goals in 41 games in the tournament, she seems likely to make history like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the men's side. Already, she set a tournament record with 15 Champions League goals last season — including in Lyon's 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg in the final . Hegerberg appeared visibly miffed, shaking her head, responding with a firm "Non" and then turning away after Solveig asked her on stage in French, "Do you know how to twerk?" Had Messi or Ronaldo been standing beside him, it's hard to imagine the DJ asking them to shake their backsides in the twerking dance made famous by singer Miley Cyrus rubbing against Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. That Solveig did so with Hegerberg immediately struck many as icky. "Why do woman still have to put up with that (expletive)?" tennis player Andy Murray wrote on Instagram. "To everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke, it wasn't. I've been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal." At the gala for her daughter's prize moment, Hegerberg's mother, Gerd, said the impropriety of Solveig's remark was initially lost on her. "Let him dance with the queen tonight, I was thinking," she told the AP. But when the meaning of twerk was then explained to her, she reacted with dismay, with an expletive. Hegerberg herself didn't let the uproar mar her evening. After meeting with Solveig and hearing his apology, she was determinedly cheerful by time she came to speak to waiting reporters. "I wasn't upset," she said. "I got to dance a bit and I got the Ballon d'Or." The visibility and status that comes with that trophy will give Hegerberg more power to push the cause of women's soccer. She is already putting that leverage to use. She told the AP in an interview shortly before she picked up her trophy that she won't play in the Women's World Cup in June in France because of a dispute with the Norwegian federation. Hegerberg hasn't played for the national team since last year because of what she perceives to be a general disregard for women's soccer in Norway. "It's all about how we respect women's football. I don't think the respect has been there," she told the AP. "Sometimes you have to take tough decisions to stay true to yourself." She also expressed frustration with the uneven pace of progress for women. A few hours later, Solveig's behavior made her words ring true. "Sometimes you have episodes or situations where you feel like, 'Damn, we're in such a man's world,'" she said. "That could be in a daily situation, being a woman, to be honest. Outside of the pitch as well. There's a lot of discussions to take and to bring on the table as a woman in 2018.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

‘Cease the Seizure’: There is hope and cure for persons with epilepsy

By: Gail T. Momblan A MOTHER of a 26-year-old lady from San Jose, Antique isolated her daughter for years. She did not let her child mingle with people, like what most of girls her age do, for she might be subject to ridicule or discrimination. People from the community might think her daughter’s sudden stiffness and […] The post ‘Cease the Seizure’: There is hope and cure for persons with epilepsy appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Village tanods nab man for killing mother in Pagadian City

PAGADIAN CITY - Tanods of Barangay Banale, Pagadian City arrested Almiro Tinga, 20, in a manhunt operation a day after killing his 47-year-old mother Gina Daniel Tinga, whose body was found by the river at Purok Malunggay, Barangay BanaleSaturday. Barangay tanods searched the area for Almiro after the victim's daughteron Fridaysaw her mother laying face down by the river, where she was washing clothes, Pagadian police investigator P01 Renji Narciso said. Police said the river was 100 meters away from their home in Banale. Gina's daughter, Wellen Jane, brought food to her mother and was surprised to see her lying face down on the ground, and seemed lifeless. The daughter rushed t...Keep on reading: Village tanods nab man for killing mother in Pagadian City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Man stabs, injures wife with ice pick in Mandaluyong

            Mandaluyong City Police officers and village watchers from Barangay Plainview arrested a man shortly after stabbing and wounding his wife with an ice pick on Wednesday.     An initial report by Mandaluyong Police said that prior to the incident, suspect Herman Pang-itan, and his wife Nelia had an argument inside their house at 9 Kislap Street, Barangay Plainview, late Wednesday night.     Police said that as Nelia shouted, their daughter Christine woke up, only to find an ice pick on her mother's body. Christine removed the ice pick and allowed her mother to escape, police said.   ...Keep on reading: Man stabs, injures wife with ice pick in Mandaluyong.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

One Rohingya’s struggle to empower women in Malaysia – Al Jazeera

Tucked away upstairs at a shopping plaza in this city’s north end is a small storefront turned classroom for dozens of Rohinyga women and children. The sound of these women reciting English phrases, laughing and the occasional cries of kids can be heard in the stairwell. Its founder, Sharifah Husain, 24, said she wanted to do something to help women and children in her community, who are not allowed to work or study in Malaysia. “I noticed we didn’t have a Rohingya women’s organisation that was standing up for women – to be the voice of women,” Husain said. Husain comes from Buthidaung village in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state. Her father fled to Malaysia when she was five-years old, fearing for his life. Husain was left behind with her mother and two younger siblings. The village was attacked soon afterward, so Husain’s mother took them to Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar – then known as Burma. Her recollection of the traumatic moment when a local mob attacked her village is hazy. It took place almost 20 years ago. But it mirrors the accounts of Rohingya refugees now in Bangladesh, who’ve recently fled the Myanmar’s army clearance operations and local Buddhist mobs. “My mother was arrested in Yangon and sentenced to prison for not having official [identification or travel] documents,” Husain recounted. “This left me in charge.” Husain can’t remember how long she spent in Yangon, but she said she was separated from her siblings and sent north to Mandalay and forced into servitude. She spoke to her father in Malaysia, over the phone, and he agreed to pay human traffickers to bring Husain and her siblings to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s largest city. All three, including Husain, were smuggled by land, into Thailand and Malaysia. At that time the Southeast Asia trafficking route wasn’t as defined as it is today. Human trafficking groups in Bangladesh and Thailand now make a lot of money off of poor, desperate refugees fleeing war and violence in Myanmar. Today, the concern faced by the Malaysia government is if it recognises its refugees then that could send a signal to more to make the perilous journey, now taken by sea from Myanmar and Bangladesh to sanctuary in Malaysia, where they don’t face violent persecution. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, states there are 152,170 registered refugees in Malaysia. The majority are Rohingya, displaced from their homes in Myanmar, like Husain. But the amount of unregistered refugees varies widely from 40,000 to 140,000, according to Asylum Access Malaysia. “The big question is – when are the boats going to come? There’s no indication they will now, but there’s definitely a high possibility that they will. And once new groups arrive, that complicates [the] situation,” said Deepa Nambiar, Asylum Access Malaysia director. UNHCR runs what it calls a “parallel school system” for refugees in Malaysia, allowing children to  access basic, primary-level education. Refugee groups and local faith-based organisations fund these schools, staffed by volunteers. One-hundred and twenty-eight informal refugee schools in Malaysia access funding from the UN. It provides education to 7,154 children, according to UNHCR. Malaysia’s Prime Minister’s Office states 16,809 Rohingya refugee children are registered with UNHCR. This means about 10,000, or more, refugee children in Malaysia are unable to access any form of education. A dozen or so more informal refugee schools exist but rely solely on donations and are understaffed, said Asylum Access. “To live in Malaysia, yes you can live, but you don’t have a future. You are in a box. You can’t go out of the box,” Husain said. Husain has received no formal education in Malaysia. This is remarkable considering her drive to educate refugee women and children. Malaysians are supporting Rohingya Women’s Development Network by volunteering as teachers and support staff. Rohinyga Women’s Development Network started officially last year. But Husain has spent the last decade educating her community’s most vulnerable women and children in their own homes. “I have built up a trust. The men especially trust me. They feel safe sending their wives to our centre because they know me,” Husain said. Word has spread and more refugee families are now attending Rohingya Women’s Development Network classes, where they receive English-language instruction, leadership training and brand new self-defence classes. “We want to stop domestic violence. We want to stop child marriages in the community. We want to build up women’s empowerment,” Husain said. “We really need the Malaysia government to recognise us.” Husain is trying to change the mentality in the Rohingya and wider refugee community in Malaysia, that women and girls can’t study, work, or earn an income. She receives some funding from UNHCR to run programmes but uses her own money to keep them going. “Of course I have support from my family. My father is my hero. My husband is my hero. Both of these men have really pushed me forward,” Husain added. The Rohingya Women’s Development Network has teamed up with Asylum Access Malaysia on a refugee theatre project. This will allow refugee women to educate the community on issues of sexual violence. “What I think is so innovative about Sharifah and the team is that when we were discussing this project they said ‘we need to get men involved’,” Nambiar said. Husain is appealing to others in the refugee community to support initiatives set up by the Malaysia government and civil society groups to help […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Man nabbed for rape

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga , Philippines  – A 57-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his eight-year-old daughter and teenage son in Concepcion, T.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2017

Mandaue mother arrested for pimping daughter online

Mandaue mother arrested for pimping daughter online.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2017

Cops make more child cybersex arrests, rescues

MANILA, Philippines — Authorities in the Philippines have rescued four girls and arrested a mother and two other women for allegedly livestreaming sexually e.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2017

Sexual assault in Japan: ‘Every girl was a victim’ – Al Jazeera

Tamaka Ogawa was about 10 years old when she was sexually assaulted for the first time. It was a public holiday and she was on the subway. A man standing behind her pulled down the band of her culottes and underwear, touched her bare bottom, then pressed himself against her. She recalls feeling shocked and physically sickened. When she reached home, she repeatedly washed the spot where he had pressed himself against her, although she was conscious of not spending too long in the toilet, in case her family noticed that something was wrong. Some years later, on her first day of senior high school, she was groped on the commute home. After that, the groping and sexual assaults &'' men would often stick their hands inside her underwear &'' became a regular occurrence as she made her way to or from school in her uniform. Each time, she would run away, unsure of what to do. &'8220;I thought of myself as a child,&'8221; she reflects. &'8220;I could not understand that adults were excited by touching me.&'8221; It would be improper to express anger towards an adult, she thought, and she worried about attracting attention. Besides, her parents had never spoken to her about such things and how she ought to handle them. She recalls one incident particularly clearly. She was about 15 and on her way to school. A man began to touch her, putting his hand inside her underwear. He was aggressive and it hurt, she remembers. When the train stopped, she got off. But he grabbed her hand and told her: &'8220;Follow me.&'8221; Ogawa ran away. She believes that people saw what was going on, but nobody helped. She felt ashamed and complicit, she says. &'8220;He seems to have thought that I was pleased with his act,&'8221; the now 36-year-old reflects. &'8220;When I was in high school, every [girl] was a victim,&'8221; says Ogawa. &'8220;[We] didn't think we could do anything about it.&'8221; Today, Ogawa, a writer and cofounder of Press Labo, a small digital content production company in Shimokitazawa, an inner-city Tokyo neighbourhood, often writes about Japan's gender inequality and sexual violence issues. In 2015, she began writing about the country's long-standing problem with groping &'' or chikan, in Japanese &'' often experienced by schoolgirls on public transportation. Many victims stay silent, unable to talk about their experiences in a society which, by many accounts, trivialises this phenomenon. But, in the past two years, that has begun to change as more people speak up against it. Yayoi Matsunaga is one of those people. One morning in late January, the 51-year-old arrived at a coffee shop in the bustling neighbourhood of Shibuya with a suitcase of badges. The round badges, designed to deter gropers, feature illustrations such as a schoolgirl peering angrily from between her legs, or a crowd of stern-looking rabbits and include the messages, &'8220;Groping is a crime&'8221; and &'8220;Don't do it&'8221;. Each comes with a leaflet instructing the wearer to clearly display the badges on their bags, to stand confidently and to be vigilant. Matsunaga began her Osaka-based organisation, Groping Prevention Activities Centre, in 2015 after her friend's daughter was regularly molested while taking the train to school. Takako Tonooka, the pseudonym she has used in interviews with the Japan Times, confided in her mother, and the two tried various solutions to stop the attacks. They bought a stuffed toy which says &'8220;Don't do it&'8221; when pulled. They spoke to the police and the railway authorities, who said they would act if it was the same perpetrator &'' but it never was. Tonooka even wore her school skirt shorter and found that she was harassed less. Matsunaga says trains display posters telling groping victims to be brave and to speak up. Tonooka started practising saying &'8220;Stop it&'8221; and &'8220;No&'8221; at home. She began to confront offenders, who would then angrily deny touching her. Onlookers did not help. Eventually, she and her mother created a label to attach to her bag, which says, &'8220;Groping is a crime. I'm not going to give up&'8221; and features a picture of policemen catching perpetrators. It worked. But the label made Tonooka self-conscious, and Matsunaga says boys teased her. Matsunaga decided that Tonooka should not have to fight on her own, so she came up with an idea to involve others by crowdsourcing ideas for anti-groping badges. &'8220;High school girls are really into this 'kawaii' culture so they had to be cute,&'8221; she says. In November 2015 she launched a crowdfunding campaign that attracted 334 donors and raised 2.12 million yen (about $19,000). Then, she ran a badge design crowdsourcing contest. High school pupils, art school students, and freelance designers &'' many telling her it was the first time they'd thought about the issue &'' submitted 441 designs from which Matsunaga selected five. Her organisation gave away about 500 and three police stations handed out more. She now sells them online, for 410 yen ($3.70) each. From March, 11 department stores will stock them and she's aiming to secure more distributors near train stations. Apart from making the badges more widely available, Matsunaga also wants offenders to see them and think: &'8220;The world is changing, some people have started talking about it.&'8221; By involving students, Matsunaga believes she's encouraging them to talk about this issue from a young age. The badges have had a direct effect. Data collected from 70 students [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2017

Alcala mother and daughter fall in Quezon shabu bust

By Aaron B. Recuenco and Danny J. Estacio Police arrested the sister-in-law and the niece of former Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala after they yielded more than 100 grams of shabu in a drug bust in Tayabas City Sunday night. Agents of the provincial .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 12th, 2016

Cop’s daughter, 6 others fall in twin drug stings

POLICE arrested seven persons in two related anti-narcotics operations evening of Dec. 12, 2018 in Iloilo City. The first operation led to the arrest of Arquie Milliam, 18, of Barangay Calumpang, Molo, Iloilo City; Liara Mae Aquiño, 24, of Barangay Agbatuan, Anilao, Iloilo; and Vanjie Benedicto, 27, and Carla Mae Cortez, 30, both residents of […] The post Cop’s daughter, 6 others fall in twin drug stings appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

No hand in Sorsogon projects cornered by 1 contractor, says mayor

  LEGAZPI CITY --- Mayor Edwin "Boboy" Hamor of Casiguran town in Sorsogon province has denied any participation in infrastructure projects being built by CT Leoncio Construction and Trading, saying he does not even know its proprietor.   "I also have no idea that they (Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and Sorsogon Vice Gov. Ester Hamor) know each other," Hamor said on Thursday.   The vice governor is the mayor's wife and the mother-in-law of Diokno's daughter. Hamor said Ester's son was by her first husband and not his.   The names of the Hamors surfaced during Question Hour in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, when Diokno fielded quer...Keep on reading: No hand in Sorsogon projects cornered by 1 contractor, says mayor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

What’s Audrey Hepburn doing in today’s café?

  For mother-daughter Rina Go and Nicole Thorp, food and fashion inevitably go together. These are two things they are most passionate about.   And that was how Nic's Caf (named after Nicole) started---a seamless fusion of fashion and food, visually and more. One enters their newly opened caf at Park Terraces, Makati, to see very chic interiors channeling the style icons of various generations such as Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, alongside a huge mural by Ena Sison.   It is reminiscent of Parisian and New York cafs---a place with a cozy yet cosmopolitan vibe, designed by interior designer Ivy and Cynthia Almario.   The caf has indeed grown ...Keep on reading: What’s Audrey Hepburn doing in today’s café?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Pa accused of raping stepdaughter

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A 32-year-old man was arrested by police for allegedly sexually abusing his 11-year-old stepdaughter at Barangay Manayupit in Maayon, Capiz. Oliver Solis Jr., 32, also of Manayupit allegedly raped the victim while her mother was away. The victim claimed that Solis raped her twice. She later told her mother about her […] The post Pa accused of raping stepdaughter appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Cop accused of raping drug suspects’ daughter charged

A Manila policeman accused of raping the 15-year-old daughter of a couple arrested for drugs has been formally charged in court......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

2 other kids in Talaingod incident are now with their families – DSWD

    Two minors, who were among 14 children rescued in Talaingod, Davao del Norte, have already been returned to their families, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Tuesday.   In a statement, the DSWD said a "discharge conference" was conducted where the minors' identified family members and representatives of the Philippine National Police-Davao del Norte Women and Children Protection Desk were present.   During the conference, one child was turned over to the mother while the other was entrusted to the grandfather. /kga   RELATED STORIES Satur, over 70 militant leaders, Lumads 'illegally arrested' in Davao del ...Keep on reading: 2 other kids in Talaingod incident are now with their families – DSWD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada – BBC News

The daughter of the founder of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Couple falls in drug sting

A COUPLE was arrested in a police anti-drug operation at Cabatuan, Iloilo, morning of Nov. 29, 2018. Coulyn Desida, 48, of Barangay Janipa-an Olo, Cabatuan, Iloilo, and her live-in partner, Alquen Alilis, 43, of Rizal Estanzuela, City Proper, Iloilo City were arrested at Desida’s abode. Desida is the daughter of the late Mayor Nilo Soliva […] The post Couple falls in drug sting appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

UAAP Season 81 fencing: UE claims men s 7-peat, Ateneo rules women s side

University of the East retained the men's championship, while teenage sensation Maxine Esteban powered Ateneo de Manila University in winning its first women's crown in 12 years as the UAAP Season 81 fencing tournament came to a close Sunday at the Victoria Sports Tower in Quezon City. The foil team of CJ Concepcion, JC Concepcion, Sammuel Tranquilan and Xavier Arabaca won the gold on the final day of the competition that served as an icing for the Red Warriors to extend their reign to a seventh straight year. The Recto-based fencers already annexed the crown Saturday, as the saber team of CJ Concepcion, JC Concepcion, Tranquilan and Jinro Villanueva emerged triumphant. UE, which also captured three silver medals, also clinched a league-best 13th title overall. The Warriors earlier swept the individual events, as CJ Concepcion nabbed the saber gold while Tranquilan topped the epee and foil events.        For the second straight season, Tranquilan was named the MVP.   Esteban's gold medal triumphs in the individual foil and saber events, as well as the Lady Eagles' victory in the team foil brought the Katipunan-based fencers back on top of the women's division. Esteban captured the Rookie-MVP award as Ateneo bagged its second title overall, and the first since 2006 behind sisters Faye and Veeg Garcia.  It also ended UE's amazing 11-year run in the throne. University of Santo Tomas' lady fencers finished second place with two golds courtesy of Marielle Peralta in the individual epee, and the team foil of Peralta, Andrea Bernal, Pauline Bernarte and Mira Dorimon.  The Tigresses also won a silver and two bronzes. The Lady Warriors finally won a gold in the fourth day, as Carla Arreza, Nicole Cortey, Joy Javinar and Marry Jae Lonzaga topped the team saber category.  UE also went home with three silvers and three bronzes to settle for third. De La Salle's gold medal quest in men’s team epee Saturday was enough to claim second place to go with a silver and three bronzes, while Ateneo's one-silver, five-bronze haul sealed third spot. Green Fencer Darryl Lumahan was named the top rookie. In the juniors division, UE achieved another golden double with Samantha Catantan and Prince John Francis Felipe claiming the season MVP awards in the girls and boys division once more. The Junior Warriors achieved a eight-peat in the girls division, while the boys streaked to their ninth straight championship. UST's Patricia Daradar was the girls Rookie of the Year winner......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018