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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

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

Parents can inherit dead daughter s Facebook account – German court

KARLSRUHE, Germany (UPDATED) – Germany's top court ruled on Thursday, July 12, that Facebook should grant a grieving mother access to her dead daughter's account, in a landmark judgement for how social network data is treated after its owners pass away. Judges at the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe found ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Rap star Cardi B gives birth to daughter Kulture

NEW YORK, USA – Cardi B, who has quickly risen to become one of the most prominent women in hip-hop, has become a mother, announcing Wednesday, July 11 the birth of daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus. The 25-year-old New York rapper broke the news on Instagram where she posted a picture ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Kylie Jenner, 20, on cusp of billionaire status – Forbes

NEW YORK, USA – Aged just 20 and the youngest member of the extended reality-TV Kardashian clan, Kylie Jenner is on track to become America's youngest "self-made" billionaire, Forbes revealed Wednesday, July 11. The young mother, who gave birth to daughter Stormi in February, set up Kylie Cosmetics  two years ago and the company has already ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Benjamin Alves isn’t ‘all fluff, no substance’

Not too many people know that Benjamin Alves is into writing prose and poetry. Most hunks like Benj only work on keeping their bodies well-toned without "exercising" their brain anymore. All fluff, no substance. The Kapuso heartthrob's writing prowess adds to his "pogi points." He topbills GMA 7's "Kapag Nahati ang Puso" (weekdays on the morning block starting July 16). It follows the story of Rio (Sunshine Cruz) and Claire (Bea Binene) who unwittingly become fierce rivals without knowing their real relationship as mother and daughter. They cross paths and end up falling in love with the same guy, Joaquin (portrayed by Benj). Quite a bizarre love triangle. Let the complication...Keep on reading: Benjamin Alves isn’t ‘all fluff, no substance’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

‘I cried’: Serena Williams misses baby’s first steps at Wimbledon

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkkcYrmHqGb/?hl=en&taken-by=olympiaohanian Playing at Wimbledon comes at a price when you're a new mother. Serena Williams says she missed her daughter Olympia's first steps while she was practicing at the All England Club on Saturday. Williams tweeted: "She took her first steps... I was training and missed it. I cried." https://twitter.com/serenawilliams/status/1015514300490960896 Williams became a mother in September and missed last year's Wimbledon because of her pregnancy. She's back looking for her eighth title at the tournament and reached the fourth round on Friday. She has brought Olympia with her, and a photo on the baby's Instag...Keep on reading: ‘I cried’: Serena Williams misses baby’s first steps at Wimbledon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Mother Teresa charity shocked after India babies sold

NEW DELHI, India – An Indian charity founded by Mother Teresa expressed outrage and regret Friday after a nun and an employee were arrested for allegedly selling infants for adoption for potentially thousands of dollars. "We are completely shocked by what has happened in our home in Ranchi (in eastern India). It ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

13 activists arrested in GenSan, tagged as NPA rebels

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 6 July) – Thirteen human rights workers and leaders of progressive groups accused of being members of the New People’s Army were arrested by police and military personnel in a raid on a retreat center here on Wednesday night. The arrest happened at the the Mother Francisca Sprituality Center along […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Mother Teresa s charity sold babies – Indian police

NEW DELHI, India – A nun and a staff member at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in eastern India were arrested Thursday, July 5, for allegedly selling babies born to unwed mothers, police said. The pair were arrested from the grounds of one of the offices of the charity in Jharkhand ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

From teen poverty to NBA stardom, LeBron lives Hollywood tale

WASHINGTON, USA – LeBron James has already beaten the odds just by rising from the poor son of a single teenage mother to become one of the world's highest paid sports superstars. Now the 3-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, ranked by Forbes magazine as the 6th-richest athlete in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Feature: Rising from Every Fall: The Story of an ALS Completer, Passer in Zamboanga City

Confucius once said, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Zsarra Liez Sinsuan is a living testament that downfalls serve as wake-up calls to rethink and reprioritize our goals. Despite the difficult circumstances she had to endure during her teenage years, Zsarra – a single mother from […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Maja Salvador flaunts toned figure, Sharon Cuneta reacts 

        Kapamilya actress/dancer Maja Salvador once again proved why she deserves to be the boys' fantasy and girls' envy as she shows her incredibly toned body during "ASAP's" visit to Hawaii. Megastar Sharon Cuneta just jokingly ranted how she struggles in weight loss whereas the "Wildflower" star just does it flawlessly. Cuneta said, "Maja naman eh! Hirap na hirap magpapayat tapos popost ka ng ganyang pose at suot mo! Gudbye world. Tatalon na ako sa balcony. Huhuhuhu. Hahahaha!" (Maja please! I struggle losing weight and then here you are exposing that sexy body in that swimsuit! Goodbye world. I'll jump off the balcony. *cries and laug...Keep on reading: Maja Salvador flaunts toned figure, Sharon Cuneta reacts .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Beating the Odds: Young Single Mom Tops Graduation

Despite the difficult circumstances she had to endure during her teenage years, Zsarra - a single mother from Zamboanga City - has already taken the first step towards realizing her dreams when she.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018