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Binay seeks probe into release of foreigner accused of molesting minor

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Senator Nancy Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Nancy Binay is seeking an inquiry into the release of a British national, who has been accused of molesting a minor in Tarlac four years ago.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unicef: Long road to recovery for children of ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

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Four months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) ripped through the central Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, a growing sense of recovery is notable in the reopening of health centers, clean water flowing again through community taps, children back to learning in temporary schools.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US volunteers pack 2M meals for PH, Haiti, El Salvador kids

In this Feb. 14, 2014 photo, from left to right, Judy Deckert, Luisa Solak and Jan Bartee, all members of NorthRidge Church, pack whole grain rice, as volunteers pack food for the malnourished during the 2 Million Meals event, in Novi, Mich. More than 8,000 people helped pack 2 million-plus meals, which will be shipped to El Salvador, Haiti and the Philippines. AP

They came from all walks of life—Girl Scouts troops, National Guard units, financial planning offices—to spend three days packing food for thousands of hungry children they’ll never meet.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Beckham who? Soccer star visits Tacloban

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BECKHAM IN TACLOBAN  Football superstar David Beckham visits children living at the Tacloban City Convention Center tent city who have been displaced by Super Typhoon “Yolanda.” The English footballer is an ambassador of goodwill for the United Nations Children’s Fund.  RAFFY LERMA

Some of the children didn’t know who he was—except that he must be some international superstar. And so they serenaded him with Filipino songs.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino urged: Show teeth in implementing child porn law

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

A child welfare party-list group on Saturday urged President Benigno Aquino III to “show teeth” in implementing the Anti-Child Pornography Law in the country.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace vows to track, prosecute cybersex peddlers

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PNP Anti-Cyber Crime Group Chief Senior Superintendent Gilbert Sosa, presentes to the press the child pornography hot spots in the Philippines. Topping the list are Metro Manila, Angeles, Pampanga Cebu and Cagayan de Oro./ Photo by Julliane de Jesus/ INQUIRER.net

Malacañang on Sunday vowed to step up efforts to curb child sex abuse in the Philippines following announcement by law enforcers that cyberpornography is the No. 1 crime in the country today.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UK, US police bust PH cybersex ring

Parents and relatives of the rescued children allegedly victims of Cyber Pornography cover their faces from press photographers and TV cameramen as they rush to the Women and Children Friendly Room in the NBI office for questioning after they were invited during the rescue operation with the US Homeland Security, NBI, Provincial Women Commission and PNP at the Municipality of Cordova. CDN FILE PHOTO

British police are working with Australian and US counterparts in breaking up a Philippine pedophile ring that has been streaming live scenes of child abuse over the Internet, the National Crime Agency) revealed on Thursday.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UN enacts int’l treaty allowing child rights abuse cases vs State

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Children whose human rights have been violated can now seek international justice through the United Nations. On Wednesday, the UN General Assembly, enacted an instrument known as the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure (OP3 CRC) that was adopted in December 2011.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t urged to be pro-active in stopping human trafficking

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At the very least, the government should warn survivors of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in Samar and Leyte about human traffickers, although the best way to protect them would be to provide livelihood and other resources to enable them to get back on their feet, a party-list representative, said.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH on guard against child trafficking post-‘Yolanda’

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The government is acting to curb the trafficking of children displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), a presidential spokesman said Sunday, a day after a UK-based children’s charity raised concerns.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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