By Erika Sauler
Some will get gifts for Mother’s Day. Rosemarie Alcoriza got a lawsuit. The 33-year-old mother of three was charged with child abuse in the Manila Regional Trial Court earlier this week for allegedly locking the children up whenever she left their house in Tondo, hitting her 9-year-old daughter with a monobloc chair and burning her 7-year-old son’s private parts with a candle.
By Jerome Aning
“Listen to the child speak, and you will know that he is telling the truth.”
CHARGES were filed yesterday against the Australian national who was accused of operating a cybersex den in barangay Labangon, Cebu City.
A South African cardinal apologized to sex abuse victims on Monday for describing pedophilia as an illness and not a crime in an interview.
By Carla P. Gomez
BACOLOD CITY—A Math teacher will spend six years in jail after a Regional Trial Court (RTC) found her guilty of child abuse for maltreating a nine-year-old pupil. The teacher, who had served a six-month suspension, is also facing a separate administrative complaint filed by the pupil’s parents at the Department of Education for grave [...]
By Christine O. Avendaño
The government has come up with a four-year program designed to provide protection to Filipino children—5.5 million of whom are working for their family’s survival, four to six million who are children of overseas Filipino workers, and a “sizable” number who are physically and sexually abused.
By Pete Yost
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström will launch a global alliance targeting online child sexual abuse, building on the success of cross-border police operations that have dismantled international pedophile networks.
By Rima Jessamine M. Granali
A teacher and his brothers were arrested after beating a 17-year-old boy on Saturday night in Marikina City.
By Maricar Brizuela
A two-year-old child sustained serious injuries after she was stabbed thrice by her own father inside their residence in Princecourt Town Homes II, Better Living, Barangay (village) Don Bosco, Parañaque City, on Monday afternoon.
The National Capital Region posted the highest number of reported child-abuse cases in the country in 2010 with 1,404 cases, according to data from the Department of Social Welfare and Development. This was a 111.76 percent increase from the reported 663 cases posed in the region in 2009.
There were 4,749 child abuse cases served by the Department of Social Welfare and Development in 2010. More than half of the victims were between the ages of 10 and 17 while around one in every four victims was 5 years old and below. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
By Connie E. Fernandez
Msgr. Cristobal Garcia has been suspended and stripped of his positions in the archdiocese of Cebu on orders of the Vatican while the Holy See investigates accusations he molested altar boys more than 20 years ago in the United States.
By Marlon Ramos
The security personnel as well as the security agency of Colegio San Agustin in Dasmariñas Village, Makati City, should explain how a gun-wielding father was able to bring a pistol inside the exclusive school, an official of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Monday.