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Reports of prostitution in disaster-hit areas being closely monitored – Palace

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma (Photo from http://pcoo.gov.ph/)

Malacañang on Thursday assured the public that the government continues to oversee the situation in disaster-hit areas amid reports of prostitution in evacuation areas.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Brothels operate in Zamboanga shelters

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In yet another sign of the desperation to which evacuees here had been driven, prostitution in shelters has persisted despite officials saying it has been stopped.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Prostitution rife in Zamboanga evacuation centers

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THE DON Joaquin F. Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex (grandstand) where evacuees continue to stay to this day. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO/JULIE S. ALIPALA

Prostitution continues to thrive in and around evacuation camps in Zamboanga City as many of the evacuees see it as a way out of hunger and misery, evacuees and officials say.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Hawaii law lets police have sex with prostitutes

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Honolulu police have urged lawmakers to preserve an exemption in Hawaii law that lets undercover officers have sex with prostitutes during investigations. But they won’t say how often — or even if — they use the provision.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China cracks down on its ‘sex capital’

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A state television expose on prostitution in China’s “sex capital” and an ensuing, much-publicized police crackdown has drawn criticism from the public, who expressed sympathy for the sex workers and suggested that authorities target other kinds of wrongdoing.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong police raid brothels converted from public toilets

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Hong Kong police have shut down brothels operating in converted public toilets in a shopping mall, making dozens of arrests in raids on the operation run by triad crime gangs, reports said Friday.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No hugs allowed? US city targets pro cuddlers

In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, Matthew Hurtado talks about The Snuggle House in downtown Madison, Wis. Customers at Madison’s new Snuggle House can snuggle with professional cuddlers for $60 an hour. Supporters say the business helps people relax through non-sexual touch. But city officials suspect the Snuggle House may be a thinly veiled brothel and cuddling will lead to sexual assault. AP

Wisconsin’s ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison’s boundaries by offering, of all things, hugs.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Women, kids in danger in evacuation centers–Gabriela

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In the crowded condition of evacuation centers, women and children become vulnerable to rape, trafficking, prostitution and other forms of exploitation, the party-list group Gabriela warned on Monday. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In the crowded condition of evacuation centers, women and children become vulnerable to rape, trafficking, prostitution and other forms of exploitation, the party-list group Gabriela warned on Monday, as it urged the government to speed up the provision of basic social services to counter these risks, especially in areas battered by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

43 victims of trafficking rescued from 2 Cebu bars

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Police rescued 43 women believed to be victims of trafficking from two bars here.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

14 minors rescued from Mango Ave. nightspots suspected as prosti fronts

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Six suspected female pimps were arrested after police rescued dozens of women, including at least 14 minors, in a raid conducted simultaneously in two bars in Cebu City on Saturday evening. At least 43 women were taken out of the bars along Gen. Maxilom Ave. (also known as Mango Ave.) which police claim serve as [...]

Posted: September 23rd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Parenting parents

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The arrests over the weekend and last week of women involved in prostituting children to cyber-pornography in Lapu-Lapu City and Cordova town underscores anew the need for the State, the Church and everyone involved to help train current and future parents especially among the poor. Cebu woke up to news of the Lapu-Lapu City arrest [...]

Posted: September 9th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Victims thought it was OK’

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The 13 children who were rescued from a life of online prostitution thought they were not doing anything wrong.

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Zurich unveils sex drive-in

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The Swiss city of Zurich on Thursday unveiled a sex drive-in which local authorities say will enable them to keep closer tabs on prostitution, a year after voters backed the plan.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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