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NY bill would bar condoms as proof of prostitution

In this Oct. 25, 2006 file photo, a policeman watches over a group of suspected sex workers during an inspection of a nightclub in Beijing. AP

New York City spends more than a million dollars every year to distribute free condoms to combat unintended pregnancies and diseases such as AIDS. Yet city police are allowed to confiscate those very condoms as evidence of prostitution.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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

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


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

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


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 »