By Allan Macatuno
Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday afternoon arrested a 65-year-old British woman who was suspected of illegally detaining five children in her house in Barangay (village) Aningway in Subic town in Zambales province.
The Interagency Commission Against Trafficking—composed of scores of government and law enforcement agencies—has been tasked to rid the country of a pedophile ring victimizing minors, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said on Thursday.
Indian police have arrested a trader for allegedly torturing an 11-year-old maid who was forced to eat chillies which were also rubbed on her body, an official said Monday, in the latest abuse of domestic servants.
By TJ Burgonio
At least 7.5 million Filipinos, including children, are vulnerable to trafficking and may also find it difficult to enrol in schools, find jobs, travel or run for office—all because their births were not registered.
By Leila B. Salaverria
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.”