MARY GLEEFER F. JALEA

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The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has sought stricter monitoring of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) against abuses and slavery after news broke out last week about a Filipino housemaid whose lifeless body was discovered inside her employers’ freezer in an apartment in Kuwait. In a statement, CHR Commissioner Gwendolyn Pimentel-Gana…

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A Quezon City trial court has issued a “watch list” order against 24 expelled members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) who are facing criminal charges for illegal possession of firearms. The court also ordered the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to bar the accused from leaving the country. Judge Luisito…

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A lawyer survived an ambush on Tuesday when one of his companions shot one of the attackers who turned out to be a policeman. Quezon City Police District director Guillermo Eleazar told reporters, lawyer Argel Cabatbat, and three of his friends were cruising East Avenue in Quezon City at 12:30…

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FOUR areas in Mindanao were placed under Signal No.2 on Monday night while 23 others are under Signal No.1 as Tropical Storm “Basyang” (Sanba) accelerated strength, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). Affected areas are Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan Del Norte and…

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Conclusiom THE National Capital Region, Regions 3, 7 and 9 have high incidence of online trafficking because of their geographical location and accessibility to local and international businesses and airports, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for…

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The dark side of sex exploitation The sexual exploitation of children continues because sometimes, parents are the “enemies” who sell their young ones, according to anti-trafficking group ECPAT Philippines. The End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT)- Philippines said 40 percent or 17 of…

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An approaching tropical depression will be named Basyang once it enters the Philippine territory anytime on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. In the state-run weather bureau’s latest update, the tropical depression was seen 1,355 kilometers east of Mindanao in southern Philippines. It continues to…

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Parents of children inoculated with Dengvaxia took to Facebook to share their fears and sentiments on the controversy and to help each other as government continues to monitor those who got the anti-dengue vaccine. As of Wednesday, the closed group named “Samahan ng Magulang ng mga Batang Biktima ng Dengvaxia,”…

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A youth group has warned President Rodrigo Duterte to “expect more class walkouts” after he called the attention of students from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, who had led a protest against his leadership on Thursday. “On February 23, Duterte should expect bigger protests, participated in…

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