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French writer 'regrets' his pedophile sex tourism in Asia

Jan 30, 2020 - 11:11 AM

Matzneff never made any secret of his sexual preference for adolescent girls and boys and it did not stop him winning the Renaudot prize in 2013

Saving child sex workers

Dec 29, 2019 - 8:00 PM

An estimated 60,000 children are currently trapped in sexual exploitation in the Philippines. From Manila, a group of foreign and local operatives are working to save them.

Rescued victims are led back to police headquarters in Quezon City after being rescued from a condominium complex in Marakina City on December 5. 2019.

VIRAL: Siargao resort draws flak for promoting island to foreigners seeking partners

Jan 30, 2018 - 12:48 PM

In an interview with Rappler, resort owner Andreas Mikoleiczik explains that the description written on the website does not aim to promote the island for sex tourism

Global child sex tourism rising, thwarting efforts to fight it – study

May 13, 2016 - 1:00 AM

No region is untouched by this crime says a landmark report backed by the United Nations

Kids aren't supposed to be for sex

Feb 26, 2015 - 6:23 PM

Citizens are advised to be more proactive in preventing child abuse

Singaporean admits to organizing sex tours in PH, other countries

Feb 09, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Singaporean authorities arrest Chan Chun Hong 31 based on information from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Sweden launches website to combat child sex tourism

Dec 16, 2014 - 10:17 PM

Resekurage se – which means travel courage – encourages Swedes travelling to destinations known for child sex tourism to report suspicious behavior among fellow nationals

RESEKURAGE. Screen shot from

Spain's cold shower for sex and booze resorts

Aug 03, 2014 - 1:42 PM

Spain tightens restrictions on sex and booze resorts to attract more upmarket tourists in holiday resort Magaluf where shops sell souvenir T shirts with the catchphrase On it till we vomit

Young disguised British tourists pose in Punta Ballena street as they have fun in the Magaluf zone, in Calvia on Mallorca Island late on August 1, 2014. Photo by Jaime Reina / AFP

Interpol awaits evidence from Dutch webcam child sex sting

Nov 05, 2013 - 7:54 PM

A Dutch rights group says it wants to raise the alarm about webcam child sex tourism that has tens of thousands of victims in the Philippines alone

Virtual Filipina foils 1,000 webcam sex tourists

Nov 05, 2013 - 12:00 AM

The pedophiles wanted to have sex with Sweetie a virtual 10 year old girl from the Philippines

'Boses': Repairing broken lives, finding dignity

Jul 30, 2013 - 10:26 PM

Ellen Ongkeko Marfil s heartbreaker about a battered child finding his voice in music

QUIET FILM. In 'Boses,' an abused child finds redemption in music. Photo from the film's Facebook page

Trafficking in Persons report: PH still under Tier 2

Jun 20, 2012 - 11:55 AM

The Philippines is a source country and to a much lesser extent a destination and transit country for men women and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor

Trafficking in Persons report 2012.

Up to 27 million people living in slavery worldwide: US

Jun 20, 2012 - 10:16 AM

As America prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the emancipation of US slaves people must reflect on how much further we have to go to free all these 27 million victims Clinton said at the unveiling of the 2012 Trafficking in Persons report

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking during the release of the 2012 Trafficking in Persons report at the US Department of State in Washington DC, June 19, 2012. Frame grab courtesy of the US Department of State.