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Senior staff leave gaming firm Ubisoft in harassment probe

Jul 12, 2020 - 12:00 PM

'Ubisoft has fallen short in its obligation to guarantee a safe and inclusive workplace environment for its employees,' says CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot

UBISOFT'S YVES GUILLEMOT. CEO of the French video game company Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, speaks after receiving the 2019 Academy Honory award during the first Pegases award ceremony on March 9, 2020. File photo by Francois Guillot/AFP

Victim-blaming: Why survivors of sexual violence won’t come forward

Jul 11, 2020 - 9:37 AM

‘When you hear that someone has been raped, it challenges our belief in a just, fair world.' People would then resort to blaming the victim to reduce the discomfort from an idea that conflicts with their belief.

Miriam College forms committee to probe sexual harassment complaints

Jul 05, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Miriam College's Truth and Justice Committee is mandated to recommend sanctions for those found guilty of inappropriate behavior

Game over: Harassment charges end gaming stars' careers

Jul 04, 2020 - 7:16 PM

More people from the gaming community have come forward to share their experiences of sexual harassment

DIVIDED. Offline TV’s Lily Ki (back row, right), Yvonne Ng and  Imane Anys (front row, second and third from left) accuse co-member Federico Gaytan (back row, center) of inappropriate behavior. Photo from Gaytan’s Twitter (@Fedmyster)

Two top Ubisoft execs leave during sexual harassment probe

Jul 04, 2020 - 5:08 PM

CEO Yves Guillemot says Maxime Beland, vice-president of editorial in Toronto, resigned. Tommy Francois, vice-president of editorial and creative services based in Paris, was now on disciplinary leave 'pending the outcome of an investigation.'

UBISOFT. Gaming fans play Ubisoft games at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2019. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Ghislaine Maxwell, jet-set socialite facing jail for Epstein sex crimes

Jul 03, 2020 - 10:32 AM

Maxwell is often cast as an international woman of mystery with close ties to both British royalty and US politicians

CAUGHT. Acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss, announces charges against Ghislaine Maxwell during a July 2, 2020, press conference in New York City. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

LIST: Groups that offer counseling for sexual harassment victims

Jul 02, 2020 - 6:52 PM

Here are some of the online safe spaces for those who experienced any form of sexual harassment.

UP Visayas fraternity under fire after leak of lewd messages

Jul 02, 2020 - 12:21 PM

Sister sorority UP Stella Juris says there is 'no place to justify nor tolerate any malicious conduct...allegedly committed by certain individuals who were identified as members of UP Scintilla Juris fraternity.'

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MCHS family council 'alarmed' by high number of sexual harassment complaints

Jun 30, 2020 - 12:29 PM

'There is no room for predators teaching in any school system,' the Miriam College High School (MCHS) Family Council Parent Representative said in a statement

#StepUpUAP: Another school faces complaints of sexual harassment

Jun 29, 2020 - 7:46 PM

The University of Asia and the Pacific encourages victims of sexual harassment to come forward and file complaints with the Office of Student Mentoring, Guidance and Counseling

After #MCHSDoBetter goes viral, other schools urged to act on sexual harassment

Jun 28, 2020 - 4:58 PM

Students and alumni from different institutions who experienced alleged sexual misconduct from teachers want their voices and pleas for justice to be heard

[OPINION] Drawing the line on sexual harassment in all-girls schools

Jun 28, 2020 - 2:39 PM

'Just because a space is supposed to be safe, it doesn't mean it is'

Justice Leonen backs safe spaces campaign for students

Jun 28, 2020 - 10:36 AM

The daughter of Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen attends Miriam College, whose students and alumnae have bared on social media stories of sexual harassment and emotional manipulation perpetrated by the school's own teachers

CONCERNED FATHER. Justice Marvic Leonen at the Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The scar of sexual harassment

Jun 27, 2020 - 9:24 PM

'A moment of pleasure for the harasser cannot make up for the lifetime of pain for the victim.'

#MCHSdobetter: Groups condemn sexual misconduct of teachers, call for justice

Jun 26, 2020 - 9:45 PM

Students and alumni come out in the open, using the tag #MCHSdobetter as they flood social media with their own stories of sexual harassment, assault, and pedophilia

#SpeakingOut: PWR stars come forward with sexual harassment stories

Jun 24, 2020 - 12:41 PM

Philippine Wrestling Revolution stars Crystal and Nina reveal their stories of sexual harassment in the sport

BRAVERY. Crystal (left) and Nina open up about their experiences of sexual harassment in the sport. Photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cookies By The Bucket staff accused of violating privacy laws, inappropriate behavior

Jun 20, 2020 - 2:56 PM

TV host and model Kim Cruz took to Twitter to accuse an unnamed male employee of CBTB of spreading her contact details and photos in group chats with other men

Cops arrest online sex trafficker in Taguig who abused own son, sister

Jun 19, 2020 - 2:21 PM

'One of the victims was a differently abled 27-year-old deaf female, the younger sister of the suspect and who is also the mother of some of the children rescued,' says Police Colonel Sheila Portento

SAVED. Police in personal protective equipment rescue 8 people, including this child, from an online sex trafficker in Taguig City on June 17, 2020. Photo from IJM

JK Rowling says she is survivor of sexual assault, domestic abuse

Jun 11, 2020 - 9:25 AM

The 'Harry Potter' author reveals the information in a blog post to 'give context' to her controversial past comments about transgender women

Mother arrested for livestreaming sexual abuse of own children

May 30, 2020 - 7:10 PM

The 35-year-old mother faces charges of child trafficking which is punishable by life imprisonment

ARRESTED. Mother is arrested for the online sexual exploitation of her 3 children and 1 niece, all of them minors. Photo courtesy of IJM

Disney, CBS sued for 'rampant' sexual harassment on 'Criminal Minds' set

May 27, 2020 - 10:42 AM

California sues Disney and CBS for allegedly covering up 14 years of sexual harassment against male crew members on the set of cop series 'Criminal Minds'

Reports of sexual abuse of children triple during lockdown

May 25, 2020 - 6:13 PM

The justice department receives nearly 280,000 reports from March to May. It blames telecommunications companies for not proactively blocking access to forms of online sexual exploitation of children


Police arrest online sex trafficker in Butuan City

May 23, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Victims, including children, are rescued in an operation made possible by information from Australian police

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Liza Soberano uses platform to speak up against internet-based child abuse

May 22, 2020 - 8:56 PM

The actress admits she wished she used her platform earlier in creating awareness on the issue of online sexual exploitation of children

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Online sexual exploitation of children in PH tripled in 3 years – study

May 21, 2020 - 8:06 PM

Technology to detect livestreamed abuse has yet to be developed or utilized by internet service providers, according to the International Justice Mission

Photo from IJM

Child sex abuse material now peddled for as low as P100 on Twitter

May 21, 2020 - 5:03 PM

(UPDATED) PART 2 | EXCLUSIVE: Child sexual abuse has gone from the obscurity of the dark web into free and widely-used social media platforms

Alter Twitter’s awful side: Leaked private sex videos for sale

May 20, 2020 - 9:34 PM

(UPDATED) PART 1 | EXCLUSIVE: Victims are left helpless while their private videos are spread online and sold by anonymous Twitter accounts patronized by thousands of followers

[OPINION] Gender equality in a post-pandemic world

May 13, 2020 - 1:09 PM

'A society that is open to see past the great gender divide and choose leaders based on their moral and professional record will tremendously benefit from it'

New U.S. school sexual assault rules enforce rights of accused

May 07, 2020 - 9:41 AM

The new regulations lay out a method for cross-examining the accuser. This approach has previously been deemed too traumatizing for presumed victims.

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[PODCAST] I've Got An Opinion: Bisexuals are super misunderstood

May 06, 2020 - 8:00 PM

We’re putting bisexuals in the spotlight! We talk to LGBT activist Vince Liban, who wants to debunk the many, many myths on being bi.

Tip from Australian police lead to arrest of sex trafficker in Caloocan

May 06, 2020 - 10:15 AM

(UPDATED) Police rescue 3 minors, all children of the suspect

ARRESTED. Authorities with a  41-year-old women accused of forcing her 3 chilldren, all minors, to perform sexual acts via webcam. She was arrested on May 4, 2020, in Caloocan City. Photo from IJM

Joe Biden: alleged sexual assault 'never happened'

May 01, 2020 - 8:52 PM

(UPDATED) 'They aren't true. This never happened,' Joe Biden says in a statement regarding the accusations made by Tara Reade, a former staffer in his US Senate office

BIDEN. In this file photo taken on March 10, 2020, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden leaves after speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Biden under pressure to address sexual assault allegation

Apr 30, 2020 - 9:48 AM

Tara Reade, 56, claims that the assault took place in 1993, when she was a 29-year-old staff assistant in the office of Biden, then a US senator from Delaware

GRIMACE. In this file photo taken on March 12, 2020 former US Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

'Trapped with abusers,' 7 kids rescued from sex trafficker in Luzon

Apr 25, 2020 - 11:05 AM

'One unintended consequence of [the lockdown] is that vulnerable children are being trapped with abusers and traffickers in their homes,' says the International Justice Mission

Online sexual exploitation of children may rise during lockdown – NGOs

Apr 15, 2020 - 5:27 PM

With children staying home, and families in an economic bind, child-focused NGOs want the public and the government to be on the lookout

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Taiwan director Doze Niu convicted for sexual assault of crew member

Apr 15, 2020 - 2:03 PM

'Monga' director Doze Niu is sentenced to 4 years in prison for sexually assaulting a female crew member working on a film he was making in 2018

Cardinal Pell freed after winning appeal over child sex abuse

Apr 07, 2020 - 9:33 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The 78-year-old leaves Barwon Prison near Melbourne after the court overturns 5 counts of sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s

FREE MAN. Cardinal George Pell (R) leaves the County Court of Victoria on February 26, 2019. Photo by Con Chronis/AFP

Harvey Weinstein transferred to New York state prison

Mar 19, 2020 - 9:57 AM

The convicted rapist is assigned to the high-security Wende Correctional Facility following a stay at New York's Rikers Island prison

HARVEY WEINSTEIN. In this file photo taken in February 2020, the convicted rapist arrives at the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

French priest gets 5-year jail term for sex assault of boy scouts

Mar 16, 2020 - 6:53 PM

The 5-year jail term is less than the 8 years sought by prosecutors, who accused ex-priest Bernard Preynat of 'shattering' his victims' lives and profiting from the silence of both parents and the Church hierarchy

BERNARD PREYNAT. French former priest accused on sexual assaults Bernard Preynat leaves Lyon's courthouse, southeastern France, on January 17, 2020 at the end of his trial. Photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP

Naga judge grants GCTA to student convicted of rape by sexual assault

Mar 16, 2020 - 2:35 PM

(UPDATED) Naga City Regional Trial Court Branch 61 Judge Soliman Santos, who had approved a plea bargain agreement between the convict and the victim, rules that rape by sexual assault is not a heinous crime

Harvey Weinstein: From Hollywood 'God' to convicted rapist

Mar 12, 2020 - 10:57 AM

The formerly 'untouchable' Hollywood mega-producer is now a convicted rapist, set to spend 23 years of his life in prison

#SanaAllSchools: Students seek safe spaces vs sexual harassment on campus

Mar 10, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Several school administrators and student leaders call for 'safe space desks' on campuses nationwide, where victims could report their experiences for immediate action

SAFE SPACES. Student leaders and school officials call for the establishment of safe space desks in campuses all over the country on Monday, March 9, at the University Hotel in UP Diliman. Photo by Samantha Bagayas

[OPINION] The university as (un)safe space

Mar 07, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'How do we view the humanity of victims and how do we view the humanity of harassers?'

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] What happened to the NEDA sexual harassment case?

Mar 07, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The results of NEDA's investigation of a ranking official have been with the Office of the President for more than a year. Why is President Duterte taking this long to decide on what to do?

French cardinal exits over failure to report alleged sex abuser

Mar 06, 2020 - 9:49 PM

Archbishop of Lyon Philippe Barbarin is the most senior French priest to be caught up in a global pedophilia scandal that has seen clergy hauled before courts from Argentina to Australia

RESIGNATION. In this file photo taken on January 7, 2019 Lyon archbishop, cardinal Philippe Barbarin gestures as he arrives in Lyon court to attend his trial charged with failing to report a priest who abused boy scouts in the 1980s and 90s. File photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP

Placido Domingo says apology gave 'false impression', drops Spain show

Feb 27, 2020 - 10:04 PM

'I feel I have to issue another statement to correct the false impression generated by my apology,' says the opera singer of his earlier statement

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 28, 2019 Spanish tenor Placido Domingo performs during his concert in the newly inaugurated sports and culture centre 'St Gellert Forum' in Szeged, southern Hungary, on August 28, 2019. - Spain ministry has cancelled Placido Domingo's participation in Madrid show, on February 26, 2020. Domingo, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, apologised for "the hurt" caused to his accusers, saying he accepted "full responsibility" for his actions. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

Age of empowerment,' accusers hail Harvey Weinstein convictions

Feb 25, 2020 - 12:37 PM

Ashley Judd, Ellen Barkin, Rose McGowan, and Asia Argento are among the celebrities who hailed the women for testifying against the movie producer

Elementary school teacher in Bataan arrested for molesting 10-year-old student

Feb 25, 2020 - 8:07 AM

The suspect allegedly kissed the student and touched her private parts inside one of the school's comfort rooms, says Hermosa's police chief

8 children, baby rescued from online sexual exploitation in Pampanga and Laguna

Feb 24, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Three children are rescued in Angeles, Pampanga, while another 5 children and a 25-day old baby were rescued in San Pedro, Laguna

RESCUE OPERATIONS. Operations against the online sexual exploitation of children occur in Pampanga and Laguna. Photo from International Justice Mission.

Court sentences 3 women in Cebu for livestreaming sex abuse

Feb 20, 2020 - 7:39 PM


The 3 online traffickers are each sentenced to between 23 and 36 years in prison and ordered to pay P600,000 in damages