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Iligan mother arrested for offering children for online sexual exploitation

May 03, 2019 - 7:35 PM

She offered her 5-year-old son for online sexual abuse before being captured by the Philippine National Police

ARRESTED. The mother is arrested by police at her home in Iligan City. Photo from IJM

Philippines, UK, Australia launch center vs online child exploitation

Feb 27, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Most child exploitation cases involve Filipino children and men from other countries. Authorities hope to stop this 'increasingly prevalent' crime.

NEW CENTER. The Philippine Internet Crimes Against Children Center is inaugurated at the Philippine National Police national headquarters Camp Crame. Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission

Localizing response to prevent online sexual exploitation of children

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:26 PM

AlamBaU provides audience-specific materials on preventing OSEC that target kids, teens, parents, and teachers

Cops catch mother selling her own children for sexual exploitation

Apr 27, 2018 - 6:39 PM

The suspect reportedly asked for P15,000 for each child to take part in a sexual 'show'

RESCUE OPERATION. Cops and social workers save children from being sold for sexual exploitation. Photo by International Justice Mission

Child footballers 'offered boots and underwear for sex work'

Mar 30, 2018 - 1:19 PM

A scandal in Argentina reveals that young players for football giant Independiente prostitute themselves to adult men

EXPLOITATION. Young footballers in Buenos Aires, Argentina have been encouraged to prostitute themselves to adult men in exchange for a pair of boots or underwear. Photo by Shutterstock


U.S., PH form anti-transnational crimes unit to battle child abuse

Mar 10, 2018 - 6:39 PM

The Philippine Transnational Criminal Investigation Unit is composed of 22 US-trained Philippine cops

US-TRAINED. The Philippine Transnational Crimes Investigation Unit undergoes a three-week training course in Georgia, USA. Photo from the US Embassy in the Philippines

Online child exploitation rampant in Cebu

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Easier access to the internet has aided online child exploitation in the outskirts of Cebu province, say child's rights advocates

PROTECT CHILDREN From left, CLB Project Coordinator Earl Anthony Tapayan; Stephanie Lim, litigation and advocacy staff of CLB; and 888 News Forum host Art Barit. Photo by Mars W. Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

Australian pedophile, 6 others indicted for sexual abuse

Sep 13, 2016 - 10:12 PM

The justice department files criminal charges against Peter Scully and 6 others for sexually abusing young children in Mindanao and uploading videos for their clients in Europe

INDICTED. Australian pedophile Peter Scully and 6 others face criminal charges for sexually abusing and exploiting Filipino children. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Penalty awaits ISPs not blocking child porn sites – DOJ

Sep 01, 2015 - 8:00 PM

ISPs that fail to do this will be fined P500 000 to P1 million on first offense; P1 million to P2 million with revocation of license to operate for subsequent offenses

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

Shattering myths about child sexual abuse

Feb 17, 2013 - 11:58 AM

Most sexual offenses against children are committed by someone they know

How to avoid online child sexual abuse

Feb 16, 2013 - 9:48 AM

The Internet has facilitated new methods of non contact sexual abuse of children