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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.

U.S. bill holds websites liable for online sex trade

Feb 28, 2018 - 4:10 PM

But critics say the bill would undermine a basic underpinning of the internet, which enables websites to host information from third parties without liability

Philippines top global source of child pornography – Unicef

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:58 AM

8 out of 10 Filipino children at risk of online sexual abuse or bullying

TOP SOURCE. Unicef says the Philippines is a leading global source of child pornography.

Rappler Newscast | October 31, 2014

Oct 31, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Vice President Binay tells critics: “spare my youngest daughter The Anti cybercrime head says blocking porn will cripple the child sex trade Depression and teenage pregnancies rise in Haiyan hit areas

Legalizing sex work would slash HIV toll – study

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:44 AM

Study: Scrapping laws that ban sex work would slash the number of HIV infections over the next decade

TIME TO COVER UP. Indonesian sex workers cover their faces as military police accompanied by journalists conduct patrols to prevent soldiers and police from patronizing Surabaya city's red light district popularly known as Dolly. Surabaya’s crusading new mayor has pledged to shut down the area by June 18. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

The Cybercrime law in 2014

Jan 27, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Rappler talks to lawyer JJ Disini on how the Cybercrime law could fare in 2014

PH a global 'source' for child cybersex industry – police

Jan 17, 2014 - 10:58 PM

Paying subscribers around the world can log in to sites that stream the abuse of Filipino children on the Internet

CYBER CRIME. Police Senior Superintendent Gilbert Sosa of the Anti-Cybercrime Group of the Philippines National Police (PNP) gestures in front of a map showing where cyber crime is being traced. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

UK charity expands PH anti-trafficking work

Jan 17, 2014 - 9:06 PM

A UK based children s charity will expand an anti human trafficking project in the Philippines as fears grow that young Yolanda survivors become easy prey

Rappler Newscast | January 16, 2014

Jan 16, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Int l police probe child abuse sex ring in PH NBI: Online sex trade cottage industry in PH US Senate: Benghazi attacks preventable