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Nowhere to run: Why some abused sex workers don’t want cops’ help

Jun 27, 2020 - 6:57 PM

Part 2: Even as sex workers or prostituted women claim they experience systematic abuse from the police, they are blamed when they are raped and told ‘it’s part of the job anyway’

Filipina who sheltered Snowden fled PH over sexual violence

Mar 26, 2019 - 10:51 AM

Get to know Vanessa Rodel, who obtained asylum status in Canada years after sheltering US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong

'SNOWDEN REFUGEE.' Vanessa Rodel smiles during a media scrum after arriving with her daughter Keana at the Toronto airport on a flight from Hong Kong, in Toronto, Canada, March 25, 2019. Photo by Cole Burston/AFP

PNP deploys SAF after Duterte order vs ‘lawless violence’

Nov 26, 2018 - 12:30 PM

PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde also fends off criticism that the order may be prelude to military rule across the country, saying it 'has nothing to do with martial law'

SAF TROOPERS. PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde says companies from the PNP Special Action Force have been deployed and realigned to Samar, Bicol, and Negros Island. Rappler file photo

Lanao del Norte town mayor, 6 others arrested after firefight

May 14, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Mayor Jabar Tago is arrested for alleged violation of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act

Palace: 'Obvious motive' in VP rant vs Ombudsman over Mamasapano

Jul 25, 2015 - 11:13 PM

Malacañang says Vice President Jejomar Binay s criticism against the Ombudsman s findings on the bloody January 25 clash is expected

QUESTIONABLE? Vice President Jejomar Binay said on July 24 that the Ombudsman's decision only raises more questions on the Mamasapano incident. Graphics by Ernest Fiestan

Uphold our rights, women tell male-dominated Congress

Nov 28, 2014 - 11:25 PM

Even if we’re not the majority our voice can still be powerful So we need to shout it out so other members of the Congress can hear us

After sexist blunders: 'SM, Bench need internal watchdogs'

Oct 10, 2014 - 4:29 PM

Women s rights groups ask SM CEO Henry Sy Jr and Bench CEO Ben Chan to establish internal guidelines and standards so their recent misrepresentation of people s rights do not happen again

FOR EQUAL RIGHTS. SM Store marketing head Queenie Cua accepts the letter of the petitioners for Henry Sy Jr. Photo from Danah Gutierrez

PH delegation lauded for leadership at global summit

Jul 01, 2014 - 3:22 PM

12 Filipino women participated in the 2014 End Sexual Violence in Conflict summit in London from June 10 13 2014

Slashed and stabbed as fear rules typhoon-ravaged Philippine city

Nov 13, 2013 - 11:35 PM

To restore law and order the government has sent almost 2 000 police soldiers and special forces to patrol and man checkpoints on Leyte island A night time curfew is also in force

LOOTING. Some survivors in Tacloban City employed more aggressive means as they took advantage of a security vacuum there. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Violence-free elections in Negros Occidental

May 13, 2013 - 9:24 PM

Comelec officials police and military said that the elections in Negros Occidental were generally peaceful

NO VIOLENCE. Election day in Negros Occidental was "generally peaceful."

44 killed in poll violence - PNP

May 09, 2013 - 4:01 PM

The PNP has recorded a total of 107 victims of 66 election related violence

1 officer killed in Al-Barka ambush

May 06, 2013 - 9:56 PM

Suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf and a breakaway group of the MILF are behind the ambush

Twin bombings in Basilan

Apr 18, 2013 - 10:24 PM

The explosions occurred Thursday night in Lamitan City

Murder raps vs Escalante City mayor

Apr 18, 2013 - 4:30 PM

Less than a month before the elections Mayor Melencio Yap Jr faces murder charges

Radio manager vs Negros mayor?

Apr 18, 2013 - 3:24 PM

A Radyo Natin manager receives death threats after his station was shut down

Reporter shot in Cavite

Mar 06, 2013 - 1:01 PM

A reporter is wounded after being shot by unidentified gunmen in Cavite on Wednesday

Protest leader shot dead

Mar 04, 2013 - 7:52 PM

Cristina Jose was one of the leaders of protesters who occupied the DSWD office in Davao City last week

DESPERATION OR LOOTING? The protestors claim they only took relief goods already allotted to them but the DSWD says they were stealing. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Bet for councilor shot dead

Feb 25, 2013 - 8:29 AM

The killing comes a day after a mayoral bet in Ilocos Norte was shot dead

2 more arrested in mayor's killing

Jan 23, 2013 - 9:13 AM

A man and a woman are arrested in two separate areas in Quezon City for the killing of Maconacon Mayor Erlinda Domingo

A police reporter talks about guns

Jan 08, 2013 - 11:23 PM

I could have killed someone ruined his life and his family s and mine as well I suddenly felt unsafe carrying my pistol around

58 seconds

Nov 23, 2012 - 10:34 PM

Three years after the murder of 58 in Ampatuan Maguindanao on November 23 2012 we ask the nation to remember

The Ampatuan massacre site two days after. 25 Nov 2009. Photo by Patricia Evangelista.

100 impunity cases in ASEAN: PH still most deadly for media

Nov 21, 2012 - 2:39 PM

The Philippines is still the deadliest place in Southeast Asia for journalists and media workers according to the Southeast Asian Press Alliance

Grade school principal shot dead; teacher abducted

Nov 14, 2012 - 10:58 AM

A grade school principal in Tawi Tawi is shot dead outside a church In Zamboanga City a teacher is abducted

Radio anchor shot dead despite gun ban

Nov 08, 2012 - 12:36 PM

UPDATED A radio anchor is shot dead in Cabanatuan City where a gun ban is in place

2 dead, 4 hurt in gang war

Sep 13, 2012 - 12:32 PM

Two students are killed by motorbike riding men in Cotabato City

Hired guns stalking Maguindanao massacre witnesses

Jul 27, 2012 - 2:22 PM

Hired assassins are stalking witnesses to the Maguindanao massacre

Voters on way to register attacked; 1 killed

Jul 16, 2012 - 1:13 PM

Gunmen attack residents of Basilan on their way to register as voters

Preventing violence against women before it happens

May 26, 2012 - 9:27 PM

Steps women can take from taking a new route home to avoid a would be stalker

Palace reporter shot, in critical condition

Mar 12, 2012 - 12:54 PM

[3rd UPDATE] The Malacañang Press Corps condemns attack on Fernan Angeles who covers the Palace beat for The Daily Tribune

SHOT. Fernan Angeles, a Malacañang reporter for The Manila Tribune is in critical condition after being shot 6 times near his home in Pasig City on Sunday (March 11) night. (Photo from Angeles' Facebook account)