US prosecutors on Thursday, November 18, announced sex trafficking charges alleging that girls and young women were coerced to have sex with the founder of a Philippine-based church who is a friend and adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte.
A federal grand jury in the United States has indicted Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, founder of the Philippine-based Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC), over an alleged scheme that coerced girls and young women to have sex with him under threats of “eternal damnation.”The US… Read More
MANILA – Pediatric vaccination will start among 12-17 years old with comorbidities as part of the A3 priority group, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed on Wednesday.In a news release, the agency said expanding the va
The Department of Agriculture through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) program has successfully turned-over 240 upgraded native chicken and sacks of feeds worth of P240, 200 for New Dalaguete Women’s Association in Montevista, Davao de Oro .
.The SAAD is a locally-funded program of DA that is intended to help alleviate poverty among the marginalized sectors by providing livelihood projects on agriculture and fishery to generate daily income and uplift their living condition.
Through the efforts of Revitalized Pulis sa Barangay (RPSB) New Dalaguete headed by PLT Analou F. Hormigas, the said association with 230 members became one of the government-accredited people’s organization in the province dedicated to empowering women advocacy through programs designed to build economic capacity.
Witnessing the turn-over were SAAD Regional Focal Person, Naomi C. Lamata, PLTCOL Eulogia D. Galicia of DdO Provincial Police Office, Municipal Mayor Eutropio S. Jayectin represented by Board Member Jojo Jauod, Municipal Agriculturist, Nelma R. Aranton and personnel from the RPSB Davao de Oro.
This project aims to achieve the objective of Executive Order No. 70 or Whole of Nation Approach to End Local Communists Armed Conflict thru delivering government services and projects in barangay level. (Rheafe Hortizano – Provincial Information Office, Photos by RPSB-DdO)
DAVAO CITY—An arrest warrant has been issued by the Davao City Regional Trial Court (RTC) against six administrators of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) Haran Center for child abuse.The April 21 arrest warrant was issued against UCCP Bishop Hamuel Tequis, Rev. Daniel… Read More
MANILA – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said several measures recommended by his department on how to go about the government’s crackdown on online sexual child exploration received approval from President Rodrigo Duterte.Guevarra said one of the recommendations is to… Read More
MANILA –The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Monday urged the government to boost efforts to combat child abuse and exploitation.CHR spokesperson Jacquelin de Guia made this call in commemoration of this year’s Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Week, which she said comes “in the wake… Read M
MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday said among the measures against online sexual abuse of children approved by President Rodrigo Duterte is to certify as priority the move to amend the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act to impose obligations on internet service providers (ISPs)… Read More
Anti-communist groups and other civil society organizations on Tuesday called on the Makabayan bloc lawmakers to resign for allegedly recruiting minors to join the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).Members of the League… Read Mo
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Gilbert Gapay called for a stop to the “radicalization of dissent” among the youth, saying progressive groups recruiting them have become a “spawning pool” for New People’s Army fighters.Gapay said on Tuesday the three Senate… Read More
The Armed Forces of the Philippines Human Rights Office (AFPHRO) has already submitted its report to the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator regarding the 544 minors recruited and used as “child warriors” by the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s… Read More
The Armed Forces of the Philippines Human Rights Office (AFPHRO) on Thursday reported that 544 minors have been used and employed by communist terrorist groups (CTG) in armed conflict since 2010.
Navy Capt. Jonathan Zata, AFP public affairs office chief, said data collected by the AFPHRO from field units covering children involved in armed conflict, provided a factual and verifiable basis for the report.READ MORE