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Two years ago, Lara (not her real name) was in a house in Digos City, Davao del Sur along with 4 other girls. The 15-year-old and her companions were asked to stay there until there were 30 girls in the house.

Posted on July 15, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

Karen May Abu was an eager young college student at the University of the Philippines when she learned that she had lupus. It started when friends noticed that her face was inflamed. “I was experiencing edema.” At the University infirmary, the doctor told her that her kidney functions were down to 70 percent. It meant [...]

Posted on June 30, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

Rent-a-womb & egg harvesting may be next RP sunrise industry

Posted on June 18, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

The US State Department on Wednesday placed the Philippines in its watchlist of countries suspected of not doing enough to combat human trafficking.

Posted on June 17, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

A growing number of Filipinos wish to rent out their wombs and sell their eggs or sperm, prompting authorities to call for a review of the law against child trafficking

Posted on June 15, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

MANILA – While public attention may focus on the sex video scandal between Dr. Hayden Kho and Katrina Halili, two children’s rights organizations insist that there is a different kind of "sex film" worthier to watch.

Posted on June 3, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

Comedy of errors weakens child trafficking case

Posted on June 2, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations
Posted on June 1, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations
Posted on May 31, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

Civil society organizations involved in the fight against human trafficking recently called for more vigilance and involvement on the part of the public to stop the increasing number of cases of human trafficking in the country.

Posted on May 25, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

Government should use the controversy surrounding American actor Alec Baldwin’s "highly offensive" remarks on his desire to procure a Filipino mail-order bride to heighten public awareness, here and abroad, of a Philippine law banning the matching of local women for marriage to foreigners for a fee, a lawmaker from Mindanao said Friday.

Posted on May 22, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations
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