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Andrew was a frail, malnourished 12 year-old kid when Willy, a 21 year-old pimp, told him last May 8 that "Doctor Daddy" was "in" and waiting for him. Andrew knew what he had to do. He went with Willy by bus to a pick-up point and then walked to a parked Silver Mazda with heavily [...]

Posted on May 20, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

The authorities should find out whether Australian national Marcus Hodge, the 47-year-old doctor detained on child prostitution charges, had the opportunity to prey on other potential victims while performing his work at the World Health Organization (WHO) here, Cotabato Rep. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza said Sunday.

Posted on May 18, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

Following the arrest of an Australian officer of the World Health Organization (WHO) for alleged child prostitution, Cotabato Rep. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza has warned foreign pedophiles that they would not find any safe haven in the Philippines.

Posted on May 12, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

The growing number of fatalities at the Hanjin shipyard reveals government’s weak capacity to enforce safety standards in the workplace

Posted on May 1, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Business & Economy, In-Depth, Investigations, Social Welfare

A closer look on the Anti-trafficking law and why ignorance of government authorities and law enforcers has allowed traffickers to go scot-free.

Posted on April 28, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

Sometimes, all it takes is a determined victim and a prosecutor to pin down a human trafficker.

Posted on April 2, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

Corrupt law enforcers, government officials, judges, prosecutors and influence peddlers in government collude to block prosecution of human trafficking cases

Posted on March 30, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

1991 – The Organ Donation Act (Republic Act 7170) outlines the process by which individuals may donate organs after death. This also allows for international sharing of human organs or tissues if foreign organs or tissue bank facilities grant reciprocal rites to their Philippine counterparts. The law is silent as regards the acceptance and management [...]

Posted on March 15, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

In a trade where savvy players give kidneys to the highest bidders, A nurse owes her life to a rare gift

Posted on March 13, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

Kidneys in this country come at a steep price, not just for those in desperate need of one but for those who are giving up one of theirs.

Posted on March 11, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations

A heinous village crime puts the spotlight on Kasiglahan where selling and dealing in kidneys is a way of life

Posted on March 9, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Investigations
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