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[In the news] Rising number of trafficked fishermen alarms Tawi-Tawi authorities -InterAksyon.com

Rising number of trafficked fishermen alarms Tawi-Tawi authorities By: Jake Soriano, VERA Files, InterAksyon.com April 20, 2014 BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi—Tawi-Tawi authorities are alarmed at the growing number of fishermen from the Visayas who end up here after being recruited by human trafficking syndicates to engage in dangerous compressor diving. The latest case involves 13 fishermen rescued…

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[in the news] Int’l media groups demand justice for slain Cavite-based tabloid reporter -GMAnews.com

Int’l media groups demand justice for slain Cavite-based tabloid reporter April 8, 2014 11:21am Even as they lamented the continued impunity against media workers in the Philippines, international media groups on Monday demanded justice for a Cavite-based journalist who was gunned down in her house last Sunday. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) scored the…

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[In the news] Laguna police, intelligence chiefs sacked over ‘torture’ reports -INQUIRER.net

Laguna police, intelligence chiefs sacked over ‘torture’ reports By Maricar Cinco, Inquirer Southern Luzon January 30, 2014 CAMP VICENTE LIM, Philippines — The head of the Laguna police and the chief of the police intelligence branch (PIB) in the same province were relieved of their posts, following allegations of torture and maltreatment of police detainees in…

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[In the news] Wheel of torture: 10 cops relieved -INQUIRER.net

Wheel of torture: 10 cops relieved 41 detainees maltreated at secret PNP facility By Cynthia D. Balana, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 29, 2014 MANILA, Philippines — Ten Philippine National Police officers have been sacked following revelations they played a so-called “wheel of torture” game at a secret detention facility to extract information from criminal suspects and…