[In the news] Women’s group: With sexual assault story, Duterte says men can brutalize, rape women -GMAnews

Women’s group: With sexual assault story, Duterte says men can brutalize, rape women Women’s rights group EveryWoman on Tuesday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for his anecdote involving the sexual abuse of a maid, saying that it defeats the purpose of celebrating Christmas. In a statement, EveryWoman lambasted Duterte’s story, which he told during a speech…

[People] Jailing the Child Abusers -by Fr. Shay Cullen

Jailing the Child Abusers by Fr. Shay Cullen 16 February 2018 When put on trial in Pasay City, Metro Manila, child sex abusers can expect a conviction and a sentence of harsh life in prison without parole from Judge Tingaraan Guiling of Pasay City if the evidence warrants it. This week on 12 February, a…

[Blog] Japan’s Historical Idiocy and Moral Depravity by Jose Mario De Vega

Japan’s Historical Idiocy and Moral Depravity by Jose Mario De Vega I refer to the utterly controversial and extremely immoral remarks reportedly made by Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto with regard to the comfort women. I overwhelmingly concur with the statement of Attorney Harry L. Roque, Jr. that: “The Philippine government should formally lodge a diplomatic…

[In the news] One billion women to rise on Feb. 14–Filipinos at the forefront, led by Monique Wilson -INQUIRER.net

One billion women to rise on Feb. 14–Filipinos at the forefront, led by Monique Wilson By Annelle S. Tayao, Philippine Daily Inquirer December 29, 2012 Awash in purple light and its floor covered in rose petals, the stage of Music Museum in Greenhills was filled with women—kids, teens, mothers, artists, celebrities, even seniors who survived…

[Petition/Solidarity] Petition for a comprehensive law to stop violence against women, including the repeal of Article 475 in Morocco -AVAAZ

Dear friends, 16 year-old Amina Filali — raped, beaten and forced to wed her rapist — killed herself because Morocco’s penal code allows a rapist to marry his underage victim. Let’s end the outrage and push the government to make good on the promise to enact legislation that reforms the law and stops violence against…

[In the news] Rape accomplice learns what’s reclusion perpetua the hard way -INQUIRER.net

Rape accomplice learns what’s reclusion perpetua the hard way By Miko Morelos, Philippine Daily Inquirer February 7, 2012 MANILA, Philippines—“What does reclusion perpetua mean?” Erica Bianca Enanoria asked. Her smirking jail guard, leafing through the documents of her case, put it simply for her: “That’s life imprisonment.” Enanoria was thus led out of the courtroom…

[In the news] Rape: A horrific global phenomenon- GMA News

Rape: A horrific global phenomenon. VERONICA PULUMBARIT, GMA News January 28, 2012 1  This is the first in a monthly series of articles about Violence Against Women. Rape, one of the worst human rights violations, happens everywhere. The stories are horrific: Just this month in Australia, a mother of four raped her own 11-year-old daughter…

[People] The Impunity of the Powerful by Fr. Shay Cullen

The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn the chief of the International Monetary Fund over an alleged sexual assault and attempted rape of a chamber maid in a New York hotel leaves the world gasping. When a person of such global stature and importance can be quickly identified, found, (on a plane about to escape) arrested, held…