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100,000 South Koreans call for judge to be sacked over child rape case

Jun 20, 2019 - 6:08 PM

Women's rights activists and the public protest the verdict, which reduces the sentence from 8 years to 3, saying child victims of sexual violence were not being protected

6 convicted over notorious Indian gang rape

Jun 10, 2019 - 3:45 PM

They face the death penalty with a minimum of life imprisonment. A seventh man is acquitted while an eighth person, who was underage, faces a separate trial.

CONVICTIONS. Media gather around a Punjab Police vehicle carrying the seven accused for the rape and murder of an 8-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, as verdict is expected to be delivered at the district court in Pathankot on June 10, 2019. Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP

New lawyer for Neymar's rape accuser considers dropping case – report

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:37 PM

Danilo Garcia Andrade, the new lawyer of the woman at the center of the alleged rape scandal, wants his client to provide further evidence

OUT. Neymar will not see action in the Copa America due to an ankle injury. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


Chris Brown skips Paris hearing over rape accusation

May 29, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The singer is accused of raping a woman on the night of January 15 early this year

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA - APRIL 28: Chris Brown performs onstage at SOMETHING IN THE WATER - Day 3 on April 28, 2019 in Virginia Beach City. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Something in the Water/AFP

Duterte cracks rape jokes as he pardons PMA cadets

May 26, 2019 - 2:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte jokes that underclassmen of the Philippine Military Academy committed rape. This is not the first time the President has joked about the serious crime.

PARDONED. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the pardon for all outstanding punishments to Philippine Military Academy undergraduates. Screengrab from RTVM

Suspect in De La Salle-Lipa student rape slay arrested

May 22, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Police arrest the suspect in Victoria town, Oriental Mindoro

VICTIM. Flowers adorn the memorial for Fidex Therese Marana. Photo from Lavoxa online, the official college paper of De La Salle Lipa.

Swedish prosecutor issues formal request to hold Assange on rape suspicion

May 20, 2019 - 7:14 PM

The Swedish investigation concerns events which took place in 2010 when a Swedish woman accused Julian Assange of rape, after meeting him at a WikiLeaks conference in Stockholm

ASSANGE. A video grab taken from AFP TV footage shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he is driven by British Police to Westminster Magistrates Court in London on April 11, 2019. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Otso Diretso: Don't use Silawan rape-slay to push for death penalty

Mar 25, 2019 - 3:20 PM

While justice must be served, opposition candidates say the case of 16-year-old Christine Lee Silawan should not be used to drum up support for the death penalty

FALSE: 'Video of 3 suspects' in rape-slay case of Cebu teen

Mar 17, 2019 - 4:10 PM

A video embedded in several websites is a report about a rape case in Bulacan, not in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

FALSE. Screenshot of the video embedded in the websites featuring the alleged suspects to rape-slay case of girl in Cebu.  FALSE. Screenshot of the video embedded in the websites featuring the alleged suspects to rape-slay case of girl in Cebu.

Duterte Youth offers P50,000 reward to catch Cebu rape-slay culprits

Mar 15, 2019 - 1:19 PM

Duterte Youth President Billy Villareal will double the reward if the suspects are caught dead

India rape victim strikes back, kills attacker

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:08 AM

India has a grim record of sexual violence, as highlighted by the gang rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012

Police file rape charges vs Negros Occidental priest

Feb 28, 2019 - 10:54 AM

A parish priest in Cadiz City is accused of raping a 4-year-old girl

India rape victims demand dignity at first public rally

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:08 PM

India's sexual assault survivors come together in public in New Delhi for the first time to demand justice

DIGNITY. An Indian participant of the 'Dignity March' shouts slogans as the culmination of the march at Ramleela Ground in New Delhi on February 22, 2019. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

Blame for mass rapes points to South Sudan army – U.N. report

Feb 20, 2019 - 11:59 PM

'Collected evidence seems to suggest that the perpetrators of rapes in the Bentiu area are men who have the opportunity to come and go at ease within [Sudanese People's Liberation Army],' the report says

Over 1,600 minors nabbed for rape in 2 years – PNP

Jan 22, 2019 - 4:20 PM

On average, 15 minors suspected of committing rape are taken into custody every week

MINOR 'CRIMINALS'?. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at a budget briefing in the Senate in 2018 Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte urged to resign after 'disgusting' confession

Dec 30, 2018 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) ACT Teachers Representative France Castro calls as 'really disgusting' [and] uncalled for' President Rodrigo Duterte's confession of molesting their maid when he was a teenager

CONFESSION. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers talks about attempting to molest their maid in a speech at the Provincial Gymnasium Capitol Compound in Kidapawan City, Cotabato on December 29, 2018. Photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

Ateneo finds no confirmation of rape incident in Loyola campus

Dec 14, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Despite the investigation's findings, Loyola Schools Vice President Maria Vilches says that the university takes reports of sexual assault seriously

NO CONFIRMATION. The university's administration said no evidence was found to confirm an alleged rape incident that took place on campus. File photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

French film star Gerard Depardieu questioned in rape probe

Nov 29, 2018 - 2:03 PM

The actor is accused of raping a young actress

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 5, 2017 French actor Gerard Depardieu arrives at the 74th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. - Gerard Depardieu was heard by police on November 27, 2018 in a free hearing in an investigation in which he is targeted for rape and sexual assault, it was reported on November 28 by police source. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

Ateneo investigates alleged campus rape case

Nov 25, 2018 - 3:12 PM

The Ateneo de Manila University is 'shocked' and 'outraged' by the alleged rape case within school premises

Cop rapes rookie policewoman in Puerto Princesa

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Police Officer 3 Jernie Ramirez, an assistant instructor at the Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center in Puerto Princesa City, has been detained at the Palawan capital's police office

POLICE RAPE. The suspect is an assistant instructor at the Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center in Puerto Princesa City. Rappler file photo

Taxi driver arrested for raping live-in partner's daughter

Oct 31, 2018 - 6:23 PM

The mother of the 10-year-old victim reported the incident to the San Juan City police

Photo from San Juan City police

Police arrest father charged with raping own daughters

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:06 PM

The suspect, who was also listed as the second most wanted man in eastern Metro Manila, is caught in Cavite

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CHR: 'Promised internal cleansing' of PNP should lead to better police force

Oct 29, 2018 - 8:07 PM

The Commission on Human Rights condemns the rape of a 15-year-old girl by a Manila cop in exchange for the release of her parents arrested for illegal drugs

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Manila cop rapes teener after promising freedom for her detained parents

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:12 PM

'Nagpahiwatig na papakawalan ang mga guardians niya. According sa nanay, talagang interesado sa bata,' says Metro Manila top cop Guillermo Eleazar

MANILA'S FINEST? Manila Police District catches one of its own allegedly committing rape to a minor. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Man charged with 99 counts of rape arrested in Makati

Oct 20, 2018 - 3:55 PM

The 47-year-old accused is Makati City's most wanted

ARRESTED. Makati's most wanted person, Louie Guevarra, is arrested on October 19, 2018, for 99 counts of rape. Photo courtesy of the Makati Police

Amid the turmoil, Ronaldo looks to pick up where he left off

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:59 AM

It's business as usual for Ronaldo as he braces for next week's trip to his former club Manchester United in the Champions League

FOCUSED. Despite the rape allegations, Cristiano Ronaldo helps Juventus keep its perfect record after 8 games. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Real Madrid sues newspaper over Ronaldo 'rape' saga report

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:43 PM

The football superstar's former club team has filed a lawsuit against a Portuguese newspaper that claims Real Madrid hushed up an alleged rape case

NO KNOWLEDGE. Real Madrid denies forcing Cristiano Ronaldo to pay the victim hush money. File photo from FIFA

Ronaldo insists sex was 'completely consensual'

Oct 11, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Lawyer Peter Christiansen says 'documents that allegedly contain statements by Cristiano Ronaldo... are pure invention'

EMBATTLED. Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegations thathappened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

Embattled Ronaldo scores to keep Juventus perfect

Oct 07, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Amid damaging rape accusations, football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo leads Juventus past Udinese

IN CONTROL. Juventus' star forward Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during their Italian Serie A football match versus Udinese Calcio. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Juventus supports Ronaldo but Nike 'deeply concerned' by rape allegations

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Ronaldo's club team says the rape accusations 'do not change their opinion' of the football superstar

EMBATTLED. Ronaldo denies accusations that he raped a former model in a Las Vegas hotel in June 2009.  Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Ronaldo denies hotel sex attack, calls rape 'abominable'

Oct 04, 2018 - 9:35 AM

The case has threatened the reputation of the Portuguese football superstar

FIRM DENIAL. Cristiano Ronaldo says his conscience is clear. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

'Fake News': Ronaldo denies rape claim

Oct 02, 2018 - 10:21 AM

The police reopen an investigation into a former model's rape accusation that the football star attacked her in 2009

DENIAL. Cristiano Ronaldo denies the rape accusations made against him by former model Kathryn Mayorga. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte's satisfaction rating rises in Q3 – SWS

Sep 29, 2018 - 6:00 PM

In the 3rd Quarter 2018 Social Weather Stations survey, majority of Filipinos say that the President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks on God and rape are vulgar

'VERY GOOD' RATING. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at an event in Bohol on June 28, 2018. Malacañang photo

Nick Carter will not be charged for rape allegations

Sep 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM

The Backstreet Boys singer was accused of rape in November 2017

NICK CARTER. The singer will no longer be charged for rape allegations made against him by Melissa Schuman. Screenshot from Instagram.com/nickcarter

Not just a joke: The social cost of Duterte's rape remarks

Sep 08, 2018 - 5:05 PM

What are the real consequences when a president makes light of rape? A gender studies expert explains.

CHR to Duterte: Stop rape jokes, review your language

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon tells President Rodrigo Duterte that rape is no laughing matter

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gestures as he delivers his speech during the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Visayas Island Cluster Conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cebu City on August 21, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Duterte unapologetic over latest rape remark

Sep 03, 2018 - 2:15 PM

'Hindi ko naman sinabing rinape lahat 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, downplaying his remark on Davao City rape incidents

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the inauguration of the new Communications, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems Development Project at the Philippine Air Traffic Management Center (PATMC) in Pasay City on January 16, 2018, announces that he will conduct a review on the various public works projects that have remained unfinished citing that he may terminate the contractors and find new ones who will get the job done. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Robredo: Rape exists because of rapists, not beautiful women

Sep 03, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo reminds President Rodrigo Duterte that rape is a serious matter and victims should not be blamed

WOMEN'S RIGHTS ADVOCATE. Vice President Leni Robredo holds a press conference on September 3, 2018 Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Sara Duterte to rape joke critics: 'What have you done to help?'

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio says the Davao City government's actions against rape cases 'should not be lost in the repertoire of the President and the attacks by those who hate his guts and humor'

PRESIDENTIAL DAUGHTER. Davao City Mayor comes to her father's defense. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

'Victim-blaming’ Duterte should apologize for rape remark

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) 'There is rape because there is a rapist, not because of anything about the victim,' says ACT Teachers Representative France Castro

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte is again under fire for making another rape joke. Malacanang photo

Roque: Visayas, Mindanao 'more liberal' in defining what is offensive

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is 'mature enough' to know when his jokes are 'too low,' says Malacañang after his joke about rape cases in Davao City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with the guests during the 49th Charter Day celebration of Mandaue City at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex (MCCSC) in Cebu on August 30, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte explains rape cases in Davao: 'Many beautiful women'

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:02 AM

'For as long as there are many beautiful women, there are plenty of rape cases as well,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates in his speech that he has a sworn duty to protect and preserve the country and its citizens during the 49th Charter Day celebration of Mandaue City held at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex (MCCSC) in Cebu on August 30, 2018 . RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

De Lima bill raises statutory age of rape to 18

Aug 30, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Senator Leila de Lima says Senate Bill 1949 seeks to protect the youth 'by all means and at all costs'

Indonesia drops abortion charge against teen raped by brother

Aug 27, 2018 - 8:58 PM

The Jambi High Court on Monday agrees to drop the abortion charge against the teenager following an appeal by her lawyers

Protests after 7-year-old raped in Delhi

Aug 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Local media reports say the suspect, who had been hired by the school just a month ago, pulled the girl into a secluded water-pump room just as she was leaving to go home

Chito Roño says 'justice prevailed' in Vhong Navarro rape case dismissal

Jul 27, 2018 - 12:33 PM

The 'Signal Rock' director also says while he believes in the innocence of Vhong, they still worried when the case was reopened under the new administration

Photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] To prevent rape, understand consent

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Angono Police's tips to prevent rape 'was well-intentioned' but admittedly not well-thought out or researched, says Philippine National Police spokesperson Benigno Durana Jr

Police in Angono on the rack for anti-rape advice

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:21 PM

'Clothes don't cause rape, rapists do,' Senator Risa Hontiveros responds in a statement