Vhong Navarro thankful for dismissal of rape complaints

Sep 22, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Director Chito Roño, Vhong's manager, and counsel Alma Mallonga say they are thankful to the DOJ for the dismissal of the complaint filed by Deniece Cornejo

Roman Polanski faces fresh accusation of sex attack on minor

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The victim identified as Robin accuses The Pianist director of sexual assault when she was 16 in 1973

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 27, 2017 shows French-Polish director Roman Polanski posing during a photocall for the film 'Based on a True Story' (D'Apres une Histoire Vraie) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.  A third woman came forward on August 15, 2017 to accuse Roman Polanski of sexual assault when she was a minor, four decades after he went on the run for raping another girl. The woman, identified only as Robin, told a news conference in Los Angeles she was "sexually victimized" by the legendary French-Polish film director when she was just 16, in 1973. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHE

Dangerous times for women in a culture of rape in the PH

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:00 AM

It is a society a culture an educational and justice system that raises rapists and killers We have failed as a society to make women and young girls free from such violent acts

CHR to Duterte: Be more considerate, stop rape jokes

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:24 PM

The Commission on Human Rights says statements inciting violence against women are a cause for concern given that they come from the most powerful person in the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gestures as he reiterates his oath of office to protect the Filipinos in his speech during the 11th Ambassadors' Tour Philippine Reception at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on July 14, 2017. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Have we lost all decency?

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Our aging national leaders have become wanton and debauched

Malacañang on Duterte rape remark: The masses get him

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:58 PM

The President s latest statement was not a joke says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 64th Araw ng Hagonoy celebration at the Municipal Complex in Hagonoy, Davao del Sur on July 5, 2017, expresses his grief over how Filipinos have been dying in the war in Marawi City. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

After drawing flak, Duterte makes new rape joke

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:28 PM

What I don t like are kids being raped You can mess with maybe Miss Universe President Rodrigo Duterte says in his new rape joke

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Conflict-zone contraception for the Boko Haram homeless

Jul 10, 2017 - 3:59 PM

According to the International Rescue Committee internally displaced people are extremely vulnerable to sexual abuse

Polanski rape victim asks judge to close 1977 case as 'act of mercy'

Jun 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Samantha Geimer says she has been serving a 40 year sentence that has kept a cloud over her and her family

POLANSKI RAPE CASE. Samantha Geimer looks on while seated beside her husband Dave inside the courtroom in Los Angeles, California on June 9, 2017. Paul Buck/Pool/AFP

Rape within the family: The Philippines' silent incest problem

Jun 06, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Incest rape happens far more often in the country than official data shows but it remains to be an unspeakable secret within families – leaving girls to suffer repeated abuse for years inside their own homes

INCEST RAPE. Lori was just 7 years old when she was raped by her uncle for the first time. Photo by Dyl Tolentino

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May 31, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Duterte hits back at Chelsea Clinton, reminds her of dad's Lewinsky

May 31, 2017 - 5:50 PM

When President Clinton was fucking Lewinsky what was your statement or your reaction? says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte fuming after Chelsea Clinton criticized his rape joke

Duterte's rape joke puts soldiers in a bad light – Robredo

May 29, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo who visited wounded soldiers says it is unjust to imply that troops can commit crimes

HERO. Vice President Leni Robredo visits wounded soldiers from the encounter in Marawi City. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

CHR to Duterte: Rape is never a joke

May 28, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Women especially those poor and vulnerable who bear the brunt of the ongoing violence on the ground are not objects of ridicule either says the Commission on Human Rights

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Palace defends Duterte's rape joke as 'heightened bravado'

May 27, 2017 - 9:14 PM

In a statement that does not mention the sickening joke Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says the Philippine leader just exaggerates in his speech to drive home a point

JOKE TIME. President Rodrigo Duterte's latest rape joke, made before troops in Mindanao on May 26, 2017, sparks online outrage. Presidential Photo

Child pimp and molester sentenced to life in prison

May 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Policemen call Jerrie Arraz a demon and details of what he did to his victims convince a Quezon City judge that he is one

CONVICTED RAPIST. Jerrie Arraz is convicted of rape on top of human trafficking and cybercrime in a decision promulgated by the QC RTC Branch 100 on May 26, 2017. Photo courtesy of the International Justice Mission

India allows abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

May 17, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The child told authorities she was repeatedly raped by her stepfather but a newspaper quotes the victim s mother as saying she wants the accused to be set free

Indian girl, 10, seeks abortion after rape

May 16, 2017 - 3:43 PM

The child who was often left at home while her mother went out to work on construction sites says she was raped by her stepfather who has since been arrested

SC acquits rape convict, says act was 'consensual'

May 06, 2017 - 4:58 PM

The mere presence of abrasions and contusions on her did not preclude the giving of her consent to the sexual intercourse for abrasions and contusions could also be suffered during voluntary submission of the partners to each other s lust the High Court says

The deeper effect of name-calling women

May 04, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Often attacks on women online are sexually laden They are meant to demean Men when they get attacked online also get death or physical threats as women do but are spared comments about their bodies or their sexuality

DepEd seeks justice for raped students

Mar 29, 2017 - 12:02 PM

UPDATED The education department also asks the community to be vigilant and proactive in preventing and deterring incidents that result in the abuse exploitation and discrimination against children

U.S. teen's gang rape streamed live on Facebook – reports

Mar 22, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Chicago s police chief becomes personally involved in the case after the girl s mother approached him showing graphic photos taken from a Facebook Live video showing several young men assaulting the teenager

EDDIE JOHNSON. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (C) speaks to reporters at the scene of a triple shooting in the North Lawndale neighborhood to address the media on February 14, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. File photo by Joshua Lott/ AFP

Duterte wants rape with homicide in death penalty bill

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Medyo kulang says President Rodrigo Duterte about a death penalty bill that is only limited to drug related crimes

ALLIES IN CONGRESS. President Rodrigo Duterte holds a meeting with House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III at the Orchid Room in Malacañang Palace on March 7, 2017. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Duterte 'thankful' House passed death penalty bill – Alvarez

Mar 08, 2017 - 1:49 PM

The President however hoped plunder and rape remained on the list of crimes punishable with life imprisonment or death says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

President Rodrigo Duterte supports the death penalty bill, which the House passed on 3rd and final reading under the leadership of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.

Rape, plunder, treason to be removed from death penalty bill

Feb 27, 2017 - 4:41 PM

UPDATED House justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali says it became easier to get the consensus of the majority when they proposed to include only drug crimes

JUST DRUG CRIMES LEFT. House justice panel Reynaldo Umali says the death penalty bill will be further watered down. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Indian national fears fabricated rape case against him

Feb 19, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Crime in the Indian community is reminiscent of recently reported crime among Koreans in Pampanga

VIRAL: Terrified woman shares sexual harassment trauma in jeepney ride

Jan 28, 2017 - 6:05 PM

A woman recounts past experiences in a Facebook post in the hope that she can help others speak out against sexual harassment and rape culture

NCRPO: Crime rate down in Metro Manila, murder cases up

Jan 07, 2017 - 8:19 PM

The National Capital Region Police Office says the war against drugs has helped curb the number of robbery theft carnapping rape and physical injury cases in Metro Manila Murder and homicide cases have however gone up

POLICE OPERATIONS. The Quezon City Police District apprehends more than 80 suspected drug users and pushers at Brgy. Culiat in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: Rape Joke

Dec 10, 2016 - 11:00 AM

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Dec 07, 2016 - 9:59 PM

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Lady Gaga reveals battle with post-traumatic stress disorder

Dec 06, 2016 - 11:45 PM

I told the kids today that I suffer from a mental illness – I suffer from PTSD says the singer in the Today Show

U.S. woman alleges gang rape in Indian capital

Dec 04, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The woman says her local tour guide gave her a spiked bottle of water and raped her with 4 other acquaintances inside her hotel room

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Evan Rachel Wood reveals she was raped twice

Nov 30, 2016 - 10:53 AM

The actress says she was raped by a significant other and then by the owner of a bar a few years ago

15-year-old allegedly kidnapped, gang raped by 6 men

Nov 29, 2016 - 6:46 PM

This incident is the latest in a string of sexual violence in Indonesia this year

Japanese tourist allegedly raped in south Indian town

Nov 27, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The suspect is a 25 year old whose family runs a handicrafts store in the tourist hotspot

Gay date-rape serial killer jailed for life in UK

Nov 26, 2016 - 12:08 AM

Judge Peter Openshaw describes Stephen Port s actions as wicked and monstrous as he handed him a whole life term at England s Old Bailey central criminal court in London to cheers from victims relatives

VICTIMS' FAMILIES. Jenny Taylor (L) and Donna Taylor (R) accompany their mother Jeanette Taylor (C), mother of slain Jack Taylor as they deliver a statement to the media outside the Central Criminal Court in London on November 23, 2016. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/ AFP

'Let's gang bang her': Anti-Marcos protester gets rape threats

Nov 21, 2016 - 2:06 PM

What if these things were said to your mom sister daughter wife girlfriend or someone you cared about?

Rape case against Knicks star Derrick Rose dismissed

Oct 20, 2016 - 12:48 PM

Jurors deliberated for less than 4 hours before returning with their verdict and rejecting allegations from the woman who sought 21 million in damages

EXONERATED. Derrick Rose of the New York Knicks had a civil lawsuit accusing him of rape dismissed. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Wales footballer Ched Evans cleared of rape at retrial

Oct 15, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Ched Evans who plays for English third tier club Chesterfield had originally been sentenced to 5 years before an appeal sent the case to retrial

EXONERATED. Ched Evans is a free man after being cleared of rape charges following a 5-year battle. File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Judge denies mistrial in Derrick Rose rape lawsuit

Oct 13, 2016 - 2:48 AM

A judge denies the Knicks guard s request for a mistrial in a 21 5 million lawsuit stemming from a 2013 incident

TRIAL CONTINUES. A judge has ruled that the lawyer of Derrick Rose's accuser did not intentionally conceal information when Rose's side was not given access to several text messages considered vital to the case. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Los Angeles judge mulls mistrial in Derrick Rose civil rape case

Oct 12, 2016 - 12:57 PM

The judge says he is considering declaring the trial invalid because lawyers for Derrick Rose are not given access to several text messages they claim are essential to their case

MISTRIAL. A Los Angeles judge is considering declaring the trial in the Derrick Rose civil rape case invalid after lawyers for the plaintiff were accused of withholding key evidence. File photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP

Derrick Rose testifies that rape accuser consented to sex

Oct 08, 2016 - 4:48 PM

NBA star Derrick Rose says that his ex girlfriend invited him and two of his friends into her apartment for what he assumed would be a sexual encounter

TESTIMONY. New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose testified in Los Angeles in the rape lawsuit brought against him by an ex-girlfriend. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

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Oct 07, 2016 - 2:02 PM

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Woman testifies as Derrick Rose rape lawsuit gets underway

Oct 07, 2016 - 8:25 AM

The woman who filed a 21 5 million lawsuit against the New York Knicks guard takes the stand and offers her side of events

TESTIMONY. A woman has accused Derrick Rose and two associates of assaulting her in 2013, while Rose's attorney accuses the plaintiff of trying to cash in. File photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP

Trial begins in Derrick Rose rape lawsuit

Oct 06, 2016 - 10:56 AM

Rose insists the allegations of Jane Doe are not true

4-year-old girl raped, killed in Isabela

Oct 04, 2016 - 11:39 AM

Police have arrested the 21 year old suspect who was last seen with the victim in a cornfield

23-year-old who led gang rape of 14-year-old sentenced to death

Sep 29, 2016 - 9:56 PM

The murder and gang rape of the 14 year old who was attacked by a group of men and boys in April as she made her way back from school shocked the country

Derrick Rose unfazed by rape case as LA police confirm investigation

Sep 27, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Rose is facing a civil trial in a Los Angeles court over the allegations by a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by the player and two friends in 2015

Derrick Rose of the New York Knicks addresses the media during the New York Knicks Media Day at the Ritz Carlton on September 26, 2016 in White Plains, New York. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

5 Cuban volleyball players jailed for rape in Finland

Sep 20, 2016 - 6:34 PM

The Pirkanmaa district court says the Finnish woman was attacked on the night of July 2 in a hotel where the Cuban team was staying during the Volleyball World League championship in July

RAPE CASE. Picture taken on August 29, 2016 at the court of Tampere, Finland, shows Luis Tomas Sosa Sierra, player of Cuba's national volleyball team, accused of rape. Five members of Cuba's national volleyball team were jailed on September 20, 2016 in Finland for a rape that took place during a Volleyball World League event in July, a district court said. A sixth player was acquitted of the same charge. Kalle Parkkinen / Lehtikuva / AFP

Indonesian caregiver posts video of rape by employer in Taiwan

Sep 11, 2016 - 12:41 PM

A video posted on YouTube purportedly shows an Indonesian woman being raped by her Taiwanese boss

SEXUALLY ASSAULT. The video shows Indonesian woman is being sexually assaulted. Screenshot from YouTube.