sex-for-flight - updates

Rappler's latest stories on sex-for-flight


Aquino and the continuing plight of OFWs

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:00 AM

President Benigno Aquino III promised OFWs that at the end of his administration working abroad will be a choice rather than a necessity Did he deliver?

How did President Benigno Aquino III address the needs of overseas Filipino workers in the past 6 years? Photo of Aquino by the Malacañang Photo Bureau, photo of OFWs by AFP

Charges set vs embassy staff over 'sex for flight'

Jun 25, 2014 - 10:58 PM

The cases come a year after the alleged sex for flight scheme was first exposed

'SEX-FOR-FLIGHT.' Can the Philippine government stop the sexual exploitation of distressed OFWs?

Jinggoy to Senate: Pursue sex-for-flight probe

Apr 25, 2014 - 1:58 PM

Senate proceedings could have been helpful in ferreting out the truth with regard to the sex for flight scheme Estrada says

FINISH PROBE. Senator Jinggoy Estrada calls on the blue ribbon committee to conclude its probe into the sex-for-flight scheme. File photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

NBI files charges vs labor attaché who tried to rape an OFW

Sep 26, 2013 - 1:40 AM

Sex for flight scheme: The assistant labor attaché in a country in the Middle East is facing charges of attempted rape and 3 counts of abuses against chastity

ACCUSED. An unnamed male assistant labor attache is accused of attempting to rape 3 female Overseas Filipino Workers

Rappler Newscast | August 15, 2013

Aug 15, 2013 - 9:03 PM

Manhunt is on for pork barrel queen Janet Napoles Querubin asks how Napoles become so wealthy? Sex for flight victim scam faces her alleged abuser

Victim unmasks self, faces OFW 'abuser'

Aug 15, 2013 - 6:16 PM

The alleged abuser Riyadh labor attaché Antonio Tony Villafuerte denies accusations against him before the Senate

'House mothers' sent to OFW shelters

Aug 14, 2013 - 4:18 PM

DOLE also orders the installation of CCTV cameras in halfway houses for distressed OFWs

DOLE threatened with budget cut

Aug 14, 2013 - 12:10 PM

Akbayan Rep Walden Bello wants to know if DOLE has sanctions against officials linked to the sex for flight scheme

Envoy hit for 'inaction' over OFW abuse

Aug 08, 2013 - 9:01 PM

On the first day of hearings on the sex for flight scheme senators grill a labor attaché for alleged inaction over a sexual harassment case

To prevent sex for flight, females to staff OFW shelters

Aug 08, 2013 - 3:45 PM

This unprecedented move can prevent sexual abuses DOLE says

Ban male attachés in OFW shelters, solon says

Aug 02, 2013 - 5:47 PM

The Philippines needs an organizational shake up in OFW shelters says Akbayan Rep Walden Bello

#TalkThursday with Walden Bello

Aug 02, 2013 - 3:23 PM

Rappler speaks with Akbayan Rep Walden Bello

Sex-for-flight probers target halfway houses

Jul 31, 2013 - 6:08 PM

DOLE has direct responsibility over this Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario says

Rappler Newscast | July 30, 2013

Jul 30, 2013 - 8:52 PM

Exclusive: Lawmakers cannot pass on accountability for the pork barrel scam Sex for flight victims demand action 2 Pinays arrested for smuggling in HK

Whitewash feared in sex-for-flight probe

Jul 30, 2013 - 2:12 PM

UPDATED Denouncing a possible whitewash by the foreign affairs and labor departments solons begin an investigation into the sex for flight scheme victimizing OFWs

Senate to grill ‘sexual predators in barong’

Jul 29, 2013 - 8:40 PM

Sen Jinggoy Estrada who heads the committee on labor calls officials in sex for flight scheme maginoo pero sobrang bastos

SEAT RESERVED. Sen Jinggoy Estrada tells labor attache Adam Musa that a seat is reserved for him in a Senate hearing on the sex-for-flight scheme. Estrada links Musa to the sex-for-flight scheme as he talks about the stories of 3 supposed victims who were present in the Senate on Monday. Photo by Senate PRIB/Cesar Tomambo

Miriam finally gets foreign relations panel

Jul 29, 2013 - 5:50 PM

Sen Miriam Santiago says Enrile did not give her the foreign relations committee in the 15th Congress out of spite

DOLE completes fact-finding on sex-for-flight scheme

Jul 16, 2013 - 8:36 PM

The all woman team was able to interview several OFWS and Filipino community leaders including those who may have information on the allegations

Senate to have own sex-for-flight probe

Jul 12, 2013 - 12:24 PM

Sen Bongbong Marcos calls on the Senate to probe OWWA s use of the emergency repatriation fund

'TOO LONG.' Sen Bongbong Marcos asks why the government needs 22 years to complete its flood control master plan. Photo by Senate PRIB, Cesar Tomambo

Stricter rules in OFW halfway houses out

Jul 04, 2013 - 6:57 PM

Among the 8 measures under labor chief s Administrative Order 262: Distressed OFWs should not do household work for embassy and POLO officers and staff

Labor chief’s report on 'sex for flight' now with PNoy

Jul 03, 2013 - 8:31 PM

Baldoz wants government to work toward host countries’ waiving of penalties shortening of exit visa application processing and issuance of pardons and amnesty

Rappler Newscast | July 2, 2013

Jul 02, 2013 - 8:54 PM

Saudi Arabia extends deadline for illegal foreign workers De Lima confirms 3 sexual abuse cases involving embassy officials Maguindanao massacre backhoe operator reveals details

De Lima: 3 more cases in 'sex-for-flight' scheme

Jul 02, 2013 - 3:18 PM

Justice Secretary De Lima says she met with Rep Walden Bello to discuss the sex for flight scheme

OTHER CASES. Secretary De Lima confirms 3 other cases of sexually abused OFWs being investigated by the National Bureau of Investigation. FILE/AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

DFA clears 3 embassies over sex scheme

Jun 28, 2013 - 6:34 PM

Philippine embassies in Singapore Malaysia and Hong Kong yield no reports of sex abuse

DOLE says accused labor official has clean record

Jun 26, 2013 - 10:05 PM

Labor Secretary Baldoz gives investigators two months to finish their probe on assistant labor attaché Antonio Villafuerte

NO RECORD. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz says this is the first time that she has heard of a "sex-for-flight" scandal involving Assistant Labor Attache Antonio Villafuerte. Photo by Ace Tamayo/Rappler

Sex-for-flight scheme just ‘tip of the iceberg’

Jun 24, 2013 - 6:19 PM

Bayan Muna says the crackdown on undocumented OFWs in the Middle East is fueling the sex for flight operations by Philippine embassy officials

Sex cases prompt changes in halfway houses

Jun 24, 2013 - 6:11 PM

The government wants to stop sex for flight schemes from the starting point – the halfway homes

Probers confirm sex charge vs DOLE staff

Jun 24, 2013 - 2:51 PM

To confirm allegations against other officials the DFA urges more witnesses to surface

DOLE to distressed OFWs: Come out and help us

Jun 23, 2013 - 5:18 PM

Labor undersecretary Chato urges victims of the alleged sex for flight scheme to come out and help authorities in the investigation

No timetable for PH probe on OFW sex abuse

Jun 22, 2013 - 7:03 PM

Malacañang has not set any deadline for the investigation of a sex for flight scheme by PH embassy staff in the Middle East

Migrante joins hunt for embassy 'predators'

Jun 21, 2013 - 11:01 PM

Migrante gives a step by step description of how the alleged sex for flight scheme works

8 more envoys coming home for probe

Jun 20, 2013 - 4:12 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it wants to be as thorough as possible in addressing sex related offenses

DFA questions motive of 'senior staff' in sex exposé

Jun 19, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Internal politics could have motivated the sex for flight exposé by a senior foreign affairs staff says Secretary Albert del Rosario