Browsing All posts tagged under »human trafficking«

American rape suspect transferred to Talisay jail

November 22, 2012


THE 66-year old American man charged with rape was transferred to the Talisay City jail in barangay Maghaway about two days after being detained at the Talisay City police headquarters. His transfer was made possible through a commitment order issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Silvestre Maamo of Branch 7 at past 3 p.m last […]

Couple nabbed on recruitment charges

November 8, 2012


A COUPLE accused of illegal recruitment was arrested at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) Tuesday evening. The suspects aged 46 and 38 reportedly promised jobs abroad to some individuals but were not authorized by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Nine women […]

2 pimps convicted for trafficking

August 30, 2012


  A Cebu City court meted two persons with life imprisonment for engaging four women in prostitution. Jackie Maycabalong and Dave Pasilan were found guilty of human trafficking for pimping at least four persons in 2009. The offense was deeemed committed in large scale since it was committed against three or more persons. Aside from […]

Three nabbed, 30 women rescued in Cebu City bar raid

June 22, 2012


  Three women accused of trafficking girls and women for sex were arrested in a Cebu City bar by operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) last Thursday evening. The bar owner, a German national, remains at large. At least 30 women, including minors, were rescued from the Red Lips Bar […]


May 20, 2012


  DOJ overturns fiscal on case    He may have been initially cleared of accountability by the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office. But the case of the 49-year-old Australian accused of molesting three boys didn’t escape the scrutiny of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, who recommended the filing of qualified trafficking and child abuse charges against […]

De Lima to NBI ‘Recover lost glory’

April 24, 2012


Justice Sec. Leila de Lima made yesterday’s groundbreaking of the Central Visayas building of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the venue to call on the agency to regain its lost glory. Secretary De Lima challenged the personnel of the government’s premiere investigative and forensics services agency “to make a difference as the agency attempts […]

14 girls rescued from Bogo KTV bars

April 15, 2012


POLICE rescued 14 girls from two different karaoke bars and arrested three bar managers in barangay Gairan, Bogo city, last Saturday night. Police said seven of the girls are below 18 years old. In a phone interview, Senior Insp. Maria Theresa T. Macatangay, head of the Regional Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force in Central Visayas (RATTF-7) […]

20 years in jail for pimps

March 14, 2012


A carwash boy and a jeepney conductor who dabbled as pimps will spend the next 20 years in prison after a court convicted them of human trafficking. Joseph Arganda, 48, and Fredie Anabia, 27, were found guilty of violating Republic Act 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking of Persons Act of 2003 after a woman they recruited […]

Extortionist caught in sting operation

March 8, 2012


by Ador Mayol, Reporter (Update 3:20 p.m.) A man was arrested in an entrapment operation by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI-7) for allegedly extorting money from a 17-year old Japanese teenager. The Japanese teenager alleged that 24-year-old suspect named John Jason Antonio threatens to publicize a nude photo of her if she […]

Hold order sought on Swede in abuse case

February 28, 2012


A HOLD departure order is being sought for the Swedish national who posted P320,000 bail on a charge of child abuse. Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said she wrote the Bureau of Immigration last Friday to stop Jonny Lagstrem from leaving the cuntry. He posted bail on the same day. Lagstrem was arrested last week […]