Tags: Rape

Rape as state violence

The recent incident of rape involving a member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) is enraging. But what is even more infuriating is the admission of PO1 Eduardo Valencia when he was presented to PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde. To quote, “Sir, may pamilya po ako. Sir, hindi na po bago sa’ting mga operatiba…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The women’s rights advocacy group Gabriela is outraged over the decision of the Aquino government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), to release a previously detained Panamanian who is being accused of raping a Filipina. The group said the DFA essentially allowed the foreigner to escape…