violence against women

An overlooked COVID-19 stat: 3,000+ cases of violence against women and children since lockdown
With quarantine measures and work-from-home setup in effect, a hidden ill becomes apparent and even more inescapable, especially for women and children: abuse.
Eileen Sarmenta’s rapist and murderer shouldn’t have been considered for a release in the first place
Content warning: References to brutal rape and murder Recently, a huge political firestorm happened when rapist, murderer, and former Calauan mayor Antonio Sanchez was considered for an early release because of the 2013 Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law, despite being sentenced with seven terms of reclusion perpetua (40 years) in prison.