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Days of Reckoning for Rapists

HE SAID, SHE SAID: Navarro and Cornejo trade accusations. Photo Illustration by Ricardo G. Velarde

Was it rape or an extortion attempt?

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

French woman’s initial quest for adventure leads to noble work


In 1998, Elena (not her real name) was barely 13 when she got pregnant after having been raped by a neighbor. An orphan, she sought solace in a new center for abused girls.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Pope fires Slovak bishop in rare show of authority

Pope Benedict XVI. AP/Andrew Medichini

Pope Benedict XVI fired a 52-year-old Slovak bishop for apparently mismanaging his diocese in a rare show of papal power over bishops that could have implications for U.S. sex abuse cases.

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

She’s unable to find love due to a secret past


I was a victim of date rape in college when I was 17 years old. I was so drunk I don’t even remember what happened. I just knew the beast who cornered me the whole evening was the married brother of my dorm mate. To hide my pregnancy from my parents, I asked to go to the province of my mother in the south and stay with my favorite aunt and “get to know life,” I said. I was a problem child, and they were only too glad to let me go. We’re five siblings; I am the only girl and the most spoiled.

Posted: March 18th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

DSK and the Battle on the Streets


An organized parade of half-naked women on EDSA was the first thought that flashed through my mind when I saw my computer screen announce a “Slut Walk.” According to my Facebook events notification, a friend of mine had been invited to attend one. I imagined the event would draw in a crowd of scantily-clad women, [...]

Posted: July 9th, 2011 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »