Incest rape happens far more often in the country than official data shows, but it remains to be an unspeakable secret within families. Incest rape happens far more often in the country than official data shows, but it remains to be an unspeakable secret within families — leaving girls to suffer repeated abuse for years inside their own homes. It was their first week there. Her mother was out, working as a laundrywoman, while her father toiled in Manila, where Lori was born.
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Rape within the family: The Philippines' silent incest problem
Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7, islands  that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon , Visayas and Mindanao. The Philippines' location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. Approximately 10 million additional Filipinos lived overseas ,  comprising one of the world's largest diasporas. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelago's earliest inhabitants. They were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples.
How child sexual abuse became a family business in the Philippines
Tens of thousands of children believed to be victims of live-streaming abuse, some of it being carried out by their own parents. Tue 31 May When Philippine police smashed into the one-bedroom house, they found three girls aged 11, seven and three lying naked on a bed. At the other end of the room stood the mother of two of the children — the third was her niece — and her eldest daughter, aged 13, who was typing on a keyboard.
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