Majority of rape suspects in the province of Iloilo were relatives of victims, according to police records.
The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) recorded 143 rape cases in 2018, lower compared to 194 cases in 2017.
Insp. Ma. Liza Nofuente, head of IPPO’s Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD), said 79 of the cases last year were perpetrated by fathers, uncles, and cousins.
The records also showed that almost half of the victims were teenage girls. Seventy-two of the victims were aged 12-17, and 43 were below 12 years old.IMT