Iconic fighters save kids from sex traffickers
Cecilia Flores-Oebanda has spent her life fighting -- as a child for some education, as a teen rebel against a dictator, and for more than 20 years against human traffickers. Read how Oebanda is inspired by fallen rebels.
She has become the face of the Philippines anti-trafficking movement -- a woman who has the ear of presidents, royalty and philanthropists around the globe.
Along the way she persuaded the biggest name in the Philippines -- boxing legend Manny Pacquiao -- to join her fight. Read how Pacquiao got involved and helped secure a legal victory.
After two years of reporting in the Philippines – from going on police raids in Manila to going undercover in search of human trafficking in remote provinces -- CNN can now tell their story. See images of Oebanda.
Rescued girls describe how they were recruited by traffickers, the ordeals they endured -- sometimes by men a computer click and half-a-world away -- and how Oebanda saved them. Read the girls' horrific stories of abuse and new hope.
And we go undercover in Manila's bars where girls are available for tourists. Read a night undercover in Manila's unofficial red light zone.
Now Oebanda is fighting a battle that could truly ruin her reputation and the organization she created -- fraud allegations made by Philippine investigators. See how Oebanda's work has slumped since the allegations.
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