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October, 2010

The Struggle against Corruption

October 29, 2010 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

No wonder that the new Philippine “Aquino administration” made anti-corruption its main drive against poverty. “If there is no corruption, there will be no poverty”, says President Noynoy Aquino. This was the slogan that won him the election. It’s so true and yet the solutions are still so hard to find and reform is seemingly […]


Those Who Choose to Go on Mission

October 20, 2010 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

In October, Mission Sunday is a day to remember the thousands of courageous dedicated people who have chosen to do something to help others, less fortunate than them. They are people who appreciate all they have in life and go out beyond their insular lives and family, to share with others and to give back […]


Catholic Priest murdered in the Philippines remembered

October 18, 2010 · 

Early on the morning of Sunday 6 September, Fr Cecilio Lucero was gunned down in an ambush by approximately 30 heavily armed masked men in Sitio Puente, Barangay Lahuyan, San Jose town, Northern Samar. Fr Lucero was the parish priest of Catubig, Samar.


Child Protection is Still a Low Priority

October 15, 2010 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Trafficking of street children for sexual exploitation is a heinous crime in most countries but flourishes nevertheless and it is difficult to get accurate figures since most of it is done in secret. However, estimates say that over 2 million are trafficked in Asia every year. Police and social services are inadequately trained, have low […]


Mullen welcomes "momentous" Council of Europe victory for conscientious objection

October 11, 2010 · 

News Release – 8th October 2010 – Immediate release Party at the Council of Europe, Luca Volonte, led the way in pushing through 29 amendments to a report which initially intended to severely restrict the right of medical staff to refuse to participate in procuring an abortion, but which in the end was transformed into […]


Spain 'busts child pornography network'

October 8, 2010 · 

Police have arrested 57 people over child pornography allegations in Spain, including business owners and local police officers, the authorities say. Those detained in recent days include a gardener who had filmed relatives aged seven and 14 in sexual poses.


Nobel Peace Prize awarded to China dissident Liu Xiaobo

October 8, 2010 · 

Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been named the winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Making the announcement in Oslo, the head of the Norwegian Nobel committee said Mr Liu was “the foremost symbol” of the human rights struggle in China.


Religious Faith without Action is Dead

October 7, 2010 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

A coalition of child rights advocates rallied at the Hall of Justice, Olongapo city last 5 October to demand a swift and honest investigation by prosecutors into the alleged trafficking and rape of a 12-year-old girl by Jose Rodriguez, the mayor of San Marcelino, Zambales.


Stand Against Violence Now!

October 5, 2010 · 

Campaigners of Preda children’s rights organization demonstrate for justice for Charis, a 12 year victim of trafficking and child sexual abuse allegedly by the mayor of San Marcelino, Zambales before Olongapo City Hall on International Day against prostitution, 5 October 2010


Preda Newsletter October 2010

October 2, 2010 · 

DEAR FRIENDS & DEFENDERS OF HUMAN RIGHTS, The US Navy left behind a proud heritage in the Philippines – their children. When the Navy base closed at Subic Bay, these children of mixed-race were left abandoned by their fathers, some without mothers, others adopted by poor families, and all impoverished materially, culturally and without family. […]

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