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October, 2011


Italian priest shot dead in North Cotabato

October 17, 2011 · 

An Italian Catholic priest who spent three decades working in the violence-plagued southern Philippines was shot dead inside his church compound on Monday, his superiors said.

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America's child death shame

October 17, 2011 ·  , BBC News

Why is the problem of violence against children so much more acute in the US than anywhere else in the industrialised world, asks Michael Petit, President of Every Child Matters. Over the past 10 years, more than 20,000 American children are believed to have been killed in their own homes by family members. That is […]

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How Many Sex Tourists, How Many Victims?

October 12, 2011 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

The recent Philippine Tourism Congress avoided a hot subject – sex tourism. This is the scourge that is causing endless abuse and exploitation of women and children. It is also destroying the moral and family values of this country and damaging the name of Philippine tourism. Some Philippine officials have hotly disputed a statistic mentioned […]

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Real problem

October 11, 2011 ·  , Editorial, Philippine Daily Inqirer

There was a lot of hue and cry about the statement of US Ambassador Harry Thomas at a recent judicial conference on human trafficking that 40 percent of foreign male tourists visit the Philippine for commercial sex. At first the ambassador refused to change his statement when asked by Philippine officials to apologize for it, […]

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People's Rights Come Before Corporate Profit

October 5, 2011 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Teresa Treacy is a frail middle-aged woman who loves all things in nature and lived a peaceful quiet life with her sister in County Offaly a beautiful part of rural Ireland. She planted and tended her trees, cared for the natural forest and the clear stream that ran through it. What turned this peace loving […]

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