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November, 2011


Has Christmas Failed?

November 30, 2011 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

The big question that can be asked about Christmas is… has it failed? Two thousand years after the birth of the boy from Nazareth, who grew up as the son of a village carpenter, turned spiritual revolution, his heart turning message of universal rights, peace and justice has seemingly been rejected, ignored or compromised.

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Good moves on mining and climate

November 29, 2011 ·  By Dean Tony La Vina

These past weeks, even as most media and public attention focused on the controversies surrounding former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President Benigno Aquino III made potentially game-changing decisions in favor of the environment. First, he instructed his top environmental officials and Executive Secretary Jojo Ochoa to review the current mining policy and recommend policy reforms […]

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United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review

November 28, 2011 · 

Jubilee Campaign promotes the human rights and religious liberty of ethnic and religious minorities; advocates the release of prisoners of conscience imprisoned on account of their faith; advocates for and assists refugees fleeing religious based persecution; and protects and promotes the dignity and safety of children from bodily harm and sexual exploitation.

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Seeking Justice, End To Impunity

November 23, 2011 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

As 13 year-old Angelica walked out of the court room she was crying her heart out. Her friends from the PREDA home for abused girls were hugging and embracing her trying to give her comfort.

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Benguet receives dividend from nickel subsidiary

November 23, 2011 ·  , benguetcorp.com

Benguetcorp Nickel Mines, Inc. (BNMI), Benguet’s nickel subsidiary, today paid cash dividends to its parent company equivalent to P32.00 per share as previously announced. In 2010, BNMI reported net earnings of P101 million from direct shipping ore operations in Sta. Cruz, Zambales involving high-grade nickel ore. Consistent with its medium term plan to transform the […]

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Open-pit mining ban questioned

November 23, 2011 ·  By Reuters

MANILA, Philippines — Officials of a southern Philippine city are questioning the legality of a local law prohibiting open-pit mining in their province, providing support to a battle waged by the local unit of Canada’s TVI Pacific Inc. against the ban. The legislative council of Dipolog City in Zamboanga del Norte province on the southern […]

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Martin Sheen and son recall PH shoot in ’76

November 19, 2011 ·  By Ruben V. Nepales, Philippine Daily Inquirer

LOS ANGELES – While we were interviewing the father and son team of Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez for their movie “The Way,” the former’sfilm, “Apocalypse Now,” and its tumultuous shoot in the Philippines came up.

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Catholic nun shot dead

November 16, 2011 · 

A 53-year-old nun from Kerala who led campaigns to defend tribal rights was shot dead Wednesday in Jharkhand. Sister Valsa John, who belonged to the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary, was killed during an alleged encounter near her home in the early hours of yesterday morning in Pakur district. Bishop Julius Marandi of […]

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Climate Change and Philippine Deforestation

November 16, 2011 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

The greatest hope we have for saving our planet from catastrophe is the dedication of those dedicated environmentalists and scientists who love creation and work tirelessly to protect it from the irresponsible tycoons of industry and corrupt politicians who cause global warming. Many choose to deny the scientific evidence that climate change is underway and […]

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No Greater Love

November 9, 2011 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

The protestors that are camping on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and on the streets of cities around the world are part of a protest movement that hungers and thirsts for justice and equality and an end to corruption. It began in Spain a year ago when the central plaza was occupied. […]

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