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March, 2012


Helping Others is Our Path to Happiness

March 29, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

What brings out the crowds to cheer on a hero, a liberator, a Messiah like Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and the greatest of all, Jesus of Nazareth, and many more. All but one of the above was executed or assassinated and all were brutalized and jailed unjustly for their beliefs and mission. […]

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The Tampakan Mine has a High Potential for Loss of Life and High Environmental Damage if the Facilities fail

March 24, 2012 ·  By Working Group on Mining in the Philippines

Our working group have repeatedly warned Xstrata about the dangers of the Tampakan SMI mining project [1] and commented on the inadequate environmental studies but they have failed to listen. We are told that they have not even consulted the current Secretary of the Department of Agriculture. The result is that the proposed Tampakan mine […]

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How We Help End Hunger

March 23, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Hiking through the Zambales hills visiting the villages of the Aeta indigenous people is an exhilarating and yet saddening experience. I have been thinking about my recent visits to the villages of the aboriginal people that first settled the Philippine islands and survived…

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Australian police smash child porn ring

March 23, 2012 ·  By AFP

SYDNEY — Australian police have smashed a child porn ring and arrested 14 men, including fathers, after hundreds of thousands of images and videos were seized, some depicting toddlers, they said Friday. Australian Federal Police raided more than a dozen properties across the country over the past week after a tip-off by Interpol, which linked […]

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Credit for the Poor

March 21, 2012 · 

Fr Seán Connaughton has done more than most missionaries to help Filipinos break out of poverty and become successful entrepreneurs. Fr Seán Connaughton SSC, or Fr Seán as he is fondly called by the KAZAMA Grameen Inc. (KGI) family, is a Columban priest from Ireland. He was assigned to the Philippines in 1962 to help build […]

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Cleft Lips and Palates

March 21, 2012 · 

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Operation for Children with Cleft Lip and Palate

March 20, 2012 ·  By Preda

The first time I saw a child with a hole in her face was long ago in 1972 . I was assigned as assistant parish Priest in San Marcelino, Zambales I brought the parish religious teachers to the rural school. While waiting outside I rounded a corner and there I was face to face with […]

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Mining ban eyed in 78 ecotourism sites – Aquino

March 19, 2012 ·  By Chichi Conde, InterAksyon.com

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III said the government is poised to ban mining in 78 ecotourism sites in the country.

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PNoy: Gov't not keen on total mining ban

March 19, 2012 ·  By Rappler.com

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III is not keen on imposing a total ban on mining activities in the Philippines but insists that the government deserves its “fair share” of the revenues from mining. “We don’t think banning altogether is the solution… We want to ensure that we get a fair share,”  Aquino told […]

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Lubanga Verdict A Victory for Humanity: ICC

March 16, 2012 · 

The conviction of Congolese war criminal Thomas Lubanga is a victory for humanity, Luis Moreno Ocampo, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), said on Thursday. The Lubanga guilty judgment was the first verdict in the ICC’s ten-year history. Moreno Ocampo said it was difficult to unite the world for Lubanga because he “committed crimes […]

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