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June, 2012

Corrupt power plant deal for review

June 25, 2012 ·  By Robert Gonzaga, Inquirer, Central Luzon

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT Groups opposing the construction of a coal-fired power plant in this free port are not losing hope and have turned to President Benigno Aquino for help to stop the project, which is being pushed by one of Mr. Aquino’s best buddies, Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras. In statements posted online and sent […]


President Aquino, Please have mercy!

June 21, 2012 ·  ,

Although newspapers do not call it a plea for mercy on the people, that is what media should call the plea Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority top officials recently made to President Benigno Aquino 3rd. Led by SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia, the officials requested the President to order the relocation of the 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant […]


A Sustainable Life of Dignity, Rio+20

June 21, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

My faith is greatly challenged when I look upon the earth and the ongoing destruction of the beautiful valleys, hills, rivers and forests. Does the Lord of the Universe allow the ravages of mining, river pollution, reckless forest destruction, the depletion of marine life and destructive greed?


ASIA : Clergy sexual misconduct by Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila

June 21, 2012 ·  , The Tablet . June 2012.

The so-called crisis of the clergy unfolding these past years is immense in scope. It includes allegations of sexual misconduct, suspicions about the clergy’s handling of money, accusations of misuse of authority, inappropriate lifestyle and a host of other things. The faithful are appalled at the rudeness of their pastors. Priests who do not preach […]


The Greatest Freedom

June 15, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Independence Day celebrates political and economic freedom from the domination and exploitation of foreign powers and the establishment of a sovereign nation. It ought to be the freedom to build a country filled with patriotic fervor that cherishes its independence and sovereignty.


Live Smiling Girls!

June 13, 2012 ·  By MARGARET WRIGHT,

A May 25 KOAT news report about a YouTube spoof was evidence enough that the county commissioner’s controversy is fading into parody. The video depicted a condiment-squirting hot dog running for office.


International Eucharistic Congress opens in Dublin

June 11, 2012 ·  By CWN,

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress opened in Dublin on June 10 with an address by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and a Mass in a sports stadium, the RDS Arena.


Migrant women treated like slaves

June 9, 2012 ·  By Nguyen Hung,

Hanoi (AsiaNews) – Thousands of Vietnamese women who immigrate to Malaysia full of hope for a brighter future and better wages find themselves instead victims of abuse, exploitation and prostitution. About 100,000 Vietnamese work in the Muslim country, 60 per cent women, mostly from the poorer regions of Vietnam. They are not very educated and […]


US arrests 190 in child pornography crackdown

June 9, 2012 ·  , BBC News

Police have arrested 190 people in a major US crackdown on images showing child sex abuse, officials say. The month-long “Operation Orion” also resulted in 18 children being rescued, federal agents said. Arrests were made mostly in the US but also took place in countries including Spain, Argentina, the UK and the Philippines. The official […]


More fun in the Philippines?

June 7, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Sex tourism is a world wide reality and those who deny it are living far from reality. In the Philippines an estimated 60,000 commercially sexually exploited children are suffering abuse and lost childhoods according to a UNICEF estimate and millions more worldwide. There are stringent laws against it that are not being enforced.

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