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November, 2012

What an Obama Win Means

November 15, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

What an Obama Win Means by Fr. Shay Cullen email: (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times,in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.) It may be difficult to determine how many Filipino-Americans voted for Obama in the recently concluded elections. One thing is sure, if they have any relatives […]


US Navy investigates Subic waste dumping

November 13, 2012 ·  , Robert Gonzaga, Inquirer Central Luzon

The United States Navy has opened an investigation into allegations that its contractor for cleaning its ships docked here has been dumping hazardous waste on Subic Bay. In an e-mailed statement on Saturday, Cynthia Cook, deputy press attaché of the US Embassy in Manila, said the US Navy had “initiated its own inquiry into allegations […]


Fight against terrorism, crime can't be criminal, immoral, pope says

November 12, 2012 ·  , Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, VATICAN CITY (CNS).

  VATICAN CITY — While condemning terrorism and organized crime as brutal and barbaric forms of violence, Pope Benedict XVI also criticized efforts to fight crime in ways that go against moral norms and the rule of law. “Action against crime should always be carried out with respect for the rights of each person and […]


New archbishop of Canterbury shaped by Catholics, favors women bishops

November 12, 2012 ·  , Simon Caldwell, Catholic News Service

  MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — The newly appointed leader of the world’s Anglicans is a former oil executive who said his spiritual director was a Catholic monk. Bishop Justin Welby of Durham, who will become the new archbishop of Canterbury, did not name the monk, but told a Nov. 9 news conference at London’s Lambeth […]


Global hunt for Haswell

November 9, 2012 ·  , DR SARA PAYNE and SHY KEENAN

HAVE you seen this man? Southampton-born Mark Haswell is wanted by police in the Philippines in connection with the alleged rape of a 15-year-old British/Filipino girl there. A warrant for the arrest of 44-year-old Haswell was issued by a court in Pasay City, Philippines, in 2009 but the businessman, who was formerly prominent in the […]


Ateneo-Davao to hold mining gab anew

November 9, 2012 ·  , Arianne Caryl N. Casas

Friday, November 9, 2012 THE Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) will conduct anew a conference on mining in Mindanao that will give focus on small-scale mining on the island. The conference will take place on November 15-16 at Finster Auditorium of AdDU. With the theme “Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Mindanao: Issues, Opportunities and Future […]


US toxic waste dumped in Subic

November 9, 2012 ·  ,

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) is investigating a US Navy contractor for allegedly dumping hazardous wastes on Subic Bay last month. SBMA records showed that wastes dumped by the tanker MT Glenn Guardian were collected from American ships that joined the recently concluded joint military exercises in the country. The tanker is […]


We can all do justice as responsible consumers

November 8, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

We can all do justice as responsible  consumers by Fr. Shay Cullen email: (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times,in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.) Panfilo  57, is  a carpenter, vegetable and mango farmer from  Moriki, Kapalong, Davao Del Norte. In1986 he planted fifty one   mango trees and […]


Will there be a child abuse 'super inquiry'? Ministers warned that allegations are the 'tip of the iceberg'

November 7, 2012 ·  By James Chapman and Tim Shipman

Home Secretary Theresa May announced National Crime Agency investigation into abuse in North Wales children’s home in the 1970s and 80s She also suggested the Government may launch a wider inquiry into claims senior Tories were involved Ex-resident at Bryn Estyn children’s home claims Thatcher aide abused boys A single wide-ranging judicial inquiry into ‘absolutely […]


Priest blames mining company for family killing – Thirteen soldiers to face court martial over shootings

November 7, 2012 ·  , Keith Bacongco, Kidapawan City, Philippines, November 5, 2012

Officials of Sagittarius Mines should be held liable for the military’s killing of a tribal family late last month, says an Italian missionary who has been working in Mindanao for four decades. “SMI became the reason why the military intervened, why people are divided, why many people are afraid of losing water and land itself,” […]

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