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May, 2013


Manila the 'gates of hell', horrifying child sex trade says Dan Brown in Inferno.

May 31, 2013 · 

 May 29, 2013 “Lord, let me stand at the gates of hell and stop anyone from entering, by telling each of them, ‘Where are you going, poor fool? Turn back! Make a good confession and save your soul. Don’t come here, to be lost for all eternity!”‘ – St Anthony Mary Claret There has been […]

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Greenpeace hails Philippine court ban on genetically modified eggplant

May 31, 2013 · 

May 25, 2013 Environmental group Greenpeace today welcomed a Philippine Court of Appeals  order to stop field trials of Bt eggplant. The Bt eggplant, also known as aubergine, is genetically modified to contain a ‘built-in’ quantity ofbacillus thuringiensis, a pesticide.Environmental groups opposed it because its effects on human consumers are not proven to be safe […]

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Church worker in hiding after 'death threats'

May 31, 2013 · 

May 28, 2013 A mining site in Surigao del Sur province Philippines An activist based in Surigao del Sur province in Mindanao has called for government protection after receiving death threats for his stance against mining activities in the area. Chito Trillanes, who is also a spokesman of Tandag diocese’s social action center, said armed […]

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EU fishing reform deal could replenish stocks

May 31, 2013 · 

Agreement may see EU fish stocks rise by up to 15 million tonnes by the end of decade. The European Union has agreed to put an end to decades of over-fishing and rebuild dwindling stocks by 2020, as part of a deal to overhaul the union’s fisheries policy. The agreement will put an end to […]

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PREDA NEWSLETTER MAY 29, 2013

May 30, 2013 · 

FAMILY DAY CELEBRATION. A Family Day celebration for the Preda girls was conducted last March 26 to 27, 2013 wherein fun-filled activities and advocacy driven topics were discussed to 65 family members who attended the said activity. (A total of 28 families/relatives attended the event together with the 44 children recovering at the center) The […]

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SMBA won't stop coal plant project – Our fight must go on!

May 30, 2013 · 

As the Philippines Inquirer reports today: SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Despite a Court of Appeals (CA) affirmation of its decision to invalidate the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) and contract to build a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant here, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said it will not stop the project proponents from pursuing development work at the […]

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Facebook may ban all anonymous offensive postings.

May 30, 2013 · 

AFP   Updated May 30, 2013, 4:40 am Facebook revamps guidelines after rape protests SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – A top Facebook executive said Wednesday that authors of misogynist posts on the social network will now have to “put your name on your sex-ism” instead of being anonymous. “Pages on Facebook are allowed to be anonymous, and […]

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Activists Demand Facebook Stop 'Glorifying Violence Against Girls and Women', Stop hate speech

May 30, 2013 · 

by Robin Marty, Senior Political Reporter, RH Reality Check A new advocacy campaign urges the social media site to crack down on gender-based hate speech. (Women, Action, & the Media) A coalition of more than two dozen activists launched a campaign Tuesday demanding that Facebook, the world’s largest social media website, be more responsive to […]

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VISIT TO A MANGO HARVEST

May 30, 2013 · 

by Fr. Shay Cullen A few weeks ago, I was in the mountain villages of Zambales talking to a group of small subsistence farmers from the Aeta indigenous people. The agriculturists from the Preda Fair Trade project were there to help them gather and weigh their wild mangos and Preda Fair Trade staff were ready to pay them 100% […]

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BUYING PICO MANGOES FROM INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

May 29, 2013 · 

Profairtrade Development Agency, the Fair Trade and business arm of  Preda Foundation, already started the buying of Pico mangoes from Aeta mango farmers. The wild mangoes are “organic in conversion” offering healthy and nutritious delight to Fair Trade consumers. Thru Fair Trade, the small mango farmers are getting a fair price, for Aeta mango farmers […]

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