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April, 2014


Zambales townsfolk demand resignation of mining officials

April 24, 2014 · 

Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:00 am | Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 STA. CRUZ, Zambales‹Carrying banners bearing antimining messages, at least 300 residents demanded the cancellation of all mining permits here and the resignation of mining and environment officials in the region during a rally on Tuesday. We want these mining activities to compensate the people for […]

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Debt relief

April 23, 2014 · 

Editorial Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:12 am | Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014  Debt condonation is something a government avoids because of its repercussions on a country¹s financial and economic wellbeing. A country that expresses even the slightest hint of a request for debt condonation worries the international lending community. However, an appeal two weeks ago by […]

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Curse of Cybersex: The Lost Children of Cebu

April 23, 2014 · 

By Katrin Kunt Carsten Stormer/ Zeitenspiegel/ DER SPIEGEL Cybersex is a big business in a city on the Filipino island of Cebu. To escape poverty, parents force their children to strip in front of webcams. City officials are fighting back in an attempt to prevent sexual exploitation from destroying a generation. Behind the closed door […]

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Pope washes the feet of twelve disabled women and men By Gerard O'connell (Vatican Insider via CNUA)

April 19, 2014 · 

Francis washed the feet of 8 men and 4 women at a center for disabled people in Rome on Holy Thursday, as he led the celebration commemorating Jesus Last Supper   Pope Francis washed the feet of twelve variously disabled men and women, from different nationalities, ethnic groups and religions on Holy Thursday, at the […]

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Top Subic Bay officials charged with graft and corruption.

April 19, 2014 · 

Andreo Calonzo JDS, GMA News   15 April, 2014 The Office of the Ombudsman has recommended graft charges against 18 former and incumbent officials for supposedly favoring a firm in a port operation deal. In a resolution approved last week, the Ombudsman ordered the indictment of top SBMA officials, led by former chairman Feliciano Salonga, […]

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The Meaning of Easter

April 14, 2014 · 

Fr.Shay Cullen This is the sacred time of year when we recall the life and death and resurrection of Jesus,the man from Nazareth. His life commitment to  goodness and self-sacrifice as a champion of the poor and the oppressed led to his arrest torture and execution at the hands of the unjust and cruel authorities. […]

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Pope Francis kisses feet of women and Muslim man in Maundy Thursday rite

April 14, 2014 · 

REUTERS Two young women were among 12 people whose feet Pope Francis washed and kissed at a traditional ceremony in a Rome youth prison on Holy Thursday, the first time a pontiff has included females in the rite. The pope traveled to the Casal del Marmo prison on Rome’s outskirts for the traditional Mass, which […]

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Pope apologizes for clerical sex abuse, promises tough sanctions

April 14, 2014 · 

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “I feel called to take responsibility for all the evil some priests — large in number, but not in proportion to the total — have committed and to ask forgiveness for the damage they’ve done with the sexual abuse of children,” Pope Francis said. […]

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Pope Francis takes responsibility for child abuse by clergy

April 14, 2014 · 

The Pope  make the first strong statement that takes responsibility and   threatened harsh sanctions against the clerical abusers.   “I feel that I must take responsibility for all the harm that some priests-quite a number, but not in proportion to the total. I must take responsibility and ask forgiveness for the damage they have caused […]

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Labor execs in sex-for-flight scandal grounded

April 11, 2014 · 

By Tina G. Santos Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines-Labor officials who were suspended after being implicated in the “sex-for-flight” scheme will not be given new foreign assignments even after they have served out their penalties. “They will stay here for now,” Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said of former Riyadh labor attaché Adam Musa and Jordan acting labor […]

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