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April, 2014


Italian envoy nabbed for child abuse

April 11, 2014 · 

By Maricar Cinco Inquirer Southern Luzon CAMP PACIANO RIZAL, Laguna-An Italian diplomat is facing charges of trafficking and abuse of three underaged boys, whom he claimed were street children he had brought from Manila to a popular resort in Biñan City, Laguna, over the weekend. Italian Ambassador to Turkmenistan Daniele Bosio, 46, was arrested Saturday afternoon […]

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Brothels operate in Zamboanga shelters

April 11, 2014 · 

Seven children, age 3 to 12, were found to have STDs like gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia. ZAMBOANGA CITY-In yet another sign of the desperation to which evacuees here had been driven, prostitution in shelters has persisted despite officials saying it has been stopped. One evacuee, Hain Sukarna, 43, mother of three children, said prostitution persisted […]

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Trafficking in Innocence after the storm

April 10, 2014 · 

By Shay Cullen, SSC Social worker Marlyn received a message that a 14-year-old girl named “Princess” had been trafficked and sold to a sex bar here in the Philippines. Marlyn alerted me and we began planning to rescue the child, just one of thousands of children trafficked for sexual abuse each year in the Philippines.and […]

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'Run … kick … punch': Little girl thwarts abduction attempt

April 7, 2014 · 

By Kara Kostanich PARKLAND, Wash. – A 6-year-old Parkland girl is safe today because of her smart, quick actions when two men tried to kidnap her in broad daylight in her own neighborhood. The drama unfolded Wednesday as the little girl, Savanna Norman, was walking home after playing and jumping on the trampoline at the home […]

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Pope Francis orders investigation into cardinals alleged abuse

April 7, 2014 · 

by Joshua J. McElwee  (NCR Online via CNUA) The Vatican has appointed a bishop known for aggressively investigating cases of sexual abuse to take testimony of clergy alleging sexual misconduct in Scotland’s archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, where Cardinal Keith O’Brien was archbishop until resigning under disgrace in February 2013. The archdiocese’s current leader, […]

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Dark reach of global child sex ring uncovered in UK had spread from US to Philippines

April 7, 2014 · 

By PAUL PEACHEY , THE INDEPENDENT         The global child sex ring was uncovered by British police officers when they raided the home of a man in the Northamptonshire town of Kettering. Inside the nondescript bungalow, police officers were met with the stale and acrid smell of urine. In the bedroom, packets and empty cartons covered […]

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SRI LANKA : Slamming the arrest of a priest and an activist, Church calls for their immediate release

April 7, 2014 · 

By Melani Manel Perera Colombo (AsiaNews via CNUA)  “We condemn this unlawful arrest. We call upon the government, which boasts about securing the rights of oppressed people, to release them immediately and show that the freedom it speaks about actually exists,” said the Christian Solidarity Movement (CSM) in a statement released at a press conference […]

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Christians form human shield around church

April 7, 2014 · 

Christians form human shield around church in ‘China’s Jerusalem’ after demolition threat Christians have flocked to defend a church in eastern China after Communist Party officials claimed it was an “illegal construction” and announced plans to demolish it Thousands of Chinese Christians have mounted an extraordinary, round-the-clock defence of a church in a city known […]

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Filipino youth worse off than peers in Asia, Africa

April 7, 2014 · 

By Cheryl M. Arcibal (philstar.com) MANILA, Philippines – The Filipino youth are worse off than their counterparts in countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Morocco, and Ghana, – countries, like the Philippines, that are also classified as “lower-middle income” – a study said. According to the Global Youth Wellbeing Index, released by the US-based think tank […]

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An eyewitness account on the funeral of Romy Capalla

April 4, 2014 · 

By Alex Corpus Hermoso   I took a taxi cab from the airport of Iloilo to join the motorcade that was organized by the civil society organizations, NGOs, POs and sympathetic political organizations to demand justice for the slain leader, Romeo Capalla. Upon boarding the cab, I immediately started conversation with the driver to ask about […]

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