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May, 2015

Duterte: Am I the death squad?

May 27, 2015 ·  By Julie M. Aurelio, Karlos Manlupig | Inquirer Mindanao, Philippine Daily Inquirer for

WALL MESSAGE “Walay pusganay” (Don’t force me) reads a message on a wall in Davao City with a sketch of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in what seems to be an attempt to portray the tough-talking politician’s statement that he should not be forced to run for President in 2016. KARLOS MANLUPIG/INQUIRER MINDANAO

DAVAO CITY—“Am I the death squad?” Mayor Rodrigo Duterte asked during his weekly TV program “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa” here on Sunday. He added: “True. That is true.” But Duterte explained that the “admission” was meant to challenge human rights organizations to go to Davao City and pursue their allegations that he is […]


US embassy worker in London accused of ‘sextortion’

May 27, 2015 ·  By

Prosecutors say Mr Ford used his US embassy computer to threaten his victims

A worker at the US embassy in London is accused of cyberstalking hundreds of women, threatening to post their private photos unless they met his demands. Michael C Ford, who has lived in the UK since 2006, was arrested last week while visiting family in Atlanta. Prosecutors say Mr Ford hacked accounts of women to […]


Youth offenders of heinous crimes may be confined

May 27, 2015 ·  By

RAMON TULFO, in his article “Boy rapist goes scot-free” (Metro, 5/2/15), wrote: “Under the Pangilinan law, a minor who is 15 years old or younger cannot go to jail for any criminal offense he commits, no matter how grave it is.” He is wrong. While a child cannot be put in jail together with hardened […]


Zambales fishers explore suit vs China

May 26, 2015 ·  By Allan Macatuno @ inquirerdotnet for

IDLE BOATS Children play on a fishing boat docked in Sitio Balogo, Barangay (village) Inhobol, Masinloc, Zambales province, which faces the West Philippine Sea. The fishermen say they have been avoiding the Scarborough Shoal due to the aggression of Chinese Coast Guard vessels. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

OLONGAPO CITY—Fishermen in Zambales province, who were driven away by Chinese Coast Guard personnel from the Scarborough Shoal, have consulted a lawyer about a lawsuit against China for disrupting their livelihood. “We would like to go back to the shoal. It’s only there that we can fish to sustain our families. Artificial reefs are not […]


‘Duterte may face raps over death squad link’

May 26, 2015 ·  By


MANILA, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte may face charges for admitting his links to a death squad, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said yesterday. “If he admitted that he is responsible for these killings, then he must be criminally liable,” De Lima told journalists in an ambush interview. De Lima said Duterte’s admission […]


Child-care worker exposed as the boss of a international paedophile ring after agroup member was caught overseas…and says he wants to work withkids AGAIN


Former Families SA employee Shannon McCoole, 32, faced court in Adelaide on Friday over his role in creating a website contained more than 50,000 images of child porn he believed was 'helping' other paedophiles

Former Families SA employee Shannon McCoole appeared in court Friday,McCoole is charged for his role in running an international paedophile ring 32-year-old operating website he though was ‘helping’ other paedophiles McCoole was caught after Danish police busted one of his associates A child welfare worker who led a secret life as the defacto boss of […]


224 members of Congress richer in 2014.

May 25, 2015 ·  By Reynaldo Santos Jr for ( )


MANILA, Philippines – More than half of the incumbent members of the House of Representatives were richer in 2014, based on their latest Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs). There are 224 congressmen whose net worth increased in 2014, with 7 of them recording a more than 100% increase in wealth declaration from […]


Duterte to rights group: You are all hypocrites.

May 25, 2015 ·  By ( Philippine Daily Inquirer )


DAVAO CITY—Mayor Rodrigo Duterte cried foul over the call of the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) to have him investigated for his probable role in the extrajudicial killings carried out by the so-called Davao Death Squad here. HRW particularly cited Duterte’s public endorsement of execution of criminals. “The Philippine government should take a zero-tolerance […]


Why Climate Change is a Business and Human Rights Issue

May 25, 2015 ·  By by 3p Contributor for


By Eniko Horvath Last month, a Peruvian farmer called on German energy company RWE to pay its fair share to protect his home from imminent flooding caused by a glacial lake melted by global warming. “For a long time, my father and I have thought that those who cause climate change should help solve the […]


Why did Romero have enemies at the Vatican?

May 25, 2015 ·  By ( )


Author Fr Ashley Beck says bishops who opposed his Cause felt betrayed by his shift against the ruling class. In recognition of the forthcoming beatification this Saturday of the martyred Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Romero, the CTS has reissued Fr Ashley Beck’s booklet about him, first published in 2008. Revised and updated, the booklet […]

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