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June, 2015


June 20, 2015 ·  By


MACTAN, Cebu – Two trafficking victims were rescued by the Bureau of Immigration after being persuaded by recruiters to pose as missionaries last June 9. The victims, whose names are withheld for their safety, attempted to depart for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia via Air Asia. They were being escorted by a certain Jefferson Cal, who claimed […]


Pope Francis blames ‘human selfishness’ for global warming

June 19, 2015 ·  By Europe for


Pope Francis has blamed human selfishness for global warming in his long-awaited encyclical calling for action on climate change. In the letter, he urges the rich to change their lifestyles to avert the destruction of the ecosystem. Environmentalists hope the message will spur on nations ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris in December. […]


Korean dream shattered by lies, sex trade coercion

June 19, 2015 ·  By


On Sept. 9, the day she arrived in South Korea, Tessa Aquino could not help but cry. The 26-year-old from the Philippines had left her home country for the first time in hopes of becoming a singer and supporting her 3-month-old daughter. She started working the day she arrived in Korea, at a club near […]


Human rights lawyer in Saudi awarded (Ludovic Trarieux Prize)

June 19, 2015 ·  By


The Hague (AFP) – Saudi lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair, who is defending a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes in the Middle East country was on Friday awarded the prestigious Ludovic Trarieux Prize for his work defending human rights, organisers said. Al-Khair, who is the founder of the Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia (MHRSA) […]


11 minors rescued in Pampanga

June 18, 2015 ·  By Franco Regala


SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga – Eleven minors allegedly forced to work as prostitutes were rescued by the police during a raid on a bar here Thursday. Police arrested six people, including bar manager Virginia de Guzman, 50, and maintenance boy Antony Carpeso Perez, 33. However, police failed to arrest the bar owner. The victims were […]


Two US Catholic bishops resign in child sex abuse scandal

June 18, 2015 ·  By Isla Binnie for


VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis accepted the resignation of two US bishops on Monday, 10 days after a Minnesota prosecutor filed criminal charges against their diocese for failing to protect children from a sexually abusive priest. Archbishop John Nienstedt, of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, and one of his deputies, auxiliary Bishop Lee Piche, resigned over their […]


Cops say no new human trafficking camps found in Perlis

June 18, 2015 ·  By


The finding of a camp believed to be for human trafficking purposes at the Mata Air Forest Reserve, Perlis, as reported on the front page of a newspaper yesterday is not a new finding. Perlis police chief SAC Shafie Ismail said the emplacement in Bukit Genting Perah, Wang Kelian, was one of the 28 emplacements […]


9 teens rescued in NBI raid on cybersex den in Taguig

June 17, 2015 ·  By


Nine teenagers were rescued as the National Bureau of Investigation raided a suspected cybersex den in Taguig City, a report from GMA News’ early evening newscast “24 Oras” said Wednesday. According to the report, the NBI’s Anti Human Trafficking Division arrested the 30-year-old suspect allegedly in charge of the cybersex operations. The NBI AHTRAD said […]


Jardeleza is richest SC justice in 2014

June 17, 2015 ·  By


Francis Jardeleza declares a net worth of P244.41 million in 2014, dislodging Justice Mariano del Castillo as the ‘richest’ in the Supreme Court MANILA, Philippines – The newest Supreme Court justice is the judiciary’s richest in 2014. Based on the Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) summary report obtained by Rappler from the […]


Paedophilia – Noncompliant bishops will be tried in the Vatican

June 17, 2015 ·  By Iacopo Scaramuzzi, Vatican City (Vatican Insider via CNUA) for


Francis has decided that “abuse of office” by bishops who do not follow up complaints about children being sexually abused by priests, is a canonical offence. He is also setting up a related section in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Mary Collins, a former clerical sex abuse victim is glad about the […]

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