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August, 2015


A judge speaks on Philippine injustices

August 30, 2015 · 

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A human rights advocate, a prominent retired judge and well known US Attorney Frederick Norton has written a challenging reflection on Philippine injustice and the wrongful imprisonment of children and victims of alleged frame up and police and extortion. He is familiar with the heart wrenching images and harsh cruel realities of children held in […]

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ICT on upswing but PH still has costliest, slowest Internet.

August 30, 2015 · 

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MANILA, Philippines — Despite a continued upswing in the Philippines’ information and communications technology (ICT) sector this year, its Internet services are still among the most expensive and slowest in Asia, research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) said. IDC said, however, that the newly-implemented minimum broadband speed for fixed-line services is a step closer to […]

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“She (Justice Secretary De Lima) says I killed only 1,000? That’s cheap – Duterte

August 30, 2015 · 

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DAVAO CITY, Philippines – More than 3,000 vehicles coming from different parts of the country converged here in the city on Friday, August 28, for one mission: to convince the city mayor, Rodrigo Duterte, to run for president. Colorful streamers and banners bearing the face and name of the tough-talking mayor covered the city’s Rizal […]

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Philippine Church urged to speak out about journalists’ murders.

August 30, 2015 · 

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  The National Press Club of the Philippines sharply criticized the country’s political and church leaders for their silence over a series of killings of journalists in recent weeks. “Impunity continues because everybody is silent,” said Joel Egco, press club president. “Nobody cares.” “The government is not protecting us, the police are not going after […]

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Pemberton admits strangling Laude ‘in self defense’ – lawyer

August 29, 2015 · 

epa04676766 US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton (2-R), accused in a murder of a transgender, is escorted from a courtroom after a trial in Olongapo city, Philippines, 24 March 2015. Others are not identified. The murder trial of a US Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipino began amid reports the victim's family rejected an alleged plea bargain deal, lawyers said. The family of victim Jeffrey 'Jennifer' Laude said the camp of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton offered to pay 21 million pesos (477,000 dollars) if they agree to a lesser crime of homicide. But the family rejected the offer, according to their private lawyer Harry Roque.  EPA/JUN DUMAGUING BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE

  OLONGAPO CITY, Philippines – United States Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, on trial here for the alleged murder of transgender Filipina Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in October 2014, admitted he strangled her but added it was “in self defense.” Pemberton appeared at the Regional Trial Court Branch 74 as a witness for the defense […]

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God lives in us and what surrounds us.

August 29, 2015 · 

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Cardinal calls for change in attitude towards environment.   We need to change our lifestyles to save the planet . Cardinal Peter Turkson has renewed the call for radical changes in thinking and attitudes towards environment, ecology and creation. In a message delivered to the second international gathering for talks on climate change, organised by […]

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Preda Anti-Trafficking Advocates visit Japan.

August 29, 2015 · 

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Preda children’s right and anti-trafficking campaigners took their campaign to Japan this August to the annual camp out for young people at The Take Action Academy Camp 2015 . They were sponsored by Free the Children Japan. The two advocates are Marlyn Capio-Richter,Preda Social worker and paralegal officer and Glean Victoria, both are brave courageous […]

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Annalisa: A mother at 14 years-old

August 29, 2015 · 

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Annalisa: A mother at 14 years-old Fr Shay Cullen The incredible silence that surrounds the abuse of children is what is most disturbing and shocking for some but not the majority of people. The vast majority chooses not to notice and come to the help of children when it’s clear they are in a dire […]

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The courageous resilience of Jocelyn Mae

August 28, 2015 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

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The courageous resilience of Jocelyn Mae. Fr.Shay Cullen What could be worse than to be born an unwanted girl child with a speech and hearing disability due to an alleged botched abortion and to be disowned by her own family? Jocelyn Mae (not her real name) suffered all of that and grew up a neglected […]

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Bangladesh Catholics form a human chain against abuse of children and women

August 26, 2015 ·  By Sumon Corraya for www.asianews.it

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In the first seven months of 2015, 347 cases of sexual and physical abuse have been recorded. In 2014, they were 227; 183 in 2013; and 91 in 2012. For the secretary of the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace, “Children are the future of our nation. Instead they are becoming the victims.” Dhaka (AsiaNews) […]

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