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August, 2015


Missionary Priest accuses government of complicity in murder

August 24, 2015 ·  By Inquirer Editorial for opinion.inquirer.net

A MISSIONARY priest has accused a member of the House of Representatives of obstructing justice by coddling persons involved in the killing of another Italian priest. The accusation was made under oath, in a hearing of the House human rights committee; the accuser is a missionary of long standing and good reputation. Because of the […]

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Pressure on Japan for stronger laws on child pornography.

August 21, 2015 · 

A booklet entitled, "Violence Against Children in Cyberspace", is pictured at an office of Keiji Goto, a police officer-turned lawyer in Tokyo August 10, 2012. "The average citizen is against child pornography, but I feel they don't act strongly on those beliefs. Whenever they face strong opposition, they tend to back down easily," says Goto, who in 2005 left the police force's cybercrime unit and became a lawyer, who now works with crime victims. Picture taken August 10, 2012. To match Feature JAPAN-PORNOGRAPHY/ REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

  Police in Japan’s old historic capital of Kyoto nabbed three men this summer for buying child pornography DVDs online, they made history: for the first time, someone in the country faces the possibility of jail time for possessing such material. Japan is the only OECD nation that has not universally outlawed possession of child […]

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NTC issues guidelines to filter online child porn.

August 21, 2015 · 

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  MANILA, Philippines – The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has issued guidelines to Internet service providers (ISPs) to filter child pornography and block access to such websites. Memorandum Circular 03-07-2015 identifies nine minimum technical and specification requirements to be adopted by ISPs. These include web filtering on various categories for text, images and videos with […]

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Palawan, Subic bases eyed for new fighter jets.

August 21, 2015 ·  By Alexis Romero for Philstar.com

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  MANILA – The Philippines is eyeing the construction of military facilities in Subic and Palawan as it awaits the arrival of 12 lead-in fighter trainer jets acquired from South Korea. Documents obtained by The STAR showed that the government is spending P135.99 million for the basing support system for the 12 FA-50 jets. The […]

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Solving the slum problem

August 19, 2015 ·  By Edita Abella Tan, Philippine Daily Inquirer for Philippine News

Solving the slum problem

IF A CITY’S wealth is to be judged by its skyline, then Metro Manila, Cebu and other major cities must be rapidly getting rich. New gleaming skyscrapers, billboards announcing soon-to-be-constructed high-rises and sprawling malls line up Edsa and other major urban avenues in the country. And yet, poverty has barely budged in recent years and […]

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Calls for justice after child abuse scandal shocks Pakistan.

August 15, 2015 · 

Villagers walk through the streets after the authorities announced a judicial inquiry into a massive child abuse scandal in Hussain Khanwala village, some 55 kms southwest of Lahore on August 9, 2015. A Pakistani province announced a judicial inquiry into a massive child abuse and extortion scandal involving hundreds of victims amid mounting calls for justice.  AFP PHOTO / Arif ALI

August 10, 2015 The chief minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province has ordered a judicial inquiry into the country’s biggest-ever child sex-abuse scandal as political leaders, rights activists and faith leaders called for swift action. Dozens and possibly hundreds of children were discovered to have been harassed, molested, raped and filmed by an organized gang over […]

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Legalizing prostitution is not the answer.

August 14, 2015 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

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Legalizing prostitution is not the answer. Fr. Shay Cullen There are some deadly aspects of prostitution where women are victims of different forms of bondage; situations where they suffer and are abused but cant escape from. Sex workers are victims of exploitation, coercion and violence. That is the norm and practice of prostitution and it […]

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Aetas’ lament: We’re aliens in our own land

August 11, 2015 ·  By PREDA Foundation Inc.

An Aeta Family  helped by the Preda Foundation in Zambales.

SAPANG UWAK, Porac, Pampanga—Edward Serrano struck two rocks together and wrapped the faint spark in wood shavings, building a fire in much the same way Stone Age man must have done two million years ago. The short, Afro-haired jungle survival instructor is an Aeta, from one of the most unique ethnolinguistic peoples of the Philippines, […]

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A second Weimar human rights award for the Philippines

August 10, 2015 ·  By PREDA Foundation Inc.

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A second Weimar human rights award for the Philippines 10 August 2015 Sr. Stella Matutina a Filipino nun and human rights activist in Mindanao has been awarded the prestigious Human Rights Award of the German City of Weimar for her word defending the rights of Indigenous people and poor farmers and fishing folk against the […]

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PREDA FRIEND AND SUPPORTER HAILED AS A HERO IN IRELAND

August 10, 2015 ·  By Melanie Finn, Laura Larkin and Joyce Fegan for www.independent.ie

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Damien Dempsey song writer and well known singer is a staunch supporter of Preda and he has come to the Philippines to sing in jails and at the Preda center for the children rescued by Preda from the streets and jails. The report in the Irish independent below describes what happened and how Damien save […]

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