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August, 2015


The greatest love: Volunteering to help others

August 10, 2015 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

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IT’S most natural to help our family, relatives and friends in their time of need. That is a good and blessed thing to do and yet there is yet a higher more noble virtue we can aspire to and that is to help the unknown stranger, the abandoned child, the hurting starving migrant, the victim […]

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UN official criticizes Aquino over IPs

August 6, 2015 ·  By JEFRY M. TUPAS for www.manilatimes.net

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DAVAO CITY: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons expressed concern over the plight of over 700 displaced indigenous people (IPs) from Davao del Norte and Bukidnon who were recently subjected to an attempted forced eviction from their temporary shelter. Dr. Chaloka Beyani said it was “striking” for him […]

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American Judge on harsh sentencing in the Philippines

August 6, 2015 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

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American Judge on harsh sentencing in the Philippines Fr. Shay Cullen 31 July 2015 Frederick C. Norton, Esq., attorney and retired judge in New Jersey, like many in the United Sates, has been following the practice of law in the Philippines through social-media. Philippine Law is largely based on North American law since the Philippines […]

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Sex trafficking: Lifelong struggle of exploited children

August 4, 2015 ·  By Ian Pannell, BBC News for www.bbc.com

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In the US, poverty, deprivation and exploitation draw thousands of its own children down into a dark underworld that offers few ways out. It is a world few Americans are aware of. But tens of thousands of American children are thought to be sexually exploited every year. It’s believed that every night hundreds are sold […]

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Jolie seeks justice for sex victims

August 3, 2015 ·  By www.manilatimes.net

HISTORIC MEET
National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi (center) and US actress and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie (center, right) meet with women factory workers at a hostel in Hlaing Thar Yar Township in Yangon on Saturday. AFP PHOTO

YANGON: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie on Friday urged Myanmar to ensure those who commit sexual violence are brought to justice after “moving and humbling” meetings with victims in the country’s conflict-torn north. The Oscar-winning star, who is also a special envoy for the United Nations’ refugee agency, arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday, meeting President Thein […]

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They’ve basically sentenced me to death for 0.38g of marijuana

August 1, 2015 ·  By Sunday World

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Irish man Eanna Ó Cochláin has appealed to the Irish government to help him after he was sentenced to 12 years in jail in the Philippines for a crime he says he didn’t commit. Back in May we brought you the news of 55-year old Eanna Ó Cochláin, an Irish nurse who was sentenced to […]

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