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October, 2015

More than 140 children in the USA saved from human traffickers

October 20, 2015 ·  By


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — More than 140 children who were victims of human trafficking were recovered after a nationwide human trafficking operation, according to the FBI on Wednesday. FBI agents and local law enforcement agents from across the country, including Alexandria, Va. found 149 underage trafficking victims and arrested 153 pimps last week and this past […]


Fair-Trade and organic can help end dire poverty.

October 16, 2015 ·  By Preda Foundation Inc.


Fair Trade and organic can help end dire poverty Fr. Shay Cullen When I first came to the Philippines in 1969 as a Columban missionary from Ireland I felt welcomed and accepted by the Filipino people. They are an intelligent, friendly and a proud people that suffer poverty today as a consequence of conquest by […]


Swedes jailed for life for running cybersex den

October 15, 2015 ·  By Philippine News for


Pair guilty of human trafficking, court rules    Manila: A court sentenced two Swedes to life imprisonment for operating a cybersex den that employed 17 minor Filipina models in the southern Philippines, a local paper said. The Sun star reported that Judge Jeoffre W. Acebido of the regional trial court of Misamis Oriental, in a […]


Half of world’s wealth now in hands of 1% of population – report

October 15, 2015 ·  By Jill Treanor for


Inequality growing globally and in the UK, which has third most ‘ultra-high net worth individuals’, household wealth study finds Global inequality is growing, with half the world’s wealth now in the hands of just 1% of the population, according to a new report. The middle classes have been squeezed at the expense of the very […]



October 13, 2015 · 


For the 3rd quarter of 2015, Mr. Donard Angeles- PREDA Pro Fair Trade Producer’s Development Officer conducted monitoring visit to Davao mango growers last September 22-25, 2015. On the 23rd of September Martin Moritz of El Puente joined the visit. Among the activities conducted are the following: a. ORIENTATION ON WFTO and FAIR TRADE PRINCIPLES […]


Amnesty International says prostitution is a human right – but it’s wrong

October 13, 2015 ·  By The Gurdian for


Has Amnesty International been hijacked by proponents of the global sex trade? When the human rights nonprofit convenes its International Council Meeting next week in Dublin, delegates from around the world will be asked to vote on a proposal to recognize prostitution as a human right. Amnesty is arguing that prostitution is a matter of […]


Philippine prelate urges clergy to shun politics

October 13, 2015 ·  By reporter, Manila for

Philippine President Benigno Aquino introduces his Liberal Party's candidates for the 2016 national elections during an event on Oct. 12. (Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr.)

A senior church leader in the Philippines warned members of the clergy not to run for elected office in the 2016 national elections. “Priests should serve the church. There is a way of serving the people as a priest,” said retired Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales of Manila. “Church law prohibits it,” said Cardinal Rosales, as the […]


In southern Philippines, victims of prostitution are getting younger

October 13, 2015 ·  By Jefry Tupas, Davao City for


Marie is expecting to have a baby in February next year. It’s no easy ordeal for the 16-year-old girl who lives in a Davao City slum. Every evening, Marie and her 14-year old lesbian partner, Lea, roam the streets of the city to look for clients. The young lovers are among the city’s prostituted children. […]


The Church cannot be silent- Pope Francis

October 9, 2015 ·  By Preda Foundation Inc.


The Church cannot be silent- Pope Francis Father Shay Cullen Few ought to be surprised at the lewd sexual show with the so-called Play Girls during the swearing in ceremony of Philippine politicians of the ruling party in Laguna recently. It’s an acute embarrassment to President Aquino but why all the fuss? Thousands of children […]


Statement and Plan of Action for street children and women for Pope Francis

October 8, 2015 · 

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