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May, 2016

Sexual harassment: French political ‘impunity’ attacked

May 20, 2016 ·  By Europe for

The allegations against Denis Baupin have sparked calls for change

A campaign has been launched to tackle sexual harassment in French politics after the deputy speaker of parliament quit over allegations against him. Some 500 MPs and activists have demanded an end to impunity. It comes after several female politicians told French media that Denis Baupin had groped or sent explicit messages to them. Mr […]


A family of paedophiles: Man jailed for 16 years for raping boys becomes FOURTH member of his family to be locked up for child sex offences


Derek Smith, 50, from Darlington, was sentenced to 16 years behind bars after he was found guilty of a string of sex offences against two boys

A paedophile has become the fourth member of his family to be jailed for child sex offences after he sexually abused two young boys. Derek Smith, 50, from Darlington, was sentenced to 16 years behind bars after he was found guilty of two indecent assaults, four rapes, two sexual assaults, two charges of sexual activity […]


Human trafficking: MEPs call on EU member states to protect victims better

May 19, 2016 ·  By


EU member states should do more to protect victims of human trafficking, especially women, and take gender-specific prevention, assistance and support measures to help them, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. The text points out that EU legislation to protect victims of trafficking is not being properly enforced. “Progress has been made in […]


Survivor of Human Trafficking most famous Athlete

May 19, 2016 ·  By Leif Coorlim, CNN for


(CNN) – What does it sound like inside Norma Bastidas’ head? The 49-year-old mother-of-two is a celebrated ultra-marathoner, known to have trekked 150 miles across the scorched deserts of Namibia or run double-marathons over an icy tundra in Antarctica. On these extreme endurance competitions, often the only sound accompanying the silent lyrics of her thoughts […]


Duterte changes mind about personal apology to Pope

May 17, 2016 · 


DAVAO—Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he had cancelled plans to visit the Vatican to personally apologize to the Pope for his slur last year against the Pontiff. “No more. That’s enough,” Duterte told reporters who asked about the trip. He said he had already sent a letter of apology to the Vatican. He […]


Duterte vows to kill criminals and reintroduce hanging in Philippines

May 17, 2016 · 


Philippines’ president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to reintroduce capital punishment, give security forces the power to “shoot-to-kill” criminals and offer cabinet posts to communists. In his first press conference since winning the 9 May elections in a landslide, Duterte, the tough-talking mayor of the southern city of Davao, also said he will launch a major […]


Duterte curfew: Kids’ parents to be arrested

May 17, 2016 · 


DAVAO CITY—Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte would order the arrest of parents of children who would be found roaming the streets past the 10 p.m. curfew that the clear winner in the presidential race would enforce nationwide and which had gained success in this city. Duterte said the 10 p.m. curfew would apply to unescorted minors. […]


Election Outcome: The Rule of Law or the Gun

May 13, 2016 · 

Election Outcome: The Rule of Law or the Gun Fr. Shay Cullen The greatest upset in Philippine presidential elections this past May 9 has been the phenomenal ninety-day campaign by the then little-known mayor of Davao City in Mindanao- Rodrigo Duterte, a one term congressman but mayor for more than two decades. He rose to national prominence three months ago […]


The Muslim Mayor of London 2016

May 11, 2016 · 


The leader of the free Che-Ku-lin We were rulers for our Queen and Country, we were masters of the earth, Our empire spread to every land the destiny of our birth. So princes, peasants, friends or foe go grovel in the dirt ,banish hope of freedom bury all your woe, You are the servant slaves […]


The Victims of the Davao Death Squad : Consolidated Report 1998-2015

May 6, 2016 · 


By Fr. Amado Picardal, CSsR   Exec. Sec. of the Basic Ecclesial Communities Desk of the CBCP     I RECENTLY received a consolidated report of the killings perpetrated by the Davao Death Squad (DDS) since 1998 up to the end of 2015.  The source will not be mentioned for obvious reasons. Suffice it to say that […]

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