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June, 2016

Ore stockpile removal angers Filipino islanders

June 6, 2016 ·  By Elmer Recuerdo, Eastern Samar Philippines for

Father Nino Garcia of San Lorenzo parish on Manicani island joins calls for a stop to the removal of nickel ore from the island. ( photo by Elmer Recuerdo)

Resumption of nickel mine activities on small island threatens local environment, church officials say Catholic diocesan officials called on the government to stop a mining company from removing a huge stockpile of nickel ore from a small island in the central Philippines. Removing the ore from Manicani island in Leyte Gulf will only create further […]


Bishops face sack for mishandling abuse under papal plans

June 6, 2016 ·  By Europe for


Pope Francis has approved measures to sack bishops who mishandle child sexual abuse cases, a papal decree says. Bishops who are “negligent” in dealing with priests committing abuse will be removed under the new legal procedures. The decree comes in response to long-running demands by abuse victims and their supporters to hold bishops accountable if […]


5 dead as street executions start

June 6, 2016 ·  By Carla P. Gomez, Joel Franco, Nestor P. Burgos Jr. for

AT THE wake of suspected drug lord Rowen Secretaria in Banacon Island, Genafe town in Bohol province, a girl, who saw the police raid on Secretaria’s house, demonstrates how law enforcers shot Secretaria. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Gunmen carry out Duterte-inspired killings of suspects in 3 provinces ILOILO CITY—Five bodies in three provinces in three days. Five men, including a lawyer, fell victims to what appear to be cases of summary execution in Iloilo, Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental from Thursday to Saturday. The killings came as President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, who told […]


The Criminals Behind the Drug Mafia

June 3, 2016 · 


The Criminals Behind the Drug Mafia Fr. Shay Cullen, mssc Maria Rae was just 13 years old when she began to have a conflict with her aunt. She came from a broken home. She was abandoned when her parents split up. This is the great injustice and hardship suffered by the children of couples who […]


Minor gang-raped in drinking spree

June 3, 2016 ·  By Ernie B. Esconde for


ORION, Bataan- A 16-year old girl was reportedly gang raped by six teenaged boys during a drinking session Saturday midnight in Barangay Sto. Domingo, here. Insp. RayanCasupanan, Orion police chief, said the victim was with two other young girls and nine young boys, two of them 18 years old, when the incident happened between 11:00 […]


Suspected cybersex den raided, 27 arrested in Olongapo

June 3, 2016 ·  By Allan Macatuno for


OLONGAPO CITY — At least 27 people were arrested on Wednesday night, in a police raid on an Internet and online gaming cafe suspected to be operating as a cybersex den here. The raiding team from the Philippine National Police-Anti Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) also seized more than 50 computers and transmission devices from the cafe […]


OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA – Slaves of modern times: 10 million more in the world compared to 2015

June 2, 2016 ·  By


Minderoo (Agenzia Fides) – About 46 million people, including millions of children, are currently living in conditions of modern slavery. This is what was highlighted in a study released by the Australian Foundation Walk Free sent to Agenzia Fides. The appalling figure involves 167 Countries, India tops the list. The phenomenon includes human trafficking, forced […]


Richard Huckle faces life sentences for Malaysia child abuse

June 2, 2016 ·  By UK for


A British man is facing multiple life sentences for numerous sex crimes against Malaysian children which he boasted about on the “dark web”. Richard Huckle, 30, from Ashford in Kent, admitted the offences against victims aged between six months and 12 years, from 2006 to 2014. It is believed Huckle abused up to 200 children. […]


Aquino signs law increasing tax-exempt value of balikbayan boxes

June 2, 2016 ·  By Rappler News for

GOOD FOR OFWS. With the new law, OFWs will now pay less whenever they send balikbayan boxees to their loved ones in the Philippines. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

(UPDATED) President Benigno Aquino III signs the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act which is expected to reduce corruption in the Bureau of Customs, as well as technical smuggling in the country MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Good news for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). President Benigno Aquino III signed Republic Act No 10863 or the Customs Modernization […]


PHILIPPINES Duterte on killings: Corrupt journalists asked for it

June 2, 2016 ·  By Agence France-Presse for

DUTERTE. Philippines' President-elect Rodrigo Duterte (C) talks to Cabinet members during a press conference in the southern Philippine city of Davao on May 31, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/Davao City Mayor's Office/AFP

The foul-mouthed politician launches a series of post-election tirades against criminals and repeats his vows to kill them – particularly drug traffickers, rapists and murderers DAVAO, Philippines – Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday, May 31, that corrupt journalists were legitimate targets of assassination, as he amped up his anti-crime crusade with bounty offers […]

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