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August, 2016

PH losing P328B a year due to childhood stunting

August 31, 2016 ·  By Jee Y. Geronimo for


Childhood stunting in Mindanao is at 40%, which is also the average for countries in sub-Saharan Africa MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is losing at least P328 billion ($7.06 billion) a year due to the impact of childhood stunting on education and workforce productivity, according to a report released Tuesday, August 30. Non-governmental organization Save […]


Pot Smoking May Double Risk of Testicular Cancer

August 31, 2016 · 


Pot Smoking May Double Risk of Testicular Cancer Melanie Haiken Today’s headline was pretty bold: Smoking pot leads to double the risk of developing testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is on the rise, and experts have been trying for awhile to figure out why. Now, after comparing groups of young men who smoked and those who […]


Millions at risk as deadly fungal infections acquire drug resistance

August 30, 2016 ·  By Robin McKie for

Aspergillus fumigatus, one of the most common aspergillus species to cause disease in individuals with an immunodeficiency. Photograph: Alamy

Researchers believe widespread use of fungicides on crops is reducing effectiveness of frontline medicines Scientists have warned that potentially deadly fungal infections are acquiring resistance to many of the medicines currently used to combat them. More than a million people die of fungal infections every year, including about 7,000 in the UK, and deaths are […]


Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Weekend from 4th – 6th November 2016

August 26, 2016 · 

Photo Fr Shay Cullen: Courtesy of Columban Missionaries

Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Weekend from 4th – 6th November 2016 Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award 2016 Recipient Announced FR. SHAY CULLEN It was announced today that the 2016 Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award will be awarded to Fr Shay Cullen, Dublin born Columban Missionary in the Philippines. The Award will be presented to Fr Shay […]


Helping Drug Dependents

August 26, 2016 · 

Grungy portrait of addiction, has film grain at full size

Helping Drug Dependents Fr. Shay Cullen 25 August 2016 Working for over twenty years helping drug dependents recover from abuse and addiction in a rehabilitation sanctuary for young people using chemical substances, I learned a few important things. First is that they are not criminals but in need of medical help and intervention. Drug abuse […]


UN human rights experts urge PH to stop drug-related killings

August 22, 2016 ·  By for

RODRIGO DUTERTE. President Rodrigo R. Duterte delivers a speech during the 115th Police Service Anniversary celebration at Camp Crame on August 17. Photo by KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Two United Nations special rapporteurs call for drug trafficking offenses to be ‘judged in a court of law, not by gunmen on the streets’ MANILA, Philippines – Two United Nations (UN) human rights experts criticized the Philippines’ war against drugs and the extrajudicial killings that it is believed to have spurred. They called on Philippine […]


Philippine senators urged to uncover truth behind killings

August 22, 2016 ·  By Joel Torres, Manila for

Members of the ecumenical group Promotion of Church Peoples' Response call on the government to observe human rights in the war against illegal drugs during a demonstration outside a Catholic church in Manila. (Photo by Vincent Go)

Congressional inquiry grills senior police officers over hundreds of deaths in Duterte’s war on drugs A Catholic bishop has urged Philippine senators not to be afraid about uncovering the truth behind the spate of killings in the country as the government’s all-out war against illegal drugs continues to intensify. Senators have initiated a congressional inquiry […]


Philippine villagers claim victory over mining firm

August 22, 2016 ·  By Joel Torres, Manila for

A man stands on one of the sites of a nickel ore mine on Manicani Island in the central Philippines. (Photo courtesy of A. Tan Singco)

Government slaps suspension order on company stopping removal of nickel ore from island mine Residents of a small island in the central Philippines were celebrating a victory on Aug. 18 after the government ordered a mining company to stop removing nickel ore stockpiles from their village. The removal of the ore was ruining local ecosystems, […]


Another singer support the survivors of human trafficking

August 19, 2016 · 


Kayla Jessop sings a new song for the victims of human trafficking and human right violations in her latest video released view it here at this link and be inspired Preda team


Philippines child rapist David Shepherd convicted

August 19, 2016 ·  By Dorset for


A prolific paedophile who filmed himself raping and abusing children in the Philippines has been found guilty. David Shepherd of Bridport, Dorset, admitted a number of offences but denied raping four children, one of whom was only eight years old. The 60-year-old’s string of sex crimes, including holding 20,000 indecent images, were heard at three […]

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