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September, 2016

Death toll breaches 2,000-mark as war on drugs enters 3rd month

September 2, 2016 ·  By Bea Cupin for

WAR ON DRUGS. A police officer at a crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

All in all, 2,446 people have died since the new administration began its campaign against illegal drugs on July 1 MANILA, Philippines – As the Philippine government’s “war on drugs” entered its third month, the Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed that the death toll has breached the 2,000-mark. All in all, 2,446 people have died […]


Fr Shay Cullen wins 2016 Hugh O’Flaherty Humanitarian Award

September 2, 2016 ·  By Sarah Mac Donald for


Columban missionary has uncovered and exposed widespread child sexual abuse and human trafficking involving children as young as 9 years abused by US personnel and sex tourists including local men. Well known Irish Columban missionary Fr Shay Cullen has been selected as this year’s winner of the Hugh O’Flaherty Humanitarian Award. Fr Cullen has worked […]


The Methods of Martial Law

September 2, 2016 · 


The Methods of Martial Law Fr. Shay Cullen 02 September 2016 The shocking death toll of Filipinos when Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in 1972 sent shivers through Filipino society at the time. Such widespread killing of Filipinos by summary execution had never been seen since the Japanese invasion and their severe occupation. His regime […]


Bishop Bacani: Drug killings worse than martial law

September 1, 2016 ·  By for

LAMENTATION A weeping Jennelyn Olaires hugs partner Michael Siaron, 30, a pedicab driver and alleged drug pusher, who was shot and killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen near Pasay Rotonda on Edsa. He was one of six killed in drug-related incidents in Pasay and Manila yesterday. RAFFY LERMA/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Worse than martial law. This was how a Catholic Church official depicted the spate of killings under the Duterte administration. In an interview with Radyo Veritas, Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani lamented that Filipinos may now get used to the summary executions because of their high incidence since President Rodrigo Duterte was sworn into office. […]


Denounce all forms of killings, Tagle urges

September 1, 2016 ·  By Philippine Daily Inquirer for

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. FILE PHOTO

MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has called on Filipinos to value the sanctity of life, not just by condemning extrajudicial killings but all forms such as abortion and unfair labor practices. In an interview on Sunday on Church-run Radio Veritas, Tagle stressed that all forms of killings should be denounced. “Many are worried about […]

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