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October, 2016

There Was Jonathan

October 28, 2016 · 


There Was Jonathan Fr. Shay Cullen, mssc 28 October 2016 There was Jonathan, a 16-year old teenager. He was from a broken home where love no longer held together a family. There was poverty that kept food from the table and from the mouths of his brother and sisters. Jonathan saw the last of his […]


‘Article on Award of PREDA’

October 28, 2016 · 

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Calais: fears grow for dozens of children amid chaotic camp shutdown

October 28, 2016 ·  By Lisa O'Carroll, Alan Travis and Mat Heywood in Calais for


Charities fear for safety of unregistered minors as French officials try to declare clearout complete and fires ravage camp Scores of unaccompanied children remain unaccounted for in an increasingly chaotic situation at the Calais refugee camp, where French authorities tried to declare that it would be completely cleared at the end of the day. Charities […]


Police say as many as 5000 dead in war-on-drugs

October 27, 2016 ·  By Vivienne Gulla, ABS-CBN News for


MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) is stepping up its anti-illegal drugs campaign with “Project Double Barrel Alpha”. Cops will be visiting schools and offices to convince illegal drug users and pushers to surrender. The Dangerous Drugs Board has estimated that there are 1.8 million drug users in the Philippines. President Duterte has given […]


Church offers addicts ‘concrete hope’

October 27, 2016 ·  By

Cardinal Tagle presides over a Mass before the launching of the “Sanlakbay para sa Pagbabagong Buhay” program at the Manila Cathedral on Oct. 23, 2016. (RCAM photo)

MANILA, Oct. 24, 2016— A parish-based center for the treatment of drug addicts was launched in the Archdiocese of Manila on Sunday, offering concrete hope and a chance to change to countless drug dependents. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle believes that drug addiction is about “spiritual warfare” – good and evil battling against each other. “We […]


California man gets 1,500-year jail sentence for raping teenage daughter

October 24, 2016 ·  By The Associated Press for

A Californian man was sentenced on Friday to 1,053 years in prison for raping his teenage daughter. Photograph: Spaces Images/Getty Images/Blend Images RM

Judge says 41-year-old man who raped his daughter two to three times a week over four years is a ‘serious danger to society’ A Californian man was sentenced to 1,503 years in prison for raping his teenage daughter over a four-year period. The 41-year-old was sentenced on Friday to the longest-known prison sentence in Fresno […]


FBI help rescue dozens of trafficked children

October 21, 2016 ·  By


The US Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with representatives from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and several international law enforcement partners, rescued 82 minors and arrested 239 traffickers and their associates in operations carried out in the Philippines, Thailand and Cambodia. The arrests were made under Operation Cross Country, an international effort […]


A silence that is consent to abuse

October 21, 2016 · 


A silence that is consent to abuse Fr.Shay Cullen. 20 October 2016 In the world today where violence and the violation of human rights is marked by a reluctance to take a stand against evil, not to report child abuse, not to oppose torture and murder is a failure to confront criminal behavior. It is […]


UN body urges bolstering of PH public education

October 20, 2016 ·  By US Bureau for

Philippine and NGO delegates to UN dialogue on education, post-session, from left, Butch Rufino (DepEd IP Education Office), Addie Unsi (E-Net), Rene Raya (ASPBAE) and Mariel Bayangos (Deped Planning Service). CONTRIBUTED

GENEVA — A United Nations committee urged the Duterte administration to strengthen public education in the face of insufficient funding and a widening social divide resulting from increased privatization. The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) noted the “insufficient” funding for education, “segregation” arising from the privatization drive, and the lack of […]


NBI closes ‘child porn’ family business in Taguig

October 20, 2016 · 


The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested five people behind online child pornography “pretty.mirth” being operated as a “family business” since 2011. Arrested last Saturday in an entrapment operation were Shaira Candaza, Girlie Candaza, Estrellita Candaza, Mary Rose Reyes and Mary Grace Cahanding. They will be charged with violation of Republic Act 9208 or the […]

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