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December, 2016


Are there enough laws to curb child pornography in PH?

December 30, 2016 ·  By Maila Ager - Reporter for newsinfo.inquirer.net

Sen. Grace Poe. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

The reported continued proliferation of child pornography despite the existence of various laws penalizing it has prompted Senator Grace Poe to file a resolution urging the Senate to look into it. Poe, in filing Senate Resolution No. 237, noted that child pornography and prostitution still persist despite the enactment of various laws that carry penalties […]

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IMPUNITY: THE CHURCH OF THE RESISTANCE

December 30, 2016 ·  By www.rappler.com

The cathedral is lit in neon. Seventy-one feet of cement and adobe glow red and aquamarine and purple and blue. The spotlights change hue at half-second intervals. Colored stars dot the soaring walls. Potted shrubs strangle under strings of lights. The effect is a cross between a circus sideshow and a psychedelic dream, Lucy in […]

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Duterte’s EJK supporters violate US immigration laws

December 30, 2016 ·  By Rodel Rodis for globalnation.inquirer.netu

INQUIRER FILE

From December 6 through December 14, 2016, the New York Times published four major articles on Philippine Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal extrajudicial killings of drug suspects, now averaging about 44 killed a day. In “They are slaughtering us!” (December 7, 2016), New York Times’ news photographer Daniel Berehulak expressed shock at the scale of the […]

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ROUGHLY 70,000 REFUGEES HAVE RESETTLED IN SOUTH SUDAN’S YIDA CAMP JUST OVER THE SUDAN BORDER, AND THEY MAY SOON BE FORCED TO START THEIR LIVES OVER ONCE AGAIN.

December 29, 2016 ·  By nubareports.org

A group of Yida refugees dancing Kambala, a Nuban dance, to celebrate the Refugee Council coming to visit their area of the camp that day.

They have come to Yida to escape ongoing war in the Nuba Mountains between Sudan’s armed forces and a rebel group since it began in 2011. Fighting continues; Nuba Reports documented 2,000 bombs dropped in civilian areas last year alone. Come June next year, the settlement where the Nuba people have started markets, developed farms, […]

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Tagle celebrates Christmas Mass with prisoners

December 29, 2016 ·  By www.ucanindia.in

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Manila: Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila said illegal drugs “squander life” in the Philippines, but added that killing also does not offer hope to those who make mistakes. In an early morning Mass at the national prison on Dec. 17, the Manila prelate urged prisoners not to lose hope. “Life should be shared,” Cardinal […]

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UN told: PH gov’t respect for human rights ‘resolute, uncompromising’

December 29, 2016 ·  By Estrella Torres for globalnation.inquirer.net

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Mission to the United Nations in Geneva said the Duterte administration’s commitment to human rights is resolute and uncompromising and appealed to the international community to respect the government’s war on drugs. Ambassador Cecilia Rebong, permanent representative of the Philippines to UN and other International Organizations handed an aide memoire to Zeid Ra’ad […]

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Processed meat ‘could be bad for asthma’

December 29, 2016 ·  By Health for www.bbc.com

Eating processed meat might make asthma symptoms worse, say researchers.

Eating processed meat might make asthma symptoms worse, say researchers. Consuming more than four portions a week is a risk, suggests the study of nearly 1,000 French people, published in the journal Thorax. The researchers believe it could be a preservative called nitrite used in meats such as sausages, salami and ham that aggravates the […]

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Obama bans oil drilling ‘permanently’ in millions of acres of ocean

December 29, 2016 ·  By US & Canada for www.bbc.com

Arctic rigs like the "polar pioneer" were never actually deployed

Outgoing US President Barack Obama has permanently banned offshore oil and gas drilling in the “vast majority” of US-owned northern waters. Mr Obama designated areas in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans as “indefinitely off limits” to future leasing. The move is widely seen as an attempt to protect the region before Mr Obama leaves office […]

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Lawmakers urge Duterte to undergo medical exam

December 21, 2016 ·  By newsinfo.inquirer.net

IN PAIN President Duterte has said he suffers from daily migraine and ailments, including Buerger’s disease, a cardiovascular illness characterized by inflammation of blood vessels usually due to smoking. —MALACAÑANG PHOTO

President Rodrigo Duterte’s admission that he used a powerful painkiller has prompted concern about his health, with lawmakers urging him on Sunday to undergo a medical examination and disclose the results. Mr. Duterte on Monday revealed that he used to take fentanyl, a drug often prescribed for cancer pain and other chronic ailments, because of […]

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8 of 10 Filipinos fear getting killed in drug war

December 21, 2016 ·  By INQUIRER.net for newsinfo.inquirer.net

About 85 percent of Filipinos are ‘satisfied’ with the antidrug campaign of the Duterte administration despite 78 percent of them fearing that they could fall victim to extrajudicial killing. That was the result of the latest Social Weather Station survey done from Dec. 3 to 6, 2016. INQUIRER FILE

Nearly 8 out of 10 adult Filipinos are worried that they, or someone they know, would fall victim to extrajudicial killing amid the ongoing antidrug campaign of the Duterte administration, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. A total of 78 percent of 1,500 respondents asked in the nationwide SWS survey expressed worry that […]

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