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February, 2017


Murder of pregnant Aeta triggers outrage

February 7, 2017 · 

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HERMOSA, BATAAN—The Aeta community here is outraged by the murder of a pregnant Aeta girl, who was found hanging from a tree in the Pastolan Aeta Village on Jan. 30. The decomposing body of Angelique Charlotte Bulatao, 20, was wrapped in a blanket and her relatives said there were signs she was raped. She was […]

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Philippines government says church ‘out of touch’ in attacking drugs war

February 6, 2017 ·  By Manuel Mogato and Clare Baldwin for www.reuters.com

Filipino churchgoers pray in front of an altar after Rev. F. Carlos Ronquillo (not in photo), a Rector Superior of the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, talked about a pastoral letter from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) about the drug war of President Rodrigo Duterte during a mass at the Redemptorist church in Paranaque city, metro Manila, Philippines February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

The Philippine government derided Catholic bishops on Sunday as “out of touch” after they used weekend sermons to attack a war on drugs they said had created a “reign of terror” for the poor. Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) had dramatised President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign and, instead of criticising, should […]

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Philippine Catholic Church slams ‘reign of terror’ behind war on drugs

February 6, 2017 ·  By Clare Baldwin and Manuel Mogato for www.reuters.com

Effigies of corpses are seen with placards as activists protest against the Extra Judicial Killings in the country involving the war on drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte, during a rally outside the Philippine National Police (PNP) Headquarters in Quezon City, metro Manila,... REUTERS/Czar Dancel

The Philippines’ Catholic Church assailed President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs for creating a “reign of terror” among the poor, in sermons read out at Saturday services that will be repeated to congregations across the country on Sunday. In its most strongly worded attack on the crackdown on drug pushers and users, the Catholic Bishops’ […]

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PREDA News

February 6, 2017 · 

Volunteers from Barcelona ,Spain visit their local elementary school

Setem a youth organization send eight volunteers to Preda every year.They meet the people, visit the Aeta villages work with the people and share in the life .They join the staff at the Preda children home the Boys and the home for girls and join in many activities. Having returned to Barcelona they visit schools […]

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Sex and labor trade victims speak out during Los Angeles march

February 6, 2017 ·  By Clara Fox for angelusnews.com

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“I knew my life wasn’t normal,” Duñia Zelaya said of her childhood. She vividly remembers the night her mother and stepfather dressed her in strange clothes and did her makeup before driving her to a bar to work as a sex slave. She can’t remember her age, but she was probably 7. Her mother gave […]

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Duterte officials hold drug suspects, criminals not human

February 6, 2017 ·  By Patricia Lourdes Viray for www.philstar.com

Philippine Constitution, UN rights declaration say suspects and criminals actually also human MANILA, Philippines — Justice Secretary Vitaliano II on Wednesday dismissed concerns raised by an international human rights watchdog that drug-related killings in the country may constitute crimes against humanity under international law. Amnesty International has raised the alarm over what it sees as […]

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Human rights groups march, ask Congress to junk death penalty bill

February 3, 2017 · 

NO TO 'KILL BILL'. Human rights advocates oppose the passage of the measure seeking to restore capital punishment in the country. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Hundreds of human rights advocates march to the House of Representatives to urge lawmakers to abandon the bill seeking to restore the death penalty MANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of human rights advocates gathered at the House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon, January 31, to urge lawmakers to abandon the measure seeking to restore the death […]

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Suspects are not Humanity, says Justice Secretary

February 3, 2017 · 

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Suspects are not Humanity, says Justice Secretary Fr. Shay Cullen 2 February 2017 Small children of nine years old are to be branded as criminals and to be held responsible for childhood mistakes. Stealing when they are hungry and abandoned. Fighting back when they are abused and bullied. They cry when there is no one […]

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Support for Secretary Gina Lopez

February 3, 2017 · 

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The Archbishop of Lipa has sent a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte thanking him for protecting the environment by appointing Secretary Gina Lopez and encouraging him to continue supporting her work in anti-mining and protecting the lands of the indigenous people and the Philippine biodiversity. The Preda Foundation has added its voice to the letter […]

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Aguirre on AI report: ‘Drug lords, addicts not part of humanity’

February 3, 2017 ·  By KATHRINA CHARMAINE ALVAREZ, GMA News for www.gmanetwork.com

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Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Wednesday downplayed an Amnesty International (AI) report that said the spate of drug-related killings under the Duterte administration could constitute crimes against humanity. “‘Yung mga criminals, yung mga drug lords, drug pushers, they are not the humanity. Hindi sila ang humanity,” Aguirre told reporters in an interview. “How can […]

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