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March, 2017

UN child rights envoy urges PH not to lower age of criminal responsibility

March 29, 2017 ·  By ABS-CBN News for


MANILA – The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children (VAC) urged the Philippine government not to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility, and instead improve the implementation of the country’s juvenile justice law. In a letter sent to President Aquilino Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez Jr. in […]


April marks Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 28, 2017 ·  By Alex Weaver, Reporter for


It’s a topic that’s extremely important and one that those who work at the Patticake House nonprofit shelter dedicate their lives to. “It is just so important that it gets stopped as soon as possible so a child can begin healing,” said Nancy Brian, Executive Director. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Ruth’s Cottage […]


Man, 72, arrested over 1980s ‘child abuse’

March 28, 2017 ·  By Jamie McKinnell Australian Associated Press for


A second man has been charged with historical child sex offences allegedly committed in a western Sydney pinball arcade nearly 40 years ago. The 72-year-old was arrested at a Newcastle hospital last month and charged with seven counts of indecently assaulting a boy, police said on Tuesday. Police will allege he sexually assaulted at least […]


Philippine bishops welcome Duterte impeachment motion

March 27, 2017 ·  By reporter, Manila for


Prelate’s admit that move against president is doomed to fail in Congress At least two Catholic bishops have welcomed the filing of an impeachment motion against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for allegedly masterminding the killing of up to 8,000 suspected drug offenders. “This is a good move because it signals the seriousness of the situation […]


Child Brides- A Cover for Cultural Pedophilia?

March 24, 2017 · 


Child Brides- A Cover for Cultural Pedophilia? Fr. Shay Cullen 24 March 2017 Since she was 11 years old, Jazell was forced to live alone with an older man of almost forty years of age. She was treated as if she was his ‘wife,’ living in the house with him, cooking, cleaning and constantly being […]


Ex-football coach Barry Bennell denies 20 sex offence charges

March 24, 2017 ·  By UK for

Barry Bennell, pictured in 1991, worked at Crewe Alexandra

Former football coach Barry Bennell has pleaded not guilty to 20 charges of historic child sexual abuse against four boys in the 1980s. The 63-year-old appeared via videolink from prison at Chester Crown Court. Mr Bennell had already denied eight of the offences but entered not guilty pleas again as 12 further charges were added. […]


Pope tells young to resist ‘false’ reality of social media

March 24, 2017 ·  By

Pope Francis is warning young people that social media can give people a "false image of reality" (AFP Photo/JUSTIN TALLIS)

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis on Tuesday warned young people to resist the lure of “false” versions of life presented on social media or reality TV shows. Instead, the Internet generation needs to write their own histories, become masters of their destiny and establish real connections with their past, the 80-year-old pontiff says in […]


PNP extends olive branch to the church?


Father figures. Priests and pastors would make helpful additions to Tokhang operations, some Central Visayas police officials say. (SunStar File)

THE Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 will attempt a multi-sectoral approach to Oplan Tokhang, and has invited priests and pastors to participate. PRO 7 Director Noli Taliño said they await the answer of the religious sector to their proposal. “This will prove that our work doesn’t violate anything in relation to our Tokhang operation,” he […]


Philippines’ Duterte welcomes prospect of ICC case, says ‘brutal’ war on drugs to go on

March 23, 2017 ·  By

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte talks to reporters after a news conference at the presidential palace in Manila, Philippines March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday welcomed the prospect of the International Criminal Court (ICC) putting him on trial over his bloody war on drugs, saying he would not be intimidated and his campaign would be unrelenting and “brutal”. A self-confessed assassin who testified to being in a “death squad” under Duterte is expected to […]


Duterte impeachment complaint ‘a fight for all Filipinos,’ says Alejano

March 23, 2017 ·  By Mara Cepeda for

THE COMPLAINANT. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says he merely provided 'a venue for expression' to express dissent against President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Rappler

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says he will seek support for the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte in the coming weeks MANILA, Philippines – Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano said his filing of the first impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte is a battle meant to be fought in the name of all Filipinos. “I want […]

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