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March, 2017


RAPPLER IQ Highlights: Impeachment complaint vs Duterte

March 21, 2017 ·  By Rappler.com for www.rappler.com

Rep. Gary Alejano of the Magdalo Party-list group announce the filling of Impeachment charges against President Rodrigo Duterte at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on March 16, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

The complaint says that given the unlawful activities and predicate crimes provided in the Anti-Money Laundering Act, there is basis for the House to direct AMLC to submit Duterte’s bank accounts and properties MANILA, Philippines – An impeachment complaint was filed by Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano on Thursday, March 16, against President Rodrigo Duterte. The […]

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Germany joins clamor vs bloody war on drugs

March 20, 2017 ·  By Jeannette I. Andrade for globalnation.inquirer.net

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Germany joined a growing list of countries and groups expressing concern over the antidrug campaign of the Philippine government which, to the international community, was focused on putting offenders to death instead of instituting massive reforms that would disable, if not eliminate, the drug menace. Germany’s human rights commissioner cited the passage in the House […]

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4 years of Francis. Hummes: “Every reform raises resistances”

March 20, 2017 ·  By ANDRÉS BELTRAMO ÁLVAREZ for www.lastampa.it

Cardinal Claudio Hummes and Jorge Mario Bergoglio in the Sistine Chapel during the 2013 Conclave

On the anniversary of Bergoglio’s pontificate, an analysis by the Cardinal who whispered to the newly elected Pontiff the famous phrase: “Do not forget the poor!” Some refer to him as one of the “grand electors” of the Argentine Pope. He reacts more modestly and does not accept any merit. Nor he would have ever […]

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Abuse survivor challenges Cardinal Müller’s account of abuse reforms

March 20, 2017 ·  By Associated Press for www.catholicherald.co.uk

Member of the anti-pedophilia Pontifical commission, Irish Marie Collins attends a press conference on May 3, 2014 at the Vatican.   AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI        (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Marie Collins accuses the Vatican doctrinal chief of ignoring the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors   The clash between a former member of Pope Francis’s sex abuse advisory commission and the Vatican heated up Tuesday, as Marie Collins challenged a top Vatican cardinal over his claims that his office had cooperated with the […]

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Pope Francis doesn’t rest on airplanes

March 17, 2017 ·  By Wyatt Massey for www.americamagazine.org

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Pope Francis doesn’t rest on airplanes. Rather than take the time to watch in-flight movies, snack on peanuts or take a nap, the pope is known for making headlines at 30,000 feet. When the pope gets on a plane, reporters go on high alert. With direct contact to a pope known for frank honest answers, […]

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A 20-year toll: 368 gymnasts allege sexual exploitation

March 17, 2017 ·  By Tim Evans, Mark Alesia and Marisa Kwiatkowski, IndyStar for www.indystar.com

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A 12-year-old gymnast molested by an Olympic coach during “therapy” sessions. Children as young as 6 secretly photographed nude by coaches. Coaches who slipped a finger inside girls’ leotards.f A coach having almost daily sex with a 14-year-old at one of the country’s most prestigious gyms. No one knows exactly how many children have been […]

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Philippine Champion of the Environment, Gina Lopez

March 17, 2017 · 

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Philippine Champion of the Environment, Gina Lopez Fr. Shay Cullen If you want to know the truth painful, as it is, regarding the once beautiful Philippine rain forests, the lovely valleys, the once pristine coast line, just google Philippine mining environmental destruction. Immediately you will see dozens of photographs showing the terrible environmental damage seen […]

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Death penalty is ‘anti-poor’ – rights group

March 16, 2017 ·  By Madonna T. Virola, Mar S. Arguelles, Michael Jaucian for newsinfo.inquirer.net

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LEGAZPI CITY – A militant human rights group in Bicol said the poor would be the target of abuses should the death penalty bill be passed as a law. Vince Casilihan, Bayan Bicol spokesperson, said the death penalty is not the solution to crime. “It has been proven in other countries that having death penalty […]

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LETTER FROM AN INTERN

March 15, 2017 · 

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DEAR FRIENDS AT PREDA FOUNDATION., March 14 2017 This is my report about my time at Preda. At first I need to thank you and the Preda team for everything I could experience there. I learned so much about human beings and their minds, about the Philippines, the indigenous people, about me and a lot […]

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World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945, says UN official

March 13, 2017 ·  By Associated Press for www.theguardian.com

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Twenty million people face starvation without an immediate injection of funds in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria, warns Stephen O’Brien The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the second world war with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine, a senior United Nations official has […]

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