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Father Cullen recognised

January 11, 2018 ·  By Sunday Examiner

Father Shay Cullen has been recognised many times for his work for human rights

KERKRADE (SE): Regular columnist for the Sunday Examiner and longtime advocate for the rights of children, indigenous people and the abused, Father Shay Cullen, was presented with the Martin Buber Plaque Award in recognition of his work at a ceremony in Kerkrade as part of the International Festival of Dialogue in the Netherlands on November […]

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When a Teacher is the Abuser

January 9, 2018 · 

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When a Teacher is the Abuser Francisco B. Bermido, Jr. Teachers are for the most part the protectors and helpers of children and as part of their professional and moral duty, they listen, assist and understand their students especially when they have problems. This is urgent when the children have suffered sexual abuse and have […]

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The Golden Girls of Hope

December 26, 2017 · 

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The Golden Girls of Hope Francisco B. Bermido, Jr. They were at first the terrible four. Only 14- and 16 year-olds, the four girls were rescued from traffickers by the municipal social worker and local police and brought to the Preda home for girls for recovery. They were caught in a house of prostitution and […]

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The Girl Who Forgave Her Mother

December 20, 2017 ·  By Francisco B. Bermido, Jr.

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The Girl Who Forgave Her Mother Francisco B. Bermido, Jr. A loving mother is the best protector a child can have. She does all she can to feed, clothe and provide, educate and give a good upbringing for her child. That’s the nature of the vast majority of Filipino mothers. They sacrifice much, work hard […]

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JOB OPENING FOR SOCIAL WORKERS AND HOUSEPARENTS

December 15, 2017 ·  By PREDA Foundation, Inc.

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JOB OPENING FOR SOCIAL WORKERS AND HOUSEPARENTS The Preda Foundation is set to open in 2018 a new residential center for male children in conflict with the law (CICL) and children-at-risk (CAR) in Metro Cebu. In this regard, it is looking for qualified professionals to fill up the following positions: 1. Social workers The Social […]

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A Child Finds Justice When her Abuser gets Life in Prison

December 11, 2017 · 

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A Child Finds Justice When her Abuser gets Life in Prison Francisco B. Bermido, Jr. There is the growing knowledge that child sexual abuse is a serious crime especially by children themselves. When eight-year old Jessica was on her way to school in Bacong, Bataan, her neighbor Reynaldo Quiambao accosted her and asked her to […]

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American convicted for child abuse and trafficking

December 4, 2017 · 

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American convicted for child abuse and trafficking In 2013, the Preda Foundation facilitated a raid or buy-bust operation by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on two sex bars then operating in the town of Subic, north of Manila. Around 16 young women and children were rescued as a result of the raid […]

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Preda Opens New Children’s Home

November 29, 2017 · 

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Preda Opens New Children’s Home To kick-off the month-long celebration of National Children’s Month, the Preda Foundation inaugurated on November 7 a new and bigger children’s home which it called Victoria Children’s Home, a Preda Human and Social Development Trainign Center. Friends and supporters of Preda attended said event during which the Preda children and […]

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Child-friendly Judge Gives Custody of Abused Child to Preda

November 28, 2017 ·  By Francisco B. Bermido, Jr.

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Child-friendly Judge Gives Custody of Abused Child to Preda Francis B. Bermido Jr. At 14 years old, Mary Ann* was repeatedly trafficked and sexually abused by 61-year old Jorge, a former employer of her own mother who consented to her being trafficked and abused in a hotel in Pampanga north of Manila. When she could […]

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Dutch abbot pays tribute to Irish missionary’s battle against child abuse

November 22, 2017 ·  By Sarah Mac Donald for www.catholicireland.net

Fr Shay Cullen and Francis Bermido, Executive Director of the Preda Foundation, with the Martin Buber Award.

A prominent Benedictine abbot in the Netherlands has paid tribute to Irish missionary Fr Shay Cullen for committing his life “to the liberation, the protection and promotion of children’s rights in the Philippines”. In his Laudatio for the Columban missionary on the occasion of the awarding of the Martin Buber Humanitarian Award for the PREDA […]

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