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DSWD urged to probe abuses of detained kids

January 23, 2015 · 

Manila, Philippines – A non-government organization has called on the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to investigate the conditions in detention centers for children, alleging that abuses have gone unpunished in many cases. The People’s Recovery Empowerment and Development Assistance (Preda) Foundation wrote DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman last Monday, expressing its willingness […]

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Street children detained to clear way for Pope Francis’ Manila visit

January 16, 2015 · 

Street children detained to clear way for Pope Francis’ Manila visit  South china MorningPost Simon  Parry To ensure Manila is presentable for Pope Francis’ visit, street children as young as five have been detained next to convicts in centres notorious for brutality, abuse and neglect. Simon Parry goes on a rescue mission with Father Shay […]

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Philippines street children thrown into detention centres ahead of papal visit focused on the poor

January 16, 2015 · 

Philippines street children thrown into detention centres ahead of papal visit focused on the poor 15 January 2015 14:01 by Abigail Frymann Rouch Pope Francis said his five-day visit to the Philippines is “all about the poor”, as reports have emerged of street children being thrown in detention centres ahead of his visit. “The central […]

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EXCLUSIVE – Children CAGED to keep the streets clean for the Pope: Police round up orphans and chain them in filth during pontiff's visit to Philippines

January 16, 2015 · 

Street children in Manila are being rounded up before the Pope’s arrival Officials claim it is to stop gangs of beggars targeting the Pope But critics say it is a cynical move breaching the children’s human rights MailOnline investigation finds horrendous conditions at the centres Children forced to sleep on floors and kept with adults […]

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Singer Damien Dempsey Preda supporter hailed a hero for saving two men from drowning

November 19, 2014 · 

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Melanie Finn, Laura Larkin and Joyce Fegan PUBLISHED 24/06/2014 | 06:46 inger Damien Dempsey SINGER Damien Dempsey was praised after saving two young men from drowning – all with the aid of a sheet.                 The rescue took place from the River Slaney on Sunday afternoon hours before […]

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CAMPAIGN POSTER TO CLOSE THE CRUEL AND DEGRADING CENTER IN MANILA

November 10, 2014 · 

  CAMPAIGN POSTER TO CLOSE THE CRUEL AND DEGRADING CENTER IN MANILA  contact     www.preda.org ,     predainfo@preda.org RAC, the ‘Reception & Action Center’ Manila, is a shelter run by the City of Manila for children and adults.  Every day children from all over Manila, particularly those without safe family environments, are ‘rescued’ and taken to RAC.  […]

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Preda FairTrade mango farmers receive bonus and education.

November 10, 2014 · 

The Preda Fair Trade producer partner team went to Davao to meet again the members of the Preda Fair Trade small farmers association and welcome new groups to join the association of small farmers.

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HELP US IN OUR CAMPAIGN TO UPGRADE OR CLOSE RAC

October 28, 2014 · 

Bahay Tuluyan This week Bahay Tuluyan sent copies of this photo to the President of the Philippines, Mayor of Manila, Secretary of Justice, Secretary of DSWD, Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights and various media outlets. It was taken inside a government shelter for children, Reception and Action Center Manila, better known as ‘RAC’, […]

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Anticoal protest revived in Subic

October 16, 2014 · 

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -Do not be surprised if one of these days, one will see people in the Subic Bay Freeport and nearby areas in Zambales province wearing protest shirts against a proposed coal-fired power plant here.

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The City of Angels – or how minor girls end up in the Preda girl's home

September 16, 2014 · 

by Moritz Weinbeer – September, 10th 2014 A weekend in August, two of us volunteers at Preda, Larissa and me, went on a short trip to explore the Mount Pinatubo, the volcano that erupted in 1991. Due to a problem along the way no traffic would go there, thus we decided to hike another nearby volcano, the Mount […]

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