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Duterte supporters deplore wikipedia entry linking him to death squads and vigilantism.

February 26, 2016 ·  By Wikipedia for


Duterte, who has been dubbed “The Punisher” by Time magazine, has been criticized by human rights groups and by Amnesty International for tolerating extrajudicial killings of alleged criminals allegedly by the vigilante Davao death squads. Duterte has been heavily criticised by numerous organizations for condoning and even inciting murders to take place during his leadership. […]


Church groups condemn arrest of anti-mining protesters.

February 15, 2016 · 

The waters of Santa Cruz turn red due to silt and mud that flow downstream from the mines. (Photo by Vincent Go)

Activists say detritus from mine has killed residents, disrupted livelihoods   Church groups and environmental activists in the Philippines condemned the violent dispersal and arrest of several people who were trying to stop mining operations in the northern province of Zambales in the past three weeks. “The police has once again sided with the large-scale […]


On clergy sex abuse cases: CBCP vows to cooperate.

February 7, 2016 · 

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CEBU, Philippines – The Catholic Bi-shops’ Conference of the Philippines has assured “cooperation with civil authorities” in running after its members who are associated with sexual abuse, saying it has “tarnished the Church’s image around the world”. “…the bishops are determined to make sure the Church is a safe environment for all Catholics, especially for […]


Children at risk with death of Mindanao peace deal.

February 7, 2016 · 

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Children at risk with death of Mindanao peace deal Failure to pass Bangsamoro Basic Law could have dire consequences for the young   Barely two years after the Philippine government and the rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a peace deal, children in the country’s restive south face anew the risk of massive displacement. […]


Farmers start life as owners of land.

January 29, 2016 · 


  It was a new day for farmers in an estate in Quezon province who had long been struggling to own the land they were tilling. For the first time in their lives, farmers in the controversial Hacienda Matias in Quezon were able to keep the income from their harvests. Maribel Luzara, head of Kilusang […]


Former garbage picker challenges eucharistic congress to help poor

January 29, 2016 ·  By Simone Orendain Catholic News Service for


CEBU, Philippines (CNS) — Maria Georgia “Maggie” Cogtas of Cebu told of a childhood without playing, only tough work as a garbage picker at dumpsites, construction sites and on the streets. Cogtas, 21, also told more than 12,000 people at the 51st International Eucharistic Congress about the massive celebration two weeks ago commemorating the child […]


Philippines abuse: Paedophile Trevor Monk jailed.

January 28, 2016 · 


A paedophile who filmed himself abusing young girls in the Philippines has been jailed for 19-and-a-half years. Trevor Monk, 47, of south-east London, also paid nearly £15,000 to watch child sex abuse in Manila on his webcam. Police found more than 80,000 images and 1,750 indecent videos of children in a raid on his home […]



January 22, 2016 · 


PREDA FREEDOM SONG GETS RAVE REVIEWS AND MEDIA COVERAGE. Preda News form Preda- Ireland . Excellent news- Róisín’s song just keeps on getting more publicity.   American based MRCTV media posted her song last night and has received 69k views on their Facebook page in 23hours.  They have a following of 2.7 million.  That comes […]


Self-rated poverty is 50% of the population of 104,000 Million.

January 8, 2016 · 


comment from  JM.    But the politicians are richer with their mentality…..ME FIRST. And we call the Philippines the first ‘Christian country; in Asia?  Where is love your neighbors? Where is charity? Where is compassion?  It was recently published that the population reaches 104 millions so Corrupted and Selfish Politicians can be proud of what they are doing to […]


Self-rated poverty at 50%

January 8, 2016 ·  By Patricia Lourdes Viray (

Philippines New Year Fire

MANILA, Philippines – The results of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that 50 percent of Filipinos consider themselves as poor. The survey was conducted from December 5 to 8 last year among 1,200 respondents nationwide. The SWS also reported that the average self-rated poverty rate for 2015 was 50 percent. The self-rated […]

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