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November 18, 2015 · 


Dear All. This is the link to a radio interview with me in the Philipiines DZRJ  Miguel Gil on the 5th November. The interview is about the continuing injustice that I suffer and have been suffering for 2 and half years following an unfair trial by the hands of Judge Philip Salvador following the planting […]


Swedes jailed for life for running cybersex den

October 15, 2015 ·  By Philippine News for


Pair guilty of human trafficking, court rules    Manila: A court sentenced two Swedes to life imprisonment for operating a cybersex den that employed 17 minor Filipina models in the southern Philippines, a local paper said. The Sun star reported that Judge Jeoffre W. Acebido of the regional trial court of Misamis Oriental, in a […]


Philippine prelate urges clergy to shun politics

October 13, 2015 ·  By reporter, Manila for

Philippine President Benigno Aquino introduces his Liberal Party's candidates for the 2016 national elections during an event on Oct. 12. (Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr.)

A senior church leader in the Philippines warned members of the clergy not to run for elected office in the 2016 national elections. “Priests should serve the church. There is a way of serving the people as a priest,” said retired Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales of Manila. “Church law prohibits it,” said Cardinal Rosales, as the […]


In southern Philippines, victims of prostitution are getting younger

October 13, 2015 ·  By Jefry Tupas, Davao City for


Marie is expecting to have a baby in February next year. It’s no easy ordeal for the 16-year-old girl who lives in a Davao City slum. Every evening, Marie and her 14-year old lesbian partner, Lea, roam the streets of the city to look for clients. The young lovers are among the city’s prostituted children. […]


Danish national faces raps for bringing a minor.

September 11, 2015 · 


A 68-year-old Danish national  is facing trial for bringing to his hotel room a 16-year-old Cebuana whom he met through a dating website. Peter Sten Schibbye  was charged before the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office  with   child abuse or violation of  Republic Act 7610 , the the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination […]


WB official lauds DSWD programs

September 11, 2015 · 


PROGRAMS of the Department of Social Welfare and Development received praises from the World Bank. But a key official cautioned the importance of close monitoring so it will not be subject to abuse. “You have to keep on monitoring this.. (You should) have a maximum accountability and where there is not, you go after the […]


Coal power plants in Bataan commit human rights violations.

September 9, 2015 · 


Ash fall is just the tip of the iceberg. Residents of a Bataan town are facing violence and harassment amidst the fight against their eviction from their own land to accommodate the new coal-fired power plants Clinker and ash from coal are seen in seabeds in Lucanin, Mariveles, Bataan. All photos from Nuclear Free Bataan […]


School head, 2 lumad leaders killed in Surigao del Sur.

September 9, 2015 · 


The victims are known for their firm position on ancestral lands and their campaign against human rights violations targeting indigenous peoples A school director and two community leaders were killed by a paramilitary group in Lianga, Surigao del Sur, on Tuesday, September 1, according to a human rights group. Karapatan said that Emerico Samarte, executive […]


Rural missionaries group condemns murder of a Lumad school executive, Lumad leader and cousin in Surigao del Sur

September 3, 2015 ·  By Philippine News


Manila, Philippines – The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) strongly condemned the merciless killing of Emerito Samarca, Executive Director of Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development (Alcadev) together with Malahutayong Pakigbisog alang sa Sumusunod (Mapasu) chairperson Jionel Campos and his cousin Aurelio Sinzo who were killed by alleged members of para-military group […]


ICT on upswing but PH still has costliest, slowest Internet.

August 30, 2015 · 


MANILA, Philippines — Despite a continued upswing in the Philippines’ information and communications technology (ICT) sector this year, its Internet services are still among the most expensive and slowest in Asia, research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) said. IDC said, however, that the newly-implemented minimum broadband speed for fixed-line services is a step closer to […]

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