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Caritas vows to work to eradicate poverty, uphold rights in 2018

January 4, 2018 ·  By Jhoanna Ballaran - Reporter for newsinfo.inquirer.net

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As the country marked the beginning of 2018 on Monday, the Catholic Church’s social action arm vowed to work to eradicate poverty and uphold life and human rights. “We pray and work for a Philippines prosperous in human and spiritual values, committed to eradicate poverty and corruption, dedicated in upholding human rights and the sacredness […]

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Philippine population to exceed 107 million by end-2018 – PopCom

January 4, 2018 ·  By Mara Cepeda for www.rappler.com

The Commission on Population projects around 4,965 Filipinos will be added per day or about 206 every hour in 2018

The Commission on Population projects around 4,965 Filipinos will be added per day or about 206 every hour in 2018 MANILA, Philippines – Population in the Philippines is expected to reach around 107,190,081 by December 31, 2018, according to the latest estimate of the Commission on Population (PopCom). In a statement on Wednesday, January 3, […]

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Plans to prevent paedophiles from travelling abroad to be unveiled

January 3, 2018 ·  By Ed Carty, Press Association for www.irishnews.com

The move would stop sex offenders from travelling abroad

Proposed new laws to ban paedophiles and sex offenders from foreign travel are to be unveiled in the Republic in the new year. Plans to radically expand the passport “stop list” have been drafted after four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Father Shay Cullen called on western governments to stop rampant sex tourism. Fr Cullen, who […]

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Hear the cries of victims of sexual abuse

January 2, 2018 ·  By Father Shay Cullen, Manila for www.ucanews.com

Lack of government action spur the proliferation of sex workers in many parts of the Philippines that usually result in abuse of women and children. (Photo by Vincent Go)

Lack of justice is a major barrier preventing victims recovering from their ordeal The shocking and almost unbelievable disclosures in recent years throughout the developed world, and most recently in Australia at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, leave people shocked. The inquiry is looking into the response, or the lack […]

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TRAVEL BAN: Radical new laws to ban paedophiles and sex offenders from foreign travel are to be unveiled in new year

January 2, 2018 ·  By Ed Carty for www.thesun.ie

Four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Father Shay Cullen

Plans to expand the passport “stop list” have been drafted to stop sex tourism. Four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Father Shay Cullen, who has been rescuing street children in the Philippines since 1974, said paedophiles should be barred from going overseas in the same way as suspected terrorists. The Dublin-born priest said: “I expect the […]

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Plans to prevent paedophiles from travelling abroad to be unveiled in new year

December 29, 2017 ·  By www.independent.ie

Plans to prevent paedophiles from travelling abroad to be unveiled in new year

Proposed new laws to ban paedophiles and sex offenders from foreign travel are to be unveiled in the new year. Plans to radically expand the passport “stop list” have been drafted after four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Father Shay Cullen called on western governments to stop rampant sex tourism. Fr Cullen, who has been rescuing […]

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More than 200 killed in Philippines mudslides and floods as storm hits

December 28, 2017 ·  By Mattha Busby for www.theguardian.com

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Rescue operations under way on the island of Mindanao to find dozens of people reported missing after storm struck area A tropical storm in the Philippines has triggered mudslides and floods killing more than 200 people with many others reported missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday. The casualties from storm Tembin, most of […]

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PH to withdraw application for U.S. aid to focus on rebuilding Marawi

December 27, 2017 ·  By Eimor P. Santos, CNN Philippines for cnnphilippines.com

President Rodrigo Duterte (R) and U.S. President Donald Trump (L). FILE PHOTO

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 19) — The Philippines will withdraw its application for a second grant from an independent U.S. government aid group, Malacañang said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the government’s economic managers, along with Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, chose to cancel the country’s application to the Millennium Challenge Corporation […]

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Bishop seeks freedom of supermarket clerk jailed for stealing corned beef

December 27, 2017 ·  By Paterno Esmaquel II for www.rappler.com

BISHOP'S APPEAL. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says he is willing to repay 'a hundred times over' the employer of a supermarket clerk jailed for stealing corned beef. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

‘For heaven’s sake, let’s get this man out of jail! I am willing to repay his employer, the supermarket owner, a hundred times over,’ says Bishop Pablo David MANILA, Philippines – Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David appealed for the freedom of 21-year-old supermarket clerk Paul Matthew Tanglao, who was jailed for stealing corned beef worth […]

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Bishops, labor groups oppose Duterte’s tax reform law

December 26, 2017 ·  By Joe Torres, Manila for www.ucanews.com

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the military at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, suburban Manila on Dec. 20, a day after announcing his tax reforms. (Ted Aljibe/AFP)

Changes are intended to make Philippine taxation system ‘simpler and fairer’ and generate US$2.6 billion in revenue A tax reform law that aims to generate funds for the Philippine government’s infrastructure and socio-economic programs has been met with disapproval by the country’s bishops and labor unions. President Rodrigo Duterte on Dec. 19 signed the “first […]

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