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Philippine presidential hopeful Duterte draws flak for Francis insults

December 7, 2015 ·  By Joe Torres for

Davao mayor Rodrigo Duterte, center,  . Duterte drew criticism for cursing the pope for worsening traffic in the Philippines. (Photo by AFP)

Joe Torres, Manila Philippines December 1, 2015 A controversial Philippine mayor, running for president in next year’s elections, has drawn the wrath of Catholic bishops after he cursed Pope Francis in a speech on national television on Nov. 30. Davao City mayor, Rodrigo Duterte, drew flak after using offensive language to criticize Pope Francis for […]


Duterte to CBCP: Ask me to withdraw and I will

December 3, 2015 ·  By Pia Ranada for


Duterte says cursing the Pope was a ‘slip of the tongue,’ and also challenges bishops to answer for sexual abuses of priests MANILA, Philippines – After being slammed by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for cursing Pope Francis, Rodrigo Duterte said he would withdraw if the body asks, but would challenge bishops […]


Duterte on criminals: ‘Kill all of them’

December 1, 2015 ·  By Germelina Lacorte for


Davao mayor says concept of human rights for thugs is Western not for PH Inquirer Mindanao DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Mayor Rodrigo Duterte minced no words in revealing the city government’s secret in keeping a peace and order regimen that had earned for the city the tag of one of the world’s safest—make criminals extinct by killing […]


Judges’ killings mock Aquino’s governance record

December 1, 2015 ·  By The Manila Times News for


WHILE committing our country to the global war on terrorism, President Aquino will do well to also devote some of his attention and energies instead to stopping the wave of killings and assassinations of the nation’s judges—a problem that is as real and immediate as the latest reports from Paris and elsewhere. This menace at […]


Philippine cardinal calls for troop withdrawal from tribal lands.

November 18, 2015 · 


Indigenous communities are victims of an intensifying conflict in Mindanao   Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has called on the Philippine government to withdraw troops from tribal communities after thousands of indigenous people in the southern region of Mindanao fled their homes because of alleged atrocities committed by soldiers. “We call on our government […]



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 […]

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