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The Assassination of Journalists and Priests

January 13, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen,

The power of the truth to set free the public from ignorance, indifference and apathy is what arouses public outcry and brings about civil and political action for human rights. Journalists, priests and pastors are frequently giving voice to the long oppressed aspirations of the indigenous people and it provokes violent retaliation. Another outspoken journalist, […]

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Seeking Justice, End To Impunity

November 23, 2011 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

As 13 year-old Angelica walked out of the court room she was crying her heart out. Her friends from the PREDA home for abused girls were hugging and embracing her trying to give her comfort.

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Statement of Solidarity from the People of Faith in Australia and Aotearoa

October 23, 2011 ·  By CAFCA

We, leaders and members of the clergy and church-based justice and peace advocacy programmes in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, are greatly shocked and saddened over the news that Italian missionary Fr. Fausto Tentorio…

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Are Mining Interests Behind The Assassination of Father Fausto?

October 21, 2011 · 

The Philippine Misereor Partnership Anti ­Mining Campaign strongly condemns and shares in the deep bereavement for another great loss in the aspirations of peoples and communities for a more just, peaceful and sustainably developed society.

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Italian priest shot dead in North Cotabato

October 17, 2011 · 

An Italian Catholic priest who spent three decades working in the violence-plagued southern Philippines was shot dead inside his church compound on Monday, his superiors said.

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Philippines: Stop Hampering Death Squads Investigation

May 6, 2011 · 

Investigators Face Harassment, Charges and Bureaucratic Delays (New York, October 6, 2009) ­ Courts in Davao City and Manila should cooperate fully with investigations into death squad killings, in line with recent recommendations by a UN body, instead of undermining efforts to bring killers to justice, Human Rights Watch said today. Judges have delayed judicial […]

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How I was Saved from the Davao Death Squad

May 6, 2011 ·  By Father Shay Cullen

There have been many concerned people from around the world who expressed their anguish, shock, and are deeply angry at the injustice committed against the children and youth of Davao city and elsewhere that has been revealed by the Philippine Commission on Human Rights (CHR). The courageous chairperson of the commission, Leila De Lima, who […]

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Death Squads Strike Anew

May 6, 2011 · 

A day after Mayor Rodrigo Duterte announced that his patience for gangsterism has run out, members of the Davao Death Squad killed four persons in two days this week. This brings the number of extra-judicial execution in the city to 47 this year alone. As in many incidents, responding policemen were late to arrive in […]

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Killing Fields Found in Davao, Children Shot

May 6, 2011 · 

Human rights workers recently went to Davao City, Southern Philippines to investigate what is believed to be a killing field where skeletal remains of victims of the shadowy Davao Death Squads are dumped. In their investigation, FIND’s (Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance) Search and Forensic Team, with investigators from the Commission on Human Rights, […]

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DAVAO REPORT

May 6, 2011 · 

The first victim of extrajudicial killings in Davao City was in 1996, right inside the grounds of the City Hall. Three years later, and with more than 50 reported victims, the local government of Davao City, headed by then-Mayor Benjamin de Guzman, had yet to make an arrest or even identify a suspect. Accordingly, the […]

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