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Int'l group to look into media killings

December 17, 2014 · 

A solidarity mission led by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) will arrive in the Philippines to look into the status of the Maguindanao massacre case five years after the killings that took the lives of 58 people, including 32 media workers.

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Police torture common in PH – Amnesty

December 5, 2014 · 

Father Shay Cullen, founder of the Preda Foundation for human rights based in Olongapo City, said the report was too narrow in its focus and did not go far enough in revealing the truth behind the abuse, ill-treatment and torture of children in government municipal detention centers where they are brought by police and brutalized.

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GOVERNMENT TO INVESTIGATE THE KILLING OF AN ANTI-MINING ACTIVIST IN SAMAR

December 4, 2014 · 

“Justice for the killing of Francisco Canayong. Stop extra-judicial killing”, Philippine Misereor Partnership said in a statement seeking government’s immediate investigation of the killing of an anti-mining activists in Salcedo, Eastern Samar. Canayong, was stabbed to death in broad daylight on 1 May 2012 by an unidentified assailant. He is a known active anti-mining activist opposing the mining operations in Salcedo.

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Hellhole in Manila

November 24, 2014 · 

EDITORIAL Hellhole in Manila Philippine Daily Inquirer 2:32 AM | Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 Horror stories keep piling up about the Manila shelter for street kids that’s been described as run like a “concentration camp.” That’s a loaded, incendiary phrase that should not be bandied about lightly, conjuring as it does the particular horror of […]

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Manila shelter for street kids run like ‘concentration camp’

November 17, 2014 · 

AN ‘AUSCHWITZ’ IN ERMITA? An official of Bahay Tuluyan, a nongovernment organization promoting children’s rights, took this picture of “Frederico” during an Oct. 12 visit to the Reception and Action Center, a youth shelter run by the Manila city government. COURTESY OF BAHAY TULUYAN

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Wind power in Ilocos project: 233 GWh/yr

November 14, 2014 · 

BURGOS, Ilocos Norte—Strong and steady winds blowing year-round in the northern tip of Luzon mainland have solidified the reputation of Ilocos Norte province as a major player in renewable energy production, especially with the commissioning of a 150-megawatt wind power plant in this town.

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Tacloban, one year later

November 10, 2014 · 

It was a painful and difficult story for Josephine, 15 years old, and her father Jose to tell. I sat on a small plastic chair in their small, one-roomed house that they built from the wreckage of Haiyan (Yolanda), the greatest typhoon ever to hit land. Josephine sat close to her father who was aged beyond his years. When I arrived in their little home made of plywood sheets with Francis Bermido Jr., the Preda executive director, Jose was repairing an electric motor. It was his only source of livelihood for his surviving children.

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CAMPAIGN POSTER TO CLOSE THE CRUEL AND DEGRADING CENTER IN MANILA

November 10, 2014 · 

  CAMPAIGN POSTER TO CLOSE THE CRUEL AND DEGRADING CENTER IN MANILA  contact     www.preda.org ,     predainfo@preda.org RAC, the ‘Reception & Action Center’ Manila, is a shelter run by the City of Manila for children and adults.  Every day children from all over Manila, particularly those without safe family environments, are ‘rescued’ and taken to RAC.  […]

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Chigwell businessman jailed for paying Philippines children for Internet sex acts

November 10, 2014 · 

A paedophile company director who paid children as young as 10 in the Philippines to perform sex acts on the internet has been jailed.

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The Philippines: Death threats against Mr. Benito E. Molino URGENT APPEAL – THE OBSERVATORY

November 4, 2014 · 

The Philippines: Death threats against Mr. Benito E. Molino URGENT APPEAL – THE OBSERVATORY PHL 005 / 1019 / OBS 084 Death threat / Harassment Philippines October 29, 2014 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), […]

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