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Topic: Poverty

Fair Trade Towns are a force for good

November 21, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Fair Trade Towns are a force for good by Fr. Shay Cullen email: (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times,in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.) Last November 9, I was invited to Poznan, Poland to address the delegates from 23 countries representing the towns that had been certified […]


We can all do justice as responsible consumers

November 8, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

We can all do justice as responsible  consumers by Fr. Shay Cullen email: (Fr. Shay’s columns are published in The Manila Times,in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line.) Panfilo  57, is  a carpenter, vegetable and mango farmer from  Moriki, Kapalong, Davao Del Norte. In1986 he planted fifty one   mango trees and […]


The Enemy Within

July 27, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Many people were inspired and uplifted to hear the resounding words of President Noynoy Aquino in his State of the Nation Address recently: “nothing is impossible to a united nation.” Millions of people wish it were so. For Filipinos to be united in bonds of fraternity, justice, equality, the rule of law, compassion and modest […]


3 million child laborers in Philippines, says ILO survey

June 26, 2012 ·  By Philip C. Tubeza, Philippine Daily Inquirer

There are 3 million child laborers toiling in the Philippines and almost all of them are working in hazardous conditions, according to a survey financed by the International Labor Organization (ILO).


The Greatest Freedom

June 15, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Independence Day celebrates political and economic freedom from the domination and exploitation of foreign powers and the establishment of a sovereign nation. It ought to be the freedom to build a country filled with patriotic fervor that cherishes its independence and sovereignty.


Many thanks from all at PREDA on the success of the "Run for Freedom"

May 11, 2012 ·  By Philip Cribbin

Just under 300 people ran, jogged and walked on April the 28th in the Phoenix Park to show their solidarity with the children being rescued on a continuous basis by the team at PREDA.


Inequality, poverty and our oligarchs

April 17, 2012 ·  ,

IT has been 44 years since the late Nobel Lauriate Gunnar Myrdal finished his monumental 10-year study Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations. That tome helped re-arrange the thinking of world leaders about poverty and in particular poverty in Asia. It boosted government policymakers in rich and poor countries alike, and in […]


Helping Others is Our Path to Happiness

March 29, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

What brings out the crowds to cheer on a hero, a liberator, a Messiah like Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and the greatest of all, Jesus of Nazareth, and many more. All but one of the above was executed or assassinated and all were brutalized and jailed unjustly for their beliefs and mission. […]


How We Help End Hunger

March 23, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Hiking through the Zambales hills visiting the villages of the Aeta indigenous people is an exhilarating and yet saddening experience. I have been thinking about my recent visits to the villages of the aboriginal people that first settled the Philippine islands and survived…


Operation for Children with Cleft Lip and Palate

March 20, 2012 ·  By Preda

The first time I saw a child with a hole in her face was long ago in 1972 . I was assigned as assistant parish Priest in San Marcelino, Zambales I brought the parish religious teachers to the rural school. While waiting outside I rounded a corner and there I was face to face with […]

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