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Special SBS report: Child sex tourism in the Philippines

March 3, 2012 ·  By Katrina Yu,

The opening of the Clark airbase and Subic Bay naval base just three hours north of the capital Manila created the designated ‘sex hubs’ of Angeles and Olongapo City that exist today.


Poverty strangles city children – UN report


HUNDREDS of millions of children in cities across the world are growing up in poverty and enduring deprivation, according to a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released on Tuesday. The report said that many children living in urban areas go through, which are in many cases concealed by statistical averages in which […]


Vendetta from the Chamber of Mines

February 27, 2012 ·  By Bernie Lopez, Eastwind journals ­ Opinyon Magazine

A two-day International Conference on Mining in Mindanao is held at Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) conducted by the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines with a theme “Mina para sa Nasudnong Interes sa Katawhang Pilipino.”


'Action needed' on child poverty in Scotland

January 10, 2012 ·  , END CHILD POVERTY

Action is needed to tackle “shameful” levels of child poverty in parts of Scotland, campaigners have urged. It comes as figures suggest 13 Scottish councils have wards where more than 30% of children live in pockets of severe poverty.


Archbishop Martin leads tributes to journalist Mary Raftery who lifted lid on clerical abuse

January 10, 2012 ·  By Sarah Stack,

ARCHBISHOP Diarmuid Martin has led tributes to a groundbreaking journalist who lifted the lid on clerical and institutional abuse in Ireland. Mary Raftery’s fearless investigations to uncover generations of abuse led to the setting up of several State inquiries which shocked the nation. She died this morning at the age of 54 following an illness, and is survived […]


Ireland seeks UN rights body role

January 1, 2012 ·  ,

Ireland is to seek election to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the first time, based on its commitment to justice and peace, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced.


Caritas Switzerland assists disaster-affected areas

December 29, 2011 ·  By CDRC Admin,

Caritas Switzerland, a Catholic social service agency, sent funding to the disaster-stricken areas in the Philippines following the massive destruction brought by Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) last December 16, 2011 in Northern Mindanao and Central Visayas. Thousands of families were left homeless after floods and landslides submerged and destroyed villages, and killed more than 1,000 […]


Palparan draws support from generals

December 29, 2011 ·  By By Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Norman Bordadora, TJ Burgonio

Fugitive retired Army Major General Jovito Palparan Jr. has finally found succor and comfort from among his own. The organization of the country’s past and present military and police generals has called for a halt to the “undue trial by publicity” of Palparan who carries a P500,000 bounty on his head, even as they urged […]


International Criminal Court convicts Rawandan politicians

December 27, 2011 ·  By Mark C. Toner, Office of the Spokesperson, Washington, DC

CTR Judgment Against Former Officials Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 27, 2011 On December 21, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) convicted Mathieu Ngirumpatse, former National Republican Movement for Democracy and Development (MRND) President, and Edouard Karemera, former Minister of Interior and former MRND […]


Priest blames deforestation for tragic Philippines floods

December 25, 2011 ·  By Paul Donovan, The Universe

A priest who formerly worked in the area of the Philippines recently hit by devastating floods has blamed deforestation in the area for the disaster. Tropical Storm Washi, which hit Mindanao island in the southern Philippines, caused flash floods and landslides which killed more than 650 people and drove tens of thousands from their homes. […]

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