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Philippine News Digest 6

November 6, 2001 · 

Contents: Amerasians celebrate Children’s Month MILF vows to find Italian priest Asean embarks on 4-year war against AIDS Missing kids found in shallow graves Their future, our future Davao killings alarm lawyers Vigilantes strike again, kill teenager PNP chief: Kidnap stats inaccurate 1, 020 death convicts await execution OFW remittances down in first five months […]


Suicide Risk for Abused Children

October 23, 2001 · 

A recently released report from Westmead Children’s Hospital has found that sexually abused children are up to 13 times more likely to attempt or commit suicide that other young people. Doctors spent 10 years assessing almost 200 sexually abused children aged 5-15 years in the largest study of its kind. The children were assessed at […]


Child Sex Tourism UPDATE

October 23, 2001 · 

An Australian citizen was arrested in Honduras in September accused of sexually abusing two 12 year old girls in the town of El Paraiso. Daniel John Stepping (35), who also uses the alias of David John Steppings and Daniel Frank arrived in Honduras in 1998.he is being held without bail in Honduras. An Australian has […]


Philippine News Digest 5

October 15, 2001 · 

Contents: Shabu worth P1B seized in Quezon Unliquidated cash advances total P34B/Foreign debt up by P9.2B in 2002 Overseas Filipino Workers unfazed by anti-terror war Lumads air peace proposals in Davao rituals Suicides among young in Asia mounting Addiction to “rugby” rises among children in Davao Japanese NGO gyps Filipinos Bar girls in Angeles City […]


CHILD SLAVERY: US Protocol aims to end Child Slavery in Cocoa Fields

October 1, 2001 · 

On 1 October, the international cocoa and chocolate industry signed a Protocol in the United States to eliminate child slavery in the chocolate industry. The Harkin-Engel Protocol set a four year timetable for all stages of the cocoa industry to comply with standards set by the International Labour Organization’s Convention against the worst forms of […]


Philippine News Digest 4

September 28, 2001 ·  By Nestor P. Burgos, daily inquirer

Contents: Church pushes for repeal of RA 9154 Govt lawyers OK rape raps vs Pearson DENR saves dying trees in the metropolis Church to build houses for the poor Biotech rice to be tested in Nueva Ecija, Laguna NBI sues Korean trader for rape Co-ops link to poaching Lumad girls become sex slaves Toxic waste […]


Philippine News Digest 3

September 13, 2001 · 

Contents: 1. Cops to escort priests in Lanao 2. NBI agents rescue sex workers 3. Incestuous rape bill compels moms to file charges 4. NGOs oppose nickel smelting project 5. Farmers uprooted Bt-corn plants 6. Illegal drug trade alarms Ilocos police 7. More products listed for tariff cut 8. Pangasinan folks rally vs drugs Cops […]


Philippines Digest 1

August 30, 2001 · 

Contents: 1. Two teenage boys charged in court for abuse of 7 year old 2. The Philippine Criminal Justice System 3. Civil society group vows to battle ‘narco-politics’ 4. Solons to get P15-M ‘pork’ 5. More girls to file raps vs American/ Cops coddling American in rape case 6. PNP report: 1,295 rape cases reported […]


D.R.C.: Rebels Agree To Demobilise Child Soldiers [news]

August 16, 2001 · 

UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said yesterday from Uganda that rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have given her agency assurances they will stop recruiting and begin demobilising child soldiers. Bellamy said that in addition to a demobilisation program already in place with the D.R.C. government, the new pledge shows that “the rebel […]


Philippine News Digest 2

August 4, 2001 · 

Contents: 1. Irish priest shot dead 2. Church condemns GMOs, urges tests junked 3. Toxic alarm up over coal power plant 4. US hands off on American’s rape case 5. Police round up street children 6. 4.6% growth expected next year 7. P120M in House funds unsettled 8. Curfew violators abused in detention 9. Lethal […]

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