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The shadow of my Filipino face

June 9, 2017 ·  By sundayex.catholic.org.hk

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Believing that a lot more than money should be looked at before taking up a contract as a migrant worker in China, one Filipino has shared something of her experience of living and working on the mainland I arrived in Central China two years ago in July and even though I can say that I […]

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Domestic Workers in Hong Kong Are Being Forced to Sleep in Cabinets, Report Says

June 9, 2017 ·  By Gabby Bess for broadly.vice.com

Photo by RG&B Images via Stocksy/Photo via Mission for Migrant Workers

“This ‘cupboard’ is my private bedroom,” a worker explained. “I belong to the kitchen.” The demand for cheap, foreign labor in Hong Kong’s domestic work industry has left hundreds of thousands of women vulnerable. Broadly previously reported that the schools that train foreign-born workers for domestic jobs in the country put workers into crushing debt […]

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Happiness is not all about money

June 9, 2017 ·  By sundayex.catholic.org.hk

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HONG KONG (SE): The World Happiness Report for 2017 released during March proposes Norway as being the happiest country on earth. It adds that the Americans are a bit sadder than they used to be and that the Chinese not any happier than they were 25 years ago. The report says that one thing that […]

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Fighting curse of modern slavery

June 8, 2017 ·  By sundayex.catholic.org.hk

Slavery - Human Trafficking

JAKARTA (UCAN): Catholic, Muslim and Protestant groups in Indonesia have pledged unity in fighting against slavery and human trafficking in the nation’s maritime and fishing sector. They signed a joint declaration to end slavery at the office of the vice president on April 6. The joint commitment is described as being “our effort to show […]

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Columban Sisters farewell Hong Kong

June 8, 2017 ·  By sundayex.catholic.org.hk

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Sixty-seven years make up a substantial portion of any one lifetime, even a significant period in the brief history of Hong Kong, but less than a blink of the eye in the time frame of the divine. However, it is not by the number of years that we measure the contribution to life and society […]

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The last of a Catholic nation in Asia?

June 8, 2017 ·  By sundayex.catholic.org.hk

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HONG KONG (SE): “Some of my friends in other countries say that they are worried about the government in The Philippines,” Archbishop Socrates Villegas, the president of the Philippine bishops’ conference, says in his message for Easter, but while he admits he is not worried about the government, he confesses he is worried about the […]

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Pensioner caught with more than 2,100 child abuse videos

June 7, 2017 ·  By Tayside and Central Scotland for www.bbc.com

Stewart Forgie was placed on the sex offenders register at Stirling Sheriff Court

A 66-year-old man has admitted downloading hundreds of videos showing children as young as two being abused. Stewart Forgie was also caught with almost 200,000 child abuse photographs at his Grangemouth home. The pensioner was placed on the sex offenders register ahead of sentencing at Stirling Sheriff Court in July. court was told that of […]

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PRAY FOR MARAWI

June 6, 2017 · 

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PRAY FOR MARAWI Father Paul Glynn Cagayan De Oro, Mindanao Peace, I am here in Mindanao at the moment coordinating what little help we can give, as Columbans, to the over-whelming number of people evacuating from the war in Marawi. Saturday June 3, 2pm Overwhelmed by the stories of horror in the Marawi War and […]

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The rise of the proud ‘morena’

June 6, 2017 ·  By Mike Grogan for www.businessmirror.com.ph

In Photo: Mary and Mike meeting a young fan

During the question and answer portion in one my talks recently, I was asked: “Sir, what is the one thing you would change about the Filipino?” Now there is a temptation for every foreigner in the Philippines to start making a list of observations of what they think is holding back the country, but I […]

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Swansea 999 operator jailed over child abuse images

June 6, 2017 ·  By South West Wales for www.bbc.com

Ian Curtis worked at South Wales Police's Bridgend headquarters for 25 years

A 999 call handler downloaded hundreds of indecent images of children after learning about the dark web on a police training course. Ian Curtis, 47, of Swansea, who worked for South Wales Police for 25 years, admitted downloading images of children as young as five. He was jailed for 12 months at Swansea Magistrates’ Court. […]

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