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Slavery reports rise fivefold, Salvation Army says

September 27, 2016 ·  By Mat Trewern for

Modern slavery: On the police beat in Manchester

The Salvation Army says it has seen nearly a fivefold rise in the number of slavery victims it has helped in England and Wales since 2012. The charity says it supported 1,805 people from April 2015 to March 2016. By comparison, it had 378 referrals between July 2011 and June 2012 – its first year […]


Duterte: My mouth can’t bring down PH

September 26, 2016 ·  By Pia Ranada for


To investors worried about his public pronouncements, he says: ‘Lumayas kayo’ (Leave MANILA, Philippines – He may curse at world leaders and threaten criminals, but President Rodrigo Duterte insists his mouth can’t bring down the country. “Do not keep complaining about my mouth because my mouth is not the problem. It cannot bring down a […]



September 19, 2016 ·  By


Naomi and her brother, Joseph, are all alone and in need of help. Their father has just been brutally murdered, leaving this 12-year-old girl and her ten-year-old brother as orphans. Their father, Perfecto, was apparently killed for his faith and his work as a church elder. Their mother left to work abroad years ago – […]


Violent crimes against women in England and Wales reach record high

September 8, 2016 ·  By Sandra Laville for

The DPP said that historical under-reporting of offences meant that the number of cases being charged was only a proportion of the offending taking place. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Director of public prosecutions says use of social media to threaten and control is driving factor behind 10% rise in number of cases to 117,568 in 2015-16 The number of prosecutions relating to violence against women and girls in England and Wales reached a record level last year, the director of public prosecutions said, as […]


Obama calls off meeting with Philippine leader after ‘whore’ jibe

September 8, 2016 ·  By Asia for


US President Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who had earlier called him a “son of a whore”. Mr Duterte was responding to the US president’s promise to raise the issue of drug-related extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at their meeting. The Philippine leader, known for his colourful language, […]


President Obama cancels meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

September 7, 2016 ·  By Asia for

President Duterte's diplomacy is anything but diplomatic

President Duterte’s outspoken style and crime-fighting record have made him popular with many Filipinos. Here are some of his most contentious statement: Insulting the US president With China and the Philippines engaged in a dispute over territory, it would be conventional for Mr Duterte to build close ties with the country’s most powerful ally, the […]


Priest wants facts from Duterte not guesses

September 7, 2016 ·  By CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK


MANILA (Agencies): Monsignor Meliton Oso accused the president, Rodrigo Duterte, of shooting his mouth off when he randomly publicly accuses people of involvement in the drug rackets. The director of Social Action in Jolo told Radyo Veritas on August 11 that he is taking particular exception to the naming of Jeffery Selis, who was included […]


Mother Teresa- Saint

September 5, 2016 · 


Mother Teresa- Saint “We speak of unlimited human potential, the superman and the super mind; but we are so unwilling to admit that the human person is made to God’s image…visible today in the face of this individual, whether he is the President of the nation, a world-famous author, a slum child, a dying destitute, […]


Fr Shay Cullen wins 2016 Hugh O’Flaherty Humanitarian Award

September 2, 2016 ·  By Sarah Mac Donald for


Columban missionary has uncovered and exposed widespread child sexual abuse and human trafficking involving children as young as 9 years abused by US personnel and sex tourists including local men. Well known Irish Columban missionary Fr Shay Cullen has been selected as this year’s winner of the Hugh O’Flaherty Humanitarian Award. Fr Cullen has worked […]


PH losing P328B a year due to childhood stunting

August 31, 2016 ·  By Jee Y. Geronimo for


Childhood stunting in Mindanao is at 40%, which is also the average for countries in sub-Saharan Africa MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is losing at least P328 billion ($7.06 billion) a year due to the impact of childhood stunting on education and workforce productivity, according to a report released Tuesday, August 30. Non-governmental organization Save […]

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