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Solving the slum problem

August 19, 2015 ·  By Edita Abella Tan, Philippine Daily Inquirer for Philippine News

Solving the slum problem

IF A CITY’S wealth is to be judged by its skyline, then Metro Manila, Cebu and other major cities must be rapidly getting rich. New gleaming skyscrapers, billboards announcing soon-to-be-constructed high-rises and sprawling malls line up Edsa and other major urban avenues in the country. And yet, poverty has barely budged in recent years and […]


Calls for justice after child abuse scandal shocks Pakistan.

August 15, 2015 · 

Villagers walk through the streets after the authorities announced a judicial inquiry into a massive child abuse scandal in Hussain Khanwala village, some 55 kms southwest of Lahore on August 9, 2015. A Pakistani province announced a judicial inquiry into a massive child abuse and extortion scandal involving hundreds of victims amid mounting calls for justice.  AFP PHOTO / Arif ALI

August 10, 2015 The chief minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province has ordered a judicial inquiry into the country’s biggest-ever child sex-abuse scandal as political leaders, rights activists and faith leaders called for swift action. Dozens and possibly hundreds of children were discovered to have been harassed, molested, raped and filmed by an organized gang over […]


UN official criticizes Aquino over IPs

August 6, 2015 ·  By JEFRY M. TUPAS for


DAVAO CITY: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons expressed concern over the plight of over 700 displaced indigenous people (IPs) from Davao del Norte and Bukidnon who were recently subjected to an attempted forced eviction from their temporary shelter. Dr. Chaloka Beyani said it was “striking” for him […]


Sex trafficking: Lifelong struggle of exploited children

August 4, 2015 ·  By Ian Pannell, BBC News for


In the US, poverty, deprivation and exploitation draw thousands of its own children down into a dark underworld that offers few ways out. It is a world few Americans are aware of. But tens of thousands of American children are thought to be sexually exploited every year. It’s believed that every night hundreds are sold […]


Jolie seeks justice for sex victims

August 3, 2015 ·  By

National League for Democracy chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi (center) and US actress and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie (center, right) meet with women factory workers at a hostel in Hlaing Thar Yar Township in Yangon on Saturday. AFP PHOTO

YANGON: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie on Friday urged Myanmar to ensure those who commit sexual violence are brought to justice after “moving and humbling” meetings with victims in the country’s conflict-torn north. The Oscar-winning star, who is also a special envoy for the United Nations’ refugee agency, arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday, meeting President Thein […]


They’ve basically sentenced me to death for 0.38g of marijuana

August 1, 2015 ·  By Sunday World


Irish man Eanna Ó Cochláin has appealed to the Irish government to help him after he was sentenced to 12 years in jail in the Philippines for a crime he says he didn’t commit. Back in May we brought you the news of 55-year old Eanna Ó Cochláin, an Irish nurse who was sentenced to […]


US praises Philippines for progress in addressing human trafficking

July 29, 2015 ·  By Michaela del Callar, Philippine News Agency for


MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has made significant strides in addressing human trafficking, the United States said as it praised Manila’s efforts to carry out measures to stop sex trade, forced labor and illegal recruitment of Filipinos. In its 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report launched in Washington on Monday, the US State Department lauded the […]


Positive action to save marine ecology.

July 27, 2015 ·  By Eloisa Lopez, Manila for


Philippine Archbishop Ramon Arguelles of Lipa joined politicians, media personalities and civil society groups in campaigning against mining and coal plant operations in Verde Island Passage, dubbed as the world’s “center of the center of marine biodiversity.” “We have been fighting for this issue for so long, but we have always been ignored,” Arguelles told […]


Good News for Children with new Malaria vaccine

July 27, 2015 ·  By Agence France-Presse for

MALARIA VACCINE. A child who suffers from Malaria lies in bed in Tanzania. Photo by Stephanie Aglietti/AFP

The vaccine has yet to pass a final World Health Organization (WHO) hurdle, and may not become available before 2017 LONDON, United Kingdom – The world’s most advanced malaria vaccine got the nod Friday, July 24, from European regulators, despite mixed trial results, for eventual use in children in African countries plagued by the killer […]


Was Man Murdered For Exposing Paedophile Ring?

July 24, 2015 ·  By Afua Hirsch, Social Affairs & Education Editor for


Detectives urge victims to come forward following allegations women and children were raped at council property in the 1990s. Police investigating Westminster-linked child abuse are examining whether a man was murdered because he was about to expose a paedophile ring operating within a London council. Sky News has obtained details of an internal investigation documenting […]

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