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UN official criticizes Aquino over IPs

August 6, 2015 ·  By JEFRY M. TUPAS for www.manilatimes.net

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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 […]

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Sex trafficking: Lifelong struggle of exploited children

August 4, 2015 ·  By Ian Pannell, BBC News for www.bbc.com

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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 […]

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Jolie seeks justice for sex victims

August 3, 2015 ·  By www.manilatimes.net

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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 […]

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

August 1, 2015 ·  By Sunday World

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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 […]

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US praises Philippines for progress in addressing human trafficking

July 29, 2015 ·  By Michaela del Callar, Philippine News Agency for www.interaksyon.com

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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 […]

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Positive action to save marine ecology.

July 27, 2015 ·  By Eloisa Lopez, Manila for www.ucanews.com

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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 […]

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Good News for Children with new Malaria vaccine

July 27, 2015 ·  By Agence France-Presse for www.rappler.com

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 […]

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Was Man Murdered For Exposing Paedophile Ring?

July 24, 2015 ·  By Afua Hirsch, Social Affairs & Education Editor for news.sky.com

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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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Two held after trafficking ring busted at IGIA

July 23, 2015 ·  By Express News Service | New Delhi for http://indianexpress.com

Police said the case, which was initially perceived to be one of traveling with fake travel documents, was later found to be one of human trafficking. (Source: AP) - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/two-held-after-trafficking-ring-busted-at-igia/#sthash.7oNfkidp.dpuf

A human trafficking racket has been busted by the Airport police after a suspicion was raised by CISF officials on Tuesday over the presence of seven Nepalese girls in the transit area — where a traveller can enter only after immigration clearance — of IGI Airport without proper “clearances”. The women were on their way […]

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MURDER AT SEA: Captured on video, but killers go free

July 23, 2015 ·  By IAN URBINA for www.nytimes.com

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HARJAH KHALID PORT, United Arab Emirates — The man bobbing in the sea raises his arms in a seeming sign of surrender before he is shot in the head. He floats face down as his blood stains the blue water. A slow-motion slaughter unfolds over the next 6 minutes and 58 seconds. Three other men […]

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