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Human rights lawyer in Saudi awarded (Ludovic Trarieux Prize)

June 19, 2015 ·  By


The Hague (AFP) – Saudi lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair, who is defending a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes in the Middle East country was on Friday awarded the prestigious Ludovic Trarieux Prize for his work defending human rights, organisers said. Al-Khair, who is the founder of the Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia (MHRSA) […]


11 minors rescued in Pampanga

June 18, 2015 ·  By Franco Regala


SAN FERNANDO CITY, Pampanga – Eleven minors allegedly forced to work as prostitutes were rescued by the police during a raid on a bar here Thursday. Police arrested six people, including bar manager Virginia de Guzman, 50, and maintenance boy Antony Carpeso Perez, 33. However, police failed to arrest the bar owner. The victims were […]


Two US Catholic bishops resign in child sex abuse scandal

June 18, 2015 ·  By Isla Binnie for


VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis accepted the resignation of two US bishops on Monday, 10 days after a Minnesota prosecutor filed criminal charges against their diocese for failing to protect children from a sexually abusive priest. Archbishop John Nienstedt, of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, and one of his deputies, auxiliary Bishop Lee Piche, resigned over their […]


Cops say no new human trafficking camps found in Perlis

June 18, 2015 ·  By


The finding of a camp believed to be for human trafficking purposes at the Mata Air Forest Reserve, Perlis, as reported on the front page of a newspaper yesterday is not a new finding. Perlis police chief SAC Shafie Ismail said the emplacement in Bukit Genting Perah, Wang Kelian, was one of the 28 emplacements […]


9 teens rescued in NBI raid on cybersex den in Taguig

June 17, 2015 ·  By


Nine teenagers were rescued as the National Bureau of Investigation raided a suspected cybersex den in Taguig City, a report from GMA News’ early evening newscast “24 Oras” said Wednesday. According to the report, the NBI’s Anti Human Trafficking Division arrested the 30-year-old suspect allegedly in charge of the cybersex operations. The NBI AHTRAD said […]


Jardeleza is richest SC justice in 2014

June 17, 2015 ·  By


Francis Jardeleza declares a net worth of P244.41 million in 2014, dislodging Justice Mariano del Castillo as the ‘richest’ in the Supreme Court MANILA, Philippines – The newest Supreme Court justice is the judiciary’s richest in 2014. Based on the Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) summary report obtained by Rappler from the […]


Paedophilia – Noncompliant bishops will be tried in the Vatican

June 17, 2015 ·  By Iacopo Scaramuzzi, Vatican City (Vatican Insider via CNUA) for


Francis has decided that “abuse of office” by bishops who do not follow up complaints about children being sexually abused by priests, is a canonical offence. He is also setting up a related section in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Mary Collins, a former clerical sex abuse victim is glad about the […]


Paedophile Rolf Harris ‘writes sick jail song branding his victims money-grabbing wenches’

June 17, 2015 ·  By By SCOTT CAMPBELL PUBLISHED: 02:11, Sun, Jun 14, 2015 | UPDATED: 02:26, Sun, Jun 14, 2015

Rolf Harris was found guilty of 12 indecent assaults last year

PAEDOPHILE Rolf Harris has reportedly written a song mocking his victims as money-grabbing “wenches”. The disgraced entertainer apparently said his victims were “joining the feeding frenzy” by getting their “hooks into his dough”. He also said his life behind bars was “no hardship really”. The 85-year-old was handed a six-year jail term last year for […]


Vatican tribunal to hear cases of bishops accused of covering up child abuse

June 16, 2015 ·  By Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Rome Wednesday 10 June 2015

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AGF s.r.l./REX Shutterstock (4841620n)
Pope Francis I
General papal audience at St. Peter's Square, The Vatican, Rome, Italy - 10 Jun 2015

Pope Francis approves proposals to create specific process for dealing with senior clerics who are negligent in handling abuse Pope Francis has established a tribunal to investigate bishops accused of failing to protect children and vulnerable adults from sex abuse, in a move seen as the most forceful act by the pontiff to date to […]


Lack of decent work awaits former child laborers, says ILO report

June 16, 2015 ·  By Yuji Gonzales 08:17 PM June 12th, 2015

epa02129858 Filipino children work by collecting sand at a shore line in Manila suburbs, Philippines on 24 April 2010. Underage children are being forced to manual labor to help their families mainly due to poverty.  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

The growing incidence of child labor in the world will ultimately result in lack of decent employment opportunities for former youth laborers in the future. This was the central message of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in its World Report on Child Labor 2015, which was released on Wednesday, two days before the World Against […]

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