Category - philippines

  • 24 Nov 2010

    Amnesty has called on the Philippines to ensure timely justice for the Maguindanao massacre, and to abolish private armies, one year after the killings.

  • 8 Oct 2010

    Fr Shay Cullen has led a rally of men, women and children in the Philippines. They called on the authorities to deliver justice for victims of sexual abuse.

  • 2 Aug 2010

    There are a billion hungry people in the world today, most of them in Asia, says Shay Cullen. Tackling hunger is both an issue of justice and a challenge to faith.

  • 22 Jul 2010

    For people in the Philippines and elsewhere, Fairtrade is more than buying and selling products at fair prices, says Shay Cullen. It is working for the enhancement of human dignity, protecting vulnerable and exploited people. It is a matter of life and death.

  • 1 Jul 2010

    Church and human rights organisations have denounced the extrajudicial killings of Benjamin Bayles and Jovelito Agustin, both lay ministers of the Philippine Independent Church.

  • 7 Jun 2010

    President-elect Senator Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III has excited hopes of reform and political integrity in the Philippines, says Fr Shay Cullen. But internationally-sanctioned legal action is still to stamp out repression, human rights abuses and assassinations in the country.

  • 7 Apr 2010

    Catholic and Protestant church leaders in the Philippines have urged people to live out their faith beyond the sometimes extreme rituals and penitence of Lent and Holy Week.

  • 2 Mar 2010

    Catholic leaders in the Philippines have lambasted a government campaign that encourages condom use to help prevent HIV/AIDS, while a health official has blamed the church for thwarting its drive.

  • 11 Feb 2010

    The World Council of Churches has urged President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo "to ensure the immediate release" of Dr Alexis Montes and other 42 health workers detained by military and police forces on 6 February.

  • 16 Dec 2009

    A Filipino Mennonite pastor, concerned at how coffee processing corporations had long short-changed indigenous people in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, has launched a Fair Trade initiative.