[People] Global Warming Can Be Stopped | Fr. Shay Cullen

#HumanRights #Environment Global Warming Can be StoppedFr. Shay Cullen One of the most famous and committed protectors of the natural world and defender of the planet is David Attenborough. He gave a speech online to the UN members of the Security Council on climate change and security this week. Climate change is disrupting our world…

[People] The Holocaust and Freedom from Racism -by Fr. Shay Cullen

#HumanRights #Racism The Holocaust and Freedom from RacismShay Cullen29 January 2021 Every year on 27 January, the most horrific crimes of genocide and mass murder on an industrial scale by the criminal Nazi regime in Germany are remembered. As Spanish philosopher George Santayana said, “They who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.” These…

[People] Discovering Human Dignity -by Fr. Shay Cullen

#HumanRights #Children Discovering Human DignityShay Cullen9 January 2021 When I see the newly arrived children- all victims of human right violations and sexual abuse- healing and recovering in our Preda Foundation home and striving to be “good,” to be a “better person”, somehow thinking they are “bad,” I and the Preda staff continuously tell them…

[People] Lessons despots never learn -by Walden Bello

Lessons despots never learnWalden Bello At the wake of former National Bureau of Investigation “counter-terrorism” chief Raul Manguerra, Secretary of Justice Menardo Guevarra said that he regretted Manguerra’s demise because “the implementation of the Anti-Terrorism Law is about to enter a critical phase.” Skewed priorities The priorities of the Duterte administration could not be clearer.…

[People] Christmas Newsletter for 2020 -by Fr. Shay Cullen

Christmas Newsletter for 2020Shay Cullen19 December 2020 We are sharing with you some of the highlights of the work of Preda Foundation in 2020. We at Preda wish you all a blessed Christmas. Many children savedAs many as a hundred children have been saved and recovered at the five Preda homes for abused children in…

[People] The Empowerment of Women- by Fr. Shay Cullen

#HumanRights #ViolenceAgainstWomen The Empowerment of WomenShay Cullen4 December 2020 The empowerment of women and girls is a most urgent need in today’s world where discrimination, violence and exploitation of women and girls, especially in the developing world, is tearing the heart out of society and family life causing human suffering, exclusion, sickness and death. Education…

[People] Human Trafficking: A Scourge on Humanity -by Shay Cullen

#HumanRights Human Trafficking: A Scourge on HumanityShay Cullen20 November 2020 Human trafficking and child sexual abuse is still alive and thriving in the Philippines. Online sexual abuse of children is everywhere, it seems, and more has to be done by the telecommunication corporations to stop it. That’s why this heinous crime against small children to…

[People]The Explosion of Child Abuse Online -by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Explosion of Child Abuse OnlineFr. Shay Cullen02 October 2010 The Covid-19 pandemic is on everybody’s mind, weighs on the spirit and invades the body, paralyzes social life, and cripples the world economy. Yet, people are adapting, surviving, recovering, and are resilient. They, but a few, are coping with the new normal, a reality that…

[People] US and China Spar over the Philippines -by Fr. Shay Cullen

US and China Spar over the Philippines Fr. Shay Cullen 27 June 2019 The fishermen of Masinloc and Sta. Cruz, Zambales had fished the Scarborough Shoal for generations. In the past several years, the Filipino fishing boats have been harassed and prevented from fishing near the fish-rich shoal by the incursion of Chinese fishing and…

[People] When the Light Shines Again -by Fr. Shay Cullen

When the Light Shines Again Fr. Shay Cullen 19 June 2020 It was a happy day for Joshua. He graduated from the Preda vocational training program and proudly held a student’s driver’s license and his graduation certificate while the camera clicked to record the moment and everyone there applauded. It was his day when the…