[From the web] The Philippines’ Pay-Per-Hit Police – HRW.org

Dispatches: The Philippines’ Pay-Per-Hit Police By Phelim Kine The newly elected mayor of Cebu City has an innovative approach to crime control in this central Philippine city: A 50,000 peso (US$1,080) bounty for each “criminal” killed by his police force. Mayor-elect Tomas Osmeña announced on May 16 that he would pay that sum to any…

[Press Release] March, Mass, Prayer Rally against the Pork Barrel System Set for Sept. 29 -Cebu Coalition Against the Pork Barrel System

March, Mass, Prayer Rally against the Pork Barrel System Set for September 29, 2013 Group offers potential alternatives The Cebu Coalition Against the Pork Barrel System urges Cebuanos to join a massive interfaith rally on Sunday, September 29, 2013. Participants will assemble at the Fuente Osmeña circle at 1:00 PM, followed by a march down…

[Press Release] The Legacy of Abducted and Disappeared Redemptorist Priest Fr. Rudy Romano, C.Ss.R. for the Cause of Justice and Peace, Continues

The Legacy of Abducted and Disappeared Redemptorist Priest Fr. Rudy Romano, C.Ss.R. for the Cause of Justice and Peace, Continues Cebu Archbishop Most Rev. Jose S. Palma encourages the Archdiocese of Cebu parishes, religious communities and schools to make the people aware of the life and advocacies of disappeared and abducted Redemptoristpriest Fr. Rudy Romano,…

[In the news] Use ‘pork’ for more housing -SunStar.com

Use ‘pork’ for more housing By Princess Dawn H. Felicitas, SunStar.com February 17, 2013 CEBU CITY — Urban poor families in Cebu City want aspiring senators and congressmen to allocate funds, if they win, to buy lots where the poor can build permanent homes. Some urban poor groups submitted Saturday a four-page covenant for decent…

[In the news] Aussie to face TRAFFICKING charges -Cebu Daily News

AUSSIE TO FACE TRAFFICKING CHARGES. Cebu Daily News May 20, 2012 DOJ overturns fiscal on case He may have been initially cleared of accountability by the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office. But the case of the 49-year-old Australian accused of molesting three boys didn’t escape the scrutiny of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, who recommended the…

[In the news] STC bars bikini photos students from graduation march -POC

STC bars bikini photos students from graduation march by Merck Maguddayao, thepoc.net April 2, 2012 Defying a court order, exclusive Catholic school St. Theresa’s College (STC) Cebu barred two graduating high school students who reportedly posted pictures of themselves in bikinis online, from marching during the school’s graduation ceremonies last Friday. In a video report…

[In the news] St. Theresa’s defends action -Cebu Daily News

St. Theresa’s defends action Cebu Daily News March 30, 2012 While St. Theresa’s College has “suffered a beating” in the public eye, school officials said they acted with “respect, kindness and civility” to the parents and five students who were not allowed to join yesterday’s high school commencement exercises. School officials broke their silence last…