[People] New laws needed to block child porn by Fr. Shay Cullen

New laws needed to block child porn by Fr. Shay Cullen When a German national child abuse suspect was arrested and jailed in Butuan city, Mindanao earlier this year, police found incriminating evidence in his laptop computer, of horrific photos of small Filipino boys as young as 8 years old being sexually abused by the…

[Blog] On Candidates Criminally Hugging Trees by Rodne Galicha

On Candidates Criminally Hugging Trees by Rodne Galicha On candidates wanted to be elected as public servants, I once asked this question: How many of our leaders now are willing to stand up selflessly for the general welfare, for a healthful and balanced ecology? Once elected and sworn into office, these ‘chosen’ people, depending on…

[From the web] Position paper of the Psychological Association of the Philippines on the amendment to the Juvenile Justice and Welfare act

Position paper of the Psychological Association of the Philippines on the amendment to the Juvenile Justice and Welfare act Source: http://www.pap.org.ph The House Bill No. 6052, titled “An Act Strengthening the Juvenile Justice System in the Philippines,” was approved in the House of Representatives of the Philippine Congress. Referring to “youthful offenders” and “children in…

[Featured Site] Like and Share “Network Opposed to Lowering the Age of Criminal Responsibility” in Facebook

“Network Opposed to Lowering the Age of Criminal Responsibility“ NoToHouseBill6052 Campaign not to lower the age of criminal responsibility of Children in Conflict of the Law. Visit, like and share https://www.facebook.com/NoToHouseBill6052 Human Rights Online Philippines does not hold copyright over these materials. Author/s and original source/s of information are retained including the URL contained within…

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[Statement] PHILIPPINES: Prosecutor dismissed charges of torture by invoking acts of torture -AHRC

PHILIPPINES: Prosecutor dismissed charges of torture by invoking acts of torture The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that a city prosecutor in San Fernando, Pampanga, had dismissed the complaint of torture by five torture victims against a police colonel and other policemen due to “insufficiency of evidence” because their identification of the accused…

[People] Comparative Study of the WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAMMES of Canada, South Africa and the Philippines – by Dr. Renato Mabunga

(This is a shortened version of the research commissioned by the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP) to provide guidance and make better its Sanctuary Program. This is an exposé of selected countries Witness Protection Programmes (WPP) in an attempt to draw some lessons to further protection of witnesses and their families…

[In the news] Escudero wants implementation of Juvenile Justice Law suspended – InterAksyon.com

Escudero wants implementation of Juvenile Justice Law suspended by Karl John C. Reyes, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero has moved for the suspension of the implementation of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act, claiming that the law isn’t working for the development and rehabilitation of youth offenders. Escudero has submitted for plenary…

[From the web] PHILIPPINES: Torture victims speak out–“The evidence is suppressed to weaken a case” — Interview 7 – AHRC

An interview with Rita Melecio, staff member of a local NGO documenting torture cases, published by the Asian Human Rights Commission PHILIPPINES: Torture victims speak out–“The evidence is suppressed to weaken a case” — Interview 7 OVERVIEW: In this seventh interview in the series, Rita Melecio, a staff member of Task Force Detainees of the…