[People] The Resurrection of Jessica -by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Resurrection of Jessica by Fr. Shay Cullen 29 March 2018 Jessica was a lost child wandering the streets of a Philippine city, picked up by a human trafficker and brought to different places where she was sold as a commodity to foreign sex tourists to be abused. She didn’t know what was happening to…

[From the web] Philippine Military Owes UN’s Beyani More than an Apology By Carlos H. Conde

Dispatches: Philippine Military Owes UN’s Beyani More than an Apology By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division @condeHRW Chaloka Beyani, the United Nations special expert on internally displaced people, had harsh words for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Beyani, who was investigating the plight of hundreds of internally displaced members of the Lumad…

[Press Release] Iloilo Cyclists as Modern Day Heroes, Rode for a Human Trafficking Free Philippines -DAKILA

Iloilo Cyclists as Modern Day Heroes, Rode for Freedom on Independence Day Pedal Power for a Human Trafficking Free Philippines In line of the celebration of Independence Day, DAKILA, in partnership with Centralian Cruisers Cycling Club (C4) gathered cyclists and advocates for the Independence Day Freedom Ride in Iloilo City. Iloilo hosted the 117th celebration…

[Press Release] Indonesia: grant Mary Jane Veloso permanent reprieve from execution and abolish death penalty – ICJ

Indonesia: grant Mary Jane Veloso permanent reprieve from execution and abolish death penalty – ICJ Bangkok, Thailand / Geneva, Switzerland – In a letter sent this week, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) urged President Joko Widodo to grant Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipino national on death row in Indonesia, a permanent reprieve from execution…

[In the news] Rising number of trafficked fishermen alarms Tawi-Tawi authorities -InterAksyon.com

Rising number of trafficked fishermen alarms Tawi-Tawi authorities By: Jake Soriano, VERA Files, InterAksyon.com April 20, 2014 BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi—Tawi-Tawi authorities are alarmed at the growing number of fishermen from the Visayas who end up here after being recruited by human trafficking syndicates to engage in dangerous compressor diving. The latest case involves 13 fishermen rescued…

[People] Reggie’s flight to freedom. Fr.Shay Cullen

Reggie’s flight to freedom.Fr.Shay Cullen As if the upheaval,death and destruction of Typhoon Haiyan(Yolanda)was not enough suffering for up to a million survivors human disasters are still ongoing and we are trying to protect children and orphans from exploiters and traffickers. We sounded the alarm months ago and we are still very active in preventing…

[People] The greatest mission By Fr. Shay Cullen

The greatest mission By Fr. Shay Cullen Malala Yousafzai, the 16 year-old Pakistani girl who defied the Taliban’s ban on girls’ education and was shot in the head but survived, has been granted the European Human Rights Award. Many thought she would be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Instead, it went to the Organization for…

[Press Release] Dakila partners with MTV Exit in bringing campaign against human trafficking to Davao City

Dakila partners with MTV Exit in bringing campaign against human trafficking to Davao City. DAVAO – Following the success of the Freedom Ride, a pioneering event that brought together 6,000 cyclists in a nationwide campaign against human trafficking early this year, Dakila partnered with MTV EXIT for a youth-driven initiative against human trafficking and exploitation…