[People] The silenced screams by Fr. Shay Cullen

The silenced screams By Fr. Shay Cullen Rachelle, when she was just 13 years old, suffered in silence and isolation. Like most children in the world, she turned into herself and at that young age, having being certified mentally challenged with a mental age of a 9 year-old, she felt totally helpless to change or…

[People] The fishing wars by Fr. Shay Cullen

The fishing wars by Fr. Shay Cullen Last week, a Taiwanese fisherman died when a Philippine Coast Guard patrol boat open-fired after one of the four Taiwanese fishing vessels reportedly tried to ram the coast guard vessel. The incident occurred 43 nautical miles east of Balintang Island, in the West Philippine Sea well inside the…

[Press Release] Mining-affected communities in Zambales badly hit by Habagat, receive recovery assistance -ATM

Mining-affected communities in Zambales badly hit by Habagat, receive recovery assistance IP leader, groups highlight link of mining to environmental degradation and natural disaster Cabangan, Zambales –Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) and other civil society groups extended disaster recovery assistance to more than 300 Aeta families in mining affected communities in Cabangan, Zambales after being severely…

[People] The Presidential Mining E.O by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Presidential Mining E.O by Fr. Shay Cullen The Presidential Executive Order (EO) outlining the administration’s policy on mining is something to be welcomed as it shows a positive concern in protecting sensitive ecological areas that could be adversely affected by mining, especially the horrific open pit-mining that rips out the heart and soul of…

[People] Clerical Abuse of Children Must Rooted Out by Fr. Shay Cullen

Clerical Abuse of Children Must Rooted Out by Fr. Shay Cullen The conference recently held at the Vatican’s Gregorian University brought together cardinals, bishops, priests from over 100 countries and the heads of thirty-three religious orders to tackle the sexual abuse of children by catholic priests. Marie Collins from Ireland, abused at 13, by a…