[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…

[People] What is the Meaning of Life? -by Fr. Shay Cullen

3 April 2020 What a challenging world we live in. Half the people on the planet are cowering inside their homes and shelters. Many are in fear of Coronavirus, too nervous to go out. The poor are hungry, millions are unemployed, the economy is in free fall and people are worried and asking when it…

[People] The Bright and the Dark Internet -by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Bright and the Dark Internet by Fr. Shay Cullen We all love being connected to the internet and it is a wonderful technology for communicating, providing information and entertainment and keeping people connected. Commerce and business is totally dependent on it what with e-mail, conferencing, communication, document transmission in which it is essential and…

[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…

[People] The Profile of a Dictator -by Fr. Shay Cullen

The Profile of a Dictator by Fr. Shay Cullen 15 March 2018 History is full of tyrants and dictators. Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Mao Ze Dong are among the worst in past history but today dictatorship is increasingly on the rise. True democracy is in retreat as elected officials turn to dictatorship as a way to…

[People] Jailing the Child Abusers -by Fr. Shay Cullen

Jailing the Child Abusers by Fr. Shay Cullen 16 February 2018 When put on trial in Pasay City, Metro Manila, child sex abusers can expect a conviction and a sentence of harsh life in prison without parole from Judge Tingaraan Guiling of Pasay City if the evidence warrants it. This week on 12 February, a…

[People] Mass Murderer Convicted at the ICC -by Fr. Shay Cullen

Mass Murderer Convicted at the ICC Fr. Shay Cullen 29 November 2017 It was a spark of light from the darkness of human rights violations, horrific war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and ethnic cleansing that caused the suffering, torture, starvation and mass murder of thousands. That spark of light was the conviction and sentence…