At the Preda Boys Home. Photo: Preda
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When the light shines again

It was a happy day for Joshua. He graduated from the Preda vocational training programme…

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United States and China spar over the Philippines
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The fisherfolk of Masinloc and Sta. Cruz, Zambales, have fished Scarborough Shoal for generations. However, over the past several years, Read more

Are Internet Service Providers enabling online sexual exploitation of children?
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Internet Server Providers (ISP’s) such as PLDT and Globe in the Philippines, and thousands around the world, must be challenged Read more

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Rescued and safe at the Preda Girls Home. Photo: Preda Foundation
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The three great catastrophes facing humankind

There are three deadly catastrophic events engulfing the world as you read this. None of…

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The invisible enemy: an unseen virus and sexual abuse
The hands of a South Korean comfort woman who was among those who were forced into prostitution and sexually abused at Japanese military brothels before and during World War II. Photo: CNS/Reuters

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Protecting children online
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There is a powerful force for good or evil that is present everywhere. You can’t see it, you can’t feel Read more

Boat tragedy sparks fresh Rohingya trafficking alarm
A fishing boat on the Naf River, which connects with the Bay of Bengal area of Cox’s Bazar on the Bangladeshi coast. Photo: UCAN/Stephan Uttom

DHAKA (UCAN): The capsizing of a boat in the Bay of Bengal that killed 15 Rohingya refugees from camps in Read more

The enforced culture of fear and silence

A case of gang rape of a 19-year old young British woman in Ayia Napa in southeastern Cyprus by 12 Israeli Read more

Pakistan turns blind eye to trafficking of girls and women to China
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According to the World Health Organisation, up to one billion children between the ages of two and 17 experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence or neglect in 2019. Photo: UCA News
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Protect vulnerable children in Covid-19 era

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São Paulo Archdiocese offers centre to house homeless with Covid-19

SÃO PAULO (CNS): The Archdiocese of São Paulo, Brazil, offered the city a community centre, House of Prayer, to lodge Read more

Myanmar’s Covid-19 situation concerns United Nations
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Covid-19 cluster shock for Jakarta churches
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A drawing by a young boy depicting abuse at a youth detention centre. Photo: Preda
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The torture and suffering of the innocents

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Drug corporations making money off the suffering others
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When the light shines again
At the Preda Boys Home. Photo: Preda

It was a happy day for Joshua. He graduated from the Preda vocational training programme and proudly held a student Read more

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A hydrographical and chorographical chart of the Philippines, with inset detail, produced by cartographer, Jesuit Father Pedro Murillo Velarde; engraver, Nicolás de la Cruz Bagay, and artist, Francisco Suarez (1696-1753) and published in Manila in 1734. Public domain

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A depiction of a teenager looking over her Facebook page. The Internet facilitates sexual exploitation of children. File photo: CNS/Reuters

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Young girls at the Preda home rediscovering their joy. Photo: Preda
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Doing good for the Wild Bunch

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