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24.07.2018

PMPI Statement on the 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte

On the day he won the presidency, Rodrigo Duterte promised change for the country despite his lack of a comprehensive vision for the country’s development. Like a paper boat in a river race, he went along the tide picking up what might possibly be good, from his own perspective and… »

12.07.2018

Starving and Bombed Children of Yemen Seek Entrapment in Flooded Thai Cave

Starving and Bombed Children of Yemen Seek Entrapment in Flooded Thai Cave

While the world watched and waited with bated breath for the outcome of the substantial global effort – involving over 100 cave divers from various countries, 1,000 members of the Thai Army and 10,000 others in various roles – to rescue a team of 12 young… »

10.07.2018

Outlaw nuclear weapons and abolish them! Hiroshima Memorial Day in Vienna

Outlaw nuclear weapons and abolish them! Hiroshima Memorial Day in Vienna

On August 6, 1945 the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima. On 7 July 2017, the UN decided to ban nuclear weapons under international law. On Monday, August 6, 2018, the Vienna Peace Movement organizes the annual event in memory of the victims of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima… »

04.07.2018

“God” sparks Division between a President and Citizens

“God” sparks Division between a President and Citizens

In a summit on national communication and information technology in Davao, southern Philippines on June 22, President Rodrigo Duterte digressed to the unlikeliest of topics: Creation.  And rambled in a booming voice: “Who is this stupid God? He is really stupid, “Estupido talaga itong p***** ina** (the latter phrase meaning… »

04.07.2018

MPI lauds Communities in South Cotabato and Ozamis City for Standing against Coal

MPI lauds Communities in South Cotabato and Ozamis City for Standing against Coal

WE, the Philippine Misereor Partnership, Inc. (PMPI) – a network of people’s organizations (POs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), church/faith-based groups in partnership with MISEREOR, the social development arm of German Bishops, lauds South Cotabato’s community members for being resolute in their stance against possible environmental destruction with coal mining in Lake… »

30.06.2018

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife

Seven years ago a Thomson Reuters Foundation experts’ survey found the five most dangerous countries for women were seen to be Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India, and Somalia. This year we set out to see if the situation had changed. We wanted to find out whether more was… »

25.06.2018

The South Indian State of Kerala Shows the Way By Embracing Migrant Workers

The South Indian State of Kerala Shows the Way By Embracing Migrant Workers

By Shastri Ramachandaran* NEW DELHI (IDN) – By any yardstick of human and social development, Kerala in South India is ahead of most Indian states. It provides social security to all sections of employees and workers through schemes that are superior to what obtains in most other states. Its labour… »

19.06.2018

PMPI Statement on the Unabated Killings under Duterte Government

PMPI Statement on the Unabated Killings under Duterte Government

News on the death of another priest Fr Richmond V. Nilo, the Parish Priest of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija enraged us. He was reportedly shot by two unidentified gunmen through the church’s window while preparing for the Sunday mass.  Fr. Nilo is the third… »

14.06.2018

Kim-Trump Summit: Hardcore War Mongers Aren’t Happy

Kim-Trump Summit: Hardcore War Mongers Aren’t Happy

By Farooque Chowdhury The hardcore warmongers aren’t happy with the just completed Kim-Trump Singapore summit. The warmongers love warmongering and war as these increase their amount and rate of profit. Reactions to the latest diplomatic development in the Korea region speak this love. The warmongers feel pain as they find… »

12.06.2018

Joint statement by Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Joint statement by Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Pressenza publishes here the full text of the statement issued by President Trump of the USA and Chairman Kim of North Korea. President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong-un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held… »

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