Canduman priest jailed for child abuse

Rosalie Abatayo 12/27/2018

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 61-year-old priest from Barangay Canduman, Mandaue City is now detained after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting the 15-year-old daughter of their cook. Rev. Fr. Decoroso Olmilla, the parish priest of the…

Pope to honor Baltic martyrs amid abuse crisis

AFP 09/22/2018

Pope Francis kicked off a Baltic tour in Catholic Lithuania on Saturday where he will honour victims of the region’s Nazi and Soviet occupations as the Church reels from fresh clerical abuse scandals. The four-day trip to…

Pope urges bishops to fight abuse, clerical culture behind it

Agence France Presse 09/09/2018

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis on Saturday urged newly-ordained bishops to fight abuse and reject what he termed the “clerical” culture which has seen a series of sex abuse scandals rock the Catholic Church. “Dear…

First post-bombshell Vatican appearance: Pope laments abuse

AP 08/29/2018

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has lamented how Irish church authorities failed to respond to the crimes of sexual abuse, speaking during his first public appearance at the Vatican after bombshell accusations that he himself covered up…

Promodiser arrested in Quiot drug bust

Benjie B. Talisic 08/27/2018

  A former promodiser was arrested in a drug bust in Barangay Quiot, Cebu City on August 27, Monday. Police identified the suspect as Stephen Abella, 26, from Sitio Obca 3, Barangay Quiot. The operation was conducted…

Pope heads to Ireland amid new global outrage over sex abuse

AP 08/25/2018

DUBLIN — Pope Francis arrives Saturday in Ireland, ground zero of the Catholic Church’s sex abuse crisis, with the institution under fire across the globe for its systemic failures to protect children from priestly rapists or punish…

Man arrested for child abuse charges

Benjie B. Talisic 07/06/2018

A man facing charges of child abuse was arrested by police operatives in Daanbantayan town, Cebu. The suspect was identified as Jumar Siasar, from Barangay Poblacion Daan who was arrested by virtue of a search warrant implemented…

Australian archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse

AFP 07/03/2018

One of the highest-ranked church officials convicted of covering up child sex abuse was Tuesday sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, but Philip Wilson could avoid jail after a court ordered he be assessed for home detention. The…

DepEd Talisay to conduct seminars on child abuse awareness

John Michael Aroa 06/01/2018

The Department of Education (DepEd)- Talisay City Division will conduct awareness seminars this month to educate the public about child abuse. “We are strengthening the child protection policy because we don’t tolerate any kind of abuse to…

Vatican: Chile bishops ignored abuse, treated victims badly

AP 05/12/2018

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is making it clear that Pope Francis has summoned Chile’s bishops to Rome because of their role in covering up sexual abuse by priests and their “grave omissions” in caring for victims.…

On Arcilla’s act: For official abuse also!

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 04/19/2018

When I learned about the issue on a red plate vehicle being spotted at Safari Adventure Park in Carmen, Cebu on a Sunday, I remembered a story of a good husband and a responsible father. The story…

More than meets the eye in the FB data privacy abuse

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 04/16/2018

Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte are mad at Facebook for tapping Vera Files and Rappler as third-party fact checkers that will review news stories possibly containing false information. The FB vote of confidence for Presidential pet peeves,…

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