ICC

Ratko-Mladic

Reflections By Fr. Shay Cullen  PREDA Foundation 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 to life imprisonment of Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb commander known as the “butcher Read More …

President Rodrigo Duterte and the International Criminal Court.

PerryScope By Perry Diaz On November 17, 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte, before heading to Lima, Peru, told the media he just might order the Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). He got the idea following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s withdrawal of Russia’s membership from ICC, who the day before had signed an order to formally withdraw Russia’s signature from the founding statute of Read More …

Filipino-burning-Malaysian-flag

By Rio Rose Ribaya Yahoo Newsroom ‘Sulu Sultan’ Jamalul Kiram III yesterday declared that his fight against Malaysia is a jihad. But instead of meeting with his generals for attacks or reinforcements, Kiram meets with legal volunteers that could help him press proprietary rights over Sabah in his Taguig home. “(The end to this conflict) depends (but) we always submit ourselves to the almighty Allah. Read More …

Vatican

PerryScope By Perry Diaz When Pope Benedict XVI announced that he was going to resign on February 28, 2013, it sent shock waves around the world.  Being the first Pope to leave the papal throne – alive — in 600 years, two billion followers of the Roman Catholic Church are in a state of disbelief. Although Pope Benedict had become the lighting rod of criticism Read More …

Tubbataha-Reef.2

By Erick San Juan It was on December 11, 1993, when Tubbataha Reefs was inscribed in the prestigious list of the World Heritage Site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for its outstanding universal value to humankind. In 2006, the size of the Park was expanded thrice its original size from 33,200 to 97,030 hectares through Presidential Proclamation 1126. This has Read More …