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FBI investigating Quiboloy’s Hawaii church for human trafficking

HONOLULU -- The FBI is investigating the local chapter of Apollo Quiboloy's controversial church for aggressive fundraising in Hawaii and possible human trafficking, says a Hawaii news site. The investigation is focused on the church's business manager, Felina Salinas, who was arrested by federal authorities last month on allegations of trying to smuggle $350,000 in cash out of the U.S., according to a report by Hawaii News Now. Salinas was arrested on a plane leased by Quiboloy, a Filipino televangelist and friend of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. Shortly after Salinas' arrest, an agent from the FBI's Los Angeles office spent several days here pursuing the trafficking ...Keep on reading: FBI investigating Quiboloy’s Hawaii church for human trafficking.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 2nd, 2018

FBI investigating Quiboloy’s Hawaii church for human trafficking

HONOLULU -- The FBI is investigating the local chapter of Apollo Quiboloy's controversial church for aggressive fundraising in Hawaii and possible human trafficking, says a Hawaii news site. The investigation is focused on the church's business manager, Felina Salinas, who was arrested by federal authorities last month on allegations of trying to smuggle $350,000 in cash out of the U.S., according to a report by Hawaii News Now. Salinas was arrested on a plane leased by Quiboloy, a Filipino televangelist and friend of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. Shortly after Salinas' arrest, an agent from the FBI's Los Angeles office spent several days here pursuing the trafficking ...Keep on reading: FBI investigating Quiboloy’s Hawaii church for human trafficking.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

SC on drug war documentation, FBI probe on Quiboloy church, Grindr on HIV data | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Supreme Court en banc  compels the government to provide full documentation of the 3,000 deaths from legitimate police anti-drug operations.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation  is conducting a probe into the church of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy for alleged human trafficking in Hawaii.  The National Economic and Development Authority says the proposed 6-month shutdown of Boracay will have a minimal impact on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Quiboloy church facing probe for allegations of human trafficking - GMA News

Quiboloy church facing probe for allegations of human trafficking - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Buzz, quibbles about Quiboloy making rounds online

Photos and videos of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, a controversial Filipino evangelist, circulated on social media recently amid another legal case against him in Hawaii. The leader of locally founded church Kingdom of Jesus Christ Name above Every Name or KJC is accused of being involved in a “child sex ring.” Quiboloy, who calls himself the […] The post Buzz, quibbles about Quiboloy making rounds online appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Hawaii NGO accuses Quiboloy foundation of fraud

MANILA, Philippines – A leading nongovernmental organization (NGO) in Hawaii accused Children's Joy Foundation – a group founded by Pastor Apollo Quiboloy – of engaging in fraud by using the name of Hawaii's Institute for Human Services (IHS) to raise funds in the United States. IHS said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Lawyer denies Quiboloy links to human trafficking

Lawyer denies Quiboloy links to human trafficking.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Opposing human trafficking and modern slavery

Vatican City: Church and police authorities and non-government organizations (NGOs) came together here recently under the Santa Martha Group, headed by Cardinal Vincent Nicholas, to discuss and share their experiences and listen to each other. They discussed greater cooperation in combating the global scourge and horrific crimes of human trafficking of the vulnerable people into [...] The post Opposing human trafficking and modern slavery appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Caritas vows to work to eradicate poverty, uphold rights in 2018

As the country marked the beginning of 2018 on Monday, the Catholic Church's social action arm vowed to work to eradicate poverty and uphold life and human rights. "We pray and work for a Philippines prosperous in human and spiritual values, committed to eradicate poverty and corruption, dedicated in upholding human rights and the sacredness of life, unflinching in its fights against illegal drugs and human trafficking, enlightened to choose worthy leaders, and a Philippines proud of its heritage, yet open to the family of nations," Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona said. Tirona is the national director of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines' National Secretariat for S...Keep on reading: Caritas vows to work to eradicate poverty, uphold rights in 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

Taytay priest faces dismissal over ‘child trafficking’

TAYTAY (Rizal) parish priest Monsignor Arnel Lagarejos will be removed as priest and stripped of all his Church duties if proven guilty of human trafficking allegations involving a 13-year old girl, according to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). “Abuse of minors is very grievous offense. If he is proven grievously immoral for [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 30th, 2017

France probes sexual assault claim against Vatican envoy

PARIS, France – French prosecutors said Friday, February 15, they were investigating a sexual assault complaint made against the Vatican's envoy to Paris in more unwelcome news for the Catholic church as it looks to turn the page on years of scandal. Pope Francis  has vowed that the church will no ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

Human trafficking victims rescued in Zamboanga

At least 48 victims of human trafficking, including two minors and nine women, were rescued from a motorboat at a port in this city on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

48 human trafficking victims rescued in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY --- Forty-eight persons believed to be victims of human trafficking were rescued Monday night at the sea waters of this city. Rear Admiral Rene Medina, commander of Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NAVFORWEM), said operating units of the Philippine Navy, in coordination with Joint Task Force Zamboanga, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and the Presidential Center on Transnational Crime, intercepted a sea vessel reportedly engaged in human trafficking. "This ML Moneza, an inter-island sea vessel, is carrying 95 passengers and five crew members. Upon thorough inspection of our personnel, it turned out that there are only 20 legitimate passengers, all resi...Keep on reading: 48 human trafficking victims rescued in Zamboanga.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Security forces foil human trafficking off Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Security forces intercepted a boat trying to smuggle out over a dozen people illegally recruited from southern […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

‘Gently used’ makeup and self-care items can help human trafficking victims

A non-profit organization composed of beauty enthusiasts is asking for beauty, makeup and self-care items to be donated to survivors of the human trafficking industry for their recovery and healing. The Foundation Foundation-Philippines, a Christian volunteer group with the objective to empower women who have been abused and sexually exploited, announced that they are accepting […] The post ‘Gently used’ makeup and self-care items can help human trafficking victims appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

‘Gently-used’ makeup and self-care items can help human trafficking victims

A non-profit organization composed of beauty enthusiasts is asking for beauty, makeup and self-care items to be donated to survivors of the human trafficking industry for their recovery and healing. THe Foundation Foundation-Philippines, a Christian volunteer group with the objective to empower women who have been abused and sexually exploited, announced that they are accepting […] The post ‘Gently-used’ makeup and self-care items can help human trafficking victims appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Hawaii considers raising legal smoking age — to 100

LOS ANGELES, United States --- Would-be cigarette smokers in the US state of Hawaii might have to wait a very long time for their first legal drag, after a lawmaker introduced a bill that would bar sales to anyone under the age of 100. The proposed law, introduced by local Democratic representative Richard Creagan, would effectively amount to a cigarette ban by 2024. Hawaii already has some of the toughest laws on cigarette sales but Creagan -- an emergency room doctor --- believes more needs to be done to ban "the deadliest artifact in human history," according to his proposed bill. "Basically, we essentially have a group who are heavily addicted --- in my view, enslaved by a rid...Keep on reading: Hawaii considers raising legal smoking age — to 100.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

UN: Human trafficking hits 13-year high - The Manila Times Online

The latest Global Report On Trafficking In Persons, released on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) showed a record-high number of casesREAD The post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Impartial probe urged over Jolo twin bombing

  By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A human rights group is calling for an independent investigation over the deadly Jolo twin bombing on Jan. 28 that left 21 church-goers killed and scores injured. According to news reports, the first explosion took place inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at… The post Impartial probe urged over Jolo twin bombing appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Explainer: Who Is Behind the Philippine Church Bombings& quest; - U.S. News & World Report

Explainer: Who Is Behind the Philippine Church Bombings? U.S. News & World Report MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines security forces investigating a deadly twin bombing at a church on a predominantly Mus.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

Who is behind the Philippine church bombings& quest; | Macau Business

Philippines security forces investigating a deadly twin bombing at a church on a predominantly Muslim southern island are zeroing in on what they say is an affiliate of the militant Abu Sayyaf Group T.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019