Unification News for

April 1998


Philippines Court Victory

by Lloyd Howell-Manila, Philippines

Your readers might like to know that the HSA-UWC of the Philippines received word on April 7th from its lawyers that the Department of Justice had issued a resolution (dated March 12) dismissing all cases against all persons.

Readers may recall the charges were 1) Violating the "mail order" bride law (Arranging of marriages to foreigners for profit), 2) Usurpation of authority (conducting a marriage ceremony without proper license to do so), 3) Illegal recruitment of overseas workers (women married for the purpose of manipulation into forced into servitude).

The Philippine headquarters held an all night celebration to hear the good news that this cloud which had hung over the church for more than a year (impacting many activities) had been lifted.

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