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Bacolod church hangs ‘no to death penalty’ tarp

Feb 18, 2017 - 7:52 AM

The Diocese of Bacolod – responsible for the Team Patay and the Thou shall not kill posters – mounts another social commentary

OPPOSE THE BILL. The San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City hangs a tarpaulin to urge the public to oppose the reimposition ofthe death penalty, which the majority in the House of Representatives is pushing.

New bishop installed in Bacolod diocese

Aug 09, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Bishop Patricio Buzon is appointed by Pope Francis to succeed Bishop Vicente Navarra following his retirement

INSTALLATION. Bishop Patricio Buzon was installed as the 6th bishop of the Diocese of Bacolod at the San Sebastian Cathedral, Tuesday, August 9. Photo courtesy of Teresa D. Ellera

Remember 'Team Patay'? Here's how it will affect campaigning now

Feb 02, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Supreme Court decision favoring the bishop of Bacolod means that non candidates can now put up campaign propaganda as big as the billboards and contract unlimited ads free from any form of regulation

ANTI-RH CAMPAIGN. The Diocese of Bacolod went to the Supreme Court after the Commission on Elections ordered dismantling of oversized tarpaulins campaigning against candidates who supported the reproductive health law. Rappler file photo by Gilbert Bayoran

How did SC justices decide key cases in 2014-2016?

Jan 16, 2016 - 3:29 PM

We look back at landmark decisions by this batch of SC justices – between the latest appointment of Jardeleza in August 2014 and Villarama’s early retirement in January 2016

'Ruling on Team Patay tarps protects church-state separation'

Jan 22, 2015 - 7:33 PM

With its decision the Supreme Court has once again proved that it is indeed the last bastion of democracy says a statement from the Bacolod diocese s lawyers

VICTORY. The Bacolod Diocese wins its fight against the Comelec before the Supreme Court. Photo by Charlie Saceda/Rappler

SC: Comelec can't order removal of church's anti-RH tarps

Jan 21, 2015 - 3:04 PM

The Supreme Court rules the Comelec violated the church s right to free speech expression and property in taking down the Team Patay tarpaulins

Thousands join Church-led anti-pork rally in Bacolod

Oct 14, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Bishop Vicente Navarra said the anti pork barrel rally is just the beginning of a series of calls the Diocese of Bacolod will make

Bacolod bishop: 'Uphill battle' in anti-RH campaign

Apr 28, 2013 - 10:59 AM

But the huge turnout of the anti RH rally last April 27 has inspired the Bacolod diocese says its bishop

STILL NO TO RH LAW. Anti-RH rally participants chant "Junk the RH Law" at the Bacolod City public plaza Saturday, April 27. Rappler/Gilbert Bayoran

Move over 'Team Patay,' here's 'Purple Vote'

Mar 20, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Advocates say they will also consider candidates stand on other pertinent issues

PURPLE VOTE. RH advocates launches a campaign to support pro-RH bets. Photo by Angela Casauay

5 more bishops campaigning vs ‘Team Patay’

Mar 06, 2013 - 3:20 PM

The dioceses of Lipa in Batangas San Pablo in Laguna Malolos in Bulacan San Jose in Occidental Mindoro and Boac in Marinduque will also hang Team Patay and Team Buhay posters

Brillantes on 'Team Patay' TRO: I'm worried

Mar 05, 2013 - 6:32 PM

Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr fears other politicians may follow the Diocese of Bacolod s lead

2 Negros dioceses say no to 'Team Patay' tarps

Mar 05, 2013 - 2:17 PM

San Carlos Kabankalan dioceses to focus on voter education instead

NONE IN SAN CARLOS, KABANKALAN. Tarpaulins like these will not be put up in the two Negros dioceses. Photo by Charlie Saceda

SC issues TRO vs Comelec on Bacolod church tarp

Mar 05, 2013 - 2:02 PM

UPDATED The Comelec was set to file an election offense against the Bacolod diocese but the TRO would effectively prevent them from doing so

'NEW' LOOK. The smaller 'conscience vote' tarpaulins now comply with size requirements. Photo by CHARLIE SACEDA

Pope would've slammed bid vs Team Patay

Feb 28, 2013 - 9:07 AM

Pope Benedict XVI warns the Church against transforming herself into a directly political subject that engages in partisan interests

More 'Team Patay' tarps in Bacolod churches

Feb 27, 2013 - 2:32 PM

Over 90 priests have agreed to hang similar tarpaulins in their parishes in a meeting with Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra

'NEW' LOOK. The smaller 'conscience vote' tarpaulins now comply with size requirements. Photo by CHARLIE SACEDA

Rappler Newscast | February 26, 2013

Feb 26, 2013 - 8:52 PM

Sultan of Sulu wants standoff settled before ordering followers to leave 9 Team PNoy bets make it to Magic 12

Oversized? Bacolod church slices RH poster into 2

Feb 26, 2013 - 8:16 PM

The two smaller posters now each complies with the size prescribed by the elections commission

'NEW' LOOK. The smaller 'conscience vote' tarpaulins now comply with size requirements. Photo by CHARLIE SACEDA

#PHvote Week 2: Senate race is individual race

Feb 25, 2013 - 12:25 AM

When candidates face negative endorsements the slate they belong to won t come to their rescue They are on their own

Comelec: Take down 'Team Patay' poster

Feb 23, 2013 - 6:50 PM

Bishop Vicente Navara says it s not the end of their Team Patay campaign

Candidates to Church: No name-calling

Feb 23, 2013 - 12:34 PM

Administration candidates tagged by the Diocese of Bacolod as Team Patay are disappointed by the Church s strong criticism of their position on the RH law

#PHvote quotes: iPads and mix-ups

Feb 23, 2013 - 10:54 AM

Rappler s compilation of quotable quotes from Week 2 of the campaign period

What the campaign vs ‘Team Patay’ means

Feb 22, 2013 - 7:26 PM

Negative campaigning against identified senatorial candidates is a first for a Catholic diocese This is a test for the Catholic vote for national posts

Bacolod diocese: No to these 6 Senate bets

Feb 21, 2013 - 8:19 PM

Local Catholic Church asks voters to junk Team Patay the 6 anti life candidates who supported the reproductive health bill and to vote for Team Buhay