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Legazpi bishop leads Simbang Gabi: See God's image in IPs

Dec 16, 2019 - 10:52 PM

Bishop Joel Baylon urges the parishioners of Albay to stand up for indigenous peoples in need, especially those affected by Typhoon Tisoy

SIMBANG GABI. Catholics thronged the St Gregory the Great Cathedral on the first night of Simbang Gabi. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Church official refutes report that 6,000 Bicolanos back federalism

Jul 08, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Father Rex Paul Arjona, executive director of the Diocese of Legazpi's Social Action Center, hits 'how Albayanos have been manipulated... to railroad federalism'

Image based on screenshot from Father Rex Paul Arjona's Facebook account

Bishop warns vs propaganda in Duterte admin's talks with churches

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:02 AM

The proposed dialogue will only be fruitful if it convinces President Rodrigo Duterte to stop killings and respect human rights, says Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon

CRITICIZING DUTERTE. Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon says President Rodrigo Duterte crossed the line when he called God stupid. File photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Mass held in Budiao Ruins for the first time in 204 years

May 12, 2018 - 8:32 PM

The Budiao archaeological project is the first attempt to investigate and better understand the structure of Budiao Church which was buried by volcanic debris during Mount Mayon's eruption in 1814

MASS AT BUDIAN RUINS. Mass is held in the Budian Ruins for the first time in over 200 years on May 11, 2018.  Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Diocese of Legazpi forms coalition to stop killings, promote human rights

Dec 09, 2017 - 10:52 PM

The 'Andurog sa Derechos' is a multisectoral coalition of government agencies, civil society groups, and faith-based organizations in the Bicol region

ANDUROG SA DERECHOS. A coalition to stop killings and promote human rights in the Bicol region. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Legazpi bishop: 'Let us unite to stop the killings!'

Oct 01, 2017 - 8:03 AM

'We shall teach the young to shun illegal drugs, and also to uphold the life and dignity of the human person,' Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon says

END THE KILLINGS. Bishop Joel  Baylon calls on the Duterte administration to stop the killings in the drug war. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Legazpi bishop to youth: Use social media to oppose death penalty

Mar 13, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Bishop Joel Baylon says young Filipinos must be online missionaries of God

Legazpi bishop, flock on killings: Have we become heartless?

Dec 03, 2016 - 7:30 AM

We are sadly witnessing a growing callousness among our people Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon and his flock say in a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte

CONDEMNING KILLINGS. Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon and his flock urge President Rodrigo Duterte to stop and investigate the recent killings in the Philippines. File photo courtesy of CBCP News