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Bacolod bishop urges Duterte: Listen to the people, veto anti-terror bill

Jun 13, 2020 - 12:06 PM

'We feel that there is a need for this government to listen to its people and in turn reconsider and reassess the bill in its present form. There is no point rushing the process,' says Bishop Patricio Buzon of the Diocese of Bacolod

PROTEST. The youth and human rights advocates, with Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon, at the Independence Day protest in front of the Bishop's House. Photo courtesy of Gino Lopez

Bacolod bishop urges speedy resolution of businessman's slay

Feb 21, 2019 - 12:13 PM

Bishop Patricio Buzon of the Diocese of Bacolod says the killing of businessman Alex Yao 'has no place in our Christian communities, more so, in our society that upholds the principles of law and order'

SCENE OF THE CRIME off. Police cordon the area outside the Redemptorist Churchin Bacolod City where businessman Alex Yao and his wife were attacked on February 19, 2019. Contributed photo

Pope names new bishop of Kabankalan in Negros Occidental

Mar 13, 2018 - 2:52 PM

Monsignor Louie Patalinghug Galbines succeeds Bishop Patricio Abella Buzon, who was made bishop of Bacolod in May 2016

NEW BISHOP. Monsignor Louie Patalinghug Galbines, 52, is named bishop of Kabankalan in Negros Occidental. File photo from the Diocese of Bacolod/CBCP News

Bacolod school stripped of Catholic status aims to get it back

Jan 10, 2018 - 8:02 PM

Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon earlier strips the Catholic status of St. John's Institute following a dispute over the ownership of the property on which the iconic Queen of Peace Parish Church stands

QUEEN OF PEACE PARISH. The iconic Queen of Peace Parish Church is located within the premises of St John's Institute in Bacolod City. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Bacolod diocese to ring church bells for 40 days

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:18 AM

Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon says the ringing of church bells is a 'revival of a century-old practice for the departed. Now it becomes even more meaningful, in the context of extrajudicial killings.'

PRAYER RALLY. The Diocese of Bacolod led by Bishop Patricio Buzon holds prayer rally Thursday night, September 21, at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City to mark the 45th anniversary of martial law. All photos by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Negros Catholic leaders hit double standard in drug war

Sep 09, 2017 - 6:24 PM

The 4 dioceses in Negros Island say the Duterte administration s war on drugs is based on a shortsighted and superficial understanding of the problem

CRIME SCENE. Neighbors of teenager Kian delos Santos put candles and flowers in the spot where he was killed by Caloocan police. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bacolod bishop strips school of Catholic status

May 13, 2017 - 4:24 PM

School officials say they will raise the issue before the Vatican as the act of Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon was unbecoming of a bishop

PROPERTY DISPUTE. The iconic Queen of Peace Parish Church is located within the premises of St John's Institute in Bacolod City. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

4 dioceses in Negros condemn extrajudicial killings

Oct 06, 2016 - 3:26 PM

As pastors of our flock we commit ourselves and our dioceses to pray constantly that our country may be effectively rid of drugs but in the manner that is just and lawful several dioceses of Negros Island Region say in a joint statement

RESPECT FOR LIFE. Several dioceses in the Negros Island Region speak on the rising number of extrajudicial killings related to the war on drugs

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