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He is insane. He is possessed.

Jun 10, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Dear children, as for those who dare to teach you error, pray for them and forgive them. They might be insane or possessed. They need God.

Bishops hit DOJ for clearing Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa

Mar 14, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'I am dumbfounded,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas, while Bishop Pablo Virgilio David criticizes the Department of Justice for a 'very selective' due process

'DUMBFOUNDED.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas hits the 'insulting' DOJ decision dismissing drug charges against Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Villegas' guide on charter change

Jan 15, 2018 - 8:30 AM

What ethical norms must govern changing the Constitution?

PASTORAL GUIDE. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas offers guidelines for his flock, the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, to help in understanding charter change. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Who should draft new charter? Not Congress, Villegas says

Jan 15, 2018 - 7:28 AM

Archbishop Socrates Villegas also slams proposals to extend the terms of government leaders as the Philippines shifts to a federal form of government

CHARTER CHANGE. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas issues a pastoral guide on efforts to revise the Philippine Constitution. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Maring, Aguirre on Hontiveros, CBCP | Evening wRap

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:04 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Tagle, Villegas speak out vs new drug war killings

Aug 20, 2017 - 7:45 AM

This comes after a series of drug raids killed at least 81 people – including 17 year old Kian Loyd delos Santos – in only 4 days

LEADING BISHOPS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (right) and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas (left) attend a press conference on July 7, 2014, about the trip of Pope Francis to the Philippines. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Archbishop Villegas backs Matobato, Lascañas

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:42 PM

In his Lenten message Archbishop Socrates Villegas presents true stories of conversion from self confessed hitmen Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas

LENTEN MESSAGE. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas says self-confessed Davao Death Squad members Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas experienced the mercy of God. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Villegas' open letter to Cardinal Sin on EDSA

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:20 AM

4 days of bloodless revolution Wow Now 8 months of relentless killings of the poor in the name of change It is a nightmare Your Eminence It is a shame

MENTOR AND AIDE. The late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin (right) served as the mentor of then Father Socrates Villegas (left), now archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan and president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. File photo from CBCP

Itchyworms' Jazz Nicolas wins PhilPop 2016 grand prize

Jul 24, 2016 - 10:27 PM

Wally Acolola and Jazz Nicolas Di Na Muli performed by the Itchyworms win PhilPop 2016 while Jason Dy wins 1st runner up with a song by Soc Villanueva

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS. Jazz Nicolas and Wally Acolola win Philpop 2016 with their song 'Di Na Muli,' performed by The Itchyworms. Screengrab from Instagram/jugsjugsjugs

PH traffic, CBCP on ‘vigilantism,’ LeBron James | 6PM wRap

Jun 20, 2016 - 7:24 PM

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CBCP head at IEC: Forgive us, your lost shepherds

Jan 30, 2016 - 9:13 AM

Forgive us for our long homilies and rushed liturgies Archbishop Socrates Villegas says in a litany of sins at the International Eucharistic Congress

'FORGIVE US.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, asks forgiveness for the sins of priests. Screen grab from RTVM

CBCP on Duterte, Aquino at COP21, European CIA | 12PM wRap

Dec 01, 2015 - 12:44 PM

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Voters registration, China’s victory parade, 2015 Jones Cup | 6PM wRap

Sep 03, 2015 - 6:29 PM

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Trillanes exposes Gonzales, Moro clash, ISIS beheading | The wRap

Feb 16, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Trillanes names Norberto Gonzales in a coup plot against President Aquino Rival Moro groups clash in Maguindanao ISIS beheads Egyptian Christians

Soc Villegas, autism and the challenges of parenthood

Aug 15, 2012 - 4:59 PM

If I were given the opportunity to offer up what’s left of my life just to guarantee that Timmy will have his I would do so in one final heartbeat

THE AUTHOR WITH WIFE Sharon, Timmy and Kiara when they were still in Manila