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'Labag ito sa karapatang nakasaad sa Saligang Batas, kung kaya't dapat ito ibasura ng Korte Suprema,' says Akbayan
Tabuk City has no confirmed coronavirus cases to date. Churches in the city can hold public masses at 50% seating capacity and mass attendees should observe social distancing and other precautionary measures.
Christian leaders warn that silence about the Philippines' proposed anti-terror law 'only assures the impending destruction and abuse of our people'
St Pauls Philippines takes pilgrims rendered homebound by COVID-19 to a virtual Visita Iglesia of the ancient churches of the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia in Ilocos Sur
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma suspends masses to help stop spread of novel coronavirus
(3rd UPDATE) Most Catholic churches in Metro Manila suspend public Masses starting March 14
The tours are scheduled on March 14, March 28, and April 5
'I could no longer claim membership in the Catholic Church in good faith – not just because of the hypocrites in her, but because of the inherent hypocrisy in her system'
The church says it is accommodating January and February weddings scheduled in places affected by the eruption
The Farmers Development Center also says their inclusion in the red list was meant to 'silence our advocacy' for farmers rights
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines says that rights of the citizens to speak and organize should be respected, amid rampant red-tagging of human rights organizations
The rich Catholic heritage of Albay province is best seen during the traditional Visita Iglesia
The Society of St. Paul’s Philippines - Macau features the churches of the Archdiocese of Nueva Caceres for the Visita Iglesia 2019
Holy Week in Boracay Island will revolve around the Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Parish Church
Victims' families in Negros Oriental say the police wore bonnets and mercilessly executed their kin
'Respecting the rights of the people, even if they are suspected of misdeeds, is a hallmark of a truly democratic society,' the National Council of Churches in the Philippines says
'We call on the government to stop these vehement attacks,' says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines
Retired Cotabato Bishop Orlando Quevedo makes the call in his homily at the elevation rite of the Shrine of La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc in Ilocos Norte
'Hindi na tayo tatahimik at hindi lang manindigan kundi sama-sama tayong manindigan,' says Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo
We have our own wishes for the country, its leaders, and key institutions. What are yours?
(UPDATED) The Laoag diocese announces that the declaration rite of the centuries old church into a minor basilica will be on February 5, 2019
The Philippines has now a total of 15 minor basilicas
In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity (iDEFEND) urges the public to remain steadfast in demanding the government to adhere to the rule of law and human rights
Every time he attacks priests for their hypocrisy, President Duterte echoes the sentiments of many
(UPDATED) Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, a vocal critic of the government's bloody anti-drug campaign, responds to the President's renewed attacks on his person
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines and CBN Asia, producer of 'The 700 Club Asia,' call for donations for those hit by Typhoon Ompong
The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints prays 'for the safety and well-being of the Philippines' as it is battered by Typhoon Ompong
Methodist missionary Tawanda Chandiwana of Zimbabwe leaves the Philippines after the Bureau of Immigration accused him of joining political activities
American Methodist missionary Adam Thomas Shaw is one of 3 foreign missionaries ordered by the Philippine government to leave for allegedly engaging in political activities
Join us as we make sense of these stories: The rising number of homicide cases under Duterte, the new crackdown on 'tambays,' Duterte's threats vs the Catholic Church, stories of survivors of sexual violence against children, and the President's second year in office
The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches says it is 'immensely offended' after President Rodrigo Duterte blasted as stupid 'the God of the Christian faith'
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, Foreign Undersecretary Ernesto Abella, and Pastor "Boy" Saycon are tasked to hold talks with religious groups to 'lessen the rift between the government and Church'
Iginagalang ng mga Katoliko ang tungkulin ng Pangulo, at ang mandato niya bilang Pangulo. Sana igalang din niya ang mga Katoliko kahit hindi siya sumang-ayon sa doktrina ng Katoliko.
'Paano siya magiging Pangulo para sa lahat ng Pilipino kung wala siyang paggalang sa mga mananampalatayang Katoliko?' says Bishop Pablo Virgilio David
Yet President Rodrigo Duterte has described the Catholic Church as 'full of shit' and has continued verbal attacks against it amid the recent killings of priests
The bigger issue for the Church hierarchy is that for many of its faithful, its institutional credibility is in doubt. This situation Duterte clearly exploits.
'These killings, alongside the thousands of deaths in the drug war, are grim reminders of the vulnerability of the poor and those who speak out for their rights,' says Human Rights Watch's Carlos Conde
'Ang problema ng mga buwang na ito, santo lahat. Gobyerno, military, police, puro demonyo na,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about Catholic leaders urging him to tone down his tirades against the Church
'Huwad ang kalayaan kapag pinaglalaruan ang katarungan,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on the 120th Independence Day
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines urges lawmakers to ‘be more attuned to responding to the people’s needs'
'We believe God is truly moving in the Philippines, especially in our government,' Victory Church says
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While we reiterate our support [for] the campaign against illegal drug use we are appalled at the way such war on drugs is being conducted says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines
With more than 300 000 members the United Methodist Church says President Rodrigo Duterte has agitated cops and vigilantes to kill
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We urge our President to lift martial law at the soonest possible time says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines asks why he who expressed disdain over Filipinos killing fellow Filipinos would now tolerate impunity
UPDATED I am shaken and pained I don’t understand but these things are hard to understand Pope Francis says as he condemns the Paris terror attacks
The beauty of a work of art cannot justify the slaughter of wildlife the threat posed to biodiversity by poachers and traffickers says CBCP s Socrates Villegas
In lieu of political reforms perhaps the only hope remains in the academe Church and media to try to bring discernment back into our choice of leaders