faith in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on faith in the Philippines


[OPINION] I was an atheist, then a Christian, and now an agnostic

Mar 08, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'No matter which side you're on, it's wrong to make people feel unsafe for believing in the things they do, or feel that they are lesser than you for not believing in what you believe'

[OPINION] What would Jesus do: The Christian dilemma in the time of Duterte

Jan 22, 2020 - 12:56 PM

'I learned that the religious organization I was part of had endorsed politicians who went against the very teachings of my faith...I was disappointed with how the church was seemingly being used to win the ‘Christian vote’

[OPINION] National Baptist Day: Laughing instead of mourning

Jan 21, 2020 - 12:26 PM

On social media, Kristoffer Pasion, a Filipino historian, minces no words: 'As a Baptist, I denounce this and the disgusting hypocrisy of these church leaders who invited Duterte and laughed at his curse-laden speech'

[OPINION] Something is wrong with Filipino faith

Nov 17, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Why do we rank as a corrupt country despite being the only Christian nation in Asia? What happened to the faith that teaches us to love God and our neighbors?

The crowd that turned up for Binay

Jul 02, 2015 - 10:46 PM

In the end these people are all hoping for progress Umaasa po kami na sa kanya magmumula ang pagbabago

Members of Kaibigan ni Jojo C. Binay wait in line outside the Makati Coliseum where the UNA was launched on July 1, 2015. More than 40 of them came from Laguna, while close to 3,000 supporters came from all over the country. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Seeking God by hashtag: Pope sparks Filipino social media frenzy

Jan 15, 2015 - 10:59 AM

The cyber savvy Pope Francis ignites a frenzy in the Philippines the so called social media capital of the world

YOUR IMAGES. What images do you want to show Pope Francis? Check out Rappler's crowdsourced photo mural here: and use the hashtag #ShowThePope on social media.

Vatican: Philippines to help Pope reach Asia

Oct 11, 2014 - 9:13 AM

Pope Francis trip to the Philippines fulfills his dream as a young Jesuit: to serve as a missionary in Asia which he now calls a great frontier

OLD FRIENDS. Pope Francis (right) and Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (left) whisper to each other during the Synod of Bishops on the Family, held in Vatican City in October 2014. Francis and Tagle will meet again in January 2015 when the Pope visits the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Fr Yulito Ignacio

No religion

Aug 18, 2014 - 11:00 AM

I have no problem with their God And because I trust that they are true believers I trust also that they have no problem with the fact that I have not found one