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Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

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Inquirier.net
Labor groups urge Duterte to sign EO ending contractualizationAn alliance of labor groups on Tuesday launched a petition urging President Rod
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 hours ago
An alliance of labor groups on Tuesday launched a petition urging President Rodrigo Duterte to sign an executive order that would ban contractualization by March 15. The Nagkaisa Labor Coalition (Nagkaisa) and the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) hope to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Bishop’s heart bleeds for Catholics who want addicts to dieCaloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David has criticized Catholics who believe and a
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 hours ago
Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David has criticized Catholics who believe and agree that drug users and pushers are not part of humanity. In a homily on Saturday during a Singles for Christ gathering in Makati City, David lamented the seeming apathy... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Iba has new bishopPope Francis has named Msgr. Bartolome Santos Jr. as the new bishop of the Dioc
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Pope Francis has named Msgr. Bartolome Santos Jr. as the new bishop of the Diocese of Iba, Zambales, which has been vacant for almost four years now. According to CBCPNews, the official news service of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Bataan bishop likens OFWs’ life to Season of LentBALANGA CITY, Bataan: The chairman of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Ph
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
BALANGA CITY, Bataan: The chairman of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ Episcopal Commission on the Care of Migrants and itinerant People (CBCP–ECMI) on Sunday likened the life of overseas Filipino workers to the Season of... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
Declining adherence to the rule of lawAmong 113 countries surveyed in 2017 on adherence to the rule of law, the Phili
Bulatlat.com / Posted 4 days ago
Among 113 countries surveyed in 2017 on adherence to the rule of law, the Philippines emerged with the biggest drop in ranking – from 70th to 88th (or 25th from the bottom). Billed as the Rule of Law Index, the survey involved getting inputs from... Read more
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The Manila Times
Pope names new Jaro archbishopPOPE Francis has appointed Bishop Jose Romeo Lazo of San Jose de Antique as the
The Manila Times / Posted 4 days ago
POPE Francis has appointed Bishop Jose Romeo Lazo of San Jose de Antique as the new Archbishop of Jaro. Lazo replaced Archbishop Angel Lagdameo who resigned from the archdiocese he headed since 2000. He was also president of the Catholic Bishops’... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Antique bishop Jose Romeo Lazo is new Jaro ArchbishopAntique Bishop Jose Romeo Lazo. PHOTO from http://cbcpwebsite.com ILOILO CITY—
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
Antique Bishop Jose Romeo Lazo. PHOTO from http://cbcpwebsite.com ILOILO CITY—Pope Francis has appointed a new archbishop of the Archdiocese of Jaro after accepting the resignation of Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, who reached the mandatory age of... Read more
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The Manila Times
‘Repent for being silent on corruption, killings’MANILA Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo reminded Christians that Ash Wednesda
The Manila Times / Posted 5 days ago
MANILA Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo reminded Christians that Ash Wednesday is a call for change, as he called on Filipinos to repent for their gravest sins. “It seems okay for us that there are corrupt people. It seems that we are okay with... Read more
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Inquirier.net
The rise of a fascist state, Part IINEW YORK—The filing of a case against President Duterte in the International Cr
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
NEW YORK—The filing of a case against President Duterte in the International Criminal Court of Justice for crimes against humanity has given some hope to those who fervently oppose Malacañang’s unrelenting war on drugs, the notorious Operation... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Nightmare finally over for PH domestic workersSeila Rasid smiled as she looked out the glass window of Gate 12 at Terminal 1
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
Seila Rasid smiled as she looked out the glass window of Gate 12 at Terminal 1 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) on Monday. She was home. She sneaked into Kuwait in 2012 to get some “alone time or a vacation” after learning that she was... Read more
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The Manila Times
Catholic Church to hold ‘Walk for Life’ vs drug war, injustices on Feb 24THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) asked Filipinos to s
The Manila Times / Posted 7 days ago
THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) asked Filipinos to support and join the “Walk for Life” against the unabated loss of human lives in President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war and injustices in the country at the Quirino... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Walk for Life 2018 calls for protection of life amid looming Cha-chaThousands of Catholics will gather at the Quirino Grandstand next week, not onl
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
Thousands of Catholics will gather at the Quirino Grandstand next week, not only to call for an end to the killings, but to protect the sacredness of life in the attempts to change the 1987 Constitution. This is as the Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas... Read more
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Inquirier.net
150th anniversary of Lourdes apparitions marked todayToday is the Solemnity of Our Lady of Lourdes. At the National Shrine of Our La
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
Today is the Solemnity of Our Lady of Lourdes. At the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourds on Retiro Street, Quezon City under the Franciscan Capuchins, the High Noon Fiesta Mass to be celebrated by Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco. Theme of the feast... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Priests get wake-up call vs sleep-inducing sermonsFr. Jerome Secillano. Photo from cbcpnews.com Short, sweet and not sleep-induc
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
Fr. Jerome Secillano. Photo from cbcpnews.com Short, sweet and not sleep-inducing. An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) reiterated Pope Francis’ gentle reminder to members of the clergy that homilies should be... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Duterte declares he is a ‘dictator’ as ICC launches investigation into drug warPHILLIPINES President Rodrigo Duterte has declared he is a dictator in order to
Asian Correspondent / Posted 11 days ago
PHILLIPINES President Rodrigo Duterte has declared he is a dictator in order to get things done, as the International Criminal Court (ICC) officially announced an investigation into his administration’s war on drugs on Thursday. The ICC said in a... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Renew CBCP broadcast franchise, solons urgedAn international media watchdog has called on lawmakers to renew the legislativ
Inquirier.net / Posted 11 days ago
An international media watchdog has called on lawmakers to renew the legislative franchise of Catholic Church-run radio stations across the country that has been pending for more than a year now. France-based organization Reporters Sans Frontieres... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Press freedom group to solons: Renew CBCP broadcast franchiseAn international media watchdog has called on Philippine lawmakers to renew the
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 days ago
An international media watchdog has called on Philippine lawmakers to renew the legislative franchise of Church-run radio stations in the country, which has been pending since it was filed last year. French-based organization Reporters Sans... Read more
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Pilipino Star
The Catholic teaching on subsidiarityLast Thursday we wrote an article chastising the Catholic Bishops Conference of
Pilipino Star / Posted 14 days ago
Last Thursday we wrote an article chastising the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for questioning the proposed shift from our unitary form of government into a federal form of government. I felt that the CBCP should have first... Read more
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Inquirier.net
PNP chief slams bishops over ‘Tokhang theatrics’ commentPhilippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Monday b
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 days ago
Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Monday blasted the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for dismissing as mere “theatrics” the police strategy requiring officers to bring Bibles and rosaries... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Live like Jesus, bishops urge clergy, religiousArchbishop Ramulo G. Valles. CBCP PHOTO The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of th
Inquirier.net / Posted 17 days ago
Archbishop Ramulo G. Valles. CBCP PHOTO The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has urged the clergy and consecrated persons to make lifestyle and behavioral changes and go back to being more like Jesus Christ. “Renew your... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Rody open to ‘hybrid’ federalismPresident Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Indigenous Peoples (IPs
Inquirier.net / Posted 17 days ago
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) Leaders’ Summit at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on February 1, 2018. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO DAVAO CITY—President Duterte is open to the idea of... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Declining adherence to the rule of lawAmong 113 countries surveyed in 2017 on adherence to the rule of law, the Phili
Pilipino Star / Posted 17 days ago
Among 113 countries surveyed in 2017 on adherence to the rule of law, the Philippines emerged with the biggest drop in ranking – from 70th to 88th (or 25th from the bottom). Billed as the Rule of Law Index, the survey involved getting inputs from... Read more
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Inquirier.net
PNP told: Stop using Bible as ‘Tokhang’ propThe Bible and the rosary are not props for police operations of any kind. For
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 days ago
The Bible and the rosary are not props for police operations of any kind. For officials of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the plan of the Eastern Police District (EPD) for its officers to carry Bibles and rosaries while... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Villegas tells parents: Help kids discern fake newsBishop Socrates Villegas INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE ANGELES CIT
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 days ago
Bishop Socrates Villegas INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE ANGELES CITY—Archbishop Socrates Villegas has called on parents and educators to help the youth develop critical thinking to distinguish the fake news from the legitimate ones on... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Issues on Cha-cha diverting gov’t attention from other social problems–AMRSPA religious group dismissed proposals for term extensions as “shameless,” warni
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 days ago
A religious group dismissed proposals for term extensions as “shameless,” warning that Charter change might divert lawmakers’ attention from more pressing issues at hand. In a statement, the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the... Read more
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Sun Star
Palace says dictatorship 'far-fetched' under federalismcreeping dictatorship that, the Catholic hierarchy fears, is a far-fetched idea
Sun Star / Posted 19 days ago
creeping dictatorship that, the Catholic hierarchy fears, is a far-fetched idea," he added. On Monday, January 29, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) welcomed the intent of Congress to revise the 1987 Constitution to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘Creeping dictatorship’ is ‘a far-fetched idea’ – RoqueThe fears of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) of a “c
Inquirier.net / Posted 19 days ago
The fears of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) of a “creeping dictatorship” under the Duterte administration amid moves to amend the 1987 Constitution was “a far-fetched idea,“ Malacanang said on Thursday. Presidential... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace to CBCP: Creeping dictatorship far fetchedMANILA, Philippines — A creeping dictatorship under the Duterte administration
Pilipino Star / Posted 19 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — A creeping dictatorship under the Duterte administration is far-fetched, Malacañang said Thursday, after Catholic bishops issued guidelines for discerning the moral dimension of charter change. Presidential spokesman Harry... Read more
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The Manila Times
Palace dismisses CBCP warning vs Cha-chaMALACAÑANG dismissed on Wednesday the Catholic bishops’ warning against a “cree
The Manila Times / Posted 19 days ago
MALACAÑANG dismissed on Wednesday the Catholic bishops’ warning against a “creeping dictatorship” under President Rodrigo Duterte amid his administration’s push to amend the Constitution through a Constituent Assembly. Palace spokesman Harry Roque... Read more
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Gulf News
Catholic bishops maintains position on charter changeInsinuations of “creeping dictatorship” denied by palace Manila: The Catholic
Gulf News / Posted 19 days ago
Insinuations of “creeping dictatorship” denied by palace Manila: The Catholic Church hierarchy in the Philippines has reiterated its position that any moves to amend the country’s constitution requires widespread participation by the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Palace downplays CBCP warning vs ‘creeping dictatorship’ amid Charter change pushMALACANANG downplayed on Wednesday the Catholic bishops’ warning against a “cre
The Manila Times / Posted 20 days ago
MALACANANG downplayed on Wednesday the Catholic bishops’ warning against a “creeping dictatorship” under President Rodrigo Duterte amid his administration’s push to amend the Constitution through a constituent assembly. Palace spokesman Harry Roque... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Challenge ‘Tokhang’ myths, Caloocan bishops urges educatorsANGELES CITY — A senior Catholic bishop on Tuesday called on educators to chall
Inquirier.net / Posted 20 days ago
ANGELES CITY — A senior Catholic bishop on Tuesday called on educators to challenge the “myths” being propagated by government officials about drug dependents and people involved in the narcotics trade. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, vice... Read more
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Punto Central Luzon
Punto! Central Luzon -BALANGA CITY -- Bishop Ruperto Santos of the Diocese of Balanga on Monday liken
Punto Central Luzon / Posted 21 days ago
BALANGA CITY -- Bishop Ruperto Santos of the Diocese of Balanga on Monday likened the controversial vaccine Dengvaxia to the Death March during World War II. “Dengvaxia is like the infamous Death March because the fear of sickness and death walks in... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Catholic group warns: Charter change proposals a threat to democracyFollowing the reservations of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippin
Inquirier.net / Posted 21 days ago
Following the reservations of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, an organization of Catholic laity said they were disturbed over attempts to amend the 1987 Constitution. The Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas warned that current... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Bishops oppose charter change, warn of ‘creeping dictatorship’The country’s collegial body of bishops has expressed its opposition to moves t
Inquirier.net / Posted 21 days ago
The country’s collegial body of bishops has expressed its opposition to moves to amend the 1987 Constitution but stopped short of calling on the people to reject it. Citing fears of a creeping dictatorship and a lack of transparency, the Catholic... Read more
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The Manila Times
‘Nothing to fear in revived Oplan Tokhang’ – policeTHE REVIVED “Oplan Tokhang” anti-drug campaign kicked off peacefully in Quezon
The Manila Times / Posted 21 days ago
THE REVIVED “Oplan Tokhang” anti-drug campaign kicked off peacefully in Quezon City with simultaneous operations in several households on Monday. Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, Metro Manila Police chief Oscar Albayalde and Quezon City police... Read more
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The Manila Times
CBCP questions Cha-cha, federalismThe Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Monday questioned
The Manila Times / Posted 21 days ago
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Monday questioned moves to overhaul the 1987 Constitution to shift to a federal system of government, saying such efforts should be participative and not captured by narrow political... Read more
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The Manila Times
Dengvaxia is like Death March – BishopBALANGA CITY, Bataan: Bishop Ruperto Santos of the Diocese of Balanga on Monday
The Manila Times / Posted 21 days ago
BALANGA CITY, Bataan: Bishop Ruperto Santos of the Diocese of Balanga on Monday likened the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine to the Death March during World War 2. “Dengvaxia is like the infamous Death March because of the fear of sickness and death... Read more
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Inquirier.net
CBCP urges faithful to discern ‘moral dimensions’ of Cha-chaThe Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines expressed reservations over
Inquirier.net / Posted 22 days ago
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines expressed reservations over plans to amend the 1987 Constitution, citing fears of a creeping dictatorship and a lack of transparency. In a pastoral statement, the prelates cautioned that “when the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Bato: I can’t give you 100% bloodless anti-drug operationsMANILA, Philippines — Don’t do drugs if you want a bloodless anti-drug campaign
Pilipino Star / Posted 22 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Don’t do drugs if you want a bloodless anti-drug campaign. This was the message of Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa as the police prepared to resume the controversial "Oplan Tokhang" anti-drug... Read more
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Inquirier.net
CBCP to PNP: Please, no more ‘Tokhang’ killsPROTEST VS KILLINGS Relatives of slain drug suspects light candles to remember
Inquirier.net / Posted 22 days ago
PROTEST VS KILLINGS Relatives of slain drug suspects light candles to remember their loved ones at a Church-sponsored gathering in Manila. —RICHARD A. REYES Catholic bishops have appealed to the authorities to ensure that a fresh crackdown on... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Tokhang relaunched todayMANILA, Philippines — Starting today, police will return to knocking at the doo
Pilipino Star / Posted 22 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Starting today, police will return to knocking at the doors of suspected drug personalities, as the controversial anti-drug campaign called Oplan Tokhang is relaunched. Even before the relaunch, four alleged drug suspects were... Read more
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Inquirier.net
CBCP assembly: Top Church leaders gather in CebuCEBU CITY — At least 85 bishops from all over the country have gathered in Cebu
Inquirier.net / Posted 23 days ago
CEBU CITY — At least 85 bishops from all over the country have gathered in Cebu for the three-day plenary assembly of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) that started on Saturday. Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Pope Francis expresses ‘cordial solidarity’ with CBCPNew officials of the CBCP, led by its president, Archbishop Romulo Valles of Da
Inquirier.net / Posted 23 days ago
New officials of the CBCP, led by its president, Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao (center), take their oath during a Mass to start their plenary assembly at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo from CBCP News) Pope... Read more
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Inquirier.net
CBCP head urges ‘proper’ ‘Tokhang’ proceduresArchbishop Ramulo G. Valles. CBCP PHOTO CEBU CITY—With the police antidrug ope
Inquirier.net / Posted 24 days ago
Archbishop Ramulo G. Valles. CBCP PHOTO CEBU CITY—With the police antidrug operation “Oplan Tokhang” set to resume on Monday, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called on all police operatives to follow... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Bishops tackle Cha-cha in Cebu City plenaryMoves to amend the 1987 Constitution is expected to be among the national issue
Inquirier.net / Posted 24 days ago
Moves to amend the 1987 Constitution is expected to be among the national issues to be taken up when the country’s Catholic bishops gather for their first plenary assembly this year. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will... Read more
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Pilipino Star
‘Congress has final say on Charter change’MANILA, Philippines — It is Congress that has the final say on Charter change (
Pilipino Star / Posted 24 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — It is Congress that has the final say on Charter change (Cha-cha), not President Duterte’s 19-member consultative committee formed to review the Constitution, leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate said... Read more
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The Manila Times
Duterte names new ambassador to VaticanPRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Grace Relucio-Princesa as the new Phili
The Manila Times / Posted 28 days ago
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Grace Relucio-Princesa as the new Philippine Ambassador to Vatican, which the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has welcomed. “It is a blessing that Princesa will work for the Vatican,”... Read more
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Inquirier.net
News Briefs: PNR buys 2 trains from Indonesian state firmThe Philippine National Railways (PNR) is buying from an Indonesian company two
Inquirier.net / Posted 28 days ago
The Philippine National Railways (PNR) is buying from an Indonesian company two new trains worth about P485 million as part of efforts to improve the reliability of the country’s oldest train system. Under the contract entered into by PNR with the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
CBCP holds 115th plenary session in CebuCebu’s hosting of the 37th annual Sinulog Festival last week is over and done w
Pilipino Star / Posted 28 days ago
Cebu’s hosting of the 37th annual Sinulog Festival last week is over and done without any major incidents, as it was due to the order of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña for a no-parties, no-drinking ban for liquor or beer within 300 yards from the... Read more
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