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Pilipino Star
Why not Glenn Chong as Comelec chairman? Cardinal Vidal’s pastoral letterI remember when I first met Glenn Chong. He knew his stuff and he was very angr
Pilipino Star / Posted 11 hours ago
I remember when I first met Glenn Chong. He knew his stuff and he was very angry about how the Smartmatic PCOS election was conducted in Biliran, Leyte. Here, I told myself is someone who would be dedicated to whatever cause he chooses to advocate.... Read more
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Sun Star
Amante: Cardinal Vidal’s quiet authorityFOR years, something that Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal did in 2000 an
Sun Star / Posted 11 hours ago
FOR years, something that Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal did in 2000 and early 2001 remained a puzzle. In December 2000, the political crisis that shook the second year of Joseph Estrada’s presidency was approaching its peak. The House of... Read more
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Minda News
Cardinal Quevedo: threat of extremism didn’t end with MarawiDAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 October) — “The threat of extremism is still there e
Minda News / Posted yesterday
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 October) — “The threat of extremism is still there even though the war in Marawi might have ended,” Mindanao’s lone Cardinal. Orlando Quevedo told a press conference at the end of the four-day 16th Mindanao-Sulu Pastoral... Read more
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Minda News
Duterte sets meeting on lifting martial law; lifting not taken up in Mindanao Catholic leaders’ meetDAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 October) — President Rodrigo Duterte will convene a
Minda News / Posted yesterday
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 October) — President Rodrigo Duterte will convene a meeting with his Security, Justice and Peace cluster in the Cabinet to decide if martial law in Mindanao should already be lifted or be allowed to continue until December... Read more
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Inquirier.net
No EU aid, no excuse to meddle, says CayetanoForeign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano FILE PHOTO / MALACANANG The Phil
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano FILE PHOTO / MALACANANG The Philippines will reject “all kinds of aid” from the European Union (EU) to give the 28-member bloc no excuse to meddle in the country’s internal affairs, Foreign Secretary... Read more
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The Manila Times
Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, 86 – ‘A naturally holy man’THE highest praise I ever heard of a priest paid by another priest was what the
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
THE highest praise I ever heard of a priest paid by another priest was what the late Jose Cardinal Sanchez, former Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy and President of the Pontifical Commission for the Preservation of Artistic and... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Time to unite and rebuildAll Filipinos should really rejoice and be grateful about the good news that Ma
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
All Filipinos should really rejoice and be grateful about the good news that Marawi City has been “liberated”. Even if there are still pockets of resistance, the end of the siege looks indubitable. We should thank and honor our soldiers who risk... Read more
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Sun Star
Vidal’s relevanceCEBU Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal lived a full life so that, give
Sun Star / Posted 2 days ago
CEBU Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal lived a full life so that, given the limitation imposed by perspective, one can only describe snippets of that life to pay homage to him. He was 86 when, as one official of the Cebu archdiocese would... Read more
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Sun Star
Vidal unites warring leaders even in deathEVEN in death, the late Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal continu
Sun Star / Posted 2 days ago
EVEN in death, the late Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal continued to be a man of peace, bringing together warring Cebu City political leaders in a mass offered for him yesterday at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. An emotional... Read more
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Sun Star
Cebuanos will miss a ‘true shepherd’AT noon, the “De Profundis” bells of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño filled t
Sun Star / Posted 3 days ago
AT noon, the “De Profundis” bells of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño filled the air with their somber notes. Words of comfort and praise followed soon: Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, Cebu’s archbishop for nearly 29 years, is gone, but he will not be... Read more
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Sun Star
Peacemaker, friend: Cardinal Vidal, 86RETIRED Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal passed away a week after he was
Sun Star / Posted 3 days ago
RETIRED Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal passed away a week after he was admitted to a private hospital in Cebu City. He was 86. He was the most senior of four Filipino cardinals and, after leading the Catholic Church in Cebu for nearly three... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Salute to the troops for freeing Marawi!WE SALUTE the armed forces for liberating Marawi City from pro-Islamic State te
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
WE SALUTE the armed forces for liberating Marawi City from pro-Islamic State terrorists. We hail the Filipino soldiers’ patriotic performance of the job that the Constitution has assigned to them as “the protector of the people and the State.” (Art.... Read more
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Gulf News
Philippines: Influential Catholic Archbishop, Cardinal Ricardo Vidal, 86, passes awayHe was archbishop of Cebu for three decades until his retirement in 2011 Manil
Gulf News / Posted 3 days ago
He was archbishop of Cebu for three decades until his retirement in 2011 Manila: Philippines’ influential Catholic Archbishop, Cardinal Ricardo Vidal died of complications from pneumonia in a hospital in Cebu City, central Philippines on October 18... Read more
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Sun Star
Senators mourn passing of Cardinal VidalSENATORS have expressed their sadness over the death of Cebu Archbishop Emeritu
Sun Star / Posted 3 days ago
SENATORS have expressed their sadness over the death of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal on Wednesday, October 18. Vidal, who served the Archdiocese of Cebu for 29 years before retiring in 2011, died at the Perpetual Succour Hospital... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senators recall fond memories with late Cardinal VidalCebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal INQUIRER.net file photo Senators whose
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal INQUIRER.net file photo Senators whose lives have been touched by Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal extended their condolences following his passing on Wednesday morning. He was 86. “We are... Read more
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The Manila Times
UPDATE 2: Cardinal Vidal passes away at 86CEBU Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal has passed away, a spokesman fo
The Manila Times / Posted 3 days ago
CEBU Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal has passed away, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Cebu said in a statement. He was 86. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Cardinal Vidal. He has returned to the Father’s home at... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Fake news saying CBCP condemns death of Maute leaders circulates onlineMANILA, Philippines — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines becam
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines became the latest target of fake news after a false report that it denounces the killing of the leaders of the Islamic State-linked Maute group went viral on social... Read more
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Inquirier.net
CBCP denies report it regretted Hapilon, Maute’s deathThe top leaders behind the months-long war in Marawi Isnilon Hapilon (left) and
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
The top leaders behind the months-long war in Marawi Isnilon Hapilon (left) and Omar Maute. AP, INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) denied on Tuesday the widely-circulated report on social media that it... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Church: No part in ouster plotTHE Catholic Church on Sunday denied it was part of efforts to destabilize the
Manila Standard Today / Posted 6 days ago
THE Catholic Church on Sunday denied it was part of efforts to destabilize the government, days after President Rodrigo Duterte warned that he would jail communists and establish a revolutionary government if his opponents—including the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Vatican names new PH bishopPope Francis has named a priest from Leyte as the new bishop of the Diocese of
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
Pope Francis has named a priest from Leyte as the new bishop of the Diocese of Naval in Leyte. The appointment of Msgr. Rex Ramirez was announced on Friday by the Vatican’s nunciature in Manila to the secretariat of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference... Read more
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The Manila Times
‘Tokhang ended because of public pressure’President Rodrigo Duterte has warned of “grave consequences” after he made the
The Manila Times / Posted 7 days ago
President Rodrigo Duterte has warned of “grave consequences” after he made the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) the “sole agency” in charge of handling his bloody war on drugs. In a speech in Dumaguete City on Friday night, Duterte... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Duterte: I won’t interfere in drug war anymorePresident Duterte on Friday said he would no longer interfere in antidrug opera
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
President Duterte on Friday said he would no longer interfere in antidrug operations and had told the police to move away if they chanced upon such an activity and just leave the matter entirely up to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Astute one step back on anti-drug campaignApparently stung by the steep drops in his satisfaction and trust ratings, as s
Pilipino Star / Posted 8 days ago
Apparently stung by the steep drops in his satisfaction and trust ratings, as shown by the latest Social Weather Stations survey, President Duterte has taken a one-step backward in his widely criticized and condemned bloody anti-illegal drug... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Hands-off tack shifts drug targetsPRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said that he was taking a hands-off approac
Manila Standard Today / Posted 8 days ago
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said that he was taking a hands-off approach and leaving the job of prosecuting the war on drugs to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to satisfy his critics, who have denounced the rising death toll. At the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Bishop on Duterte ratings fall: Not our faultBishop David at the mass in San Agustin – Lyn Rillon Church officials on Thurs
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
Bishop David at the mass in San Agustin – Lyn Rillon Church officials on Thursday said blaming the Catholic Church for the fall in President Duterte’s ratings is a “convenient excuse” to divert the public’s attention from the relentless spate of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Church mounts campaign against drug killingsCatholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president and Lingayen-Dagupan A
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA During the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution, Filipinos carried the icon of Our Lady of Fatima in... Read more
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Pilipino Star
CBCP invites public to 'national healing' walk on EDSA on Nov. 5MANILA, Philippines—The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has cal
Pilipino Star / Posted 9 days ago
MANILA, Philippines—The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has called the public to join its “heal the nation” march along the historic EDSA on November 5. The CBCP on Friday invited the public to attend a mass at the EDSA Shrine at 3... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Drop in Duterte’s ratings not our fault – CBCPNoting that blaming the Catholic Church is a “convenient excuse,” Church offici
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
Noting that blaming the Catholic Church is a “convenient excuse,” Church officials stressed on Thursday that the decline in President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval and trust ratings is not their fault. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David maintained... Read more
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Inquirier.net
CBCP calls on Filipinos to join ‘heal the nation’ Edsa marchCatholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president and Lingayen-Dagupan A
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA The Catholic bishops are appealing to Filipino people to go back to Edsa on November 5 for a... Read more
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Inquirier.net
CBCP to formally launch ‘Stop the Killings’ nationwide campaignCatholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president and Lingayen-Dagupan A
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA The Catholic church will launch on November 5 the “Lord Heal our Land Sunday” as part of its 40-day... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Speaker blames Church for drop in Duterte’s survey numbersSpeaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday lashed out at bishops critical of Presid
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday lashed out at bishops critical of President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody drug war, saying the Church should clean up its ranks of pedophiles first. He pointed to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Alvarez tells CBCP to clean its own ranks first before criticizing PresidentCatholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO) Speaker P
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO) Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday lashed out at bishops critical of President Rodrigo Duterte and his brutal war on drugs, saying the Church should clean up its ranks of... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Duterte’s trust ratings dropped ‘faster than average’PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s satisfaction ratings are dropping faster than those
Manila Standard Today / Posted 11 days ago
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s satisfaction ratings are dropping faster than those of his predecessors, Social Weather Stations president Mahar Mangahas said Tuesday. The latest SWS survey conducted from Sept. 23 to 27 showed Duterte’s satisfaction... Read more
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Inquirier.net
CBCP: Damaged churches in Marawi need to be restoredThe social action arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines ex
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 days ago
The social action arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines expressed hope that churches and other places of worship damaged in the Marawi City siege would be restored soon. Fr. Edwin Gariguez stressed the importance of repairing... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Fact-checking Cayetano's interview on Al Jazeeraevidence at crime scenes, British journalist Mehdie Hasan asked Cayetano for hi
Pilipino Star / Posted 12 days ago
evidence at crime scenes, British journalist Mehdie Hasan asked Cayetano for his reaction to the pronouncement of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines which considers the drug war a "reign of terror." "Well, if you won't... Read more
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Inquirier.net
No EJKs? Senators say cops engaging in semanticsIsn’t the police killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos an extrajudicial
Inquirier.net / Posted 13 days ago
Isn’t the police killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos an extrajudicial killing (EJK), Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon asked on Sunday, scoffing at the claim of the Philippine National Police that there were no extrajudicial killings... Read more
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Pilipino Star
‘No death penalty means no EJK’MANILA, Philippines — There are no extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in the Philipp
Pilipino Star / Posted 13 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — There are no extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in the Philippines because there is no death penalty, Malacañang said yesterday as it stressed that slain drug suspects either fought with police or were killed by drug syndicates. The... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace defends zero EJKs under Duterte claim of PNPMANILA, Philippines — There are no extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in the Philipp
Pilipino Star / Posted 13 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — There are no extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in the Philippines because there is no death penalty, Malacañang said Sunday, as it stressed that the slain drug offenders either fought with policemen or were killed by narcotics... Read more
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Sun Star
PNP chief to cops: We are ready to listenPHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa assured policemen seeki
Sun Star / Posted 13 days ago
PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa assured policemen seeking the Catholic Church's help on extrajudicial killings that he was also prepared to address their concerns. "Handa rin kami makinig. For all we know, baka kung anu-ano... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Malacañang, AFP caution church on coddling of ‘rogue’ officersPresidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella FILE PHOTO / MALACANANG Malacañang an
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 days ago
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella FILE PHOTO / MALACANANG Malacañang and the military have urged Catholic church officials to be discerning when they offer protection to police officers who say they want to speak up about alleged summary... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace cautions Church in backing copsMANILA, Philippines — While the Palace welcomes the efforts of the Catholic Chu
Pilipino Star / Posted 14 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — While the Palace welcomes the efforts of the Catholic Church, Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella has urged religious officials to exercise due diligence in helping rogue policemen mend their ways. “We hope the church... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Bato asks bishops: No 'fishing' for infoPhilippine National Police Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said on Saturday that
Manila Standard Today / Posted 14 days ago
Philippine National Police Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said on Saturday that he hopes that the Catholic Church’s willingness to hear the “troubled consciences” of cops carrying out the government’s war on drugs wouldn’t turn out to be a “fishing... Read more
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The Manila Times
More bishops volunteer sanctuary to EJK witnessesTHE bishops of San Jose, Nueva Ecija and Balanga, Bataan have joined the presid
The Manila Times / Posted 15 days ago
THE bishops of San Jose, Nueva Ecija and Balanga, Bataan have joined the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in offering protection to policemen and others willing to testify on extra-judicial killings linked to... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
PNP spokesman recants claim on EJK, says ‘no case’ after allTHE Philippine National Police said on Friday there was “officially no case” of
Manila Standard Today / Posted 15 days ago
THE Philippine National Police said on Friday there was “officially no case” of extrajudicial killing under the 15-month-old administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos issued the statement to correct an... Read more
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Gulf News
Duterte worried by Catholic Church’s offerPolicemen approached church to speak about their participation in extrajudicial
Gulf News / Posted 15 days ago
Policemen approached church to speak about their participation in extrajudicial killings Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Manila: President Rodrigo Duterte is worried that the Catholic Church might be misused by alleged drug lords, pushers,... Read more
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Gulf News
Philippines: Palace worried by Catholic Church’s offer to give sanctuary to drug lordsSays policemen approached church to speak about their participation in extrajud
Gulf News / Posted 15 days ago
Says policemen approached church to speak about their participation in extrajudicial killings Manila: President Rodrigo Duterte is worried that the Catholic Church might be misused by alleged drug lords, pushers, users, and policemen involved in... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Aguirre says some cops, Church ‘in cahoots’ vs gov’tJustice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES Cit
Inquirier.net / Posted 15 days ago
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES Citing “calculated moves” by alleged saboteurs, Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre claimed on Friday that some policemen are “in cahoots” with some... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Palace cautions Church on ‘providing refuge’ to rogue copsPresidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella —MALACAÑANG PHOTO Malacañang cautione
Inquirier.net / Posted 15 days ago
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella —MALACAÑANG PHOTO Malacañang cautioned on Friday the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) against giving sanctuary to rogue policemen seeking Church protection. The CBCP on Monday said... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace advises Church vs sheltering cops involved in EJKsMANILA, Philippines ​— Malacañang on Friday said the Church’s offer of sanctuar
Pilipino Star / Posted 15 days ago
MANILA, Philippines ​— Malacañang on Friday said the Church’s offer of sanctuary and protection to cops who confess their participation in extrajudicial killings might affect the government’s campaign against illegal drugs. In a statement,... Read more
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The Manila Times
Govt to Catholic Church: Be discerning in giving refuge to ‘cop witnesses’LEADERS of the Catholic Church should be more discerning in providing refuge fo
The Manila Times / Posted 15 days ago
LEADERS of the Catholic Church should be more discerning in providing refuge for policemen claiming to be witnesses on extrajudicial killings under the government’s ongoing anti-drug campaign, officials said Friday. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto... Read more
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