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Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines

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Inquirier.net
5,000 people join ‘Walk for Life With Mary’ in Cebu to denounce killingsCEBU CITY — Holding lighted candles while praying the rosary and singing chants
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 hours ago
CEBU CITY — Holding lighted candles while praying the rosary and singing chants, at least 5,000 people joined the dawn procession on Saturday to denounce the series of killings in the country and to seek divine intervention to get rid of all threats... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Cebu Catholic faithfuls hold procession for ‘sanctity of life’Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma leads the 2-kilometer procession to uphold the sanct
Inquirier.net / Posted 13 hours ago
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma leads the 2-kilometer procession to uphold the sanctity of life and denounce the wave of killings in the country. CDN photo, Sammy Navara CEBU CITY– Bringing lighted candles while praying the rosary and singing chants, at... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Cebu City faithful hold procession for ‘sanctity of life’Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma leads the 2-kilometer procession to uphold the sanct
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 hours ago
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma leads the 2-kilometer procession to uphold the sanctity of life and denounce the wave of killings in the country. CDN photo, Sammy Navara CEBU CITY– Bringing lighted candles while praying the rosary and singing chants, at... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senators assured: ‘Quickie’ splits barred in divorce billLagman. (File photo by EDWIN BACASMAS / Philippine Daily Inquirer) “Quickie,”
Inquirier.net / Posted 15 hours ago
Lagman. (File photo by EDWIN BACASMAS / Philippine Daily Inquirer) “Quickie,” or “express” divorces, are not allowed in the absolute divorce bill, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman clarified on Friday, after several senators expressed reservations about... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Sorsogon bishop emeritus Jesus Varela, 90Sorsogon bishop emeritus Jesus Varela is gone. The news arm of the Catholic Bi
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Sorsogon bishop emeritus Jesus Varela is gone. The news arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines disclosed in a Facebook post that Varela died around 2:30 a.m. Friday at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Pasay City. He was 90 years... Read more
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Inquirier.net
CBCP says House is betraying family morals for pushing divorceCatholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO) Official
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO) Officials of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) expressed disappointment over the House of Representatives’ approval of a bill that will legalize divorce... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
Top StoriesThe Catholic Church will continue to oppose moves in Congress to pass a law tha
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted yesterday
The Catholic Church will continue to oppose moves in Congress to pass a law that will grant divorce in the Philippines, Fr. Felix Pasquin of the Our Lady of Candles Parish in Bacolod City,said yesterday. The House committee on population and family... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Bishop urges unity against dictatorshipA leading Catholic prelate on Thursday said Filipinos should make a united stan
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
A leading Catholic prelate on Thursday said Filipinos should make a united stand now against dictatorship to prevent the return of martial rule. “In Edsa, we showed how Filipinos can be united in standing up for our country. This time, we should... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Lamb tagine with couscous, ‘fake hopiang baboy’without a cloying aftertaste. Celina noted how the spreads were appreciated by
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
without a cloying aftertaste. Celina noted how the spreads were appreciated by guests at annual gatherings of the CBCP (Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines). This prompted her to make them available to regular customers. The spreads... Read more
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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 4 days 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 4 days 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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 lawof the PNP which now handles the prison’s security. In the same vein, Bishop P
Bulatlat.com / Posted 8 days ago
of the PNP which now handles the prison’s security. In the same vein, Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, vice president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, in whose diocese, Caloocan City, the most numerous drug-related executions... 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 9 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 Archbishopin 2000, reached the retirement age of 75 on August 2, 2015. ADVERTISEMENT He
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
in 2000, reached the retirement age of 75 on August 2, 2015. ADVERTISEMENT He served two terms as president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines from 2005 to 2009. Lazo, 69, has been serving as bishop of the Antique... Read more
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The Manila Times
‘Repent for being silent on corruption, killings’Broderick Pabillo reminded Christians that Ash Wednesday is a call for change,
The Manila Times / Posted 9 days ago
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 series of killings... Read more
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Inquirier.net
The rise of a fascist state, Part IIwhich can be and often are interpreted as mainly directed against abortion. The
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
which can be and often are interpreted as mainly directed against abortion. The church’s critiques, especially those of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), need to be blunt in the face of an emerging fascist state. Our clerics... 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 todayheal from them and renew itself. Fr. Amado L. Picardal, CSsR, executive secret
Inquirier.net / Posted 13 days ago
heal from them and renew itself. Fr. Amado L. Picardal, CSsR, executive secretary of the basic ecclesial committee of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, praises the book: “Scholarly and engaging, full of interesting details, and... 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 14 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 15 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 15 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 16 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 18 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 18 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 21 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 21 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 lawof the PNP which now handles the prison’s security. In the same vein, Bishop P
Pilipino Star / Posted 21 days ago
of the PNP which now handles the prison’s security. In the same vein, Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, vice president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, in whose diocese, Caloocan City, the most numerous drug-related executions... 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 22 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 newsFILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE ANGELES CITY—Archbishop Socrates Villegas has
Inquirier.net / Posted 23 days ago
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 social media. “You do not just... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Issues on Cha-cha diverting gov’t attention from other social problems–AMRSPwarning that Charter change might divert lawmakers’ attention from more pressin
Inquirier.net / Posted 23 days ago
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 Philippines (AMRSP) said it is “deeply bothered by the partisanship that... Read more
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Sun Star
Palace says dictatorship 'far-fetched' under federalismMALACAÑANG on Thursday, February 1, downplayed fears of a one-man rule by Presi
Sun Star / Posted 23 days ago
MALACAÑANG on Thursday, February 1, downplayed fears of a one-man rule by President Rodrigo Duterte under a federal form of government. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. described such speculation as "far-fetched." He assured that the... 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 23 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 fetchedbeen "clear and unequivocal" that he would follow the Constitution and finish h
Pilipino Star / Posted 23 days ago
been "clear and unequivocal" that he would follow the Constitution and finish his term on the noon of June 30, 2022. The Catholic Bishops COnference of the Philippines has issued pastoral guidelines on charter change as efforts to amend the... 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 23 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -should not be experimented nor sacrificed but to be taken care of and not to be
Punto Central Luzon / Posted 25 days ago
should not be experimented nor sacrificed but to be taken care of and not to be used nor abused,” the representative of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines in Central Luzon said. He called for the Senate hearings to continue and to... 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 25 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 25 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 25 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 25 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 – Bishopnot be experimented nor sacrificed but to be taken cared of and not to be used
The Manila Times / Posted 26 days ago
not be experimented nor sacrificed but to be taken cared of and not to be used nor abused,” the representative of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines in Central Luzon said. He also called for the Senate hearings to continue and... 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 26 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 26 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 26 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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