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MANILA, June 10, 2015— Caritas Philippines expressed concern over the “forced eviction” of Yolanda-affected families who are still living in the danger zones of Tacloban City. Fr. Edwin Gariguez, Caritas Philippines executive secretary, said the eviction of about 3,000 families is set to be carried out on July 1. He said the families will be [...]

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Priest blasts Cebu cops over street child’s death

CEBU City, June 10, 2015—A Catholic priest and children’s rights advocate has expressed outrage over the detention, “mishandling,” and possible sexual abuse of two female minors last Easter Sunday in Cebu City at the hands of suspected local police officers, resulting in the death of one of the victims. “This is a gross humiliation and [...]

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‘Your Face’ winner donates prize to Marbel diocese

MANILA, June 8, 2015— “Your Face Sounds Familiar” grand winner Melai Cantiveros donated Php 1 million of her prize money to a church’s social action program. The 27-year old comedian, who won P2 million after bagging ABS-CBN’s singing and impersonation competition for celebrities, presented the cheque to the Diocese of Marbel Social Action Center. The [...]

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Claretians organize medical mission for Basilan’s Bajaus

BASILAN, June 6, 2015 – Seeing the Bajaus’ need for medical attention, the Claretian Missionaries in Basilan have recently organized a medical mission for them. The Claretians gathered around 400 Bajaus and some settlers to avail of the free services during the medical mission on May 29 in Brgy. Townsite in Maluso, Basilan. Bro. Nicer [...]

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Pope’s visit boosts Leyte tourism

MANILA, June 3, 2015— Aside from the “spiritual legacy”, Pope Francis’ visit to typhoon-ravaged Leyte has left a mark on local tourism, a church official said. Fr. Chris Militante, Palo archdiocese’s spokesperson, said an influx of local and foreign tourists has been observed this summer, particularly to the places that the Pope visited in Palo. [...]

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MANILA, May 30, 2015 –- The director of the Social Action Center of the Diocese of Marbel (SAC Marbel), Fr. Joy Pelino appeals to the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) to investigate its regional offices’ activities in obtaining the IPs’ consent to mining, saying they are being forced to agree to something they clearly [...]

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Laguna bishop to ordain 3 priests

SAN PEDRO City, May 30, 2015 -– The bishop of San Pablo (Laguna) is set to ordain three deacons to the priesthood in separate ceremonies in two weeks. Bishop Buenaventura M. Famadico will raise to the Order of Presbyters the following deacons in their respective local parishes: Rev. Mark Marlonne Lumbera at 10:00 a.m. on [...]

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PHLPost releases Jaro archdiocese commemorative stamps

MANILA, May 29, 2015— Two special stamps were issued to commemorate the 150 years of the Archdiocese of Jaro. The Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) released on May 27 the stamps in two different designs in the denomination of Php 10. “The PHLPost congratulates the Catholic faithful in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Archdiocese of [...]

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9th Grand Marian Procession caps Davao’s Flores de Mayo

DAVAO City, May 28, 2015—“I can feel her presence here. I can feel Ina’s presence.” This is how Brenda Milan, a Marian devotee and a photojournalist described this year’s biggest gathering of Marian devotees in the Archdiocese of Davao, the 9th Grand Marian Procession held on May 23. Fifty-two different images of the Blessed Mother [...]

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New priests, deacon ordained in Kidapawan

KIDAPAWAN City, May 28, 2015—In the midst of their sadness over losing their bishop to the Archdiocese of Zamboanga, the people of the Diocese of Kidapawan have a reason to be happy as they have three new priests and a deacon to serve the local church of Kidapawan. Former bishop of Kidapawan and now the [...]

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JARO, Iloilo, May 27, 2015 – The Archdiocese of Jaro renewed its commitment to the “Church of the Poor” as it celebrated the Golden Anniversary of the dedication of its Cathedral and 150 years as a diocese on May 26 and May 27, respectively. “We need to intensify our dedication and efforts to achieve the [...]

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Prelate stresses catechists’ important role

JARO, Iloilo City, May 27, 2015 – “The time to bring change in our Archdiocese has come with the help of new and certified catechists,” Jaro Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo said as he addressed the first batch of graduates of the Summer Catechetical Institute on May 16. “You can help the priests, who already have [...]

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Bishop condemns Samar killings

MANILA, May 25, 2015— A Catholic bishop has condemned spate of killings in Calbayog City, calling on the authorities to resolve the problem. Calbayog Bishop Isabelo Abarquez said police authorities must work to rid the city and Samar province of “any form of repression”, especially through extrajudicial killings. “We therefore call on the proper authorities [...]

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RCAM to dedicate Corpus Christi to poor

MANILA, May 14, 2015—In line with the ongoing liturgical year, the Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM) is set to mark the forthcoming Solemnity of the “Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ” (Corpus Christi), highlighting the plight of those who have less in life. In a recent circular, Fr. Genaro O. Diwa, director of RCAM’s Archdiocesan [...]

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John Paul II Institute marks major ‘family ministry milestones’

BACOLOD, May 10, 2015 – The Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family in Bacolod marks major milestones this year with its first batch of Summer Masteral program graduates and the launching of the first Diocesan Institutes on Marriage and Family (DIMF). The first batch of graduates is composed of [...]

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‘Peace builders’ summit held

BANAYBANAY, Davao Oriental, May 9, 2015—Recognizing the role of young people in the development of the country, a leadership summit was held from April 27 to 29 at the Banaybanay National High School Covered Court to empower young people and make them partners in peace-building. Youth for Peace Movement (YFPM) Davao Oriental (DavOr) Chapter President [...]

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