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Youth to bring Jesus’ love to the poor

Youth to bring Jesus’ love to the poor

PARAÑAQUE, Oct. 24, 2015 – The Diocese of Parañaque (DOP)’s Commission on Youth is set to hold this year’s Diocesan Youth Day (DYD) dubbed “Mission Possible” (MP9) with a whole day of talks, sharing, and other activities that will make delegates go home and to their parishes “renewed with love and blessings” and a new […]

Global Catholic charities earmark P8.9-M for ‘Lando’ victims

MANILA, Oct. 24, 2015–Members of Caritas Internationalis in Europe and the United States pledge support amounting to P8.9 million to the Philippine Church’s ongoing relief operations for survivors of Typhoon Lando (Koppu). In a statement, Fr. Edwin Gariguez, executive secretary of the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines, said donors include Caritas Germany, which […]

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‘Yolanda’ survivors help ‘Lando’ victims

MANILA, Oct. 23, 2015 – Knowing all too well their present plight of the victims of Typhoon “Lando” (Koppu), survivors of Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) from Palo, Leyte are at the forefront of the Church’s ongoing relief operations. According to Fr. Edwin Gariguez, executive secretary of the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines, “the spirit […]

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‘Year of the Poor’ closing set

TAGUM City, Oct. 18, 2015 – A host of activities set on Oct. 19 to 22 will officially wrap up the nationwide celebration of the Year of the Poor (YoP) in Tagum City, Davao Del Norte, to be capped by Alay Kapwa (AK40)’s culmination day on Oct. 23. According to a press release from the […]

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Bishop urges gov’t to aid farmers vs. El Niño

MANILA, Oct. 7, 2015— A Catholic bishop called on the government to provide assistance to agricultural workers who would be affected by the prevailing El Nino phenomenon. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said more attention should be given to agricultural workers who may lose their jobs due to what could be the worst drought in […]

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US charity group raising funds for Filipino streetkids

MANILA, Oct. 2, 2015— A US-based charitable organization is hoping to bring health services to more Filipino street children and poor families. The Barnabite Heart to Heart Mission launched a fundraising campaign on Sept. 19 to raise US$100,000, or roughly Php 4.6 million, to set up and operate a mobile medical unit in the Philippines. […]

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Caritas official deplores child labor in mines

MANILA, Sept. 30, 2015— A new report that children are working in mines at grave risk to their health affirms the “negative social impact” of mining, a Catholic priest said. It is estimated that thousands of Filipino children work in dangerous small-scale gold mines, particularly in Camarines Norte and Masbate in the Bicol region. According […]

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CBCP hits ‘disturbing’ gov’t response to Lumad killings

MANILA, Sept. 11, 2015— The Catholic hierarchy joined in the chorus of condemnation against the killings of Lumads in Mindanao and criticized the government’s response to the issue. In a statement issued Friday, CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas said it is “disturbing” how the government quickly exonerated those allegedly behind the killings. (READ: On the […]

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New bishop told: Love your priests, poor

PALO, Leyte, Sept. 4, 2015 – “Love the priests, the poor, the children and youth.” This was the advice that CBCP President and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas gave to newly ordained Bishop Oscar Jaime Florencio. Speaking during Florencio’s episcopal ordination this morning at the Palo Cathedral, he said, “Always love your priests because if you […]

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Year of the Poor-inspired Marian fun run set

ILOILO City, Aug. 19, 2015 – Moved by the love for Holy Mary and inspired by the CBCP’s Year of the Poor, a group of students in Iloilo City organized a fun run on Sept 6, 5 a.m., at the Iloilo City Freedom Grandstand, to celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary’s birthday. The fun run, named […]

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