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Catholic bishops: PH gov’t must pursue case vs US soldier for transgender slay

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Catholic bishops urged the government to pursue the case against a US Marine accused of killing a Filipino transgender in Olongapo City.   “The case must be pursued. The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) are not licenses for Americans to commit crimes in the Philippines,” said Sorsogon […]

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bishops urge Napoles to bare all about ‘pork’ scam in Senate inquiry

Janet-Lim Napoles inside his cell in Fort Sto. Domingo   CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PNP/PIO

While the Senate is thinking how Napoles can be compelled to tell all when she appears in an inquiry on Nov. 7, several Catholic bishops are urging the alleged chief operator of the P10-billion pork barrel scam to “expose the truth” for the sake of the common good.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bishops eye plan of action against vote buying, PCOS flaws in future polls

EARLIER this month, two banners displaying anti-RH and pro-RH senatorial candidates were put up at San Sebastian Cathedral in Tarlac City. JO MARTINEZ-CLEMENTE/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Several Catholic bishops said on Wednesday they were saddened that vote-buying worsened during the May 13 elections, an indication that the Catholic Church should boost its efforts to educate voters amid a nation facing values crisis.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Archbishop Cruz says Palace behind survey

Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Some bishops saw a “political motive” behind a recent Social Weather Stations survey that found a sharp decline in the percentage of Catholics going to church.

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Catholic bishops debunk reports of falling mass attendance

Bishop Martin Jumoad

Even in Basilan, the churches are full. A Catholic prelate said this on Thursday as he and other bishops continued to debunk the Social Weather Station (SWS) survey showing that the number of Filipinos going to Church had gone done down by more than half in the last 20 years.

Posted: April 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »