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Bishops split on Aquino special powers

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Some Catholic prelates appear to be divided over President Aquino having the authority to establish additional power-generating capacity.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Church leaders want details of DAP

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Bishop Efraim Tendero: Understandable. Photo by pceconline.org/

The largest network of evangelical churches in the country called on President Aquino Sunday to hold those responsible for leading him away from the constitutional path and disclose how the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was allocated.

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

Bishops to tackle antipork bill

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma: At the helm of people’s initiative FILE PHOTO

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma is expected to present to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) a draft bill seeking to permanently scrap the presidential and congressional pork barrels through a people’s initiative.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

In wake of killings, bishops buck call for revival of death penalty

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Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop and CBCP president Socrates Villegas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Catholic bishops on Wednesday reiterated the Church’s opposition to calls for the revival of the death penalty amid the recent spate of violent killings and other heinous crimes.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Medical use of marijuana OK–bishops

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Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop and CBCP president Socrates Villegas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The local Catholic Church is not absolutely opposed to the idea of legalizing marijuana so long as it is for medical purposes.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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