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Binay to meet with bishops, explain his side on corruption raps

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Jejomar Binay

While he has not decided whether to accept the invitation for him to appear before the Senate blue ribbon committee, Vice President Jejomar Binay readily agreed to the invitation of Catholic bishops to meet with them and air his side on the corruption allegations against him.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay accepts CBCP invitation to explain graft issues

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Jejomar Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay has accepted the invitation of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ (CBCP) to meet with its members and explain all issues raised against him.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t to rebuild only 10 of 25 churches

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October 13, 2014
Loay church after  being heavily damaged by the October 15 earthquake that occured in the province 1 year ago.  --
On October 15, 2013 at 8:12 am a 7.5 earthquake shook through the Bohol and Cebu province killing 222 people and leaving thousands of infrastructure damaged beyond repair. It was the deadliest earthquake in the Philippines in 23 years. Centuries old churches, some built since 1602 by Jesuit missionaries succumbed to the force of the earthquake and were destroyed beyond recognition. From the Church of San Pedro Apostol in Loboc, Church of Our Lady of Light in Loon, Santissima Trinidad Parish in Loay, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception in Baclayon, Our Lady of Assumption Church in Dauis, St. Isidore the Farmer Church in tubigon and Santa Cruz Church in Maribojoc. 
An outline on acetate showing the former structures of the churches were overlapped with new photographs taken a year after the devastation is shown here, a before and after look , of the iconic churches that once symbolised the soul of the community, and now evidence of nature's true power.
INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

“Let’s admit it. No one was really prepared [for this]. The sheer magnitude of the destruction was and remains unprecedented,” conservation architect Melva Rodriguez-Java said, summing up the difficulty of rebuilding the churches damaged by last year’s earthquake.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Bishops adamant: No to nuclear power

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FILE PHOTO

The church will not change its stand on the issue of reviving the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), according to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CBCP head urges Filipinos to shun ‘not in my backyard’ mentality to save environment

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

The head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines is urging Filipinos to shun the “not in my backyard” mentality, saying that reducing the impact of climate change should be everyone’s concern.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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