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The morality of leaving office


As we predicted, the moment has arrived when people are urging officials involved in the congressional pork barrel scam to resign. The Cebu Coalition Against the Pork Barrel System, an umbrella organization of groups calling for the abolition of lump-sum appropriations in government finances yesterday signed a statement calling on solons like Senate Minority Leader [...]

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Pork scam ‘a breakdown of Filipinos’ moral fiber’

Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president Archbishop Socrates Villegas: Corruption in government continues to hurt the people. (cbcpforlife.com photo)

The P10-billion pork barrel scam indicates the breakdown of the Philippines’ moral fiber as a Christian nation as well as the failure of Church leaders to teach and take fresh new steps to restore morality in public and private life, according to the incoming president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Contraceptives against moral, natural laws’

ANTI-RH STATEMENT  Protesters, mostly students and members of the Catholic Church, rally outside the Supreme Court.  AP/BULLIT MARQUEZ

“We ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten and inspire the lawyers who would be arguing our position.”

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pro-lifers to hand out candy bags, reminder that ‘true love waits’ on Valentine’s Day

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Saying true love is more than bodily pleasures and fleeting sensations, pro-life volunteers are spreading out in Metro Manila to remind the public not to give in to lust on Thursday, Valentine’s Day.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cebu school defies court, won’t let students attend graduation

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A school here defied a court order to allow two of its graduating high school students to attend commencement exercises after the students were barred from doing so by school authorities over a Facebook posting of pictures showing the girls in bikinis.

Posted: March 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cebu school defies court, won’t let students attend graduation


A school here defied a court order to allow two of its graduating high school students to attend commencement exercises after the students were barred from doing so by school authorities over a Facebook posting of pictures showing the girls in bikinis.

Posted: March 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

6 boys in FB ‘kiss photos’ can join graduation rites


The six high school boys who uploaded on Facebook their photos while simulating a kiss will be allowed to join Friday’s graduation rites but will not be able to get their diplomas yet, a Department of Education (DepEd) official said.

Posted: March 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Being gay doesn’t mean you’re immoral, Supreme Court rules in judge’s case


A judge who admitted he was gay should not be automatically presumed to be immoral, the Supreme Court (SC) has ruled.

Posted: February 27th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Science overturns view of humans as naturally ‘nasty’

Biological research increasingly debunks the view of humanity as competitive, aggressive and brutish, a leading specialist in primate behavior told a major science conference Monday.

Posted: February 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘OMG! Sin’s oft-quoted witticism just a joke’


The cardinal must be turning in his grave. Church leaders should lay off that much-quoted witticism from the late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin that he would accept money from the devil himself if that would help the poor, according to running priest Robert Reyes.

Posted: July 17th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PCSO chief Juico sorry for not clearing up ‘Pajero’ bishops controversy sooner

WRONG SUV. PCSO chairman Margarita Juico apologizes on July 13, 2011 before the Senate blue ribbon committee investigating the PCSO fund mess for failing to correct reports that the bishops were given Pajeros. LYN RILLON

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Chairperson Margarita Juico apologized on Wednesday for not immediately correcting news reports that seven Catholic bishops got the high-end Pajero sports utility vehicles from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) under the Arroyo administration.

Posted: July 13th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More ‘sexy’ billboards come down


The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday took down several more gigantic outdoor advertising billboards showing models in sexy poses or skimpy outfits. However, MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino was quick to explain that the advertisements—mostly displayed on Edsa—were not removed due to their “offensive” content but because their operators did not have the required permits. [...]

Posted: July 11th, 2011 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »



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