Move to kill ABS-CBN’s franchise bid damages trust in gov’t- Archbishop Soc Villegas

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The House franchise committee’s decision to deny ABS-CBN Corp’s bid for a new broadcast license has “damaged people’s trust in the workings of the government,” Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said on Saturday....

Pope Francis appoints 3 Pinoy priests as ‘missionaries of mercy’

MANILA, July 8 (Mabuhay) — Pope Francis has appointed three Filipino priests as “missionaries of mercy,” according to a report posted on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) website. The new appointees are all from the Diocese of...

Archbishop Cruz tells Duterte: File complaint on sexual abuse claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – File a complaint. This was the reaction of Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz on claims by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte that a priest sexually abused him when he was young. Cruz said that while he understands Duterte’s manner of speaking, for which the...

NAMFREL launches online ‘shaming’ vs. early campaigners

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) has launched a drive against “overeager” politicians engaging in premature campaigning for the 2016 elections. NAMFREL came up with a Facebook page “Election 2016 Pampams,” which will show photos and...

CBCP calls for probe on misuse of DAP funds

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called for an immediate investigation and prosecution of those who misused public funds following the Supreme Court’s decision to affirm its ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In...

Aquino won’t resign over deadly Mamasapano operation – Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III will not heed calls for him to resign over the botched operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, last week, which left 44 PNP-Special Action Force (SAF) members dead, Malacañang said Wednesday. In a text message, Communications...

Palace fails to pardon inmates in time for papal visit

MANILA, Jan 19 (Mabuhay) – Pope Francis already left the Philippines on Monday, but Malacañang has yet to pardon sick and elderly inmates as the government earlier planned to do in time for the papal visit. Presidential spokesman Secretary Edwin Lacierda did not give a...

CBCP asks Manila barangays to clean up

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Philippine Catholic bishops have appealed to Manila barangays to clean their surroundings in time for Pope Francis’ visit later this week. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines asked barangay captains to supervise cleanup...

Pope Francis chooses English in mass in PHL visit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The two masses open to the public during Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines will be in English, in the pontiff’s bid for the congregation to understand him better, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said. According to...

1,200 youths to welcome Pope Francis

MANILA, Nov 27 (Mabuhay) – A total of 1,200 young men and women will welcome Pope Francis upon his arrival to the Philippines this January, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said Thursday. In a press briefing, Episcopal Commission on Social Communications...
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