Helping ‘boat people’ moral duty: CBCP chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Soc Villegas lauded the Philippine government for its willingness to accept sick and hungry refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. In a statement, the Lingayen-Dagupan archbishop said “there is a...

DepEd chief: Formation of God-loving learners still part of vision

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Education over the weekend reassured the public it has not abandoned its vision of forming God-loving learners. DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro also stressed the agency does not have any fundamental disagreement with groups that want to promote...

Religious leaders to PNoy: Repent or resign

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Hours before he is to deliver his State of the Nation Address, President Benigno Aquino III was told on Monday to either “repent or resign,” particularly over the controversy involving the Disbursement Acceleration Program. Bishops of the...

CBCP tells PNoy: Let go of the corrupt

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is urging President Benigno Aquino III to fire corrupt members of his Cabinet. CBCP president Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said Aquino should prove his “daang matuwid” or...

Pope to visit PHL in January 2015

MANILA (Mabuhay) – January 2015 will be a significant month for the Philippines, as it will get a visit from no less than Pope Francis. The Pope said he plans to visit the Philippines and Sri Lanka in January, Catholic News Service reported Tuesday. While no other details were...

CBCP head pushes rosary campaign for conversion of pork barrel scam ‘culprits’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on Saturday urged Filipino faithful to pray an extra rosary from May 31 to August 15 for the “conversion” of personalities involved in the P10-billion pork barrel scam. CBCP president and...

Pork scam hearings will go on forever – bishop

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz does not see an end to the pork scam soon. In an interview with Radio Veritas, Cruz said: “That’s why you see, there is one accused who may even run for vice president. So it does not matter, it can be...

Iglesia backing Erap-GMA-Ramos alliance?

MANILA, Jan 9 (Mabuhay) – The lawyer of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo denied Thursday that the Iglesia ni Cristo is supporting a possible alliance between former Presidents Fidel Ramos, Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. In a statement released to media,...