The Church's & religious leaders' opinion - Etc.
e.g. vs
Malacañang's and "Duterte's dictator administration's" - Etc.

War on Drugs, Extrajudicial killings - EJK, Death penalty, Terror, Etc. & #WalkForLifePH
--
Full of Memories, Dreams & Informations

- Now objects to help for you and e.g. Education -

"Never forget the roots of your family"

Try to imagine, that your grandchildren can´t speak with you in your language......

Learn your family the language and the culture of the roots,
so your family understand and respect the roots!
--
It´s a good idea to a start looking the mainpage About Philippines

REMARK: If you have linked to any of our pages, please change - control the address is a aboutphilippines.org address
AND NOT a aboutphilippines.ph - which soon will be closed down. It's only necessary to change ph to org,
BUT
ALL .ph sub-domains e.g. www.catholicchurch.aboutphilippines.ph HAS BEEN CLOSED, just change these to:
www.index.aboutphilippines.org

Look MANY IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS (opens in a new window) about our pages e.g.:

Full INDEX with informations and descriptions of - links to all our pages!
NONE of our pages can´t stand alone!
Use of cookies, About, Privacy and Disclaimer!
WHY some can't look our pages - but you can!
Contact us, Help to you - and - Help us, send good links!

Here you can select, just click:

REMARK - Etc.

Churches & religious leaders about: Drug killings, Extrajudicial killings - EJK, Death penalty - Press Freedom - Etc.

#WalkForLifePH

Etc.

This page can't stand alone, look also:

IMPORTANT: Attacks against - Killings of Priests! - Etc.

The Catholic church in the Philippine culture

Separation of Church and State

Religions  - outside the Catholic Church - Etc.

Muslim culture general and laws

Attacks against - Killings of:
Officials, Media journalists - reporters, Environmental activists - Etc.

How can we trust PNP?

The "Horrifying deadly soap opera - with Nepotism - without Human Rights"

War on Drugs, Extrajudicial Killings incl. Hearings - Etc.

Terrorism

Defend Speech & Press Freedom - Etc.

Death Penalty

Martial Law, Mindanao 2017 - The Marawi clash

Ombudsman

POVERTY

We recommend also to search for more informations!

Remark: PowerPoint, eBook, pdf files are marked with - -

Look our Sitemap with links to open the selected pages

go to overview

In this left column:

LEFT Click the blue link or logo and REMARK these can be "down in the row", if there are extra blue link(s) in the row in the right column about the subject!
A "top" link Video(s) tells the video-logo(s) in that column "room" will open a main-album with video(s) and related sub-album(s) with more video(s) on Videostation - look the FULL descriptions of the video - photo in the album.

In this right column:

Description about what to look

Maybe extra blue link(s) about the subject.

Deleted articles?

AboutPhilippines says:
Very often Official Gazette and ALL other gov.ph and etc. websites of authorities is not accessible for important articles

Pope Francis: ‘death penalty inadmissable’
After an audience with Pope Francis earlier this year, and following his approval, the Vatican’s CDF says it has made changes to the CCC on the death penalty according to which capital punishment is inadmissible.
Look both The new text and The previous text

Look also

Letter to the Bishops regarding the new revision of number 2267 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the death penalty

and

Death penalty 'inadmissible' in Catholic teaching update
by Agence France-Presse August 02, 2018

UPDATED The update to the Catechism text also says the Church will 'work with determination' for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide

On All Saints' Day, Duterte calls saints 'gago, drunkards'
by Pia Ranada November 02, 2018 - with Video

President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly advises Catholics to pay tribute to just one 'patron saint' – 'Santo Rodrigo'
After calling on Filipinos to "emulate" the saints, President Rodrigo Duterte questioned the Catholic's commemoration of All Saints' Day and called saints "gago (fools)" and "lasenggo" (drunkards).

Look also the Video:
On All Saints' Day, Duterte calls saints 'gago, drunkards'
Nov 1, 2018

Pray for Duterte, 'he is a very sick man' – Bishop David
November 02, 2018
The Caloocan bishop is reacting to comments made by President Duterte that Catholic saints are fools and drunkards

Video

Catholic priest: PH situation now similar to martial law years under Marcos
Nov 3, 2018

The present situation in the Philippines under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is no different from the martial law years of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, according to Fr. Angel Cortez, co-executive secretary of the Association of the Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines.

Look also
Militarization of government? 'Correct!' says Duterte
by Pia Ranada November 01, 2018

Repent, bishop says after Duterte admits to EJKs
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 28, 2018

'We should welcome this public confession,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David after President Rodrigo Duterte admits his 'only sin' is extrajudicial killings

Look also
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte admits 'my only sin is the extrajudicial killings'
by Peter Stubley September 27, 2018 - with Video
Strongman also appears to blame 'ninja cops' for death toll during war on drugs

Duterte admits being a dictator

Duterte: If I won't be a dictator, nothing will happen to PH
by Pia Ranada February 09, 2018 - with Video
President Rodrigo Duterte had previously said that becoming a dictator would dishonor his late mother, a prominent activist against the Marcos regime.
AMID fears of looming autocrat rule under his watch, President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, February 7, admitted to imposing a "dictatorial" style of governance.
Duterte said he prefers to act like a "dictator" to be able to sustain the country's progress.
"If you say dictator, I am really a dictator. If I don't act (like a) dictator, son of a b****, nothing will happen to this country," the President said in Visayan.
"That's true. If I don't act (like a) dictator, which is my style now, nothing will happen to this country," he added.

LOOK also:

Filipinos remember Martial Law: 'Dictatorship is back'
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 21, 2018 - with Videos
Thousands of protesters gather to denounce a 'creeping dictatorship' as the Philippines marks the 46th anniversary of Martial Law

Robredo: 'It’s time to take a stand because democracy is at risk again'
by Mara Cepeda September 21, 2018
'Tinatawag tayo ng panahon upang umaksyon at ang pagkakataong ganito ay minsan lamang babalik sa atin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Duterte wishes death for priests by venereal disease
By: Faye Orellana September 08, 2018

Shortly after his arrival on Saturday from his visits to Israel and Jordan, President Rodrigo Duterte wished that priests contract, and die from venereal diseases.

Look also the Video HERE

The silence of the shepherds
by Father Amado Picardal September 16, 2018

There are priests who support these killings or turn a blind eye. They think that this acceptable for the common good.
As the death toll of the government's war on drugs reaches over 25,000 after two years, one of the questions frequently asked is: "Why are many priests silent?"

Tagle to Filipinos: You're the real representatives of PH
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 21, 2018 - with Video

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says it is painful when the Philippines is criticized abroad, but he finds hope in the ordinary Filipino

Pained by the Philippines' bad reputation abroad, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle reminded ordinary Filipinos that they, not the Philippines' "official representatives," serve as the "real representatives" of our country.

Bishop slams 'death squads' in 2 overnight Caloocan murders
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 19, 2018 - with Video

UPDATED 'We used to call them bonnet gangs. Now we just call them what they really are – death squads,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David.

Look also

Priests, nuns donate P300,000 to kids of murdered mom
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 19, 2018
Hospicio de San Jose offers to accept the orphans of slain 27-year-old Jennifer Taburada, who was killed by masked gunmen in Caloocan City.

Duterte agrees to stop talking about the Church for now
by Pia Ranada July 09, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte agrees to a 'moratorium on statements about the Church' after meeting with CBCP president Archbishop Romulo Valles, says Malacañang.
When it comes to controversial remarks about the Catholic Church, President Rodrigo Duterte will hold his tongue.

Look also

Duterte: 'Is there any bishop here? I want to kick your ass'
by Paterno Esmaquel II August 14, 2018
President Rodrigo Duterte hits the Catholic Church and the European Union again in a speech at Malacañang

Duterte says 'sorry God'
by Pia Ranada July 11, 2018 - with Video
But the apology is qualified with the President saying he is sorry if the God he wronged is 'the same God' as his

In 24 hours, Duterte breaks vow to stop hitting the Church
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 10, 2018
Referring to millions of Filipinos who voted for him, President Rodrigo Duterte claims, 'Sila ang Diyos ko'

Duterte wants priests to stop criticizing him from pulpit – Roque
by Pia Ranada July 10, 2018 - with Video
UPDATED The President doesn't want criticism of his administration to come from priests, citing the separation of Church and state. He has previously used the presidential podium to comment on religious belief.

In 24 hours, Duterte breaks vow to stop hitting the Church
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 10, 2018
Referring to millions of Filipinos who voted for him, President Rodrigo Duterte claims, 'Sila ang Diyos ko'

Becoming Catholic in the age of Duterte
by Jovito V. Cariño July 08, 2018

The only way God can seem stupid is when lives are wasted, rights violated, rule of law undermined and justice compromised, and believers, Catholics or non-Catholics alike, remain quiet on the sidelines

Huge Christian church hits Duterte, says PH 'in sickbed'
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 23, 2018 - with Video

'The nation is now in sickbed and our people are in distress,' says the Council of Bishops of the UCCP - United Church of Christ in the Philippines

Religious leaders urge gov't, NDF: Seek peace and pursue it
June 30, 2018

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform encourages both government and the National Democratic Front to 'open the doors to dialogue'

Duterte invited to Pope's Day
by Pia Ranada June 27, 2018

Pope Francis' envoy to the Philippines invites President Rodrigo Duterte to the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, but Malacañang is not certain if the Chief Executive will attend.

Look also

Duterte a no show at Papal Nuncio's Pope's Day event
by Pia Ranada June 29, 2018
Members of his committee for talks with religious groups will attend in the President's stead, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

Catholic bishops slam abuses under Duterte, call for 3 days of fasting
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 09, 2018

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines issues one of its most stinging critiques of the Duterte regime, covering the 'tambay' crackdown, drug war killings, and the sin of calling God stupid.

Look also

3-day Catholic fasting vs blasphemy can include Facebook
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 17, 2018
The Catholic Church is holding days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving from July 17 to 19 to atone for the sins of blasphemers, liars, and murderers in the Philippines.

FULL TEXT: CBCP statement on blasphemy, killings, social ills
July 09, 2018 - with Video
Read the full text of the statement 'Rejoice and Be Glad!' issued by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines at the end of its 117th plenary assembly.
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Monday, July 9, issued one of its strongest statements against abuses under the Duterte administration.

Bishops hit Duterte for pitting human rights vs human lives
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 24, 2018 - with Video
UPDATED 'Such a statement implies that the victims of drug-related killings are not human lives!' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David after SONA 2018

Bishop David on drug users: They're drug victims, too
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 25, 2018
'Isn't it obvious that they are also victims, and that they also need to be saved, not killed?' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, reacting to SONA 2018

After rants vs Catholic Church, Duterte to meet CBCP president
June 30, 2018

Papal Nuncio Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Pope Francis' envoy to the Philippines, 'also welcomes further meetings' with the President, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Look also

Bishop warns vs propaganda in Duterte admin's talks with churches
July 08, 2018
The proposed dialogue will only be fruitful if it convinces President Rodrigo Duterte to stop killings and respect human rights, says Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon

Stay faithful, Davao archbishop tells flock after Duterte rant
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 30, 2018
Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles calls for 'a peaceful and charitable spirit' after their long-time mayor, President Rodrigo Duterte, called God stupid

HOAX: Pope Francis 'defends’ Duterte’s 'God is stupid' remark
June 30, 2018

No documents in the Vatican’s website nor news reports support the claim

HOAX: ‘Pope Francis called Duterte a blessing, a good leader’
June 27, 2018

The video in the blog post is an April 2 CNN Philippines newscast that reported on Duterte and Pope Francis’ separate Easter Sunday messages. The Pope does not mention Duterte at all in this message.

HOAX: Tagle's 'verbal exchange' with Duterte, 'replace the State' quote
June 30, 2018

The office of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle confirms the two 'memes' are fake

Duterte forms committee to dialogue with Catholic Church
by Pia Ranada June 26, 2018 - with Video

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, Foreign Undersecretary Ernesto Abella, and Pastor "Boy" Saycon are tasked to hold talks with religious groups to 'lessen the rift between the government and Church'

Look also

Roque claims Church leaders working with Left to oust Duterte
by Pia Ranada July 02, 2018
Malacañang also claims that Church leaders are only criticizing the President because 'their candidate' lost in the 2016 elections. But criticism from Church leaders began when Duterte cursed Pope Francis, months before he topped presidential surveys.

Malacañang disputes Church 'destabilization plot' floated by Boy Saycon
by Pia Ranada June 28, 2018
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls Boy Saycon a 'bagito' in government who should be given a 'thorough briefing on how we go about releasing information to the public'

God is love
by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas June 26, 2018

We are in a spiritual warfare against error and sin. Shield yourselves from error and guide your fellow youth in godliness. Read more about the faith.

Look also

Cardinal Tagle on Duterte's rant vs God: Don't be distracted
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 27, 2018
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle reminds priests of 'other pressing concerns,' such as violence in communities, as he tells them to 'be calm' in the face of President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against God.

Duterte violated Constitution by calling God stupid
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 27, 2018
'When you are a leader, especially the highest leader of the nation, and you mock, wittingly or unwittingly, the God being acknowledged by your Constitution, you are actually violating the soul of the nation,' says Brother Eddie Villanueva.

Why did God give us Duterte?
by Bishop Broderick Pabillo July 01, 2018

God did not give us Duterte to be our President. The 16 million voters chose him to be President and he is now President. But God can write straight with crooked lines. Even from something bad, good can come out.

Look also

God gave us Duterte
by Jayeel Cornelio July 03, 2018
The unfortunate reality is that the biblical injunctions are blind to the social conditions that lead to the proliferation of drug use and criminality in our society

Propagandists target Catholic Church after Duterte rant vs God
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 02, 2018

Over the weekend, Rappler receives nearly 30 reports about fake news on the Catholic Church. The fake news items spare no one, from Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to Pope Francis himself.

‘CBCP-owned’ stocks
July 06, 2018

Stocks owned by two bishops in the 'list' are not necessarily owned by CBCP. The remaining 13 are not bishops but priests and nuns.

Activists slam arrest of 13 church, dev't workers in GenSan
by Bobby Lagsa July 06, 2018

'These individuals were arrested with no weapon on them but their laptops, pens, and papers,' says Deacon Allan Khen Apus of Iglesia Filipina Independiente and convenor of Movement Against Tyranny-Northern Mindanao.

Duterte and the defensive Catholic Church
by Jayeel Cornelio June 19, 2018

The bigger issue for the Church hierarchy is that for many of its faithful, its institutional credibility is in doubt. This situation Duterte clearly exploits.

Look also the Video: Duterte and his God

and the articles:

“If you can prove that your God exists, I will resign,” Duterte said
By Chad de Guzman, CNN Philippines Updated July 7, 2018
President Rodrigo Duterte, amid tensions between the church and state, continued to challenge Christians about their God.
"And if there is anyone of you there, the noisy ones, who would say that you have been to heaven, and talked to God and saw him personally and that he exists, the God that is yours. And if that is true, I will step down from the Presidency tonight," he said Friday

Robredo reminds Duterte: ‘We are obligated not to offend religious beliefs’
by Mara Cepeda June 28, 2018
Vice President Leni Robredo says President Rodrigo Duterte, who had called God 'stupid,' should be more sensitive to Filipinos' beliefs.

Sara Duterte defends President over 'stupid God' rant
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 27, 2018
'He is the President, listen only when he speaks about his work,' says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio after her father drew flak for calling God 'stupid' in a work-related speech.

Will excommunication and exorcism help?
By FRANCISCO TATAD June 27, 2018
JUDGING by President Rodrigo Duterte’s insane and unprovoked attack on God, the Catholic Church and biblical teaching, and the faithful’s aggrieved reactions to it, it is not unreasonable to suspect that we may soon be reaching a “tipping point.”

Duterte 'committed sin that only Satan can do' – Christian group
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 26, 2018
'President Duterte has crossed the line!' says Bishop Daniel Balais, national chairman of the Christian group Intercessors for the Philippines.

Evangelical churches slam Duterte barbs vs 'stupid God'
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 26, 2018
The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches says it is 'immensely offended' after President Rodrigo Duterte blasted as stupid 'the God of the Christian faith'

Duterte tirade vs stupid God and vagrants
By YEN MAKABENTA June 26, 2018

Bishops hit Duterte for calling God stupid
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 25, 2018 - with Video
'Paano siya magiging Pangulo para sa lahat ng Pilipino kung wala siyang paggalang sa mga mananampalatayang Katoliko?' says Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

Duterte: 'Your God is stupid, mine has common sense'
by Pia Ranada 2018 July 01, 2018 - with Video
UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte, in an attempt to explain his controversial remarks, says he was deriding only the God of his critics

'One evil man': Senators hit Duterte over 'stupid God' remark
by Camille Elemia June 25, 2018
Several senators expressed outrage after President Rodrigo Duterte took his tirades against the Catholic Church further and called God "stupid."
This remark did not sit well with some senators from both sides of the political fence.
'May God bless his heart,' says Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto

'Stupid' God? Panelo says Duterte has shown highest levels of 'spirituality'
by Pia Ranada June 25, 2018
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo likens President Rodrigo Duterte to an 'academician' weighing in on the 'logic' behind the Bible's creation story.
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo took a shot at defending President Rodrigo Duterte for his calling God "stupid" in a recent speech.

Roque on Duterte's 'stupid God' remark: It's his personal belief
by Pia Ranada June 25, 2018
UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte has a right to express his thoughts on religion, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

Lacson: May God forgive Duterte, 'make him atone for all his sins'
June 24, 2018
'Between him and my God to Whom I pray every single day... I don't even have to think of my choice,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson, in reaction to President Rodrigo Duterte calling God 'stupid'

Duterte blasts Bible creation story: 'Who is this stupid God?'
by Pia Ranada June 23, 2018 - with Video
UPDATED After recent tirades against priests and the Church's "hypocrisy," President Rodrigo Duterte cursed God and called God "stupid" for the concept of "original sin" in the Bible's creation story.

Duterte hits Church’s ‘stupid’ teachings
By CATHERINE S. VALENTE June 24, 2018

FACT-CHECK: Fake details on priest's wallet with '2 condoms'
June 24, 2018

Police confirm that no snatching incident was recorded on June 17, when the wallet of Father Raul Cabonce was allegedly snatched.
Be wary of fake news related to timely topics. The post may have been written in connection to President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the Catholic Church, while 3 priests have been killed since December 2017.

Video

Catholic Faith Responses to Political Crisis
Jun 22, 2018

The Catholic Church has always played a key role in historic junctures in our national life – like the bloodless 1986 People Power revolution.
How should the Church respond to the unique challenges it is now confronting in the time of Duterte and Social Media?
How does the clergy deal with being a Christian and Filipino? How do they respond in a relevant way to the needs of their flock who are victims of extra-judicial killings? How does the President Duterte's unrelenting attacks against priests affect their work? How do they continue to nurture the moral fiber of their flock in the face of a foul-mouthed and mysoginist leader?

Cardinal Tagle hits 'fake freedom' on Independence Day 2018
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 12, 2018

'Huwad ang kalayaan kapag pinaglalaruan ang katarungan,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on the 120th Independence Day.
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle criticized "fake freedom" brought about by killings and other injustices, as the Philippines marked its 120th Independence Day on Tuesday, June 12.

Duterte critics on Easter: Darkness won't last forever
by Rambo Talabong April 01, 2018

'Tiyak pong magwawagi tayo sa kasamaan at magwawakas ang umiiral na kadiliman sa ating bayan,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima on Easter 2018
Critics of President Rodrigo Duterte called for an end to the "present darkness" in the Philippines, as Filipinos on Easter Sunday, April 1, celebrated the feast of Jesus' triumph over death.

Tagle hits violent, arrogant 'kings' on Palm Sunday

by Rambo Talabong March 25, 2018 - with the Video: Cardinal Tagle’s homily on Palm Sunday 2018
'Tinatanong tayo ni Pilato: Sino ang pipiliin ninyo – ang mga Barabas ng panahon ngayon, o si Hesus, ang Hari?' says Cardinal Tagle as Holy Week 2018 begins

TRANSCRIPT: Cardinal Tagle's homily on Palm Sunday 2018
March 25, 2018 - with the Video: Cardinal Tagle hits violent, arrogant ‘kings’ on Palm Sunday 2018
'Sa panahon natin ngayon, kay dami-raming sumusunod sa mga hari na ang ginagamit ay dahas, armas, pananakot – kapos na kapos sa pag-unawa at pakikiisa sa mga mahihina'

Bishops call for vigilance amid 'creeping dictatorship'
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 25, 2018 - with Videos

'We must guard our democracy,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, as the Philippines marks the 32nd anniversary of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution

He is insane. He is possessed.
by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas June 10, 2018

Dear children, as for those who dare to teach you error, pray for them and forgive them. They might be insane or possessed. They need God.

Priests, pastors oppose Martires’ Ombudsman application
by Lian Buan June 18, 2018

Martires’ quo warranto vote and a past disciplinary action show lack of probity, according to Catholic priests, Evangelical pastors and theological teachers

NCCP opposes National ID system: No More IDs, please
by Samantha Bagayas June 08, 2018

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines urges lawmakers to ‘be more attuned to responding to the people’s needs'

Philippines orders 3 Methodist missionaries to leave
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 03, 2018

The Bureau of Immigration says Methodist missionaries Tawanda Chandiwana, Adam Thomas Shaw, and Miracle Osman engaged in 'political activities,' like Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox

Bishop fears crackdown amid Australian nun's detention
by Paterno Esmaquel II April 16, 2018

'Ibig sabihin wala pang martial law ngayon, iniisa-isa na nila ang mga taong kumokontra sa kanila,' says Bishop Pabillo as he visits detained Sister Patricia Fox.
Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said he fears a crackdown on government critics after the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday, April 16, detained an Australian nun known for promoting farmers' rights and opposing extrajudicial killings (EJKs).

Look also the Video:

CHR: Foreigners visiting PH shouldn't lose rights to free speech, assembly
Apr 25, 2018
Entry to the Philippines should not equate to the surrender of rights to free speech and assembly for foreign nationals, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said Thursday, amid an alleged crackdown of visitors critical of the government

and the articles:

Sister Patricia Fox to Duterte: Listen to the oppressed
'Sana makinig siya sa mga daing ng maliliit na tao. 'Di lang ang military, 'di lang mga business people, pero mga urban poor, mga manggagawa, mga katutubo,' the Australian missionary says before leaving the Philippines

Sister Patricia Fox: I will return
'May panahon, babalik talaga ako,' says Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox after a farewell mass hours before her flight out of Manila

Both above by Rambo Talabong November 03, 2018

--

It’s final: Sister Fox can’t renew missionary visa
by Paterno Esmaquel II October 08, 2018
The Bureau of Immigration now requires Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox to apply for a 59-day tourist visa, or else she faces a second deportation case

Philippines denies extension of Sister Fox's missionary visa
September 16, 2018
Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox is now required to apply for a 59-day temporary visitor's visa, says the Bureau of Immigration

Philippines affirms deportation of Australian nun Patricia Fox
August 29, 2018
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says Fox can take it all the way up to the courts

Fox questions BI for citing Duterte in deportation order
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 25, 2018
Saying the Bureau of Immigration 'prejudged' her case, Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox appeals the deportation order issued against her.

Sister Patricia Fox to challenge BI deportation order
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 20, 2018
Sister Patricia Fox's lawyer says the deportation order 'will set a very bad precedent for other missionaries who also want to stand in solidarity with Filipinos'

Philippines orders deportation of Sister Patricia Fox
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 19, 2018
3rd UPDATE The Bureau of Immigration blacklists Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox because she allegedly joined political activities in the Philippines

Sister Patricia Fox 'not yet off the hook,' says Malacañang
by Pia Ranada June 19, 2018
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says there are still ongoing deportation proceedings against the Australian nun

DOJ: Australian nun Patricia Fox can stay in PH for now
by Lian Buan June 18, 2018
UPDATED But the Department of Justice leaves open the possibility of visa cancellation

EXPLAINER: Patricia Fox case puts spotlight on PH immigration laws
by Lian Buan June 05, 2018
The forfeiture of the Australian nun’s missionary visa calls into play guarantees such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion. But do they apply to a foreigner?

Sister Patricia Fox hits BI's definition of 'missionary work'
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 05, 2018
While she has joined rallies for social justice, Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox calls these activities 'part and parcel of my apostolate and missionary work'

Malacañang backs BI order for Australian nun to leave
by Paterno Esmaquel II April 25, 2018
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque stresses that Sister Patricia Fox 'violated the terms and conditions' of her missionary visa in the Philippines

Sister Patricia Fox: 'Whatever happens, I will be forever grateful'
by Paterno Esmaquel II April 25, 2018
'I may lose my right to be in the Philippines, but I can never lose the learnings and beautiful memories,' says Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox, whom the Bureau of Immigration ordered to leave the Philippines

Philippines orders Australian nun Patricia Fox to leave
by Paterno Esmaquel II April 25, 2018 - with Video
3rd UPDATE The Bureau of Immigration forfeits the missionary visa of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox 'due to her involvement in partisan political activities'

FACT CHECK: CBCP never claimed Sister Patricia Fox didn't speak at rallies
April 20, 2018
Malacañang falsely claims the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines issued such a statement. The statement came from Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao.

CHR: Arrest of Australian nun a 'dangerous' precedent for human rights workers
by Jodesz Gavilan April 19, 2018
'Framing their work as interference without concrete basis may discourage foreign nationals from doing important missionary and humanitarian work in our country,” the Commission on Human Rights says

Duterte admits ordering probe vs Australian nun
by Pia Ranada April 18, 2018
UPDATED 'Huwag mo papasukin kasi walang hiya ang bunganga ng madre na 'yan,' says a fuming President Rodrigo Duterte about Sister Patricia Fox

Duterte critics slam detention of 71-year-old Australian nun
Lawmaker Carlos Zarate refutes claims that Sister Patricia Fox is engaging in partisan activities, as upholding human rights is not a form of meddling

Bureau of Immigration releases Australian nun Patricia Fox
UPDATED - with Video
The Bureau of Immigration says Sister Patricia Fox is released after it was established that 'she is a properly documented alien'

Both by Paterno Esmaquel II April 17, 2018

Archbishop Villegas: Stand up vs 'reign of murder, vulgarity'
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 22, 2018

"Hindi ba sobra na? Hindi pa ba tayo maninindigan? Kung hindi ngayon, kailan pa?" Villegas said. (Isn't it too much? Will we not stand up yet? If not now, when?) says Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas.

Church sets February 24 walk vs killings, dictatorship
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 17, 2018

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is expected to say Mass at the Walk for Life to be held at the Quirino Grandstand
The Catholic Church is set to hold a Walk for Life next Saturday, February 24, to oppose drug war killings, the death penalty, and the looming resurgence of dictatorship in the Philippines.

Look also

The Videos (one album): Cardinal Tagle delivers homily at Walk for Life 2018
with:
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle delivers the homily at Walk for Life 2018 held in Quirino Grandstand, Manila
and
Cardinal Tagle and the barquillos vendor
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle shares an anecdote about him and a barquillos vendor, to drive home the point that every life is a gift, in his homily on the Feast of Our Lady of EDSA (Mary, Queen of Peace) on February 24, 2018

Cardinal Tagle backs February 24 walk vs killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 23, 2018
'Maglakad para sa buhay,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle ahead of the Walk for Life on Saturday, February 24, 2018

CBCP hits use of rosaries as politicians' freebies
by/Paterno Esmaquel II July 13, 2015

The head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Monday, July 13, criticized the use of sacred objects such as rosaries for "secular motives," as when politicians distribute these as freebies.

Religion and our state
by Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino August 04, 2017

When 'secular state' becomes the reason that religion can no longer publicly manifest itself, that is most assuredly a threat to liberty

Persecuted Christians remembered on 'Red Wednesday'
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 22, 2017 - with the 3 Videos:
What is Red Wednesday?
Persecuted Christians remembered on 'Red Wednesday'
Marawi bishop delivers homily on 'Red Wednesday'

'We never thought that this persecution of Christians that started in the Middle East... would come to the Philippines,' Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña says

Look also
Christian persecution to be brought to light on ‘Red Wednesday’
November 18, 2017 - with the Video #RedWednesdayPH
The campaign aims to inform Christian communities and the general public that Christians were the "most persecuted faith group in the world."
Over 90,000 Christians were murdered in 2016, according to a study from the Center for New Religions.

Look all 4 Videos in HD HERE

The Church & religious leaders about: Drug killings, Extrajudicial killings - EJK, Death penalty - Press Freedom - Etc.

got to overview

LOOK: Caritas PH director wears shirt to defend press freedom
January 19, 2018

Archbishop Rolando J. Tria Tirona, OCD wears the statement shirt at the plenary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

Look also

Caritas Philippines: ‘A government that curtails press freedom is insecure'
January 24, 2018
Archbishop Tirona says, 'the (SEC) action smacks of a reign of terror, an arrogant and high-handed warning to the media practitioners that do not kowtow to the administration'

Tagle: Freedom of the press is Church's 'conviction'
by Bea Cupin January 19, 2018 - with Video
'It's our conviction that there should be freedom of the people to share information and the right of people to receive information,' says Cardinal Tagle.

Church leaders tell PNP: Stop theatrics, just follow the law
by Roy Lagarde Feb 2, 2018

Catholic officials made a clarion call to the police to do away with and “theatrics” and “exaggeration” and rather focus on addressing alleged abuses in its anti-drug campaign.
Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Kalookan said the Philippine National Police needs to do more to resolve cases of extrajudicial killings.

CBCP hits move to let Congress change Constitution
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 29, 2018 - with Video

The CBCP voices its fears of a 'creeping dictatorship' in the face of 'self-serving' motives for Charter Change
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) criticized the move to allow Congress, sitting as a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass), to revise the 1987 Constitution.

Diocese of Legazpi forms coalition to stop killings, promote human rights
by Rhaydz B. Barcia December 09, 2017

The 'Andurog sa Derechos' is a multisectoral coalition of government agencies, civil society groups, and faith-based organizations in the Bicol region

Video

Archbishop Socrates Villegas on his 4 years as CBCP head
Dec 3, 2017

Archbishop Socrates Villegas about his experience as CBCP president, and his views on issues such as the proposed revolutionary government

Villegas also addresses current issues, such as the proposed revolutionary government under President Rodrigo Duterte, as well as updates on policemen willing to testify about extrajudicial killings.

Cebu Bishop Palma urges PNP to follow law in anti-drug war
by Mars W. Mosqueda Jr. November 23, 2017

‘We might have erred at one point in time, but we are still capable of changing for the better, and that is also our hope even for those who are involved in illegal drugs’

Villegas hits 'huling baraha' mentality amid PH killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 03, 2017

'Ang kakapitan natin ay ang Diyos, hindi ideolohiya, hindi partido,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says ahead of an anti-EJK event along EDSA on November 5

Look also

Church to hold EDSA march vs killings on November 5
Archbishop Socrates Villegas calls on Catholics to join a huge procession along EDSA against the extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs

Cebu archbishop hits EJKs ahead of EDSA procession
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 04, 2017
'Lord, heal our wounded land!' says Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as Catholics in Cebu also prepare for a major procession against extrajudicial killings

Villegas hits priests, cops, politicians in EDSA Mass
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 05, 2017

'Magbagong buhay na tayo, kasama ako,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas said at EDSA Shrine on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday

Look also

FULL TEXT: Villegas homily on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday
by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas November 05, 2017

Start the healing by repenting now,' says outgoing CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday in EDSA Shrine

Both with Videos

CBCP sets 40 days of prayer for drug war, Marawi victims
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 12, 2017

'Let the healing begin,' the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines says as thousands are killed in the drug war and hundreds die in the Marawi clashes.

Cardinal Tagle: 'We cannot govern the nation by killing'

'We cannot allow the destruction of lives to become normal,' Cardinal Tagle says in his strongest written statement against drug war killings .

Look also

Toll our bells, Cardinal Tagle says amid drug war killings
Cardinal Tagle calls for the 5-minute tolling of church bells in the Archdiocese of Manila at 8 pm starting September 14
Read the briefer and prayer

Both articles by Paterno Esmaquel II September 08, 2017

Negros Catholic leaders hit double standard in drug war
by Marchel P. Espina September 09, 2017 - with Video

The 4 dioceses in Negros Island say the Duterte administration's war on drugs 'is based on a shortsighted and superficial understanding of the problem'
"Due process is strongly demanded in cases where rich and influential people are involved like children of top government officials, while the poor who are merely suspected of the crime are summarily executed. We believe that this drug war as presently waged is based on a shortsighted and superficial understanding of the problem which needs a more comprehensive and integrated approach," they said.

CBCP: 'In the name of God, stop the killings!'
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 12, 2017

In its strongest statement against drug-related killings, the CBCP calls for a stop to the 'reign of terror' and the 'systemic murders' of children and the poor.

Family of witnesses in Kian slay seeks Church protection
September 10, 2017

3rd UPDATE After a standoff, the family of witnesses in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos chooses to run to Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

Look also the Video and

'Can gov't blame witnesses if they feel safer with the Church?'
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 12, 2017

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the Catholic Church is not 'obstructing justice' by protecting witnesses to the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos.

FULL TEXT: Caloocan Bishop David addresses PNP on drug war
September 11, 2017

'I am not a simplistic person. I will never blame the mistake of a few police officers on the whole institution,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David.

Video

Caloocan bishop's models: Oscar Romero, Maximilian Kolbe
Sep 16, 2017

Caloocan Bishop Pablo David says he looks up to Catholic martyrs Blessed Oscar Romero and Saint Maximilian Kolbe, as well as Pope Francis, as fights drug war killings in the Philippines.

Video

Caloocan bishop 'shaken' by P1,000 budget for CHR
Sep 14, 2017
Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says he was 'shaken' by the P1,000 budget that the House of Representatives voted to give the Commission on Human Rights - CHR

Remark this is an album "CHR, Commission on Human Rights" in the album "Authorities, Commissions, Committees - Etc."

Video

Caloocan bishop hits Catholics who support drug war killings
Sep 15, 2017
Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David criticizes Catholics who support drug war killings. David makes these remarks at the Family Rosary Crusade Marian Conference on September 13, 2017.
Video courtesy of the Diocese of Cubao Media and Communications Ministry.
Duterte's 1st year an 'eye opener' for Catholic Church
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 02, 2017

'It appears that our pastoral education for people has not been enough. That's why, for them, it seems okay to kill to eliminate the problem of illegal drugs'

Video

Tagle SOT - paterno
Published on Jun 4, 2017

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle cites the Marawi clashes and the Resorts World Manila attack as examples of the deteriorating human condition

Look also

Cardinal Tagle: 'What has happened to humanity?'
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 04, 2017 - with videos
Cardinal Tagle cites the Marawi clashes and the Resorts World Manila attack as examples of a 'modern' world that 'throws away' its values

Cabanatuan bishop: Indifference to killings means consent
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 09, 2017

Stand firm against killings, says the bishop of the city where 14-year-old Reynaldo de Guzman, also known as 'Kulot,' was found dead in a creek

Religious superiors on killings: 'What have we done to deserve this?'
by Paterno Esmaquel II August 30, 2017 - with Video

President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war 'is no other than an extermination program of a section of our society,' says the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP)

Videos

Cardinal Quevedo slams terrorism as 'demonic ideology

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo slams terrorism as a 'demonic ideology' that is destroying friendships between Christians and Muslims, as clashes continue in Marawi City
--
Cardinal Quevedo seeks help for Marawi evacuees

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo seeks help for evacuees from Marawi City, as well as those from broken families, victims of drug abuse, and other poor and neglected people

Both May 31, 2017

Look also

Cardinal Quevedo urges interreligious dialogue amid terror
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 17, 2017
The first cardinal from Mindanao also says Muslim leaders can correct terrorists on their wrong interpretation of Islamic teachings.

Christian churches: 'Stop the killings, Mr President!'
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 13, 2016
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines asks why 'he who expressed disdain over Filipinos killing fellow Filipinos would now tolerate impunity'
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) joined the call for President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the killings under his watch, as more than 5,900 people have died in Duterte's war on drugs.
The NCCP also denounced the death penalty, which Duterte has vowed to restore through his allies in Congress.
Propaganda shows Marawi priest echoing kidnappers' demand
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 30, 2017

'Do not be happy, Mr President, that we are the collateral damage of war,' Father Teresito Soganub says in a propaganda video after he was kidnapped in Marawi City.

Look also

Hostaged Marawi priest Chito Soganub rescued
September 17, 2017

4 hostages flee as Maute captors sleep – report
August 12, 2017
The escaped hostages say Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, who was taken on May 23 from Marawi City, is still alive.

Abducted priest seen alive as Mautes hold out in Marawi
by Agence France-Presse June 26, 2017
Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, a Catholic priest assigned to Marawi, was seen alive in a part of the city still in the hands of the Maute Group, the military says.

Terrorists in Marawi holding 'more or less 100' hostages
by Carmela Fonbuena June 08, 2017 - with video
Marawi priest Father Teresito Soganub is still alive, according to ground commander Major General Rolando Bautista.

Kidnapped priest made video message 'under duress,' says bishop
by Carmela Fonbuena May 31, 2017
'When you are a captive, you are not free to speak your mind. I hope the netizens would consider that,' says Bishop Edwin dela Peña.
Look the video in HD HERE

IMPORTANT look MORE UPDATES HERE and HERE

Why the needless and remorseless violence?
by Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino June 09, 2017
The video clip of alleged Maute gang members smashing statues, tearing pictures of the saints and of the Pope and finally setting a Catholic Church ablaze have gone viral. And many are outraged. Many are incensed.

IMPORTANT look MORE UPDATES HERE and HERE

Caritas Philippines appeals for donations for Marawi
May 29, 2017

Caritas Philippines, the social action arm of the Catholic Church, initially releases P300,000 to support the relief operations of the Diocese of Iligan social action center.

IMPORTANT look MORE UPDATES HERE and HERE

Christian churches slam martial law in Mindanao
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 25, 2017 - with video

'We urge our President to lift martial law at the soonest possible time,' says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines.
Christian churches slammed President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in the whole of Mindanao, and urged Duterte to lift military rule in the island group.

IMPORTANT look MORE UPDATES HERE and HERE

Bishop slams killing of 17-year-old boy in drug war
by Paterno Esmaquel II August 18, 2017 - with Video

Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David slammed the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos, a 17-year-old student shot by the police after he allegedly fought back during anti-drug operations in Caloocan City.
‘Who needs martial law if our police would behave this way?’ says Kalookan Bishop Pablo David, citing other alleged abuses by the police.

Look also

More bishops call for tolling of bells vs drug war killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II August 29, 2017
The bishops of Cagayan de Oro, Cubao, Bacolod, and San Jose in Nueva Ecija ask churches to toll their bells against drug-related killings in the Philippines

Caloocan bishop: 'Stop the killings, for heaven's sake!'
by Roy Lagarde August 26, 2017
Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the death of teenager Kian delos Santos 'served as a thorn that has pricked the conscience of our people and has awakened them from moral slumber'

Tagle, Villegas speak out vs new drug war killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II August 20, 2017
This comes after a series of drug raids killed at least 81 people – including 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos – in only 4 days.

Look MORE HERE

Ateneo priests, La Salle brothers hit drug war killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II August 26, 2017

'We cannot build the Philippine nation on the cadavers of the Filipino people,' says Jesuit provincial superior Father Antonio Moreno.

Video

Stop EJKs to stage Day of Prayer and Action on Independence Day
May 18, 2017

Former Rep. Teddy Casiño is urging concerned Filipinos to show their rejection of extrajudicial killings by joining the Day of Prayer and Action on June 12, 2017, in Malate, Manila. (Video and editing by RYAN LEAGOGO)

Catholic Church and capital punishment

After the Second Vatican Council the Catholic Church has been staunchly opposed to the death penalty.
More recently, Pope John Paul II appealed for a consensus to end the death penalty on the ground that it was "both cruel and unnecessary."

Look also

Catholic Church and capital punishment
by AVERY CARDINAL DULLES

Bishop vs death penalty: 'God did not cast the first stone!'
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 21, 2017
'Even if anyone has a sinful or scandalous past, remember, that person can still be redeemed and renew his life,' Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos says

Jesus didn't advocate legal killing, CBCP reminds faithful
March 19, 2017

'To the people who use the Bible to defend death penalty, need we point out how many other crimes against humanity have been justified, using the same Bible?' the CBCP says.

CBCP on House death penalty vote: We shall not be silenced
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 07, 2017

'They may have won, but it does not mean that they are right,' CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas says after the House of Representatives approved the death penalty bill.

Cardinal Tagle to parishes: Hold People Power activities
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 24, 2017

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle makes this unprecedented move as the Duterte administration chooses to hold a low-key celebration of People Power this year.

Look also

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Villegas' open letter to Cardinal Sin on EDSA
by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas February 24, 2017
'4 days of bloodless revolution! Wow! Now 8 months of relentless killings of the poor in the name of 'change'! It is a nightmare, Your Eminence! It is a shame.'

Look MORE about The People Power Revolution

Choosing between Hell with Duterte and Heaven with the CBCP
by Fr Joel Tabora, SJ February 12, 2017

Unless we discern the straight and narrow path enlightened by God, we are doomed to bring the death penalty onto ourselves

CBCP taps bishops to speak with Duterte admin
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 14, 2017

'It is still critical collaboration,' CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas says, referring to the Catholic Church's similar stance during the Marcos dictatorship.

Videos

in the album 'Maverick' Duterte

The album - Duterte criticizes Catholic church:

Duterte hits Church: You have no moral ascendancy
--
Duterte to Church: Help, don't criticize drug war
Both Jan 19, 2017
--
President Duterte criticizes catholic groups, priests during PNP oath taking speech
Jan 20, 2017
--
Palace seeks dialogue with Church after Duterte
Jan 19, 2017
Malacanang is now seeking a dialogue with Church authorities, days after President Rodrigo Duterte lambasted Catholic officials for criticizing his war on drugs.
--
Duterte slams Catholic Church, priests anew
Feb 8, 2017
President Duterte has once again blasted the Catholic Church and its priests, saying that there is graft and corruption occurring within the church.

Look also the articles:

Duterte: Skip priests, go straight to God
by Pia Ranada February 08, 2017
The President continues his word war against Catholic church leaders. While he mistrusts priests, he says he has a 'deep and abiding faith in God.'

Palace to Church: Don't be 'adversarial' when criticizing Duterte
Pia Ranada January 26, 2017
'While the government is open to criticism, it would appreciate if it were not adversarial and coming from a moral high horse,' says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

Duterte to Catholic church: You're full of shit
with video
by Pia Ranada January 24, 2017
'Pareho pala baho natin,' says President Duterte about Catholic Church bishops whom he accuses of sexual escapades and corruption

Should the Catholic Church shut up?
by Jayeel Serrano Cornelio January 24, 2017
The Catholic Church is now under attack. President Duterte, Mocha Uson, and their many allies have rallied together to shame religious leaders.
The President questioned the clergy's moral ascendancy in the midst of corruption and sexual abuse. In her viral column, Mocha Uson suggested that the CBCP is the anti-Christ.

Church in Bulacan runs 27-year-old drug rehab program
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 22, 2017
Despite efforts like this, President Rodrigo Duterte asks Catholic leaders, 'Meron ba kayong isang bahay lang, maski limang kuwarto para rehab?'

Bishop on Duterte tirades: 'Sick doctor still cures others'
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 21, 2017
'Churchmen are not perfect,' Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles admits, but they should 'proclaim what is right and proper' despite their own misdeeds.

Duterte to Church: Help, don't criticize drug war
(with video)
by Pia Ranada January 19, 2017
If the Roman Catholic Church cannot atone for its own sins, President Rodrigo Duterte says its leaders 'have no moral ascendancy to lecture on us all'

Duterte to priests, cardinals: 'Try' shabu to understand drug problem
by Pia Ranada January 18, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte poked fun at parish priests and religious groups who recently criticized his campaign against illegal drugs, suggesting they themselves take shabu (methampethamine) to understand the problem.

CBCP denounces 'reign of terror' in Duterte drug war
February 05, 2017
'Let us not allow fear to reign and keep us silent,' Filipino Catholic bishops say in their strongest statement yet against drug-related killings in the Philippines.
"We, your bishops, are deeply concerned due to many deaths and killings in the campaign against prohibited drugs," CBCP president Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said in their strongest statement yet against the drug-related killings in the Philippines.
"An additional cause of concern is the reign of terror in many places of the poor. Many are killed not because of drugs. Those who kill them are not brought to account," Villegas added on behalf of the CBCP.

Look the FULL TEXT: CBCP pastoral letter on drug-related deaths

Look also

Robredo: Church can empower Filipinos to speak out vs killings
by Patty Pasion February 07, 2017
Vice President Leni Robredo also says there are families of fatalities in the drug war who want to file charges but are just too afraid.
Vice President Leni Robredo lauded the pastoral letter of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) released over the weekend that denounced the extrajudicial killings in the country linked to the war on drugs. Look also the Video

Dela Rosa to CBCP: Would you rather we let drug problem continue?
by Bea Cupin February 06, 2017 - with video
'I go to church because I respect the Church. Hindi lahat ng pari, masama. So dapat gano'n rin ang tingin nila sa amin,' says the PNP chief.

Palace to CBCP: There's a reign of peace, not terror
February 05, 2017
'The officials of the CBCP are apparently out of touch with the sentiments of the faithful who overwhelmingly support the changes in the Philippines,' says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella.

Video

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas Meets Inquirer Multimedia
Feb 13, 2017

"AboutPhilippines" recommend to look the video

Full text of pastoral letter for Christmas Day

Archbishop Villegas on killings and Christmas
by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas December 24, 2016

'Christmas comes to us as a feast of beauty, but we are not blind and numb to the ugliness that has come upon us,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas.
Here is the full text of Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas' pastoral letter for Christmas Day. Villegas, also president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, denounces the killings of thousands as President Rodrigo Duterte wages a war on drugs.

Look also
Cardinal Tagle on Christmas: Why no hope for those astray?
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 23, 2016
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle asks, 'Why is there room for destroying lives but minute space for saving them?'

The silent Church
by Walden Bello October 17, 2016

The Catholic Church is undergoing a very deep crisis of credibility, if not legitimacy – one that its leaders feel could worsen should it challenge President Rodrigo Duterte on the killings

Look also

Church silence on killings 'media-perceived,' cardinal says
Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo adds that 'we should think of the Church as not the bishops only'

Cardinal Quevedo on killings: 'We do not practice our faith'
'We are a country where our faith has a dichotomy… We believe but we do not practice it,' says Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo

Both above by Paterno Esmaquel II January 17, 2017

Both above with video

Default by timidity
by Vergel O. Santos October 19, 2016
Circumstances seem to be now conspiring to force the hand of the Church

CBCP head: 'A defensive church will not inspire souls'
January 29, 2017

CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas tells his fellow bishops, 'We can victims of change, but we can be its authors as well as its guardians'.

Videos

Philippine Church speaks out on drug killings
Jan 18, 2017

The Catholic church, one of the Philippines' oldest and most powerful institutions, speaks out against the killings under President Rodrigo Duterte's war against drugs, which has claimed about 6,000 thousand lives.

Archbishop Villegas: Amid terror, dare to be merciful
(with video)
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 17, 2017

'Do not be afraid to wait because love is patient, and love always waits. Do not be afraid to wait even if it takes forever,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says

Bishop hits PNP, says Oplan TokHang 'a bringer of death'

'What kind of police force do we have that cannot catch the killers of 4,000 people?' asks Bishop Teodoro Bacani at the Congress on Mercy.

Look also

Bishop on killings: Filipinos 'quiet like in time of Hitler'

'Let us boldly reject merciless ways of dealing with the most miserable, including our drug addicts,' Bishop Teodoro Bacani says at the Mercy Congress.

Lipa archbishop: 'Christ embraces the miserable'

'Imagine Christ who embraces…the addict fearful for his life,' Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles says at the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy

All by Paterno Esmaquel II January 18, 2017

Legazpi bishop, flock on killings: Have we become heartless?
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 03, 2016
'We are sadly witnessing a growing callousness among our people,' Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon and his flock say in a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte.
Baylon and the priests, nuns and brothers, and lay leaders of the Diocese of Legazpi also called on Duterte to stop and investigate these killings.
FAST FACTS: What is active non-violence?
by Michael Bueza February 18, 2017

This form of peaceful protest has been employed in many countries, including the Philippines, in response to issues ranging from racism to oppression

Wake up, my people! Wake up!
by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas September 03, 2016
'There is no peace for cowards. The next life to be snuffed could be yours.'

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas issued a pastoral message on the recent killings in the Philippines. Villegas ordered all priests in the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan to read this message in full on Sunday, September 4, in place of their regular homilies.
Here is the full text of Villegas' pastoral message.

Look - download the full text as pdf HERE

Look also the Video:

Church leaders express concerns over killings
Oct 10, 2016
Some leaders of the Catholic Church have expressed their concerns over the rising death toll in the government's war on drugs

and the articles:

Confused and sad yet hopeful
by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas October 02, 2016
'What can I do to change the downward course of my beloved Philippines?
This is the full text, both in English and Filipino, of the message of Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas on the Feast of the Holy Rosary, October 7, 2016 and First Friday of the Rosary Month

Look - download the full text as pdf HERE

4 dioceses in Negros condemn extrajudicial killings
by Marchel P. Espina October 06, 2016
'As pastors of our flock, we commit ourselves and our dioceses to pray constantly that our country may be effectively rid of drugs, but in the manner that is just and lawful,' several dioceses of Negros Island Region say in a joint statement

CBCP President Soc Villegas grieved over Duterte’s cursing

Church launches prayer campaign amid killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 20, 2016 - with Video
'You cannot imagine what prayer can do,' CBCP president Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas says

Austrian bishops slam human rights abuses in PH
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 18, 2017

This is the first non-Filipino Catholic bishops' conference to speak out against human rights abuses in Duterte-led Philippines

Duterte curses bishops, priests who criticize drug war
by Pia Ranada October 10, 2016

'Mga pare, putangina, bwisit. Mga pa-moral, moral,' says President Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte resumed his word war with the Catholic Church and its leaders, calling some of them "sons of bitches" for criticizing his drug war

Look also above

Catholic leaders hit 'silence' vs PH killings
'We are alarmed at the silence of majority of the people in the face of these killings,' the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines says

Look also

Jesuit head in Philippines: Killings 'deplorable'
Father Antonio Moreno, provincial superior of the Philippine Jesuits, hits 'a dangerous culture of impunity' that 'is seeping into our social fabric'

Cardinal Tagle breaks silence: Condemn murder
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle denounces not only extrajudicial killings but also other forms of murder, such as abortion

All by Paterno Esmaquel II August 27-28, 2016

CBCP speaks up on killings: Respect human rights
by Jee Y. Geronimo September 15, 2016
'Our fear of reprisal and our timidity born from misplaced prudence have brought about these upheavals,' says the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

Look also
FULL TEXT: CBCP statement on human rights
September 15, 2016
'May our cold indifference be cured by a new fire of Pentecost,' says the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. Read the full text, in English and Filipino, here.

Look - download the full text, in English and Filipino as pdf HERE

IMPUNITY
THE CHURCH OF THE RESISTANCE
December 25, 2016
At the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the brutality of extrajudicial killings becomes the image of Christmas.
Text by Patricia Evangelista, Photos by Carlo Gabuco, Research by Rambo Talabong

Look also

PH to host Congress on Mercy amid killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 03, 2017
The 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy hosted by the Philippines 'will be a healing process for us,' Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos says.

Bishop to Marcoses: Don't use a corpse for ambitions
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 25, Updated November 26, 2016
The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos needs prayers, not honors, says Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas in a prayer rally in Dagupan City.

I am calling on the family of the late Ferdinand Marcos. May the living not use a corpse for their own dreams and ambitions.

Wearing black like other protesters, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas made this appeal to the Marcoses during a prayer rally in Dagupan City on Wednesday, November 23.

Look also

The Burial in Libingan ng mga Bayani - 'Heroes' Cemetery  and the Protests in the time after - etc.

Archbishops Tagle, Villegas denounce death penalty
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 12, 2016

'Every life has hope,' Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle says, while Archbishop Socrates Villegas pushes to reform the justice system.
The Philippines' two most influential Catholic bishops have spoken!

Cardinal Tagle: 'I will not give up on criminals'
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 14, 2016
'Tao 'yan, buhay 'yan! May pag-asa 'yan,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says of drug addicts and others 'drawn into vices'
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle made an impassioned appeal for criminals, including drug addicts, as he denounced the death penalty being pushed by President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies in Congress.
Bishop calls for prayer rally vs death penalty on December 12
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 06, 2016
'What a tragedy if this would be passed in this holy season of Christ's birth,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says, referring to the death penalty bill

Look also the Prayer vs death penalty

Video

Church leaders oppose moves to revive death penalty
Dec 9, 2016
Catholic Church leaders oppose the revival of the death penalty now that a measure seeking its reimposition is submitted for plenary deliberations at the House of Representatives.

Look also

Manila Archdiocese releases prayer vs death penalty
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila has released a prayer which aims to combat the reimposition of death penalty in the Philippines.

Cardinal Tagle releases prayer vs death penalty
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 10, 2016
'Help us to work tirelessly against state-sanctioned death,' says the Archdiocese of Manila's prayer against the death penalty.

Alvarez to ostracized pro-death penalty Catholics: Change your religion
by Mara Cepeda December 06, 2016
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says if Filipino Catholics who support the death penalty are ostracized by the Church, they should instead find another religion.
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez advised Filipino Catholics to look for a new religion should they be ostracized for supporting the reinstatement of the death penalty in the country.

"AboutPhilippines" says: We are angry - NEVER death penalty!

German bishops lobby to end Philippine killings
German bishops back the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in fighting extrajudicial killings and opposing the death penalty.
Look also
Austrian bishops slam human rights abuses in PH
This is the first non-Filipino Catholic bishops' conference to speak out against human rights abuses in Duterte-led Philippines
Both by Paterno Esmaquel II March 18, May 13, 2017
Vatican says Philippine killings 'deeply troubling'
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 09, 2017

The Vatican also voices concern over enforced disappearances as well as human trafficking in the Philippines.

Philippine Muslims called to jihad vs extremists
by Carmela Fonbuena September 09, 2017 - with Videos

The prolonged war with local terrorist groups is a wake-up call that prompted collective action from a region that has long suffered from violent extremism

Look the Videos in HD HERE

#WalkForLifePH

Look also Death Penalty

go to overview

Inter-faith rally for peace, human rights set for June 12
June 10, 2017
Current and former lawmakers, religious leaders, and advocates will lead the call for peace and respect for human rights 'amidst the rising tide of terrorism, martial rule and impunity that threatens to rip the nation apart'
Catholics to stage 'Walk for Life' on February 18
incl. the video:
Death cannot solve our problems, bishop says
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 11, 2017

Called a 'grand procession,' the Walk for Life is set at the Quirino Grandstand Parade Ground in Manila.
Catholics will stage a "Walk for Life" on February 18 to oppose drug-related killings, the death penalty, and other measures labeled by the Catholic Church as "anti-life."

Look also

CBCP head: Join 'Walk for Life' on February 18
February 07, 2017
'Let us fill our streets not with blood, not with dead bodies, but with prayer, with courage,' says CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas.

The Video: Join 'Walk for Life' on February 18
Feb 16, 2017

CBCP head on Walk for Life this Saturday: 'Huwag matakot'
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 17, 2017
The Walk for Life is set from 4:30 to 8 am on Saturday at the Quirino Grandstand Parade Ground in Manila

'Running priest' Robert Reyes: PH at a crossroads under Duterte
by Rhaydz B. Barcia May 14, 2017

Fr Robert Reyes leads 15 pilgrims in Lakbay Buhay (Walk for Life) and calls on Filipinos to take a stand against the death penalty.

Videos

LIVE: #WalkForLifePH, a grand Catholic procession vs killings, death penalty
February 18, 2017
The Walk for Life from 4:30 to 8 am at the Quirino Grandstand Parade Ground in Manila.
"Malapit nang sumikat ang araw. May pag-asa tayo. Huwag matakot sa dilim," Villegas said in a message set to be delivered early Saturday morning, February 18. (The sun is about to rise. We have hope. Do not be afraid of darkness.)
--
CBCP head on Walk for Life: 'Huwag matakot sa dilim'
Feb 18, 2017
Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, speaks at the Catholic-led Walk for Life on February 18, 2017
--

Cardinal Tagle's speech at Walk for Life
'Lakas, hindi dahas,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says at the Walk for Life, a huge Catholic procession against killings in the Philippines
February 18, 2017
--
VLOG: 10,000 Catholics march vs killings, death penalty
Feb 18, 2017
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle calls for 'active non-violence' while Archbishop Socrates Villegas urges Filipinos not to 'fear the darkness'

Look also the articles:

Walk for Life: 'Malapit nang sumikat ang araw'
by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas February 18, 2017
FULL TEXT ng mensahe ni Archbishop Socrates Villegas, pangulo ng Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, para sa Walk for Life sa February 18

Cardinal Tagle's speech at Walk for Life
FULL TEXT 'Lakas, hindi dahas,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says at the Walk for Life, a huge Catholic procession against killings in the Philippines
February 18, 2017

Cardinal Tagle urges 'active non-violence' amid killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 18, 2017
UPDATED 'Hindi mapupuksa ang karahasan ng kapwa karahasan,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says in a rare open-air speech at the Walk for Life against extrajudicial killings and the death penalty

'Let us not be intimidated,' bishop says at Walk for Life
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 20, 2017
'When we are bullied because of trolls in cyberspace, let us continue to use Facebook responsibly,' says Bontoc-Lagawe Bishop Valentin Dimoc.

Videos

Walk for Life on Good Friday 2017 (2 videos)
and
Cardinal Tagle's speech at the Walk for Life
Apr 14, 2017

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads Catholics on a 'Walk for Life' on Good Friday.

The Penitential Walk for Life is the second to be held, following the February protest attended by at least 10,000 Catholics. On Good Friday, Tagle was consistent in expressing the Church's opposition to anti-life measures under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Look also

IN PHOTOS: Penitential 'Walk for Life' on Good Friday
April 15, 2017
Around 3,000 Catholic devotees go through the Stations of the Cross in Manila, and offer prayers for various intentions

Bishop slams vigilantes as 'termites,' 'new Judases'
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 03, 2017 - with videos

'God knows who you are,' Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David in one of the most scathing homilies against EJKs, David also questioned why the Philippine National Police (PNP) fails to catch these vigilantes, and also if the PNP has resolved even one of those they call "deaths under investigation" (DUIs).

Attacks against - Killings of Priests - Etc.

IMPORTANT:

This section has been moved - Look the NEW page:

Attacks against - Killings of:
Officials,
Priests, Media journalists - reporters, Environmental activists - Etc.

AboutPhilippines ask: could this be a new "Davao Death Squad, DDS"

go to overview

Etc.

go to overview

Rise Up for Life and for Rights

Look also HERE

go to overview

PLEASE tell, if you think, a link or video, which we have got and uploaded to our sites is ILLEGAL - wrong, send a message with the link to us and tell WHY, so at once we can erase it.

You are welcome to contact us!

God Bless you & Many regards
from
The "Balikbayan family-union - AboutPhilippines" far away from the beloved Philippines,
We will forever fight for - defend Human Rights - Freedom for Speech and Press and against Fake News

go to main-overview