The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called on the public, including Church-based organizations and institutions, to stop soliciting money from politicians, saying they have become “grateful beneficiaries” of legislators’ “pork barrel” funds. In a pastoral letter issued on Monday, CBCP president Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates “Soc” Villegas noted how ordinary citizens have benefitted [...]
It’s All Saints and All Souls Day again, but this time it has a political twist, as it is already election season. So if there’s any political candidate who will be campaigning today in our seaports, bus terminals or airports or worse in the cemeteries, this should warn you not to vote for that unscrupulous [...]
Parish priests will not take off 2013 candidates’ posters and streamers in cemeteries but politicians should respect what the holidays are for, a church official said. Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ media office director Pedro Quitorio reminded politicians on Monday to keep cemetery grounds free from campaign materials, often seen displayed in grave sites [...]
A BILL has been filed in the Senate seeking to criminalize the use of the word “Muslim” or “Islamic” in identifying criminals in print, radio, Internet and all forms of broadcast media.
SEVERAL politicians paid their way to greet in print ads the influential Iglesia ni Cristo on its 96th founding anniversary on Tuesday.
A LEFTIST organization said it will not observe a “honeymoon” period with the incoming administration of Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
CATHOLIC bishops are not giving up their fight against the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill now pending in Congress despite the victory of lawmakers supportive of the measure in the recently concluded elections.
INSTEAD of seeing it as just another burden, presidential front-runner Sen. Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III should treat quitting smoking as a test of political will and a necessary sacrifice.
A CATHOLIC archbishop defended Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, son of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, from critics who said he is not qualified to get another seat in Congress.
THE spokesman for former president Joseph Estrada’s political party said he has proof that president-apparent Sen. Benigno Aquino III benefited from cheating during the May 10 elections.
ARCHBISHOP Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan urged presidential frontrunner Benigno Aquino III to pray harder if he wanted to make the right decisions.
A CHURCH-BASED poll watchdog called for more volunteers over the weekend as it extended its manual count operations for the May 10 election results.