Melo M. Acuña

Melo M. Acuna

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November 2, 2014

MANILA, Oct. 31, 2014 – Of the so many issues discussed during the recent Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle said he believes poverty is the top concern the Philippines needs to address.

Speaking to church, national and foreign newsmen for nearly two hours, Tagle said the Church in the Philippines sees how the prevailing economic crisis, particularly the lack of jobs, affects the family.

July 14, 2011

MANILA, July 13, 2011 - Senator Jinggoy Estrada and his colleagues wondered where the term "Pajero bishops" began as the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee failed to see such vehicles donated by the PCSO to seven ecclesial provinces in the Philippines.

March 25, 2011

MANILA, March 23, 2011―The number of annulment of marriages in the Philippines rose by more than 40% over the past ten years, according to the Office of the Solicitor General. From 2001, the country had 4,520 cases and 8,282 in 2010. This brings a daily average of at least 22 cases filed every day.

March 16, 2011

MANILA, March 12, 2011—Despite the advances in technology which turned the world into a global village, certain practices will have to be made the usual and traditional way.

March 6, 2011

MANILA, March 5, 2011—As thousands of Overseas Filipino Workers in the Middle East and Northern Africa face uncertainties, the Catholic Church in the Philippines will once again highlight their contributions and the need for collective prayer for their safety and well-being.

January 23, 2011

MANILA, Jan. 20, 2011—Catholic bishops from Metro Manila and the provinces have expressed alarm over the series of criminal incidents in the country, even as they condemn the seeming inability of government to promote law and order.

January 23, 2011

MANILA, Jan. 18, 2011—Echoing the call of some Church officials for a total log ban, Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes, SVD said he also wants a total mining ban implemented to halt the environmental destruction happening in the country.

January 17, 2011

CEBU City, Jan. 14, 2011—In his last official act as Archbishop of Cebu, Ricardo Cardinal Vidal installed his successor, 60 year old Archbishop Jose Palma in solemn ceremonies on January 13, as the new shepherd of Cebu’s nearly 4 million Catholic faithful.

November 21, 2010

MANILA, Nov. 20, 2010—Government and Church representatives yesterday met to discuss the possible framework in pursuit of a dialogue on the controversial Reproductive Health bill now pending at the country’s legislature.

November 16, 2010

MANILA, Nov. 9, 2010—Caceres Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legaspi has cleared a member of the archdiocesan clergy from charges of molesting a teen-age boy in a local motel.