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July 22, 2015

MANILA, July 21, 2015— It is time the country started translating words on combating climate change into action, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines said. CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas, in a statement on Monday, said this include actions by everyone: citizens, governments, and international organizations.

May 29, 2015

MANILA, May 27, 2015— The Philippines must not rush headlong into allowing “same-sex marriage” just because other countries have allowed it, Catholic bishops said.

May 29, 2015

MANILA, May 27, 2015 — Newly-appointed Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres D. Bautista said they will do their utmost to keep the coming elections in 2016 as clean as possible.

May 29, 2015

MANILA, May 28, 2015— Catholic bishops in Samar have brought their concerns about the series of politically-related killings on the island to Malacañang’s doorstep.

May 24, 2015

MANILA, May 22, 2015— The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has called for concrete action from parishes and the laypeople to fight “modern-day slavery”.

May 2, 2015

Manila, May 1, 2015 –- A key piece of evidence that could overturn Mary Jane Veloso’s conviction for allegedly smuggling 2.6 kilos of heroin into Indonesia could be provided by no other than herself. This is what the Indonesian court is set to find out after the Filipina’s scheduled execution last Wednesday was put on hold pending further investigation.

April 28, 2015

MANILA, April 28, 2015— Caritas Philippines has joined other agencies in launching an appeal for victims of the Nepal earthquake. Fr. Edu Gariguez, Caritas Philippines executive secretary, said a national fund-raising campaign was launched on Tuesday for all the dioceses to help support Nepal.

April 28, 2015

MANILA, April 28, 2015 – Nepalese students in the Philippines made a special appeal to the Philippine government and to the Filipino public to extend aid to their country, which was hit last Friday by a powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake.

April 26, 2015

DAGUPAN, April 25, 2015—The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Monday clarified its position on dysfunctional families’ influence on the values formation of young people, noting that having strong family values lowers risks of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.

April 25, 2015

BORONGAN City, E. Samar, April 24, 2015—The shepherd of one of the dioceses most affected by calamities like “Yolanda” and “Ruby,” has expressed dismay over what he calls the “unhappy realities” the rehabilitation efforts in the area unintentionally and ironically helps foster: the “culture of dependence” among survivors, with many of them reportedly drinking and gambling instead of working for their needs.