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  • MANILA, Oct. 12, 2010-Prison advocates continuously fight against the re-establishment of death penalty in the Philippines.

    The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines- Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care (CBCP-ECPPC) has joined with the Coalition Against Death Penalty (CADP) in opposing the restoration of the death penalty law in the country.

    The group presented the rules and regulation of the restorative justice and some alternatives to imprisonment.

  • MANILA, July 23, 2010- Butuan Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos called on the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to stop the operations of the small town lottery (STL) in the province.

    The prelate made the appeal after the start of the STL operation in the provinces of Butuan and Cabadbaran last month without any consultations.

    Pueblos said the decision of PCSO to establish STL operations in the province is "highly questionable and immoral," because people were not properly consulted.

  • MANILA, June 26, 2010-The Health Care Commission of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has launched its own website yesterday during the Core Group meeting at the St. Paul University in Pedro Gil, Manila.

    The website's content includes the activities and programs of the commission; the background of the commission; and statements and messages of the commission chairman.

  • MANILA, March 27, 2010-Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales has encouraged all Filipino Catholics to support the Alay Kapwa collection this Sunday, as the Church ushers in the Holy Week with the celebration of Palm Sunday.

    In a statement, Rosales said contributions collected on Alay Kapwa Sunday are used to support the various programs of the Church. For the archdiocese, the collection proceeds go to the disaster-preparedness fund drive of Caritas Manila.

  • MANILA, March 11, 2010 -"The stand of the Church on contraceptives can't be compromised."

    This was the statement of Msgr. Pedro Quitorio, Media Director of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to a women group insisting that the Church change its stand on condoms.

    "If contraceptives are immoral, nothing can change that. If the church teaches it's immoral nothing can change that, not even the vote of the whole country can change that. The Church does not compromise its teachings," he said.

  • MANILA, February 25, 2010-A Special Education (SpEd) Convention attended by teachers, parents, volunteers and organizations advocating persons with disabilities was convoked Saturday.

    It was convened by the Episcopal Commission on Health Care (ECHC) of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines on February 20, 2010 at the Paco Catholic School in Manila.

    The organizers pointed out the urgency of teaching and forming children with special needs at an early age.

  • MANILA, February 10, 2010-With the onset of the official campaign season, Catholic Filipino youths are one in saying that they want a God-fearing President to be elected come May 10.

    In a podcast interview during the January 16 launching of YouthPinoy at UST, a number of Catholic youth leaders expressed their views on what qualities the next President should have in order to govern morally and effectively.

  • MANILA, January 7, 2010-The East Asian Pastoral Institute (EAPI) of the Ateneo de Manila University in collaboration with the Catholic Biblical Federation (CBF)-Southeast Asia has officially opened the 1st Biblical Pastoral Ministry course.

    Launched January 5, the academic program is a three-month pastoral training intended for priests, religious men and women and the lay biblical workers from the different parts of the world.