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INDONESIA - PHILIPPINES
Bishops and lay people lead the fight against corruption in Indonesia
A three-day seminar is held in Jakarta. Sponsored by the Bishops' Conference and the Bhumiksara Foundation, the event was led by Ronnie V. Amorado, head of EheM!, a Filipino anti-corruption watchdog founded by the Jesuits. A four-step approach based on a network of groups is proposed as a way to monitor corruption and encourage good governance.
Indonesian Catholics, educate young people the faith to fight corruption
Indonesia is the second most corrupt country in Asia after Cambodia. Association for the education of young Catholic leaders organized a meeting in Jakarta with Indonesian and foreign officials and experts. Filipino activist: "the fight against corruption starts in reviewing are own lifestyle”.
Elections: polls open amidst fears of violence and corruption
Some 45 million voters cast their ballots today in the Philippines. Some 20,000 soldiers are deployed to ensure process. Catholic Church campaigned throughout election against corruption, stressing the principles of honesty and democracy. Bishops urge people to vote “according to conscience.”
Archbishop Capalla tells people to rely on Cross of Jesus to fight corruption
Poor and rich believers can show the government how to "make sacrifices for the people".
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Duterte’s attack on Filipino bishops "violent and unprovoked"
The new president has attacked the church calling it "the most hypocritical institution" in the world, offending bishops and accusing them of being corrupt. He adds that he will "challenge the Catholic faith", imposing a limit of three children per family, free the former president Arroyo and bury the dictator Marcos in the "graveyard of heroes." Catholic source: "I am surprised by this violent and unprovoked attitude, particularly unsuitable in a president."
Bishop endorses film that teaches Filipino youth honesty and justice
Bishop Joel Z. Baylon has endorsed a film that teaches young people the values of honesty and justice. In a recent survey the Philippines top the list as the Asian country with the most corrupt political and economic systems. The movie, a contemporary and daring analysis of the disturbing culture of corruption that is so pervasive in Filipino society, pushes young people to reflect and more.
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