» 08/28/2006, 00.00
Filipino bishop accepts to join panel on political murders
The Butuan City Bishop, Mgr Juan de Dios Pueblos, has accepted a government proposal to sit on the newly set up commission of inquiry into "extra-judicial" murders despite warnings from the bishop's conference that has asked its members to take an independent stand in politics.
Bishops tell government to publish Melo report on extra-judicial killings
The prelates call on the authorities to give the population the findings of the commission of inquiry into political assassinations that left more than 830 journalists, activists and politicians dead since 2001.
26/08/2016 16:19:00 PHILIPPINES
Filipino bishops call for an end to unpunished murders, demand justice and unity
President Duterte’s anti-drug campaign has led to a bloodbath with no respect for the law and democracy. Unpunished, police and vigilantes have killed more than 2,000 alleged drug dealers. “We must not give up,” said the president of the Bishops’ Conference. God will hear the “prayer for healing of the nation”. For religious superiors, “Evil prospers where good men are silent”.
Bishop against casinos: no help to economy, harms society
Bishop Lucilius Quiambao protests against the project for a giant shopping mall in Albay, south of Manila, which includes a casino. It will cost over 250 million euros and aims to attract tourists to the area. For the bishop it will "destroy the moral fiber of our community."
01/09/2016 12:17:00 PHILIPPINES
Auxiliary of Manila: Shadows of Marcos over the country, the Church is watching
The "war on drugs" launched by President Duterte in the Philippines "has sparked much debate. Nor do we know if the victims were all really involved in trafficking, but still can not afford such summary justice. " Through AsiaNews, the auxiliary bishop of the capital, Msgr. Broderick S. Pabillo, launches a call for national unity: "We need to be united against the drift that the government is taking".
10/03/2017 17:14:00 PHILIPPINES
Filipino bishops against government proposal to tax religious schools
The government lacks the means to provide an adequate education to the population. The Church fills the gap. Kalookan Bishop Pablo David asks, " Should they not treat us as their partners and allies rather than as adversaries?” For political analysts, the proposal by the Duterte administration is in retaliation against the Church’s criticism of government policies.
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