Rodrigo Duterte delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address to a socially-distanced gathering at the House of Representatives Complex in Quezon City on July 27. Photo: Presidential Communications Operations Office
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No solution and no redemption in death penalty Duterte told

MANILA (UCAN): In his State of the Nation Address on July 27, Philippine president, Rodrigo…

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New Philippine anti-drug chief issues death penalty call

MANILA (UCAN): Dante Jimenez, the newly appointed co-chairperson of the Philippines’ Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), called on the Read more

Under Duterte retribution fuels death penalty by executive fiat
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Marching for life and standing against Covid-19 virus

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Caritas Philippines chief questions Duterte’s priorities
Bishop Bagaforo. Photo: Caritas Philippines

MANILA (UCAN): Bishop Jose Bagaforo of Kidapawan, said that Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, failed to unite the Filipino people against Read more

‘Sue us’ Duterte spokesperson told after criticising pastoral letter
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MANILA (CNS): Bishop Broderick Pabillo, apostolic administrator of the archdiocese of Manila, defended a recent pastoral letter issued by the Read more

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MANILA (UCAN): Bishop Jose Bagaforo of Kidapawan, said that Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, failed to…

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MANILA (UCAN): The Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) claimed the lives of at least 12 doctors in the Philippines, while at least Read more

Caritas Manila issues appeal for earthquake victims
People line up for food following the destruction of their homes after a series of strong earthquakes hit Mindanao. Photo: UCAN/courtesy of Kidapawan Diocese

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No solution and no redemption in death penalty Duterte told
Rodrigo Duterte delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address to a socially-distanced gathering at the House of Representatives Complex in Quezon City on July 27. Photo: Presidential Communications Operations Office

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‘Sue us’ Duterte spokesperson told after criticising pastoral letter
Bishop Pabillo says clergy have a right to free speech. Photo: UCAN

MANILA (CNS): Bishop Broderick Pabillo, apostolic administrator of the archdiocese of Manila, defended a recent pastoral letter issued by the Read more

Duterte’s SONA address less than inspiring

MANILA (SE): On July 27, Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) spending about Read more

Philippine police disturb Mass at Quiapo church to grab publicity material
Quiapo Church. Photo: Public domain

MANILA (UCAN): Video footage showed at least two policemen accosting churchgoers at at the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, Read more

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‘Sue us’ Duterte spokesperson told after criticising pastoral letter

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Philippine police disturb Mass at Quiapo church to grab publicity material
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Country is proverbial frog in boiling water Philippine bishops say
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Philippine legislators rapped for shutting down broadcasting network
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MANILA (Agencies): “The heavens now weep for this blow to the Constitutional guarantee of the freedom of the press,” said Read more

Unite against anti-people policies say Philippine bishops

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No solution and no redemption in death penalty Duterte told
Rodrigo Duterte delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address to a socially-distanced gathering at the House of Representatives Complex in Quezon City on July 27. Photo: Presidential Communications Operations Office

MANILA (UCAN): In his State of the Nation Address on July 27, Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, tried to present the Read more

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No solution and no redemption in death penalty Duterte told
Rodrigo Duterte delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address to a socially-distanced gathering at the House of Representatives Complex in Quezon City on July 27. Photo: Presidential Communications Operations Office

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Caritas Philippines chief questions Duterte’s priorities
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‘Sue us’ Duterte spokesperson told after criticising pastoral letter
Bishop Pabillo says clergy have a right to free speech. Photo: UCAN

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MANILA (UCAN): Video footage showed at least two policemen accosting churchgoers at at the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, Read more

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The chilling effect of Duterte’s anti-terrorism bill

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Alarm over vague Philippine anti-terrorism bill
Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his fourth State of the Nation Address at the Philippine Congress in Manila 22 July 2019. Photo: CNS/Reuters

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Country is proverbial frog in boiling water Philippine bishops say
Bishop David. Photo: CNS

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Migrant rights groups protest anti-terror bill
Protesters outside the Philippine Consulate General call for the withdrawal of the anti-terror bill on June 12.

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Philippine schools join calls against anti-terror bill
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