National Youth Day Formation Program

The National Youth Day Formation Program 2015 to 2016 will close on November 20, 2016.  We share the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth year- long program, with the introductory message of Bishop Leopoldo C. Jaucian, SVD, DD. Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines EPISCOPAL COMMISSION ON YOUTH MESSAGE My dear…

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Marcos Not A Hero – Labor NGO says

EILER Press Statement 9 November 2016 A labor nongovernment organization is saddened by decision of the Supreme Court on November 8, allowing the hero’s burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in Libingan ng mga Bayani. The Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research, Inc. (EILER) expresses its dissent over…

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Scholarships for Haiyan victims bear fruit

Salesian program has helped hundreds struggling to rebuild lives following devastating typhoon Marivic Fulminar, a 60-year old widow, could hardly contain her feelings when asked how she was three years after Super Typhoon Haiyan literally blew her home away in the central Philippine city of Tacloban. “How can I thank…

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Human Dignity is the Right of All

We are bombarded daily by the news and images of violence and mayhem. The bombing of Yemen and Aleppo, the horrific war in Iraq and Syria, conflicts in Sudan in Africa and with the deaths and suffering of migrants and refugees fleeing violence and war. It gives us urgent reason…

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National Conference on Persecuted Christians

  October 19, 2016  REV. FR. ENRICO EMMANUEL A. AYO EXECUTIVE SECRETARY EPISCOPAL COMMISSION ON FAMILY AND LIFE  Dear Fr. Ayo,  “If the situation does not improve, Christianity is on course for extinction many of its biblical heartlands within a generation, if not before.”  This is a quote from the…

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Fight against human trafficking

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, center, flanked by two victims of human trafficking: Al Bangura, of Sierra Leone, left, and Princess Inyang, of Nigeria, during a press conference at the Vatican, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (Credit: AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia.) ROME- Even before his concern for the environment and migration became evident, there…

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Statement of the Diocese of Balanga on the Nuclear Power Plant

The  Diocese of Balanga, Bataan welcomes with appreciation the pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte to rule out tapping nuclear power for the country’s energy needs thereby showing a concern for the people’s safety for the proper care of our environment. We have expressed repeatedly our stand on nuclear power and in particular on the Bataan nuclear power…

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