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by Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino August 04, 2017

When 'secular state' becomes the reason that religion can no longer publicly manifest itself, that is most assuredly a threat to liberty

The Church & religious leaders on Drug killings, Extrajudicial killings - EJK, Death penalty - vs - Duterte admin

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Villegas hits 'huling baraha' mentality amid PH killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 03, 2017

'Ang kakapitan natin ay ang Diyos, hindi ideolohiya, hindi partido,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says ahead of an anti-EJK event along EDSA on November 5

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Church to hold EDSA march vs killings on November 5
Archbishop Socrates Villegas calls on Catholics to join a huge procession along EDSA against the extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs

Cebu archbishop hits EJKs ahead of EDSA procession
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 04, 2017
'Lord, heal our wounded land!' says Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as Catholics in Cebu also prepare for a major procession against extrajudicial killings

Villegas hits priests, cops, politicians in EDSA Mass
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 05, 2017

'Magbagong buhay na tayo, kasama ako,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas said at EDSA Shrine on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday

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FULL TEXT: Villegas homily on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday
by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas November 05, 2017

Start the healing by repenting now,' says outgoing CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas on 'Lord, Heal Our Land' Sunday in EDSA Shrine

Both with Videos

CBCP sets 40 days of prayer for drug war, Marawi victims
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 12, 2017

'Let the healing begin,' the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines says as thousands are killed in the drug war and hundreds die in the Marawi clashes.

Cardinal Tagle: 'We cannot govern the nation by killing'

'We cannot allow the destruction of lives to become normal,' Cardinal Tagle says in his strongest written statement against drug war killings .

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Toll our bells, Cardinal Tagle says amid drug war killings
Cardinal Tagle calls for the 5-minute tolling of church bells in the Archdiocese of Manila at 8 pm starting September 14
Read the briefer and prayer

Both articles by Paterno Esmaquel II September 08, 2017

Negros Catholic leaders hit double standard in drug war
by Marchel P. Espina September 09, 2017 - with Video

The 4 dioceses in Negros Island say the Duterte administration's war on drugs 'is based on a shortsighted and superficial understanding of the problem'
"Due process is strongly demanded in cases where rich and influential people are involved like children of top government officials, while the poor who are merely suspected of the crime are summarily executed. We believe that this drug war as presently waged is based on a shortsighted and superficial understanding of the problem which needs a more comprehensive and integrated approach," they said.

CBCP: 'In the name of God, stop the killings!'
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 12, 2017

In its strongest statement against drug-related killings, the CBCP calls for a stop to the 'reign of terror' and the 'systemic murders' of children and the poor.

Family of witnesses in Kian slay seeks Church protection
September 10, 2017

3rd UPDATE After a standoff, the family of witnesses in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos chooses to run to Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

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'Can gov't blame witnesses if they feel safer with the Church?'
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 12, 2017

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the Catholic Church is not 'obstructing justice' by protecting witnesses to the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos.

FULL TEXT: Caloocan Bishop David addresses PNP on drug war
September 11, 2017

'I am not a simplistic person. I will never blame the mistake of a few police officers on the whole institution,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David.

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Caloocan bishop's models: Oscar Romero, Maximilian Kolbe
Sep 16, 2017

Caloocan Bishop Pablo David says he looks up to Catholic martyrs Blessed Oscar Romero and Saint Maximilian Kolbe, as well as Pope Francis, as fights drug war killings in the Philippines.

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Caloocan bishop 'shaken' by P1,000 budget for CHR
Sep 14, 2017
Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says he was 'shaken' by the P1,000 budget that the House of Representatives voted to give the Commission on Human Rights - CHR

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Caloocan bishop hits Catholics who support drug war killings
Sep 15, 2017
Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David criticizes Catholics who support drug war killings. David makes these remarks at the Family Rosary Crusade Marian Conference on September 13, 2017.
Video courtesy of the Diocese of Cubao Media and Communications Ministry.
Duterte's 1st year an 'eye opener' for Catholic Church
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 02, 2017

'It appears that our pastoral education for people has not been enough. That's why, for them, it seems okay to kill to eliminate the problem of illegal drugs'

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle cites the Marawi clashes and the Resorts World Manila attack as examples of the deteriorating human condition

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Cardinal Tagle: 'What has happened to humanity?'
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 04, 2017 - with videos
Cardinal Tagle cites the Marawi clashes and the Resorts World Manila attack as examples of a 'modern' world that 'throws away' its values

‘We back Duterte on anti-drug war, but no killings’
September 04, 2017

In an interview, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said the church supports President Rodrigo Duterte's efforts, but maintained that they are against extra-judicial killings (EJK).

Cabanatuan bishop: Indifference to killings means consent
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 09, 2017

Stand firm against killings, says the bishop of the city where 14-year-old Reynaldo de Guzman, also known as 'Kulot,' was found dead in a creek

Religious superiors on killings: 'What have we done to deserve this?'
by Paterno Esmaquel II August 30, 2017 - with Video

President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war 'is no other than an extermination program of a section of our society,' says the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP)

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Cardinal Quevedo slams terrorism as 'demonic ideology

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo slams terrorism as a 'demonic ideology' that is destroying friendships between Christians and Muslims, as clashes continue in Marawi City
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Cardinal Quevedo seeks help for Marawi evacuees

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo seeks help for evacuees from Marawi City, as well as those from broken families, victims of drug abuse, and other poor and neglected people

Both May 31, 2017

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Cardinal Quevedo urges interreligious dialogue amid terror
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 17, 2017
The first cardinal from Mindanao also says Muslim leaders can correct terrorists on their wrong interpretation of Islamic teachings.

Christian churches: 'Stop the killings, Mr President!'
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 13, 2016
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines asks why 'he who expressed disdain over Filipinos killing fellow Filipinos would now tolerate impunity'
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) joined the call for President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the killings under his watch, as more than 5,900 people have died in Duterte's war on drugs.
The NCCP also denounced the death penalty, which Duterte has vowed to restore through his allies in Congress.
Propaganda shows Marawi priest echoing kidnappers' demand
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 30, 2017

'Do not be happy, Mr President, that we are the collateral damage of war,' Father Teresito Soganub says in a propaganda video after he was kidnapped in Marawi City.

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Hostaged Marawi priest Chito Soganub rescued
September 17, 2017

4 hostages flee as Maute captors sleep – report
August 12, 2017
The escaped hostages say Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, who was taken on May 23 from Marawi City, is still alive.

Maute's captive priest 'still alive'
July 03, 2017 By Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo
A MILITARY spokesman said Monday, July 3, that Catholic priest Chito Soganub -- among the hostages of the Maute group in Marawi City -- is still alive and is serving as cook of the terrorists.

Abducted priest seen alive as Mautes hold out in Marawi
by Agence France-Presse June 26, 2017
Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, a Catholic priest assigned to Marawi, was seen alive in a part of the city still in the hands of the Maute Group, the military says.

Terrorists in Marawi holding 'more or less 100' hostages
by Carmela Fonbuena June 08, 2017 - with video
Marawi priest Father Teresito Soganub is still alive, according to ground commander Major General Rolando Bautista.

Kidnapped priest made video message 'under duress,' says bishop
by Carmela Fonbuena May 31, 2017
'When you are a captive, you are not free to speak your mind. I hope the netizens would consider that,' says Bishop Edwin dela Peña.
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Social media asked to remove video of Marawi church desecration
June 07, 2017
UPDATED Philippine military officials said Wednesday that they've asked social media companies including Facebook to remove a video of Maute militants smashing icons in a Catholic church in Marawi City, saying it may be an attempt to fan hatred and turn the conflict into a religious war.

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Why the needless and remorseless violence?
by Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino June 09, 2017
The video clip of alleged Maute gang members smashing statues, tearing pictures of the saints and of the Pope and finally setting a Catholic Church ablaze have gone viral. And many are outraged. Many are incensed.

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Caritas Philippines appeals for donations for Marawi
May 29, 2017

Caritas Philippines, the social action arm of the Catholic Church, initially releases P300,000 to support the relief operations of the Diocese of Iligan social action center.

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Christian churches slam martial law in Mindanao
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 25, 2017 - with video

'We urge our President to lift martial law at the soonest possible time,' says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines.
Christian churches slammed President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in the whole of Mindanao, and urged Duterte to lift military rule in the island group.

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Bishop slams killing of 17-year-old boy in drug war
by Paterno Esmaquel II August 18, 2017 - with Video

Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David slammed the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos, a 17-year-old student shot by the police after he allegedly fought back during anti-drug operations in Caloocan City.
‘Who needs martial law if our police would behave this way?’ says Kalookan Bishop Pablo David, citing other alleged abuses by the police.

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More bishops call for tolling of bells vs drug war killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II August 29, 2017
The bishops of Cagayan de Oro, Cubao, Bacolod, and San Jose in Nueva Ecija ask churches to toll their bells against drug-related killings in the Philippines

Caloocan bishop: 'Stop the killings, for heaven's sake!'
by Roy Lagarde August 26, 2017
Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the death of teenager Kian delos Santos 'served as a thorn that has pricked the conscience of our people and has awakened them from moral slumber'

Tagle, Villegas speak out vs new drug war killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II August 20, 2017
This comes after a series of drug raids killed at least 81 people – including 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos – in only 4 days.

Philippine churches to ring bells to protest drug killings
August 21, 2017
A Philippine Catholic leader said Sunday that church bells would be rung every night for three months across his northern district to raise alarm over a sharp spike in police killings of drug suspects, adding to a growing outcry over President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody crackdown.

Archbishop Socrates Villegas said church bells would toll for 15 minutes nightly across his religious district from Tuesday to Nov. 27 to rouse a citizenry "which has become a coward in expressing anger against evil." The start and end of the protest mark days of Catholic veneration.

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Ateneo priests, La Salle brothers hit drug war killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II August 26, 2017

'We cannot build the Philippine nation on the cadavers of the Filipino people,' says Jesuit provincial superior Father Antonio Moreno.

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Stop EJKs to stage Day of Prayer and Action on Independence Day
May 18, 2017

Former Rep. Teddy Casiño is urging concerned Filipinos to show their rejection of extrajudicial killings by joining the Day of Prayer and Action on June 12, 2017, in Malate, Manila. (Video and editing by RYAN LEAGOGO)

Catholic Church and capital punishment

After the Second Vatican Council the Catholic Church has been staunchly opposed to the death penalty.
More recently, Pope John Paul II appealed for a consensus to end the death penalty on the ground that it was "both cruel and unnecessary."

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Archdiocese urges flock to oppose death penalty
January 22, 2017 By Elias O. Baquero
REP. JOSELITO ATIENZA (Buhay Party-List) yesterday rallied the Catholic faithful to oppose a bill that seeks to restore the death penalty

Catholic Church and capital punishment
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Bishop vs death penalty: 'God did not cast the first stone!'
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 21, 2017
'Even if anyone has a sinful or scandalous past, remember, that person can still be redeemed and renew his life,' Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos says

Groups protest revival of Tokhang, death penalty
March 22, 2017 By Justin K. Vestil
MEMBERS of Christian groups in Cebu expressed their opposition on the revival of the police’s Oplan Tokhang program and the proposed implementation of the death penalty.
Jesus didn't advocate legal killing, CBCP reminds faithful
March 19, 2017

'To the people who use the Bible to defend death penalty, need we point out how many other crimes against humanity have been justified, using the same Bible?' the CBCP says.

CBCP on House death penalty vote: We shall not be silenced
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 07, 2017

'They may have won, but it does not mean that they are right,' CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas says after the House of Representatives approved the death penalty bill.

Cardinal Tagle to parishes: Hold People Power activities
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 24, 2017

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle makes this unprecedented move as the Duterte administration chooses to hold a low-key celebration of People Power this year.

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FULL TEXT: Archbishop Villegas' open letter to Cardinal Sin on EDSA
by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas February 24, 2017
'4 days of bloodless revolution! Wow! Now 8 months of relentless killings of the poor in the name of 'change'! It is a nightmare, Your Eminence! It is a shame.'

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Choosing between Hell with Duterte and Heaven with the CBCP
by Fr Joel Tabora, SJ February 12, 2017

Unless we discern the straight and narrow path enlightened by God, we are doomed to bring the death penalty onto ourselves

CBCP taps bishops to speak with Duterte admin
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 14, 2017

'It is still critical collaboration,' CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas says, referring to the Catholic Church's similar stance during the Marcos dictatorship.

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Duterte hits Church: You have no moral ascendancy
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Duterte to Church: Help, don't criticize drug war
Both Jan 19, 2017
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President Duterte criticizes catholic groups, priests during PNP oath taking speech
Jan 20, 2017
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Palace seeks dialogue with Church after Duterte
Jan 19, 2017
Malacanang is now seeking a dialogue with Church authorities, days after President Rodrigo Duterte lambasted Catholic officials for criticizing his war on drugs.
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Duterte slams Catholic Church, priests anew
Feb 8, 2017
President Duterte has once again blasted the Catholic Church and its priests, saying that there is graft and corruption occurring within the church.

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Duterte: Skip priests, go straight to God
by Pia Ranada February 08, 2017
The President continues his word war against Catholic church leaders. While he mistrusts priests, he says he has a 'deep and abiding faith in God.'

Palace to Church: Don't be 'adversarial' when criticizing Duterte
Pia Ranada January 26, 2017
'While the government is open to criticism, it would appreciate if it were not adversarial and coming from a moral high horse,' says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

Duterte to Catholic church: You're full of shit
with video
by Pia Ranada January 24, 2017
'Pareho pala baho natin,' says President Duterte about Catholic Church bishops whom he accuses of sexual escapades and corruption

Should the Catholic Church shut up?
by Jayeel Serrano Cornelio January 24, 2017
The Catholic Church is now under attack. President Duterte, Mocha Uson, and their many allies have rallied together to shame religious leaders.
The President questioned the clergy's moral ascendancy in the midst of corruption and sexual abuse. In her viral column, Mocha Uson suggested that the CBCP is the anti-Christ.

Church in Bulacan runs 27-year-old drug rehab program
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 22, 2017
Despite efforts like this, President Rodrigo Duterte asks Catholic leaders, 'Meron ba kayong isang bahay lang, maski limang kuwarto para rehab?'

Bishop on Duterte tirades: 'Sick doctor still cures others'
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 21, 2017
'Churchmen are not perfect,' Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles admits, but they should 'proclaim what is right and proper' despite their own misdeeds.

Duterte to Church: Help, don't criticize drug war
(with video)
by Pia Ranada January 19, 2017
If the Roman Catholic Church cannot atone for its own sins, President Rodrigo Duterte says its leaders 'have no moral ascendancy to lecture on us all'

Duterte to priests, cardinals: 'Try' shabu to understand drug problem
by Pia Ranada January 18, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte poked fun at parish priests and religious groups who recently criticized his campaign against illegal drugs, suggesting they themselves take shabu (methampethamine) to understand the problem.

CBCP denounces 'reign of terror' in Duterte drug war
February 05, 2017
'Let us not allow fear to reign and keep us silent,' Filipino Catholic bishops say in their strongest statement yet against drug-related killings in the Philippines.
"We, your bishops, are deeply concerned due to many deaths and killings in the campaign against prohibited drugs," CBCP president Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said in their strongest statement yet against the drug-related killings in the Philippines.
"An additional cause of concern is the reign of terror in many places of the poor. Many are killed not because of drugs. Those who kill them are not brought to account," Villegas added on behalf of the CBCP.

Look the FULL TEXT: CBCP pastoral letter on drug-related deaths

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Robredo: Church can empower Filipinos to speak out vs killings
by Patty Pasion February 07, 2017
Vice President Leni Robredo also says there are families of fatalities in the drug war who want to file charges but are just too afraid.
Vice President Leni Robredo lauded the pastoral letter of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) released over the weekend that denounced the extrajudicial killings in the country linked to the war on drugs. Look also the Video

Dela Rosa to CBCP: Would you rather we let drug problem continue?
by Bea Cupin February 06, 2017 - with video
'I go to church because I respect the Church. Hindi lahat ng pari, masama. So dapat gano'n rin ang tingin nila sa amin,' says the PNP chief.

Palace to CBCP: There's a reign of peace, not terror
February 05, 2017
'The officials of the CBCP are apparently out of touch with the sentiments of the faithful who overwhelmingly support the changes in the Philippines,' says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella.

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Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas Meets Inquirer Multimedia
Feb 13, 2017

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Full text of pastoral letter for Christmas Day

Archbishop Villegas on killings and Christmas
by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas December 24, 2016

'Christmas comes to us as a feast of beauty, but we are not blind and numb to the ugliness that has come upon us,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas.
Here is the full text of Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas' pastoral letter for Christmas Day. Villegas, also president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, denounces the killings of thousands as President Rodrigo Duterte wages a war on drugs.

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Cardinal Tagle on Christmas: Why no hope for those astray?
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 23, 2016
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle asks, 'Why is there room for destroying lives but minute space for saving them?'

The silent Church
by Walden Bello October 17, 2016

The Catholic Church is undergoing a very deep crisis of credibility, if not legitimacy – one that its leaders feel could worsen should it challenge President Rodrigo Duterte on the killings

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Church silence on killings 'media-perceived,' cardinal says
Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo adds that 'we should think of the Church as not the bishops only'

Cardinal Quevedo on killings: 'We do not practice our faith'
'We are a country where our faith has a dichotomy… We believe but we do not practice it,' says Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo

Both above by Paterno Esmaquel II January 17, 2017

Both above with video

Default by timidity
by Vergel O. Santos October 19, 2016
Circumstances seem to be now conspiring to force the hand of the Church

CBCP head: 'A defensive church will not inspire souls'
January 29, 2017

CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas tells his fellow bishops, 'We can victims of change, but we can be its authors as well as its guardians'.

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Philippine Church speaks out on drug killings
Jan 18, 2017

The Catholic church, one of the Philippines' oldest and most powerful institutions, speaks out against the killings under President Rodrigo Duterte's war against drugs, which has claimed about 6,000 thousand lives.

Archbishop Villegas: Amid terror, dare to be merciful
(with video)
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 17, 2017

'Do not be afraid to wait because love is patient, and love always waits. Do not be afraid to wait even if it takes forever,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says

Bishop hits PNP, says Oplan TokHang 'a bringer of death'

'What kind of police force do we have that cannot catch the killers of 4,000 people?' asks Bishop Teodoro Bacani at the Congress on Mercy.

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Bishop on killings: Filipinos 'quiet like in time of Hitler'

'Let us boldly reject merciless ways of dealing with the most miserable, including our drug addicts,' Bishop Teodoro Bacani says at the Mercy Congress.

Lipa archbishop: 'Christ embraces the miserable'

'Imagine Christ who embraces…the addict fearful for his life,' Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles says at the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy

All by Paterno Esmaquel II January 18, 2017

Legazpi bishop, flock on killings: Have we become heartless?
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 03, 2016
'We are sadly witnessing a growing callousness among our people,' Legazpi Bishop Joel Baylon and his flock say in a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte.
Baylon and the priests, nuns and brothers, and lay leaders of the Diocese of Legazpi also called on Duterte to stop and investigate these killings.
FAST FACTS: What is active non-violence?
by Michael Bueza February 18, 2017

This form of peaceful protest has been employed in many countries, including the Philippines, in response to issues ranging from racism to oppression

Wake up, my people! Wake up!
by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas September 03, 2016
'There is no peace for cowards. The next life to be snuffed could be yours.'

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas issued a pastoral message on the recent killings in the Philippines. Villegas ordered all priests in the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan to read this message in full on Sunday, September 4, in place of their regular homilies.
Here is the full text of Villegas' pastoral message.

Look - download the full text as pdf HERE

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Church leaders express concerns over killings
Oct 10, 2016
Some leaders of the Catholic Church have expressed their concerns over the rising death toll in the government's war on drugs

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Confused and sad yet hopeful
by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas October 02, 2016
'What can I do to change the downward course of my beloved Philippines?
This is the full text, both in English and Filipino, of the message of Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas on the Feast of the Holy Rosary, October 7, 2016 and First Friday of the Rosary Month

Look - download the full text as pdf HERE

4 bishops in Negros Island condemn extrajudicial killings
October 07, 2016 By Marchel P. Espina
The four Catholic dioceses in Negros Island Region condemned the increasing number of extrajudicial killings in the wake of the national government-led campaign against illegal drugs

4 dioceses in Negros condemn extrajudicial killings
by Marchel P. Espina October 06, 2016
'As pastors of our flock, we commit ourselves and our dioceses to pray constantly that our country may be effectively rid of drugs, but in the manner that is just and lawful,' several dioceses of Negros Island Region say in a joint statement

CBCP President Soc Villegas grieved over Duterte’s cursing

Church launches prayer campaign amid killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II September 20, 2016 - with Video
'You cannot imagine what prayer can do,' CBCP president Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas says

Austrian bishops slam human rights abuses in PH
by Paterno Esmaquel II March 18, 2017

This is the first non-Filipino Catholic bishops' conference to speak out against human rights abuses in Duterte-led Philippines

Duterte curses bishops, priests who criticize drug war
by Pia Ranada October 10, 2016

'Mga pare, putangina, bwisit. Mga pa-moral, moral,' says President Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte resumed his word war with the Catholic Church and its leaders, calling some of them "sons of bitches" for criticizing his drug war

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Catholic leaders hit 'silence' vs PH killings
'We are alarmed at the silence of majority of the people in the face of these killings,' the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines says

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Jesuit head in Philippines: Killings 'deplorable'
Father Antonio Moreno, provincial superior of the Philippine Jesuits, hits 'a dangerous culture of impunity' that 'is seeping into our social fabric'

Cardinal Tagle breaks silence: Condemn murder
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle denounces not only extrajudicial killings but also other forms of murder, such as abortion

All by Paterno Esmaquel II August 27-28, 2016

CBCP speaks up on killings: Respect human rights
by Jee Y. Geronimo September 15, 2016
'Our fear of reprisal and our timidity born from misplaced prudence have brought about these upheavals,' says the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

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FULL TEXT: CBCP statement on human rights
September 15, 2016
'May our cold indifference be cured by a new fire of Pentecost,' says the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines. Read the full text, in English and Filipino, here.

Look - download the full text, in English and Filipino as pdf HERE

IMPUNITY
THE CHURCH OF THE RESISTANCE
December 25, 2016
At the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the brutality of extrajudicial killings becomes the image of Christmas.
Text by Patricia Evangelista, Photos by Carlo Gabuco, Research by Rambo Talabong

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PH to host Congress on Mercy amid killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 03, 2017
The 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy hosted by the Philippines 'will be a healing process for us,' Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos says.

Bishop to Marcoses: Don't use a corpse for ambitions
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 25, Updated November 26, 2016
The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos needs prayers, not honors, says Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas in a prayer rally in Dagupan City.

I am calling on the family of the late Ferdinand Marcos. May the living not use a corpse for their own dreams and ambitions.

Wearing black like other protesters, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas made this appeal to the Marcoses during a prayer rally in Dagupan City on Wednesday, November 23.

Look also

The Burial in Libingan ng mga Bayani - 'Heroes' Cemetery  and the Protests in the time after - etc.

Archbishops Tagle, Villegas denounce death penalty
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 12, 2016

'Every life has hope,' Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle says, while Archbishop Socrates Villegas pushes to reform the justice system.
The Philippines' two most influential Catholic bishops have spoken!

Cardinal Tagle: 'I will not give up on criminals'
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 14, 2016
'Tao 'yan, buhay 'yan! May pag-asa 'yan,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says of drug addicts and others 'drawn into vices'
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle made an impassioned appeal for criminals, including drug addicts, as he denounced the death penalty being pushed by President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies in Congress.
Bishop calls for prayer rally vs death penalty on December 12
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 06, 2016
'What a tragedy if this would be passed in this holy season of Christ's birth,' Archbishop Socrates Villegas says, referring to the death penalty bill

Look also the Prayer vs death penalty

Video

Church leaders oppose moves to revive death penalty
Dec 9, 2016
Catholic Church leaders oppose the revival of the death penalty now that a measure seeking its reimposition is submitted for plenary deliberations at the House of Representatives.

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Manila Archdiocese releases prayer vs death penalty
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila has released a prayer which aims to combat the reimposition of death penalty in the Philippines.

Cardinal Tagle releases prayer vs death penalty
by Paterno Esmaquel II December 10, 2016
'Help us to work tirelessly against state-sanctioned death,' says the Archdiocese of Manila's prayer against the death penalty.

Alvarez to ostracized pro-death penalty Catholics: Change your religion
by Mara Cepeda December 06, 2016
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says if Filipino Catholics who support the death penalty are ostracized by the Church, they should instead find another religion.
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez advised Filipino Catholics to look for a new religion should they be ostracized for supporting the reinstatement of the death penalty in the country.

aboutphilippines.ph says: We are angry - NEVER death penalty!

German bishops lobby to end Philippine killings
German bishops back the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in fighting extrajudicial killings and opposing the death penalty.
Look also
Austrian bishops slam human rights abuses in PH
This is the first non-Filipino Catholic bishops' conference to speak out against human rights abuses in Duterte-led Philippines
Both by Paterno Esmaquel II March 18, May 13, 2017
Vatican says Philippine killings 'deeply troubling'
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 09, 2017

The Vatican also voices concern over enforced disappearances as well as human trafficking in the Philippines.

Philippine Muslims called to jihad vs extremists
by Carmela Fonbuena September 09, 2017 - with Videos

The prolonged war with local terrorist groups is a wake-up call that prompted collective action from a region that has long suffered from violent extremism

Look the Videos in HD HERE

#WalkForLifePH

Look also Death Penalty

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Inter-faith rally for peace, human rights set for June 12
June 10, 2017
Current and former lawmakers, religious leaders, and advocates will lead the call for peace and respect for human rights 'amidst the rising tide of terrorism, martial rule and impunity that threatens to rip the nation apart'
Catholics to stage 'Walk for Life' on February 18
incl. the video:
Death cannot solve our problems, bishop says
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 11, 2017

Called a 'grand procession,' the Walk for Life is set at the Quirino Grandstand Parade Ground in Manila.
Catholics will stage a "Walk for Life" on February 18 to oppose drug-related killings, the death penalty, and other measures labeled by the Catholic Church as "anti-life."

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CBCP head: Join 'Walk for Life' on February 18
February 07, 2017
'Let us fill our streets not with blood, not with dead bodies, but with prayer, with courage,' says CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas.

The Video: Join 'Walk for Life' on February 18
Feb 16, 2017

CBCP head on Walk for Life this Saturday: 'Huwag matakot'
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 17, 2017
The Walk for Life is set from 4:30 to 8 am on Saturday at the Quirino Grandstand Parade Ground in Manila

'Running priest' Robert Reyes: PH at a crossroads under Duterte
by Rhaydz B. Barcia May 14, 2017

Fr Robert Reyes leads 15 pilgrims in Lakbay Buhay (Walk for Life) and calls on Filipinos to take a stand against the death penalty.

Videos

LIVE: #WalkForLifePH, a grand Catholic procession vs killings, death penalty
February 18, 2017
The Walk for Life from 4:30 to 8 am at the Quirino Grandstand Parade Ground in Manila.
"Malapit nang sumikat ang araw. May pag-asa tayo. Huwag matakot sa dilim," Villegas said in a message set to be delivered early Saturday morning, February 18. (The sun is about to rise. We have hope. Do not be afraid of darkness.)
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CBCP head on Walk for Life: 'Huwag matakot sa dilim'
Feb 18, 2017
Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, speaks at the Catholic-led Walk for Life on February 18, 2017
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Cardinal Tagle's speech at Walk for Life
'Lakas, hindi dahas,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says at the Walk for Life, a huge Catholic procession against killings in the Philippines
February 18, 2017
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VLOG: 10,000 Catholics march vs killings, death penalty
Feb 18, 2017
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle calls for 'active non-violence' while Archbishop Socrates Villegas urges Filipinos not to 'fear the darkness'

Look also the articles:

Walk for Life: 'Malapit nang sumikat ang araw'
by Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas February 18, 2017
FULL TEXT ng mensahe ni Archbishop Socrates Villegas, pangulo ng Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, para sa Walk for Life sa February 18

Cardinal Tagle's speech at Walk for Life
FULL TEXT 'Lakas, hindi dahas,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says at the Walk for Life, a huge Catholic procession against killings in the Philippines
February 18, 2017

Cardinal Tagle urges 'active non-violence' amid killings
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 18, 2017
UPDATED 'Hindi mapupuksa ang karahasan ng kapwa karahasan,' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says in a rare open-air speech at the Walk for Life against extrajudicial killings and the death penalty

'Let us not be intimidated,' bishop says at Walk for Life
by Paterno Esmaquel II February 20, 2017
'When we are bullied because of trolls in cyberspace, let us continue to use Facebook responsibly,' says Bontoc-Lagawe Bishop Valentin Dimoc.

Groups rally vs death penalty
February 19, 2017 By Rona Joyce T. Fernandez
The Walk for Life rally attracted senior high school students, cause-oriented groups, nurses, and members of the church, who gathered at the Plaza Sugbo before the prayer rally, which ended with a mass at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.

Videos

Walk for Life on Good Friday 2017 (2 videos)
and
Cardinal Tagle's speech at the Walk for Life
Apr 14, 2017

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads Catholics on a 'Walk for Life' on Good Friday.

The Penitential Walk for Life is the second to be held, following the February protest attended by at least 10,000 Catholics. On Good Friday, Tagle was consistent in expressing the Church's opposition to anti-life measures under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

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IN PHOTOS: Penitential 'Walk for Life' on Good Friday
April 15, 2017
Around 3,000 Catholic devotees go through the Stations of the Cross in Manila, and offer prayers for various intentions

Bishop slams vigilantes as 'termites,' 'new Judases'
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 03, 2017 - with videos

'God knows who you are,' Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David in one of the most scathing homilies against EJKs, David also questioned why the Philippine National Police (PNP) fails to catch these vigilantes, and also if the PNP has resolved even one of those they call "deaths under investigation" (DUIs).

Etc.

go to overview

Rise Up for Life and for Rights

Look also HERE

Religions - outside the Catholic Church

Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the album "Religious beliefs - etc. outside the Roman Catholic Church"

go to overview

Religions in the Philippines

Religion in the Philippines holds a central place in the life of most Filipinos, including Catholics, Muslims, Buddhists, Protestants, and animists.

Look also Freedom of religion in the Philippines

Religion in the Philippines Religion in the Philippines

by Jack Miller

Religion, Culture and Politics Religion, Culture and Politics in the Philippines

by/Paul-François Tremlett

Lifting the veil of the Catholic Church and the Iglesia ni Cristo
November 05, 2017 - with Video

The Catholic Church and the Iglesia ni Cristo are often left unchecked because of how they are revered as institutions. Rappler has pursued investigations of alleged abuses.

Fasting

primarily a movement of willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time.

Religious views

M. A. Adiova Music, Dance, and Negotiations of Identity in the Religious Festivals of Bicol
by/Marilyne Antonette Adiova 2014

Look also the  Video "Tinagba Gayon" Bicol Festival - Aug 14, 2015.

CHRISTIANITY IN THE PHILIPPINES CHRISTIANITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Professor Susan Russell

PH education: Allergic to religion?

by/Fritzie Rodriguez Jan 13, 2015

In a predominantly Catholic Philippines, how do young Filipinos develop an understanding of religion?

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP)
a fellowship of ten mainline Protestant and non Roman Catholic Churches in the Philippines denominations, and ten service-oriented organizations in the Philippines
Iglesia Filipina Independiente, IFI - Philippine Independent Church

It is also known as the Aglipayan Church

The Iglesia Filipina Independiente was formed in the beginning of the twentieth century as part of the broad nationalist struggle against Spanish colonialism and American imperialism. It traces its origin from the struggle of the Filipino clergy against racial discrimination and friar domination within the Roman Church in the 19th century, which, consequently, transformed into a nationalist crusade for the absolute Filipinization of the Church in the twilight years of the 20th century.

Fr. Gregorio Aglipay played an important role in the revolutionary war to overthrow Spanish rule and in the struggle for the Filipinization of the Church. In his capacity as Military Vicar of the Revolutionary Government, he gathered Filipino priests to a special meeting on October 1898 to lay down the organizational foundation of the Filipino Church.

look also HERE, HERE and the Videos

PRODEO ET PATRIA's Heritage of Iglesia Filipina Independiente
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History of Philippine Iglesia
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Iglesia Filipina Independiente History
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The Revolutionary & Filipino Church - part 1 - 9

by/KABILIN Sugbo TV

From the Municipality of Pilar, Bantayan Island to Metro Cebu, know more about Iglesia Filipina Independiente.
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Theme song Iglesia Filipina Independiente and Holy Mass - Tagalog Songs Lyrics
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KKK Movement, Revolutionaries and Philippine Independent Church

The Spanish authorities confirmed the existence of the Katipunan on 19 August 1896. Hundreds of Filipino suspects, both innocent and guilty, were arrested and imprisoned for treason. Forced labor repressive policies and the struggle for independence, Secularization were main causes of their revolts.

Apostolic Catholic Church of Our Beloved Ingkong

The Apostolic Catholic Church has a patriarchate similar to Eastern Orthodox churches; located in Hermosa, Bataan, Philippines.

Look also HERE

Orthodox Church Orthodox Catholic Church, Greek Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodox Church
His Holiness Pope Francis meets with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

in Cuba, where the Pope makes a stop on his way to Mexico, and where the Patriarch is on an official visit. The meeting includes a personal conversation at Havana’s José Martí International Airport, and concludes with the signing of a joint declaration. Streamed live 2016.02.12.

Look the declaration HERE Look also the Video

Philippine Orthodox Church

look also HERE, HERE and HERE

 

The Annunciation of the Theotokos Orthodox Cathedral

is a parish of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and All–Southeast Asia under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. It is currently the only full Orthodox parish in Metro Manila.

Look also HERE

Look also the Videos

The Annunciation Orthodox Church of Manila

Veneration of the Holy Gospel. Look the full description of the video HERE

Easter 2011

Interior

Mission Churches of the Anglican Church in the Philippines Inc., ACP

in Visayas and Mindanao.

 HOME OF TRADITIONAL, CATHOLIC, EVANGELICAL AND ORTHODOX ANGLICANS!

Look also HERE

The Iglesia ni Cristo Tagalog for Church of Christ; also known as INC, or Iglesia, formerly Iglesya ni Kristo

Look also the article MAP: Iglesia ni Cristo in the Philippines
by/Michael Bueza July 26, 2014
How many are the INC followers rejoicing in their church's centennial anniversary, and where are they located?

and also

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9645
Commemoration of the Founding Anniversary of Iglesia ni Cristo Act
July 27 of every year is hereby declared as a special national working holiday in commemoration of the founding anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo in the Philippines.

and

HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE and the Videos

The Iglesia ni Cristo: The INC Today Jul 28, 2013
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Templo Central

Landmarks, Net 25's travel and history show aired an special episode regarding the largest house of worship of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, which is called the Templo Central, in celebration of the Iglesia Ni Cristo's centennial year. For those who missed it, here's a special video of the said special episode. Jul 16, 2014

United Church of Christ in the Philippines - UCCP

a Christian denomination. Established in its present form in Malate, Manila, it resulted from the merger of the Evangelical Church of the Philippines, the Philippine Methodist Church, the Disciples of Christ, the United Evangelical Church and several independent congregations.

look also HERE and the Videos

United Church of Christ in the Philippines

The history 1898 to 1988

Part 1: UCCP Historical Sketch covering the years 1898 to 1947

Part 2: The Declaration of Union 1948-1968

Part 3: UCCP Historical Sketch covering the years 1972 to 1988

Iglesia Evangelica Metodista en las Islas Filipinas

Iglesia Evangelica Metodista en las Islas Filipinas, IEMELIF, Evangelical Methodist Church of the Philippine Islands was founded February 28, 1909 by Bishop Nicholas Zamora. It is the first Indigenous Evangelical Church in the Philippines.

Episcopal Church in the Philippines

Look also Episcopal Relief & Development HERE and the Video

Who Are We?

This is a video that gives a humurous look into The Episcopal Church from a loving perspective. We love our denomination without taking anything from our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

Bell Church - Baguio

exotic oriental architecture, temple priest practices a mixture of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity, you can try having your fortune told

Members Church of God International - MCGI

a Christian organization with headquarters in the Philippines. The international religious organization that is Members Church of God International, MGCI started with just a small group of Filipino believers in Northern Philippines. It is more known locally as Ang Dating Daan, The Old Path. From less than a hundred believers, Church members and locales the outcome of the group’s zealous efforts in evangelization.

Look also the Video

World's Largest Gospel Choir - Ang Dating Daan Chorale

Remark this is an album in the album "Opera & Choir Ensembles"

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines
National Council of Churches in the Philippines, NCCP

Sanguniang Pambansa ng mga Simbahan sa Pilipinas

The Metropolitan Community Church, MCC

also known as the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, UFMCC, is an Ecumenical Christian Church for ALL people. The Fellowship has a specific outreach to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families and communities.
MCC believes that homosexuality is not a sin. Find out the truth about homosexuality and what the scripture says about it.

Look also the Video

and the article A Christian church embraces the LGBT community
by/George P. Moya Jun 24, 2015

Look more about the LGBT in the Philippines above HERE

OMF International Philippines
The WESTMINSTER CONFESSION of FAITH

TAGALOG-ENGLISH DIGLOT VERSION

Protestantism in the Philippines
Grace Christian Church of the Philippines, GCCP

is an Evangelical Bible Church in Metro Manila.

New Apostolic Church, NAC

Philippines

The Jewish Community of the Philippines

Beit Yaacov Synagogue is located in the heart of Metro Manila. It is the only Synagogue in the Philippines. It is Sephardic and caters to Jews of all backgrounds.

Look also HERE, HERE and HERE and the Videos:

The Jewish Community of the Philippines

Synagogue slide-show

Jewish Life e.g. education in the Philippines

Jewish Funerals, Burial, and Mourning

Look also HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

Jewish Funeral Customs: Saying Goodbye to a Loved One
The Salvation Army in The Philippines

look also HERE

Baptist Churches
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The Mormon church

look also HERE, HERE and HERE and the Videos

Manila Temple - Cebu City Temple

Look also the article Cebu City Temple

is the 133rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LDS Church. Located in Lahug in Cebu City, it is the second LDS temple in the Philippines.

Look more HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

Gospel Ministry of the Holy Spirit for Salvation

Buddhism In The Philippines

By/ Shravasti Dhammika

Look the article as pdf HERE

look also HERE and HERE

Buddhist Temple - Manila Chinatown
The Chinese Cemetery in Manila

As you enter the cemetery, you will see the oldest Chinese temple in Manila, the Chong Hock Tong Temple. If you are into recent history, then you should be glad to see the Liat See Tong or the Martyrs Hall in the Manila Chinese Cemetery.
Although you might expect that the Manila Chinese Cemetery is only for the Chinese, you will be surprised when you walk around that there are also Filipino-Chinese leaders and heroes buried in the place.

Look also HERE and HERE and the Videos

"Inside the tombs of the Chinese Cemetery in Manila" & "The Spectacular Chinese Cemetery in Manila, Philippines"

Video

The Chu Un Temple, Cebu

is the first temple established in the Philippines through the leadership of Venerable Master Yung Guang. Chu Un Temple is one of the temple hosting BLIA an organization in which Humanistic Buddhism is practiced in our everyday life.
The Chu Un temple in Cebu, with its colorful history, is also a great example of Chinese Architecture and a symbol of faith.
A temple is a place where devotees of definite religious conviction approached to reverence, provide admirations and presents to their supernatural being, or divinities. Temples ended the world work for as a sanctified home for get-together and rejoicing celebrations for their blessed ones.

Look more HERE

Taoism

or Daoism refers to a variety of related philosophical and religious traditions that have influenced also the Philippines

Look about Tao HERE and and about:

Feng shui or fengshui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment.
It is closely linked to Taoism.

and look too the below links and videos

Video

Cebu Taoist Temple is located in Beverly Hills, Cebu City

Remark this is an album in the album about "Cebu - More than the usual" in the album "Great Places to Visit"

Look more about Cebu Taoist Temple HERE

What is Ghost Month? 5 things you need to know
August 22, 2017

Every year, Ghost Month affects wedding dates, business deals, and even the Philippine stock market – here's what you need to know to fend off bad luck.
Every year around August, Feng Shui experts warn us against a slew of activities, lest misfortunes happen.
The annual Ghost Month affects more aspects of your life than you think, having a hand in business openings, the Philippine stock market, and even wedding plans.

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Want to stay lucky on ghost month? Wear red panties
ABS-CBN News Updated Aug 10 2015
MANILA – Wearing red underwear may ward off spirits during the so-called ghost month, a feng shui expert said.

No worries during Ghost Month
September 01, 2017

Videos

Pinoy Ghost Month

According to Chinese tradition, Feng Shui, the so-called "ghost month" designated in the calendar from August 14 to September 12, this year is "the time when the gate of hell will open to allow the ghosts and spirits to go back to the living world."

Look also the above links

Hinduism in the Philippines

Look also HERE

Sikhism

at kartar Indian Sikh temple
Brgy San Rafael, 4000 San Pablo city, Laguna

Look the Video Opening Ceremony of Sat kartar Indian Sikh temple SEP 8, 2013

Look also Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple, Manila and HERE

Bahá'í Faith

Read also HERE

Muslim culture general & laws

with these sections:

Index - etc.

Muslim Law - Codes & Rules e.g. about Polygamy

Sharia - etc.

Mosques etc.

Courtship, Wedding, Marriage, Death, Rituals - Etc.

Etc.

IMPORTANT LOOK ALSO:

HumanRights

and

go to main-overview

Index - etc.

go to overview

Islam

Look also the article MAP: Islam in the Philippines
by/Michael Bueza July 17, 2015
Islam is the Philippines' second largest religion. See its reach not only in Mindanao but also in other provinces.

Muslim Filipinos and Islam Muslim Filipinos and Islam
Video

Breaking barriers: More than just Muslims
Yes, they are Muslims, but not just. They are doctors, professors, artists, fathers, mothers, and everyday Filipinos. These are some of their stories. Uploaded on Jul 18, 2015

Remark this is an album in the album "Muslim culture & Mosques in the Philippines"

Look also the article Breaking barriers: More than just Muslims
by/Pat Nabong Jul 19, 2015

A group of girls in colorful hijabs and long skirts are laughing in the middle of a parking lot. One of them is wearing sunglasses. Another arrives donning a leather jacket over her long sleeves. They call one another sisters, even us, although we are not of the same faith. One of the women, Jannah Valdez, asks Rappler: “Takot ba kayo sa amin? Akala niyo ba terrorista kami?” “Are you afraid of us? Do you think we are terrorists?”

Video

Justin Richmond on the radicalization of Marawi
May 24, 2017
Rappler talks to Justin Richmond, founder and executive director of impl. project and former US Army special operations team leader in the southern Philippines, focusing on stabilization, counterinsurgency, and information operations.

Look MORE HERE

Philippine Muslims called to jihad vs extremists
by Carmela Fonbuena September 09, 2017 - with Videos

The prolonged war with local terrorist groups is a wake-up call that prompted collective action from a region that has long suffered from violent extremism

Look the Videos in HD HERE

PSE announces 58 listed companies are now Shariah-compliant
Apr 7, 2017

The latest count is its highest record since October 2015

ARMM gov, imams hit proposed Muslim-only ID
by Paterno Esmaquel II July 08, 2017 - with video

The president of the Imam Council of the Philippines says, 'Bakit po ang mga Muslim lang? Ang mga Muslim ba, 'yun lang ang extremist?'

Part 1: Filipino Islam will outlast its fanatics

Business will eventually prevail over fundamentalist garbage, and push it out of these trading zones

Part 2: The Moro-Filipina will stand in the way of fanatics

Moro-Filipinas are often independent of their men, assertive, vocal, see the hijab as just another way of projecting their identity, and definitely, are major players in the locality.

Both by Patricio N. Abinales June 07 - 10, 2017

The iska in niqab
by Amir Mawallil July 09, 2016

Mardheeya Nuruddin's journey from Zamboanga to the capital tells of a struggle of a young Moro from the southern Philippines – her dreams, frustrations, pain, and victories

World Assembly of Muslim Youth - Philippines
Line of succession of the Sultans of Sulu of the Modern Era
February 26, 2013 - Look it as pdf HERE

Look also

List of sultans of Sulu and Jamalul Kiram III

 

Muslim Laws - Codes and Rules - Etc.

go to overview

Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines

PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO.1083

A DECREE TO ORDAIN AND PROMULGATE A CODE RECOGNIZING THE SYSTEM OF FILIPINO MUSLIM LAWS, CODIFYING MUSLIM PERSONAL LAWS, AND PROVIDING FOR ITS ADMINISTRATION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

A Primer on the Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines
The Legal Impediments to the Application of Islamic Family Law in the Philippines (full text)
by/Anshari P. Ali

Look also Islamic Family Law

Equality in the Family is Necessary

Equality in the Family is Necessary - Equality in the Family is Possible

The Code of Muslim Personal Laws is a special law for Muslims enacted through a Presidential Decree at the height of the Moro rebellion in the 1970s. All of the other national laws, including criminal law, apply to Muslim Filipinos along with the rest of the population.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9177

Eid al-Fitr - Hari Raya Puasa

AN ACT DECLARING THE FIRST DAY OF SHAWWAL, THE TENTH MONTH OF THE ISLAMIC CALENDAR, A NATIONAL HOLIDAY FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF EIDUL FITR, AND THE TENTH DAY OF ZHUL HIJJA, THE TWELFTH MONTH OF THE ISLAMIC CALENDAR, A REGIONAL HOLIDAY IN THE AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO (ARMM) FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF EIDUL ADHA, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 26, CHAPTER 7 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 292, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Look also the Video Republic Act 9177, Eid al-Fitr - Hari Raya Puasa?

Palace declares July 6 non-working holiday for Eid'l Fitr
July 04, 2016 By Ruth Abbey Gita

FAST FACTS: Eid al-Fitr
UPDATED July 29, 2014
As our Muslim countrymen celebrate this solemn feast, get to learn a few facts about Eid al-Fitr

Muslim Marriage - Polygamy - Early Marriage - Divorce

Code of Muslim Personal Laws in the Philippines, concerning family law and institutions Polygamy, nikah, divorce, paternity, filiation, nafaqah, registration, succession, and constitution and jurisdiction of shari'ah courts

Remark:

There´s still Early Marriage: Marriage Age: minimum marriage age 15 years for males and puberty for females, female is presumed to have attained puberty at 15 years; Sharia District Court may authorise marriage of female between 12 and 15 years if she has attained puberty.

Don´t do it and putting lives at risk

Look the rules HERE

Polygamy involves sexual activity with mutiple partners without or with marriage. When a man is married to more than one wife at a time, it is called polygyny. When a woman is married to more than one husband at a time, it is called polyandry.

In the Philippines polygamy is only legal for Muslims.

Polyandry can never happen in the Philippines, although there are reported cases in the barangays where a brother has a secret affair with his sister in-law or a sister with his brother in-law. This is absolutely not allowed in the Philippines infact it is a crime and worst some Filipino families indulge in a more serious crime of incestuous affair.

Muslim Father, Catholic Mother: What About the Child?

In Islam, one of the requirements of a mixed marriage is that the mother is allowed to follow her own religious practice but the children are to be raised as Muslims.

IMPORTANT - WARNING!

Non-Muslim Woman: Should You Marry a Muslim Man?

Born Muslim or not?

Muslim Father, Catholic Mother: What About the Child?

The children of a Muslim male are regarded as Muslim by Islām even if the mother is non-Muslim (kāfir)

and MUCH more!

Philippines says Muslim veil directive only a request

Look the article as pdf HERE

Sharia - etc.

go to overview

IMPORTANT to look!

Human Rights Philippines

Courts for Muslims

A Primer on The Philippine Shari’a Courts

Sharia

(Arabic شريعة, "way" or "path") is the sacred law of Islam.

IMPORTANT

Why Sharia Law MUST be Opposed!

Aisha is now living in the U.S. undergoing a long process of reconstructive surgery and healing.

House Bill 6337: Creation of Shari’a courts in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, ARMM and major cities

Look the text HERE and the Congress Journal HERE

Terrorism has a Name - Wahhabism
and
Wahhabi extremism gaining a hold in Mindanao

Look ref.: HERE and HERE

and more about Wahhabism HERE

Mosques

Look also List of Muslim Mosques in Manila area HERE

go to overview

SHEIKH KARIMUL MAKHDUM MOSQUE

look also HERE and HERE

Masjid al-Dahab or The Golden Mosque

situated in the predominantly Muslim section of the Quiapo district in Manila, and is considered the largest mosque in Metro Manila.

Taluksangay Mosque

look also HERE

Video

Beautiful Mosques - Old Mosques and New Mosques

Remark this is an album in the album "Muslim culture & Mosques in the Philippines"

Courtship, Wedding, Marriage, Death, Rituals, - Etc.

 

go to overview

Look much more about rituals in the different tribes HERE

Remember - IMPORTANT - Read FIRST:

Dating - Wedding - Marriage to a Filipino - Filipina AND HumanRights

Interfaith Marriages

Firstly it is important to point out that Muslim men are not allowed to marry any non-Muslim women.

and

Why can’t a Muslim Woman marry a non-Muslim Man?

Look also

A FEW THEOLOGICAL AND PASTORAL PERSPECTIVES OF INTER-FAITH MARRIAGES by Fr. Vimal Tirimanna

Mixed marriages

Women and early marriage

Both By Tingting Cojuangco

Video

LET GIRLS BE GIRLS AND NOT BRIDES!

PHILIPPINES: "THE NUMBER OF TEEN BRIDES IS ALMOST FIVE TIMES MORE THAN THE TEEN GROOMS" Women forced into marriage, the current extreme hardships that women face particularly with regards to female sexuality. Reduce unwanted pregnancies.

Look the full description of the video HERE

Remark this is an album in the sub-album "Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc."

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a global partnership of organisations working to end child marriage all over the world. Together, we aim to give a voice to girls at risk of child marriage, to defend their rights to health and education, and to give them the opportunities they need to fulfill their potential.

Muslims in the Philippines Questions - Response about:
passport – marriage registration – conversion to Islam – Muslim wedding ceremony – unemployment – Muslims in Mindanao – Muslims in Manila
What do Muslims believe about insurance?
By Huda, About.com Guide

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Thoughts on Marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims

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For a NON-Muslim it´s very important to read and hear from other about their experience bad - good in such a marriage for both them and children, ALSO IN POLYGAMY, and get accept from own family of such a marriage, before he - she accept dating - marriage. THINK, THINK and THINK!

Take care of countries with SHARIA LAW ..... NEVER NEVER accept a spouse living after SHARIA LAW if you want a life with the HUMAN RIGHTS!

Our advice DON´T DO IT - DON´T JOIN SUCH AN INTERFAITH MARRIAGE - RELATIONSHIP between MUSLIM faith and ALL other kind of religions - faiths and NEVER join an EARLY MARRIAGE - DON´T DO IT!

NEVER - NEVER DO IT!

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Pope Warns Against Marrying Muslims

Testimonies of Brutal Domestic Abuse  - Cerab's Story

The video is in German language with English subtext

Couragious and confrontative German newsreport on the muslim abuse of women.

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Children Left-Behind Migration and Filipino Children Left-Behind
By: Melanie M. Reyes

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    Filipino Courtship - Wedding - Marriage

Thoughts on Marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims

Dating and “Live-in” relationship

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Child Spouses - Early Marriage in Ethnic and Indigenous groups

Early marriage - putting lives at risk

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Early Marriage of Muslim Girls

Early and arranged marriages are common practice in Muslim culture in the Philippines

Nurina was 14 when she married Sid, Seven years later, Nurina is a third-year high-school student and a mother of three

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2008 National Demographic and Health Survey report
MARRIAGE OF FILIPINO AND FOREIGN NATIONAL MARRIAGE OF FILIPINO AND FOREIGN NATIONAL paperwork
The Islamic Marriage Contract

Required elements for a legal Islamic marriage

What does the Qur’an say about the interfaith marriage?

According to a broad consensus religiously sterile, a Muslim woman is formally forbidden to marry a non-Muslim man regardless of his religion, while a Muslim man is allowed to get married to a non Muslim woman, mainly a Christian or a Jew, considered by the Islamic schools as “People of the Book"

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Islamic marital jurisprudence

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Muslim´s Questions and RESPONSE

 Muslim´s Questions & RESPONSE about wedding - marriage

1. What documents must be submitted to obtain a Filipino passport? What documents must be submitted to obtain a Filipino passport in your married name?

2. Are Filipino nationals married by an Imam in a family house required to register their marriages? What documents must be submitted to register a marriage and obtain a marriage certificate?

3. How does a person convert to Islam during a wedding ceremony? Does the pouring of water on a person’s head signify their conversion to Islam?

4. What are the characteristics of a Muslim wedding ceremony?

5. Are converts to Islam required to do any study before converting? What would a convert to Islam be expected to know about Islam? Would they be expected to know the 5 articles of faith?

The Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women

which happen in islam countries

Women Living Under Muslim Laws

an international solidarity network that provides information, support and a collective space for women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam.

Read e.g. about Moro ethnic women speak-out on sexual violence in customary practices and traditions and Murder in the Name of Honour

Peculiar Marriage Rite of Some Ethnic Groups e.g.

The Tausug of Mindanao

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The Power of Sulu

Beyond the Currents - The Power of Sulu

Tausug Marriage Traditions (page 13) by/The Yuchengco Museum

Tausug - Marriage and Family

Tausug - Marriage and Family

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A Filipino Muslim Royal Wedding
in the Southern Philippines

Photos by  HADER GLANG
Article by  JOHN L. SHINN III
L.A. Zamboanga Times

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Philippine Muslim, Tausug - Marriages - Courtship - Arranged Marriages - Abduction and Elopement - Weddings and Divorces
on Jolo Island

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Muslim Marriage Guide

Filipino Wedding Traditions

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SG Wedding Favors Blog

All About Muslim Weddings

REGISTRATION CONCERNING CIVIL STATUS MUSLIM FILIPINOS

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RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING REGISTRATION OF ACTS AND EVENTS CONCERNING CIVIL STATUS OF MUSLIM FILIPINOS

Rules and Regulations Governing Registration of Acts and Events Concerning Civil Status of Muslim Filipinos
Burial Rituals
by/Muhammadhusien Kermali, Al-Islam.org

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FILIPINO MUSLIMS' DEATH RITUALS

Islamic Funeral Rites

Care for the dying, funeral prayers, burial, and mourning

Attending a Muslim Funeral

A Guide for Non-Muslims

Islamic Traditional burial and funeral rituals i UAE

Gravemarkers and the repression of sexual symbolism Gravemarkers and the repression of sexual symbolism: The case of two Philippine - Borneo Moslem societies (Tausug - Bajau Laut)
by/ T. Kiefer - C. Sather

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Videos

Cardinal Quevedo slams terrorism as 'demonic ideology

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo slams terrorism as a 'demonic ideology' that is destroying friendships between Christians and Muslims, as clashes continue in Marawi City
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Cardinal Quevedo seeks help for Marawi evacuees

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo seeks help for evacuees from Marawi City, as well as those from broken families, victims of drug abuse, and other poor and neglected people

Both May 31, 2017

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Cardinal Quevedo urges interreligious dialogue amid terror
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 17, 2017
The first cardinal from Mindanao also says Muslim leaders can correct terrorists on their wrong interpretation of Islamic teachings.

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Islamic History of the Philippines

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Halal Guide Philippines

has been put together in response to increasing demand from Muslim locals, visitors and expats for information about halal dining places and halal food businesses in the Philippines.

Fasting

primarily a movement of willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time.

Fasting is the fourth of the Five Pillars of Islam and involves fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, which is probably the most notable time for fasting among Muslims.
In Islam, fasting for a month is an obligatory practice during the holy month of Ramadan, from fajr (dawn), until maghrib (sunset). Muslims are prohibited from eating and drinking (including water).

Filipino Muslims in Eid’l Fitr Festival

Hari Raya Puasa

The Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board  have stepped up support for this year’s Eid’l Fitr celebrations from August 9 to 11, 2013, at the Atrium/The Block of SM North in Quezon City and in other areas of the country.

The Eid’l Fitr Festival, organized by the Magbassa Kita Foundation, Inc. led by its Chairperson, former Senator Santanina T. Rasul, will feature a variety of activities from country displays by the different Islamic embassies in the country; institutional exhibits by Local Government Units, government agencies, and donor agencies working on peace and development initiatives; trade fair of products from Mindanao; fashion exhibit on traditional Muslim attires; interactive Salam Villages; and cultural presentations.

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Palace declares July 6 non-working holiday for Eid'l Fitr
July 04, 2016 By Ruth Abbey Gita

RA 9177

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Blasphemy

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Blasphemy law

a law limiting the freedom of speech and expression relating to blasphemy, or irreverence toward holy personages, religious artifacts, customs, or beliefs. Blasphemy laws are sometimes used to protect the religious beliefs of a majority, while in other cases, they serve to offer protection of the religious beliefs of minorities

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Atheism

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Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society - PATAS

a social organization for the public understanding of atheism and agnosticism in the Philippines. It serves to educate society, and eliminate myths and misconceptions about atheism and agnosticism. It speaks against discrimination of the non-religious, and for equal opportunities as Filipino citizens.

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Philippine Atheists and Agnostics Society

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Look also the article On being godless and good: Irreligious Pinoys speak out
by/Lealy Galang and Alma Rhenz Fernando Jun 04, 2015
'God is not necessary to be a good human,' says the Philippine Atheists and Agnostic Society

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