Monthly Archives: April 2015

Catholic group defends Justice Reyes against bribery allegation

KCFAPI Board of Trustees (CBCPNews File) MANILA, April 30, 2015— A Catholic men’s fraternal organization has dismissed as “reckless” allegations of corruption leveled by administration ally Senator Antonio Trillanes VI against Court of Appeals Associate Justice Jose Reyes, Jr. The Knights of Columbus (K of C), the country’s and the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization of men, said the charges were an “imprudent imputation”

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Priest: Gov’t, telcos ‘not doing enough’ to stop crimes vs. kids

OLONGAPO City, Zambales, April 30, 2015—After the news of an Australian sexual predator’s crimes hit the headlines recently, an Irish missionary priest and human rights advocate based in Olongapo expressed disgust over what he called the impotent child protection laws of the Philippines, blaming the heinous crimes against Filipino minors partly on the alleged connivance between big business and government officials. Fr. Shay Cullen being

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Antipolo youth learn ‘feeling, thinking, doing well’

ANTIPOLO, April 29, 2015 — Inspired by Pope Francis’ message to young Filipinos during his Encounter with the Youth at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) last January “to be wise, use three languages: think well, feel well and do well”, the Diocese of Antipolo youth ministers held their 4th KaDA Youth Leaders Exchange (KYLE) on April 24 to 26 in Kalaoasis Calawis, Antipolo. Immersion experience: their 4th KaDA Youth Leaders Exchange (KYLE)

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Knights of Columbus: Trillanes claim vs. justice ‘reckless’

MANILA, April 29, 2015 – Irresponsible. This is how the Knights of Columbus (KC) in the Philippines describes in a resolution Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s accusation against Justice Jose C. Reyes, Jr., whom he alleges received a multi-million bribe to stop the six-month suspension of Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay. Justice Jose C. Reyes, Jr. (Photo: Yen Ocampo) “…The accusation of bribery made by Senator Trillanes IV against Justice Jose

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PH target of int’l cyber criminals‏ – experts

MANILA, April 29, 2015 — The Philippines government, financial institutions and other organizations in the country could be the next victims of similar online attacks that plagued banks across Europe and other countries in recent, revealed cyber space security experts. Vicente Diaz, principal security researcher of the Global Research and Analysis Team of Kaspersky Lab, delivers his presentation at a cyber security media event at Escape Hunt

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Social media helps revive ‘unknown’ Marian devotion

MANILA, April 29, 2015—Thanks to a social media post, one of the least known Marian devotions in the country receives a new lease in life, making a successful comeback recently. Dozens of young Catholics, newly introduced to the devotion, join the procession of the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Echague around Quiapo, Manila on Sunday, April 25, 2015. (Photo: James Benedict Malabanan) Historic “The Nuestra Señora del Santísimo Rosario

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Bishop to gov’t: Prosecute Veloso’s recruiters

MANILA, April 29, 2015— The ball is now in the government’s hands to prosecute the recruiters of Mary Jane Veloso who supposedly duped her into transporting drugs into Indonesia where she was nabbed and sentenced to death, a Catholic Church official said. OFWs in Hong Kong (Photo: CBCPNews) Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga said they are relieved that the execution was not carried out early this morning, giving more time for the government to

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Nepal aid launched

MANILA, April 28, 2015— Caritas Philippines has joined other agencies in launching an appeal for victims of the Nepal earthquake. Fr. Edu Gariguez, Caritas Philippines executive secretary, said a national fund-raising campaign was launched on Tuesday for all the dioceses to help support Nepal. People staying in an open public space in Patan, Kathmandu (Credit: Caritas Australia) Also known as the National Secretariat for the Social Action, Justice

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Tagle to priests, religious: Embrace mission, not position

VATICAN, April 28, 2015— Manila’s top churchman, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, spoke during an international meeting on the Church’s teachings on missionary activity, where he reminded the clergy and the religious to seek their true mission and make it the priority of all pastoral activities. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (second from left) gave a talk during the International Convention on the 50th anniversary of the Vatican

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Nepalese students in PH appeal for help

MANILA, April 28, 2015 – Nepalese students in the Philippines made a special appeal to the Philippine government and to the Filipino public to extend aid to their country, which was hit last Friday by a powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake. More than 150 Nepalese students studying at the Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) hold a prayer vigil for the victims and aftermath survivors of earthquake in Nepal, April 27, 2015. (Photo: Yen Ocampo) “We are

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