Manila Archbishop asks priests, lay people to know more about HIV-AIDS

MANILA August 16, 2012 -Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Tagle has called on the priests, religious, seminarians and lay people of the Archdiocese of Manila to know more about HIV-AIDS a disease that is increasing its presence in the Philippines. He has scheduled two separate workshop sessions, one for two full days for priests and religious and another for a full day for seminarians and lay people.                     The first workshop will be held on August 22-23, 2012 at the San Carlos Seminary auditiorium, San Carlos Formation Complex, EDSA, Makati City;…

Read More

CBCP-NASSA/ Caritas Philippines APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY ASSISTANCE FOR FLOOD VICTIMS

9 August 2012 CBCP-NASSA/CARITAS-PHILIPPINES: APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY ASSISTANCE FOR FLOOD VICTIMS Our dear Bishops, SAC Directors, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, CBCP-NASSA/Caritas Philippines monitored the devastating impact of Southwest Monsoon and Shallow Low Pressure Area (SLPA) in the National Capital Region and a number of dioceses in the Philippines. The torrential rain caused catastrophic flooding and widespread damages. The disastrous flooding in Metro Manila is similarly experienced in other dioceses in Luzon as well. We received reports from the Diocese of Iba that a total of 2,701 families are affected, while it was around 200 families in the Diocese of…

Read More

CBCP-NASSA/ CARITAS PHILIPPINES PRESS RELEASE ON FLOODING

Press Release CBCP-NASSA/Caritas-Philippines 8 August 2012 NASSA-Caritas Philippines monitored the devastating impact of Southwest Monsoon and Shallow Low Pressure Area (SLPA) in the National Capital Region and a dozen more provinces in the Philippines. The torrential rain caused catastrophic flooding and widespread damages forcing thousands of families to seek refuge in evacuation centers. Since mobility is impossible due to flooding of major road networks and streets, we relied on respective parishes and dioceses to attend to the communities affected by this calamity. Metro Manila received substantial media coverage. But reports from the provinces and affected dioceses reveal an equally desperate…

Read More

Poverty, Debt Trap and the Challenge for the Church of the Poor

By Fr. Edwin A. Gariguez Social Action Ministry for Social Justice and Transformation In a set of data presented before National Poverty Summit co-convened by the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA) of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, it was affirmed that the poverty level of our country, as evidenced by gross inequality of income, has not changed even for the last 25 years after EDSA Power Revolution. The challenge for the Church in the Philippines to be a Church of the Poor remains as valid as before. The Second Plenary Council calls us to boldness in the…

Read More

Priest, Apple opponent win awards

A Catholic priest and the man who challenged Apple’s ‘green’ credentials in China have each won a Goldman Prize , one of the most prestigious awards for environmental campaigners. Edwin Gariguez, executive secretary of the National Secretariat for Social Action of the bishops’ conference in the Philippines, wins the Islands & Island Nations award.

Read More

K99 Asset Reform Forum calls on genuine reforms, social justice for all!

With the realization that many of ourlawsare not properly implemented, majority of the Filipinopeople still experience poverty.

Read More

Church, basic sectors to PNoy: implement the asset reform laws seriously

After holding presidency for nearly two years, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino

Read More

Church group seeks help for demolition victims

MANILA, Jan. 18, 2012—A Church group on Tuesday said they are seeking support from other religious group/institutions, individuals, and allies for a continuing assistance to the displaced residents of San Juan whose houses were recently demolished.

Read More

NASSA sends aid to dioceses affected by quake

MANILA, Feb. 9, 2012—The National Secretariat for Social Action – Caritas Philippines is providing emergency assistance to dioceses affected by the recent earthquake. The dioceses of San Carlos and Dumaguete in Central Visayas were severely affected by the recent earthquake of 6.9 magnitude that killed several people and left scores injured.

Read More

Caritas Damay Kapanalig raise P8-M for ‘Sendong’ victims

MANILA, Jan. 18, 2012—The disaster relief and rehabilitation program of Caritas Manila’s Damay Kapanalig and Radyo Veritas 846 have raised over eight million pesos in aid, both in cash and in-kind for Typhoon Sendong victims. Caritas Manila’s Damay Kapanalig had sent P2 million pesos in cash for relief operations in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan via the Church’s diocesan and parish networks.

Read More