Walang daang matuwid sa APECO

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NASSA to host Caritas Asia Planning Workshop on Anti-Trafficking of Women and Children 2012

The Caritas Asia in coordination with the Caritas Philippines – National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace is organizing a meeting and planning workshop on the regional program on AntiTrafficking of Women and Children on November 21 – 23 to be held at the CBCP-NASSA BEC Development Center in Tagaytay City. The event aims to briefly review the regional anti-trafficking program, according to Zar Gomez, Caritas Asia Regional Coordinator. “…so that we may be able to assess where we are now, after several years of holding the program, and see how else to proceed and better ourselves from our…

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Practice fidelity, abstinence to prevent HIV ―bishop

The spread of the dreaded HIV virus is but an indication of a greater spiritual and moral problem plaguing today’s society, a Catholic bishop said. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo called on all dioceses to declare audaciously the way to prevent HIV is to practice premarital abstinence because true love waits and mutual fidelity between the spouses in marriage. “In many cases, the spread of HIV is a symptom of deeper spiritual and moral maladies of society. To stop the virus, there must be a conversion of hearts through deeper friendship with Jesus Christ, the “One who gives life, and…

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FOI bill’s fate lies in Aquino’s hands

A Catholic bishop said that the passage of a crucial measure for transparency and accountability in the government lies on one man’s hands: President Benigno Aquino III. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said if Aquino really wants reform in the government, he would exert all efforts possible to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill. Otherwise, he said, the lack of political will on the part of the President to push the measure is mirrored in the lack credible commitment to root out irregularities in the government. “One big help to fight graft corruption is transparency and that’s if the…

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Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS) and Caritas Filipinas Team-Up for Support to Typhoon Haiku’i

October 5 and 11 marked the dates for relief operations in the town of Binan, Laguna, in the Parishes of San Isidro Labrador, San PedroApostol and Nuestra Seńora dela Pazrespectively.  The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines- National Secretariat for Social Action-Justice and Peace (CBCP-NASSA) or Caritas Filipinas Foundation, Inc. (CFFI) through the aid of Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives Singapore (CHARIS)distribute goods to identified family beneficiaries. 421 sets of relief packs have been provisioned for 421 families which contained a standard relief pack with 8 kilos of rice, 2 blankets, 1 sleeping mat, 500ml cooking oil, 5 cans of150grams…

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Local and foreign missions planned for Year of Faith

To truly concretize the meaning of faith to Filipinos, the Year of Faith celebration will include local and foreign missions. According to Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo mission will be “the result, the fruit of the Year of Faith” in the Philippines. In a recent orientation about the Year of Faith given to lay leaders, heads of religious congregations and members of the clergy from the Archdiocese of Manila, Pabillo said there will be local missions like the sending of two batches of catechists from the Archdiocese of Manila to Taytay, Palawan for short-term missionary work. He said, hopefully, foreign…

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Groups urge justice for Tampakan victims

Various groups gathered around the Makati Fire Station to join in the indignation rally condemning the massacre of the Capion Family in Kiblawan, Davao del Sur on October 25, 2012. The rally was intended to call the attention of Sagittarius Mines, Inc.-Xtrata office in LKG Building in Makati. Three caskets were paraded and processed in Ayala Avenue that explicitly represent the three victims that were killed in the morning of October 18 in Fahayhlob, Sitio Datal Alyong, Danlag, South Cotabato. The victims were recognized as Juvy Capion, a 27-year old mother of four, wife of Daguil Capion and who was…

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NASSA officials Visit CDO housing project

The CBCP-NASSA National Director, Bp. Broderick Pabillo, DD and NASSA Executive Secretary, Fr. Edwin Gariguez visited NASSA & ACDO Caritas Village shelter project on October 26, 2012. To date, 61 out of 90 units are already awarded to qualified Sendong-affected beneficiaries. Photos taken at Brgy. Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City.

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Church officials urge probe on Tampakan massacre

Members of the Church and various groups called on the Aquino administration to conduct an urgent investigation and bring justice on the victims of the Tampakan Massacre. Fr. Edu Gariguez, executive secretary of the CBCP’s National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (Nassa) condemned the brutal killings of Juvy Malid Capion and two sons, 13-year old Jordan and 8-year old John, from the B’laan tribe. “We condemn with sadness and disgust the Tampakan massacre.  Atrocities and human rights violation like this committed to protect the interest of mining companies should give PNoy’s administration compelling reason to permanently stop Tampakan…

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Catholic Church reach out to flood affected Kapampangans

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