SHeG communities join Farmers Congress Orientation Seminar in Gumaca

To start the 2-day Basic Orientation Seminar on Sustainable Agriculture (BOSSA), twenty-three participants from the Self-Help Group (SHeG) communities** of the Social Action Center of Diocese the Gumaca (Caritas SAC Gumaca) participated in the 10th Farmers Congress on 12 May 2014, held in the Gymnasium of the Diocese. The annual Congress is organized for the members of MASINOP (Magsasakang Sinusunod ang Organikong Pagsasaka) sector of MSK (Munting Sambayanang Kristyano or the local BEC) from 21 Barangays and guests from Calauag and other towns in the Diocese of Lucena, under programs related to Sustainable Agriculture and organic farming in the Diocese….

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Church to celebrate mass with workers, laity on Labor Day

Catholic Bishops, instituting a new tradition, will celebrate Holy Mass with workers, farmers and fisherfolks on Labor Day at the historic Church of Quiapo, whose regular churchgoers are composed mainly of toiling masses. Dubbed the Concelebrated Mass for the Working People at the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, the Holy Eucharist will be concelebrated by the clergy of the Archdiocese of Manila, and will be led by Bishop Jesse E.  Mercado, D.D., the National Director of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines(CBCP) Commission on the Laity. “We certainly believe that these heroes, the farmers, fisher folks and laborers…

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Briefer on Response to Typhoon Yolanda

              <<PDF Version>>    TYPHOON HAIYAN (Local name: Typhoon Yolanda) 8-9 November 2013 Strength: 235 kph Gustiness: 313 kph   9 Arch/Dioceses heavily affected: Diocese of Borongan, Eastern Samar Diocese of Calbayog, Western Samar Archdiocese of Palo, Leyte Archdiocese of Cebu Archdiocese of Jaro, Iloilo Archdiocese of Capiz Diocese of Kalibo Aklan Diocese of San Jose de Antique Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay, Palawan               Impact Overview: 6,268 deaths 686 million euros total cost of damages 13.2 million people affected 4.4 million people displaced 1.1 million houses damaged   OUR…

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ATM Statement for Earth Day: Filipinos should assert their right in protecting the environment

Statement April 22, 2014 ‘Ganansya ng iilan, disgrasya ng mamamayan’— As the world celebrates Earth Day, Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) a coalition of more than a hundred environmental and anti-mining groups continues its cry for a more sustainable future, not just for the environment but for the people of the Philippines. “When it comes to environmental issues, there are just so many things to deal with. There is deforestation, destruction of biodiversity and of course destructive and irresponsible mining, among others. The issue even extends to human rights violations and the abuse of rights of our Indigenous Peoples” said Jaybee…

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CBCP-NASSA launches 9.5 M Euro Appeal for Recovery Program in 9 Dioceses

“I call on the whole Caritas Internationalis Confederation to give our communities a chance for recovery,” says the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, signaling the launch of CBCP-NASSA Caritas Philippines’ emergency appeal worth over 9.5 million Euros for its 1st  year of implementation. The emergency appeal entitled “Recovery assistance to the vulnerable communities affected by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines” (REACH-Philippines) aims to rehabilitate the 9 dioceses most affected by the typhoon Yolanda when it swept through the Visayas region on 8 November 2013. “Given the catastrophic scale and impact of the destruction wrought…

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NASSA Job Vacancy

The National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (NASSA)/ Caritas Philippines – social development, advocacy and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, is in need of the following for the NASSA-Caritas Internationalis relief and rehabilitation efforts in dioceses affected by Typhoon Yolanda: Deadline for submission of application: April 22, 2014 Please send Application Letter and Resume to: hr_caritasphils@nassa.org.ph (copy to <admin@nassa.org.ph>) c/o Mr. Benoit Labonte Human Resources CBCP-NASSA/Caritas Philippines

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Vacancy Notice for Alay Kapwa Officer (Marketing)‏

We are looking for a team member for our Alay Kapwa Program with appropriate marketing/ promotion skills, who has integrity and passion for social action, justice and peace. Please find details in the Vacancy notice. We would appreciate if you could help disseminate to your friends who share our common vision for social justice and development. Interested parties can send Application Letter with Resume to Benoit Labonte (email: hr_caritasphils@nassa.org.ph) on or before Friday, 4 April 2014.

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Visayas kicks-off Alay Kapwa Lenten Campaign 2014

  Visayas region had officially kicked-off its Alay Kapwa Lenten Campaign 2014, launched and hosted by Diocese of Bacolod last March 6-7.  NASSA National Director, Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo, and staff graced the event together with around 200 participants (priests and lay representatives) from fourteen Dioceses.   This year, the Alay Kapwa (AK) Program of the CBCP-NASSA launches its National Lenten Campaign simultaneously in three Dioceses, one from each of the three regions, Luzon Visayas and Mindanao, flagging this year’s theme “One Human Family without Poverty and Hunger.”   Alay Kapwa Program is the Lenten Evangelization-Action Program of the Philippine…

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Mindanao Dioceses launch Alay Kapwa Lenten Campaign

  Mindanao Dioceses launch Alay Kapwa Lenten Campaign Warm  and festive ambiance  welcomes  the National Launching of  Alay Kapwa  in the “City of Golden Friendship” in Cagayan de Oro which was hosted by the Diocese led by Archbishop Antonio Ledesma and Social Action Director Rev. Fr. Nathaniel Lerio, SSJV  last March 3-4. The welcome mass which is celebrated by Archbishop Ledesma signifies the opening of the two-day celebration. For the 2nd time, the Alay Kapwa (AK) Program of the CBCP-NASSA launches its National Lenten Campaign simultaneously in three Dioceses, one from each of the three regions, Luzon Visayas and Mindanao,…

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Alay Kapwa – Your contribution towards One Human Family without Poverty and Hunger In preparation for Easter

“I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me a drink….”  – Matthew 25: 35-36 –   Ash Wednesday, 5 March 2014, marks the beginning of Lenten season, when Catholics prepare 40 days before the Holy Week and Easter.  While parishes in all Dioceses have their own way to reflect on this journey, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) launches its annual Lenten Campaign or Alay Kapwa (AK) Campaign through the National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (NASSA) by encouraging the faithful to reflect on the theme: One Human Family without Poverty and…

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