Feast of Baptism of our Lord starts NASSA’s New Year of action 2013

The personnel of the National Secretariat for Social Action-Justice and Peace (NASSA) concluded their week-long Retreat-Evaluation-Planning (7-13 January 2013) at the CBCP-NASSA BEC Development Center in Tagaytay

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CBCP-NASSA & ACDO Caritas Village Shelter Project– A Legacy of HOPE

Just on time for TS Sendonganniversary, on 17 December 2012, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – National Secretariat for Social Action (CBCP-NASSA)

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NASSA’s call for the resignation of Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes

After a series of consultations with various stakeholders, the National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (NASSA) – the social action arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) – joins the call for the resignation of the current Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary, Atty. Virgilio de los Reyes for the sake of the prompt and proper implementation of the agrarian reform law or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program with Extension and Reforms (CARPER.) We see that at this juncture, Sec. de los Reyes no longer has ascendency over his department and his way of doing…

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Inmates’ Fasting to benefit Pablo’s victims

In response to President Aquino’s call to help the Typhoon Pablo’s victims, the inmates of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City decided to ‘sacrifice’ their three-day meal from December 24, 25, and 26, according to the National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (CBCP-NASSA) Chairman Bishop Broderick Pabillo. The inmates of the Maximum Security Compound took seriously the call of the government as they formed an “Operation Kalinga sa Kapwa: Tulong sa mga naulila at biktima ng trahedya na dulot ng Bagyong Pablo” whereas they intend to donate the food allowances and subsidies allocated for them in…

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NASSA calls PNoy to fulfill his promise on CARP

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (CBCP-NASSA) is calling the Aquino Administration to fulfill his promise to complete the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and to remove all the obstacles that delay and hinder its implementation. The NASSA has released its statement on December 20 in support to the 56 farmers on hunger strike in front of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) since December 17. “We are deeply concerned about the situation. By the end of the third day, December 19, a total of 28 hunger strikers were reported…

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Bishops calls for ‘impunity culture’ elimination

Impunity has no place in rights-based governance and should be challenged, fought and stopped, a Catholic Bishop said. In his statement for the International Human Rights Day and 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR), Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo, National Director of CBCP-NASSA cited that the Philippines was far from the goal of rights-based governance because of the incidences of impunity close to its people such as extrajudicial killings by the military and lack of justice to victims of violence and killings. “As our country is a state party to more than 20 international human rights instruments,…

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Groups urge Malacañang, Congress to certify FOI urgent

Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition had appealed to the Palace and the members of the legislature to certify the Freedom on Information (FOI) bill urgent. In a letter of appeal signed by representatives of different organizations advancing the right to information, including Catholic Bishops’ Conference – National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice & Peace (CBCP – Nassa) chief, Manila Auxiliari Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo said that the Executive Department and the members of the Congress have the power to certify the bill urgent and be it included in the Order of Business just before the Congress goes on a…

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Public awareness of HIV-AIDS case needed—bishop

After the celebration of the 2nd National AIDS Sunday last December 3, a Catholic Bishop reiterated that public must know about the Virus infection-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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Priest urges zero budget on APECO, backs policy demands

An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) expressed support to the policy demands of the Casiguran Marchers and urged the Aquino government to prove his ‘Daang Matuwid’ by giving the Aurora Ecozone a zero 2013 budget. The government has already shelled out more than P800 million to fund the construction of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (APECO), even though it has brought no benefits to the marginalized sectors of Casiguran, Aurora, according to Father Edwin Gariguez, Executive Secretary of the National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (NASSA). “The Aquino administration must instead hold it…

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Task Force Anti-APECO – Casiguran March

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