Forty for the Poor (40 4-d-4) Project

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  Next year, 2015, marks the 40th year of the Alay Kapwa Program of the Philippine Catholic Church. Created in 1975 by the Catholic Bishops, Alay Kapwa is the Lenten Evangelization-Action Program implemented by the CBCP National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (CBCP-NASSA) as part of its commitment to transform a society enlivened by the Gospel values of justice and peace, and love for our brothers and sisters in Christ with preferential option for the poor and marginalized. The number “40” is a symbol of God’s faithfulness to His promise of liberation from slavery and oppression. It is…

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SAC Puerto Princesa launches Orientation on Social Action, Alay Kapwa and Year of the Poor

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  The Social Action Office of Puerto Princesa organized a Basic Orientation Seminar on Social Action, Alay Kapwa and the Year of the Poor, on November 12, 2014 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish, for Clergy and Lay leaders of the Vicariate, in preparation for the Vicariate’s intensification of Social Action Works in the Year of the Poor (November 2014 to October 2015). Thirty-five clergy and at least 70 lay leaders and civil society partners attended in the morning and afternoon, respectively, as representatives of the CBCP National Secretariat for Social Action Justice and Peace (CBCP-NASSA) gave a Basic Orientation…

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NASSA / Caritas Consolidated Situation Reports

NASSA / Caritas Consolidated Situation Report – Nr 1 Program Location: Philippines Program Title: Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Response   Situation Report – Nr 1 (click here) Situation Report – Nr 2 (click here) Situation Report – Nr 3 (click here) Situation Report – Nr 4 (click here) Situation Report – Nr 5 (click here) Situation Report – Nr 6 (click here) Situation Report – Nr 7 (click here) Situation Report – Nr 8 (click here) Situation Report – Nr 9

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Our Christian faith keeps us strong amid adversity–NASSA exec

MANILA, Dec. 25, 2013—The Filipinos’ strong spirit which is strongly rooted from the Christian faith is what helps us move on even when confronted with adversity in life, NASSA Executive Secretary, Fr. Edu Gariguez said in an interview, when asked for his insight on how will the Yolanda survivors celebrate this yuletide season. “Everywhere we go, even if there’s a big disaster, Filipinos will tell you  may awa ang Diyos, makakaraos rin tayo [God has mercy on us and we will keep on moving]“. Gariguez added if there is one very festive atmosphere in the whole country, it is Christmas….

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BUILDING CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES THROUGH CARITAS SHELTER PROJECT

The CBCP-NASSA/Caritas Philippines, in collaboration with different diocese throughout the country, is building communities through Caritas Shelter Project.  The project believes that a necessary component in building Christian communities starts with building homes for the homeless and thereby provoking new hope and new beginnings. NASSA chairman Bishop Broderick Pabillo and Josephine Ignacio of Caritas Philippines visited the Caritas Shelter Project in three dioceses, namely, Tagum, Tandag and Mati on June 19 to 21 for the awarding of shelters to the homeless. Ten families were the first beneficiaries of Oplan Tabang: Balik Bahay Program in Purok 6, Babag, Monkayo, Compostela Valley province during a…

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Caritas Philippines joins rehabilitation efforts in Mindanao

Such heart-breaking sentiments from a woman village leader greeted NASSA/ Caritas Philippines’ Special Humanitarian Team during their visit to typhoon Bopha’s (Pablo) calamity-stricken areas last 21-25 January 2013.

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Alay Kapwa launches Lenten Campaign nationwide

The Lenten Evangelization-Action Program of the Philippine Catholic Church has launched its National Lenten Campaign simultaneously with the theme “Challenges And Responses of Stewardship in the Year of Faith.” For the first time, Alay Kapwa will be launched in three Dioceses -one from each of the three regions in the country. In a press statement, the changing of hosting from one Diocese to three Dioceses was agreed during the 36th National Social Action General Assembly (NASAGA) held last August 2012 in Zambales City and the decision was anticipated that the faithful will be more active to the evangelization of Alay Kapwa….

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Walang daang matuwid sa APECO

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Catholic Church reach out to flood affected Kapampangans

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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;…

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