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2nd April 2020

Ordination Herman Menjuan

Venue: St John Nepomuceno Parish, Anini-y, Diocese of Antique, Philippines Ordaining Minister: Bishop Marvyn Maceda, Bishop of Antique Appointment: Parish of Turda, Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay, Philippines

Ordination Glenn Subiaga Dumali

Venue: St Joseph the Worker Parish, Roxas, Archdiocese of Capiz, Philippines Ordaining Minister, Archbishop Jose Advincula, Archbishop of Capiz Appointment: Parish of Mbikko,  Diocese of Lugazi, Uganda

Ordination Estrevencion Blas John Garde

Venue: St Nicholas of Tolentino Parish, Guimbal, Iloilo, Philippines Ordaining Minister: Archbishop Romeo Lazo, Archbishop of Jaro Appointment: Parish of Tando Allahyar, Diocese of Hyderabad, Pakistan

Ordination Emmanuel Ngeh Abonge

Venue: St Michael Parish, Futru-Nkwen, Archdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon Ordaining Minister: Archbishop Andrew Nkea, Archbishop of Bamenda Appointment: Diocese of Antique, Philippines

Manila, Philippines: Lockdown Will Create Unrest if Mismanaged – Bishop Pabillo

“It is impossible to impose a lockdown in the capital’s many slums. Many live without a roof over their heads. Others are crammed into makeshift shelters where it is very hot. It is difficult to ask them to stay locked up for a long time,” the bishop said. According to the Philippines Statistics Authority, 21 percent of people living in this predominantly Catholic country are … Read more

Covid-19 Philippines: Hospitals Overwhelmed

At least five major hospitals in the Philippine capital Manila have said they are full and can no longer offer the required degree of care and attention to any additional Covid-19 patients. These top hospitals are considered well equipped in the Philippines. They are St. Luke’s Medical Center-Quezon City, De Los Santos Medical Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center-Taguig, The Medical City, Makati Medical Center and … Read more

Come Back To Me: A Lenten Reflection

COME BACK TO ME  “Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God”. (St. Augustine)   A Time of Reconciliation and Restoration … Read more

Philippines: Bishops Puncture Outrageous Duterte Claim

Duterte said Cardinal Tagle’s change of office was punishment for his meddling in politics. “We were only given a caretaker who is a priest. Manila has no more bishop. Pope Francis got angry because he [Tagle] meddled with politics,” Duterte said. Duterte was incorrect in his claim that Manila has no bishop.  On Feb. 10, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Broderick Pabillo, auxiliary bishop of Manila, … Read more

Philippines: Siffer Penalties for Child Abuse and Exploitation

Philippine lawmakers have passed a measure that would impose stiffer penalties in child abuse, exploitation and discrimination cases.The proposed Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act imposes bigger fines and longer jail terms for violators. “This is a good step to minimize or totally eradicate cases involving children,” said Father Conegundo Garganta, executive secretary of the Episcopal Commission on Youth.However, he said, … Read more

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