NECCOM statement on Senate impasse
The National Ecumenical Consultative Committee (NECCOM), composed of representatives of various Christian denominations, assured President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of their prayers, in the face of
the "current political turmoil in the Philippine Senate".
NASSA, NAMFREL launch People
vs. Tancangco Movement
The CBCP National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (NASSA) and the National
Citizens' Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) has launched the People vs. Tangcangco Movement, a multisectoral group pushing for the impeachment of Comelec Commissioner Luzviminda Tancangco.
Archbishop-Emeritus Domingo of Tuguegarao
Archbishop Emeritus Teodulfo S. Domingo, who served as the Archbishop of Tuguegarao for close to
30 years, passed away in the early morning of June 3. He was 91.
CBCP expresses sadness over death of Abu Sayyaf hostages, urge greater support for campaign vs terrorists
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) expressed sadness over the tragic deaths of two hostages during an encounter
between military forces and their Abu Sayyaf kidnappers in Zamboanga del Sur last June 7. American hostage Martin Burham and Filipino nurse
Ediborah Yap were killed during the afternoon rescue operation operation. The other American hostage, Gracia Burham, was wounded during the
firefight but had recovered over the weekend and returned to the United States.
Pope creates new Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay,
appoints its first bishop
Pope John Paul II has erected a new Apostolic Vicariate in the Province of
Palawan and appointed its first Apostolic Administrator.
Marquez installed Coadjutor Bishop
of Lucena, Administrator of Gumaca
Bishop Emilio Z. Marquez was installed as
Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Lucena and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Gumaca during solemn liturgical rites held last May 20 at the Cathedral of St. Ferdinand in Lucena City.
ECBA sets nat'l planning-consultation
The CBCP Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA) will hold its 3rd
National Consultation and Planning on June 11-13 at the Magnificat Center, Villa Del Mar, Suwa, Romblon.
NASSA leads celebration of 'Farmers' Day' May 15
The National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (NASSA), the social action arm of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the
Philippines (CBCP), led the first annual celebration of Farmers' Day last May 15, the feast day of San Isidro Labrador, patron saint of farmers.
CBCP forms IT Council
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has formed an IT (Information Technology) Council to support and assist in the
planning of its initiatives in the field of information technology.