Thursday, 24 October 2002


IPs celebrate 25th Indigenous Peoples Sunday Oct. 13

In the face of poverty, uncertainty of abode, and other concerns, indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Philippines celebrate the 25th Indigenous Peoples Sunday on October 13, with the theme "Empower-ment of Indigenous Peoples Toward Solidarity" FULL STORY

Archbishop Philip Smith passes away

Archbishop Philip F. Smith, O.M.I., Archbishop-Emeritus of Cotabato passed away last September 30 at the Notre Dame Hospital in Cotabato City.  He would have been 78 years old on October 16 this year.   FULL STORY

Globalization, slow IPRA implementation
hurting IPs – Claver

On the occasion of the launching of the 25th Indigenous Peoples Sunday, Bontoc-Lagawe Bishop Francisco F. Claver, S.J. lamented in a statement the harmful effects of intensifying global-ization and sluggish implementation of the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act (IPRA) on the condition of indigenous peoples (IPs) in the country.   FULL STORY

ECY invites delegates to National Youth Day

The Episcopal Commis-sion on Youth (ECY) is inviting young people and youth leaders from dioceses all over the country to take part in a gathering of youths to celebrate  National Youth Day (NYD) 2002 in Ormoc City, Leyte, with a four-day program of festivities from November 28 to December 1.   FULL STORY

ECMI disappointed over  'death' of Absentee Voting Bill

The CBCP Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People (ECMI), has expressed disappointment over the failure of the Senate and Congress to pass the Absentee Voting Bill before the end of its current session.   FULL STORY

10,000 children gather in schools
 for Children's Congress

An estimated 10,000 children, aged 10 to 12 years, gathered in seven different schools in the Archdiocese of Manila last October 2 and 3 for a Children's Congress, one of the major events held in this year in preparation for the Fourth World Meeting of Families scheduled in January 2003.   FULL STORY

Bishops-Ulama Forum prepares
for Mindanao Week of Peace

The Bishops-Ulama Forum (BUF) has begun preparations for the celebration of this year's Mindanao Week of Peace, which is scheduled on November 28 to December 4.  The theme chosen for the observance is "Peace through Reconciliation: Mindanao Seeking a Common Ground".    FULL STORY







Gambling and Political Will

The President's SONA -- Promises to be Fulfilled

A Church Protocol on Sexual Offences by Clergy and Religious

Hopelessness and the Filipino

Wrong Perspectives






In Other News:


ECMI belies media reports of expulsion of Filipinos in Italy and Israel

Laiko launches search for outstanding lay Catholic organizations

Children's Rosary Rally scheduled October 5

Bishop Celso Guevarra passes away

Holy Father won't be coming for World Meeting of Families

Palawan Bishop opposes recall moves vs. Puerto Princesa Mayor Socrates

Laiko leads 'Laity Week' celebration Sept. 22-28

National Seafarers' Day scheduled Sept.  29

Our Lady of Guadalupe parish church now an Archdiocesan Shrine

CBCP: Senate findings on AFP collusion with ASG offers 'relief' to Lamitan

NASSA sets Nat'l Consultation to prepare for Alay Kapwa 2003

ECMI backs inquiry on agreement with Saudi gov't to cut OFW wages

ECPPC commends anti-death penalty congressmen

Bp. Arturo M. Bastes named Coadjutor Bishop of Sorsogon

Archbishop Cruz rallies flock in fight against jueteng

Diocesan directors of liturgy set meeting in September

Bishop Zafra passes away

Pope joins 800,000 youths in Toronto for 17th World Youth Day

Mass weddings in Manila


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