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Former Dagupan mayor Al Fernandez dies

Aug 09, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Alipio 'Al' Fernandez Jr was most at ease governing on the streets, meeting with fish vendors at the market, and discussing poetry with writers at Dagupeña Restaurant

FORMER DAGUPAN CHIEF. Former Daguan mayor Alipio Fernandez dies at age 75. Photo from JCI Senate Philippines

Dagupan City under state of calamity

Jul 21, 2018 - 4:37 PM

The situation in the entire province of Pangasinan is being monitored as heavy rains continue

STATE OF CALAMITY. City officials of Dagupan meet on July 21, 2018, after the city was put under state of calamity following heavy rains. Photo from Mayor Belen Fernandez' Facebook Page

Bishops hit priests carrying guns amid killings

Jun 17, 2018 - 7:10 PM

'Gun-toting priests? They might want to consider leaving the priesthood and joining the police or the military instead,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

NO TO KILLINGS. The Promotion of Church People's Response (PCPR) leads a lightning protest to urge the government to immediately resolution of the killing of Father Richmond Nilo and other victims of murder. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Pinapatay nila ang ating kawan. Pinapatay nila kaming mga pastol.'

Jun 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'Ikaw ba ay pumapalakpak pa rin? Ikaw ba ay tumatawa pa rin? Katawa-tawa pa rin ba ito sa iyo?' sabi nina Archbishop Socrates Villegas at mga kapwa niya pari ng Arkidiyosesis ng Lingayen-Dagupan

'HINDI KAMI NATATAKOT.' Naglabas ng matapang na pahayag sina Archbishop Socrates Villegas at mga kapwa niya pari laban sa pagpatay kay Father Richmond Nilo ng Nueva Ecija. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'They are killing our flock. They are killing us shepherds.'

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:40 PM

Archbishop Socrates Villegas and other leaders call on President Rodrigo Duterte 'to stop the verbal persecution of the Catholic Church,' as they denounce the killing of Father Richmond Nilo

'WE ARE NOT AFRAID.' Archbishop Socrates Villegas denounces the killing of Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Victory Liner to launch Clark-Subic, Clark-Dagupan P2P routes

Mar 11, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The bus company will use the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) for the new routes

Archbishop Villegas ends term as CBCP president

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:10 PM

During his 4 years as CBCP president, Archbishop Socrates Villegas spared no one from criticism, from Benigno Aquino III to Rodrigo Duterte

OUTSPOKEN PASTOR. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas leads a procession against drug war killings on November 5, 2017, along the Philippines' iconic EDSA highway. He steps down as CBCP president on November 30, 2017. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Cebu archbishop hits EJKs ahead of EDSA procession

Nov 04, 2017 - 11:59 PM

'Lord, heal our wounded land!' says Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as Catholics in Cebu also prepare for a major procession against extrajudicial killings

NO TO KILLINGS. A candle-lighting activity is held in Quezon City on November 2, 2017, to protest against killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CBCP denies it 'regrets' killing of Hapilon, Maute

Oct 17, 2017 - 7:35 PM

The lie is posted on the Facebook page 'Rodrigo Duterte Supporters,' as the Duterte administration is accused of spreading propaganda on social media

CBCP DENIAL. Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, denies that the CBCP 'regrets' the killing of Marawi siege leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute. File photo courtesy of CBCP News

Tagle, Villegas speak out vs new drug war killings

Aug 20, 2017 - 7:45 AM

This comes after a series of drug raids killed at least 81 people – including 17 year old Kian Loyd delos Santos – in only 4 days

LEADING BISHOPS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (right) and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas (left) attend a press conference on July 7, 2014, about the trip of Pope Francis to the Philippines. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

News Briefs: March 28, 2017

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:50 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday March 28

READ: Sara Duterte reminds bishop on meaning of EDSA

Feb 25, 2017 - 11:58 AM

Let me tell you what freedom is It is to live a life that is free from your selective moral standard This is what the meaning of EDSA is the Davao City mayor tells Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas in an open letter

MEANING OF EDSA. In this file photo, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte attends the Change of Command Ceremony of the Task Force Davao on September 8, 2016 in Davao City. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Archbishop Villegas: Amid terror, dare to be merciful

Jan 17, 2017 - 9:01 PM

Do not be afraid to wait because love is patient and love always waits Do not be afraid to wait even if it takes forever Archbishop Socrates Villegas says

'BE MERCIFUL.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas urges Catholics to be 'dare to be merciful' at a time of revenge and terror. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Archbishops Tagle, Villegas denounce death penalty

Dec 12, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Every life has hope Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle says while Archbishop Socrates Villegas pushes to reform the justice system

LEADING BISHOPS. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (right) and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas (left) attend a press conference on July 7, 2014, about the trip of Pope Francis to the Philippines. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Bishop calls for prayer rally vs death penalty

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:34 PM

What a tragedy if this would be passed in this holy season of Christ s birth Archbishop Socrates Villegas says referring to the death penalty bill

PRAYER RALLY. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, who earlier joined a prayer rally against a hero's burial for  Ferdinand Marcos, is set to lead another prayer rally, this time against the death penalty. File photo courtesy of Sabins Studio

Bishop: Join anti-Marcos rally out of compassion, not revenge

Nov 30, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Huwag tayong magsiraan Archbishop Socrates Villegas tells protesters joining the nationwide anti Marcos rally on November 30

'HUWAG MAGSIRAAN.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas reminds protesters to join anti-Marcos rallies out of compassion and not revenge. File photo courtesy of CBCP News

Kailangan ni Marcos ng dasal, hindi parangal – Archbishop Villegas

Nov 26, 2016 - 8:28 PM

Huwag sanang gamitin ng mga buhay ang bangkay ng yumao para sa kani kanilang pangarap at ambisyon

PRAYER RALLY. Nagsalita si Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas sa prayer rally sa Dagupan City noong Nobyembre 23, 2016. Photo mula sa Sabins Studio

Archbishop Villegas to Marcoses: Ask forgiveness

Nov 26, 2016 - 7:54 AM

Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas says in his message Return stolen inheritance Correct mistakes The mercy of God awaits all those who are humble and repentant

PRAYER RALLY. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas urges the Marcoses to ask forgiveness for the sins of their patriarch, dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Photo courtesy of Sabins Studio

Bishop to Marcoses: Don't use a corpse for ambitions

Nov 25, 2016 - 7:32 PM

The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos needs prayers not honors says Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas in a prayer rally in Dagupan City

Journalist survives ambush in Pangasinan

Nov 08, 2016 - 11:27 AM

UPDATED The attack is the second on a journalist this year says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

The Drug War: Danica, My Danica

Sep 06, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Danica Mae Garcia was five when she was killed in the crossfire after riding in tandem assassins shot her grandfather inside their Dagupan home She is perhaps the youngest victim of the extrajudicial killings that have come together with the bloody war on drugs

Wake up, my people! Wake up!

Sep 03, 2016 - 6:30 PM

There is no peace for cowards The next life to be snuffed could be yours

WAKE-UP CALL. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas urges his flock to 'wake up' in the face of recent killings in the Philippines. File photo by Noli Yamsuan

War on drugs: Slain 5-year-old buried in Dagupan City

Aug 31, 2016 - 7:46 PM

Five year old Danica Mae Garcia perhaps the youngest casualty of the recent spate of extrajudicial killings is buried on Wednesday in Dagupan City

WAKE. The Garcia family weeps at the wake of Danica Mae in their Sityp Kamanggaan, Mayombo home. Photo by Carlo Gabuco / Rappler

Drug user? No, Oman was a good son

Jul 30, 2016 - 9:43 AM

UPDATED According to a coroner s report the body of the 20 year old student Roman Oman Manaois had no trace of illegal substance

2 alleged Pangasinan drug dealers killed in ‘shootout’ with cops

Jul 04, 2016 - 5:06 PM

The Dagupan police warn suspected drug dealers that it s not enough for them to sign surrender papers

#PHvote: Faces of Pangasinan

Apr 24, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Rappler asks residents what issues concern them in Pangasinan See their photos and stories here

Presidential bets’ supporters heat up Dagupan City

Apr 24, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The sleepy stretch of Arellano road Dagupan city turns into a battleground for supporters of the presidential bets

DRUMMERS. Supporters make noise along Arellano road in Dagupan city. Photo by Jerico Samson

IN PHOTOS: A hot day ahead

Apr 24, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Scenes as Dagupan prepares for the last presidential debate

The city of Dagupan in Pangasinan gets ready for the 3rd and last presidential debate on April 24.

IN PHOTOS: Campaign materials hang from trees, electric wires in Pangasinan

Apr 14, 2016 - 7:24 PM

Campaign materials in Pangasinan are spotted on trees schools and electrical wires – areas prohibited by the Commission of Elections

SCHOOLS AND ELECTIONS. In Pangasinan, campaign materials are spotted at a gate of a public elementary school. Photo by Vivienne Valencia/Rappler

#PHVote Challenge goes to Pangasinan

Apr 01, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Join Pangasinan’s TheLeaderIWant forum on Tuesday April 12 at the University of Pangasinan the same venue of the upcoming 3rd presidential debate

New Year fire hits 1,000 homes in Manila

Jan 01, 2016 - 8:01 AM

3rd UPDATE The fire affects around 3 000 families in Manila on the first day of 2016

NEW YEAR RAZE. Filipinos rush to get water to extinguish a fire in a residential area in Tondo, Manila on January 1. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

CBCP on Pope easing annulments: ‘Fresh air’

Sep 09, 2015 - 11:59 AM

In a historic move Pope Francis reforms the annulment process to ensure that ‘the heart of the faithful is not long oppressed by the darkness of doubt’

‘POPE OF MERCY.’ Pope Francis speaks during an audience in Vatican City on September 5, 2015. Three days later, he issues a letter simplifying the annulment process for Catholics. Photo by Angelo Carconi/EPA

Nike to search undiscovered PH basketball talent through Rise

Jun 24, 2015 - 6:19 PM

Former Gilas coach Chot Reyes and current Gilas assistant coach Jimmy Alapag will oversee the program

Filipino bishops to Indonesian bishops: Save Mary Jane

Apr 16, 2015 - 6:29 PM

Archbishop Socrates Villegas president of the CBCP writes Jakarta Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo to implore the president of Indonesia to commute a Filipina s death sentence

FINAL APPEAL. Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso (center) escorted by police officers during an appeal hearing in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on March 3, 2015. Photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Cardinal Tagle to Indonesia: Due process for Mary Jane

Apr 14, 2015 - 2:28 PM

The Manila archbishop also tells migrant Filipino workers: Do not just accept parcels or bags from people especially from those you do not know

IN TEARS. Mary Jane Veloso, 30, was in tears when she appeared in court on March 3, 2015, to appeal against her death sentence. Photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

CBCP: 'Storm heaven with prayers' to save Mary Jane

Apr 13, 2015 - 6:19 PM

Every life is precious as it comes from God Filipino Catholic bishops say hoping to save a 30 year old Filipina who is on Indonesia s death row

FINAL APPEAL. Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso (center) escorted by police officers during an appeal hearing in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on March 3, 2015. Photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Bishop's take on 'homily abuse' stirs debate

Apr 11, 2015 - 9:01 AM

Pope Francis himself says a homily should be brief and avoid taking on the semblance of a speech or a lecture

NO TO 'HOMILY ABUSE.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas challenges priests to deliver better homilies. File photo courtesy of CBCP News

Bishops on Easter: Remember Mamasapano, help the poor

Apr 04, 2015 - 7:06 PM

Let us behold the Risen Jesus in every needy person and see a neighbor a brother or sister Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says

HOUNDING FILIPINOS. Philippine officials in Villamor Air Base honor the 44 members of an elite police force who died in a botched operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, on January 25. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Bishops split on 'moral basis' for Aquino to quit

Feb 28, 2015 - 3:18 PM

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma says the Catholic Church is not in the position to push the President to quit for it is beyond her competence

'MORAL BASIS.' Catholic bishops find themselves in a key position as critics urge the President to quit. In this file photo, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines holds its bi-annual plenary assembly in January 2014. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

CBCP head slams priests in costly shirts, cars

Jan 02, 2015 - 4:10 PM

Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas issues a 7 point warning against clericalism and materialism as he calls it a scandal for a priest to die rich

DENOUNCING CLERICALISM. In a statement on January 1, 2015, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas criticizes priests who live luxurious lives. File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

Pope Francis names Pangasinan's Manaoag Shrine a basilica

Oct 13, 2014 - 10:13 PM

By naming it a basilica Pope Francis grants privileges to the Manaoag church and its churchgoers

SPECIAL CHURCH. Pope Francis extends special privileges to the church's visitors by naming the Manaoag Shrine a basilica.

Vatican urges Philippines to help Christians in Iraq

Aug 13, 2014 - 12:34 PM

The Philippines will study the Vatican s request as Pope Francis urgently calls on the international community to protect all those affected by the violence

RELIEF FROM VIOLENCE. Iraqi Christians who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqush, about 30 kilometers east of the northern province of Nineveh, rest upon their arrival at the St. Joseph church in the Kurdish city of Arbil, in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, on August 7, 2014. Photo by Safin Hamed/AFP

Filipinos to hold Day of Prayer for Christians in Iraq

Aug 12, 2014 - 2:14 PM

Catholic bishops set the Day of Prayer on August 18 as Pope Francis is expected to pray for persecuted Christians on the same day

PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN. An Iraqi Christian woman forced to flee her home shelters in the St Joseph Church in Erbil, northern Iraq, on August 9, 2014. Photo by Mohammed Jalil/EPA

CBCP backs people's initiative vs pork barrel

Aug 07, 2014 - 7:32 PM

The Catholic bishops urge people to propose legislation to stop the practice of appropriating of lump sums in the national budget under various pretexts

Pope sets Philippine trip January 15-19

Jul 29, 2014 - 6:05 PM

2nd UPDATE We can show the world what it means to be pained to clean up to stand again and to face another morning Cardinal Tagle says

CBCP on Aquino's DAP speech: Respect SC

Jul 14, 2014 - 10:55 PM

Leaders should be humble Philippine bishops say after President Benigno Aquino III slammed the High Court for an unreasonable decision

NO TO 'SELECTIVE JUSTICE.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, says the government should investigate corruption within its own ranks. File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila, as posted on www.cbcpnews.com

CBCP rejects Napoles 'request' for custody

Jul 08, 2014 - 11:14 AM

UPDATED Philippine Catholic bishops cite obstacles from both Church and State laws in rejecting the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind s request but the Napoles camp denies making the plea

SEEKING BISHOPS' HELP. Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind, undergoes arraignment at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. Photo by Sandiganbayan/Pool

Pope chooses Visayas as core of Philippine trip

Jul 07, 2014 - 7:25 PM

Pope Francis age and medical condition – part of his lungs is gone – can however limit his itinerary

IMAGE UNVEILING. Pope Francis waves next to Filipino cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle during a ceremony to bless the new image of Holy Pedro Calungsod of Philippines at St Peter's basilica on November 21, 2013 at the Vatican. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Top bishop to prelates: Be 'happy,' not 'punitive'

Jul 05, 2014 - 3:09 PM

Bishops should follow Pope Francis in addressing issues like contraception the head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines says

Philippine bishops: Death penalty 'self-contradictory'

Jul 02, 2014 - 6:28 PM

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines denounces new attempts to lobby the legislature for the restoration of the death penalty

REVIVE THIS CHAMBER? This is the view from inside the Philippines' lethal injection chamber at the National Penitentiary in Manila on Jan 9, 2004. File photo by Joel Nito/AFP