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Red-tagged Oxfam, NCCP slam military for 'malicious, careless' attack

Nov 06, 2019 - 10:57 AM

The Farmers Development Center also says their inclusion in the red list was meant to 'silence our advocacy' for farmers rights

MILITARY LIST. The military tells lawmakers on November 5, 2019 that 18 groups are allegedly front organizations for the Communist Party of the Philippines. Photo sourced by Rappler

Christian churches fear more PNP, AFP in Negros may mean more deaths

Aug 07, 2019 - 4:57 PM

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines says that rights of the citizens to speak and organize should be respected, amid rampant red-tagging of human rights organizations

NCCP. Image from the About Us page of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines at https://nccphilippines.org/about-us/

Church groups demand justice for massacred farmers

Apr 08, 2019 - 6:22 PM

Victims' families in Negros Oriental say the police wore bonnets and mercilessly executed their kin

A group of religious people from different sects gathered at the Barangay Mariana Park in Quezon City to air their protest and grievance on the death of 14 farmers in Negros Oriental on March 30, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Christian group condemns bloody police ops in Negros Oriental

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:51 PM

'Respecting the rights of the people, even if they are suspected of misdeeds, is a hallmark of a truly democratic society,' the National Council of Churches in the Philippines says

NCCP. Image from the About Us page of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines at https://nccphilippines.org/about-us/

Christian group slams red-tagging of Aglipayan bishops

Mar 13, 2019 - 11:09 AM

'We call on the government to stop these vehement attacks,' says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines

RED-TAGGING. Aglipayan Bishop Antonio Ablon is one of the religious leaders 'maliciously tagged' as part of the communist party, says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

'Hindi na tayo tatahimik': Religious groups unite vs injustice, Duterte attack on Church

Jan 26, 2019 - 12:51 PM

'Hindi na tayo tatahimik at hindi lang manindigan kundi sama-sama tayong manindigan,' says Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo

RESISTANCE. Church people hold placards to denounce injustices and to show their force during the interfaith rally at the Rajah Sulayman Park in Manila on Friday, January 25. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

On Human Rights Day, groups call for accountability vs violations under Duterte

Dec 10, 2018 - 9:25 PM

In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity (iDEFEND) urges the public to remain steadfast in demanding the government to adhere to the rule of law and human rights

Thousands of activist gather at the Liwasang Bonifacio in Manila to commemorate the 70th International Human Rights Day. Protesters continue to lament the killings and violations of human rights and vow to defend the people's rights against the government attacks. December 10, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Christian churches seek donations for Filipinos hit by Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines and CBN Asia, producer of 'The 700 Club Asia,' call for donations for those hit by Typhoon Ompong

TYPHOON OMPONG. Residents of Barangay Banaba in San Mateo, Rizal, suffer flooding due to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) on September 15, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Methodist missionary deported after weeks in detention

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Methodist missionary Tawanda Chandiwana of Zimbabwe leaves the Philippines after the Bureau of Immigration accused him of joining political activities

DEPORTED MISSIONARY. Methodist missionary Tawanda Chandiwana of Mutare, Zimbabwe, leaves the Philippines on July 5, 2018. Photo courtesy from NCCP's Facebook page

U.S. missionary back home after expulsion from Philippines

Jul 05, 2018 - 12:32 PM

American Methodist missionary Adam Thomas Shaw is one of 3 foreign missionaries ordered by the Philippine government to leave for allegedly engaging in political activities

ORDERED TO LEAVE. American Methodist missionary Adam Thomas Shaw appears in a press conference on July 2, 2018, about the plight of 3 Methodist missionaries, including himself, who were ordered to leave by the Philippine government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

NCCP opposes National ID system: No More IDs, please

Jun 08, 2018 - 4:41 PM

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines urges lawmakers to ‘be more attuned to responding to the people’s needs'

AGAINST ID SYSTEM. National Council of Churches in the Philippines show disapproval of the proposed ID system through statement. Photo courtesy of National Council of Churches in the Philippines

Christian churches on drug war: 'Stop the slaughter!'

Sep 13, 2017 - 4:40 PM

While we reiterate our support [for] the campaign against illegal drug use we are appalled at the way such war on drugs is being conducted says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines

'STOP KILLINGS.' Protesters light candles outside Camp Crame to oppose drug-related killings under the Duterte administration. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Christian churches slam martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 6:30 PM

We urge our President to lift martial law at the soonest possible time says the National Council of Churches in the Philippines

TIGHT SECURITY. Filipinos pass through a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017, following armed clashes between the terrorist Maute Group and government forces in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Christian churches: 'Stop the killings, Mr President!'

Dec 13, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines asks why he who expressed disdain over Filipinos killing fellow Filipinos would now tolerate impunity

COMMANDER IN CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte poses with troops of the Northern Luzon Command at their headquarters in Tarlac City on December 11, 2016. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Interfaith group: Mary Jane a victim of human trafficking

Apr 17, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Her pain is our pain Her family s pain is our pain a group of Christian churches says in appealing for a Filipina on Indonesia s death row

FILIPINO ON DEATH ROW. Filipino protesters are seen through a passing passenger's vehicle as they hold placards appealing the execution of Mary Jane Veloso, during a demonstration outside the presidential palace in Manila, Philippines, on April 10, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

'Day of Prayer an Aquino publicity stunt'

Jan 20, 2014 - 11:25 PM

He goes on stage with religious leaders 13 years to the day Gloria Arroyo did the same Critics say Aquino has to deal with man made calamities such as the pork barrel