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#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 18-24, 2018

Jun 24, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Duterte: God is ‘stupid’, Sereno on Midas Marquez and Bongbong Marcos' ambitions

Fr Nilo and Tisoy killing update, Melania and Ariana | Evening wRap

Jun 22, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Vernise Tantuco

CCTV footage shows arrested suspect in Fr Nilo slay far from crime scene

Jun 22, 2018 - 1:34 PM

The family and lawyer of Adell Milan present CCTV footage showing the primary suspect in the murder of Fr Richmond Nilo in another town less than an hour before the priest is killed

PROOF? CCTV footage shows Adell Milan on his motorbike passing by T. Ador Dionisio National High School in San Isidro town minutes before Fr Richmond Nilo is gunned down in Zaragoza town, which is about 25 kilometers away. Screengrab from sourced video

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018 - 11:32 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday!

MELANIA TRUMP. US First Lady Melania Trump departs Andrews Air Rorce Base in Maryland June 21, 2018 wearing a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?" following her surprise visit with child migrants on the US-Mexico border. Photo by Mandel Ngan/ AFP

'We only want real justice for Fr Richmond Nilo'

Jun 22, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Diocese of Cabanatuan Vicar General Noel Jetajobe says, 'It will be a double injustice if we send the wrong guy to jail and fail to get the guilty ones'

JUSTICE FOR FR NILO. Various church groups call for justice and an end to all senseless killings and violence during the 9th day of the killing of Father Richmond Nilo. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

PNP got the wrong guy – grandma of accused in Fr Nilo murder

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:18 AM

Elena Matias, grandmother of the accused Adell Milan, says the PNP’s facial sketch will show that her grandson does not look like the suspect at all

MY GRANDSON. Elena Matias holds a photo of her grandson Adell Milan, alleged suspect in the killing of Fr Richmond Nilo. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

World Council of Churches slams impunity under Duterte

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:36 AM

The World Council of Churches urges government 'to end the culture of impunity' as around 23,000 people, including Father Richmond Nilo and two other Catholic priests, get killed in the Philippines

CULTURE OF IMPUNITY. The World Council of Churches slams the culture of impunity under President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacañang file photo

Duterte vows justice for Fr Nilo in call to Cabanatuan bishop

Jun 18, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Top presidential aide Bong Go says President Rodrigo Duterte called Bishop Sofronio Bancud on June 14 to convey his condolences for the murder of Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo

Bishop Sofronio Bancud leads the funeral mass for Fr Richmond Nilo, concelebrated with papal nuncio Archbishop Gabriel Giordanno Caccia, and other priests and bishops from the diocese. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

[EDITORIAL]: #AnimatED: Drenched in God’s blood

Jun 18, 2018 - 9:00 AM

President Duterte’s persistent attacks against the Catholic Church, even after these killings, leave us with only one thought: that beyond his insensitivity, he is out to silence an institution that has now become his fierce critic

More Catholics outraged by killings of priests

Jun 18, 2018 - 7:35 AM

'Let us not stop making noise until our cry for justice and truth is heard. Let the killings stop!' says Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco after the recent murder of Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo.

SLAIN PRIEST. Father Richmond Nilo is the 3rd Filipino priest to be killed in less than 7 months. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

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

Slain Catholic priests remembered on Father's Day 2018

Jun 17, 2018 - 11:57 AM

'Ipanalangin natin ang mga pari, na nagsisilbi ring ama sa kanilang mga parokya at Simbahan, na biktima na rin ng mga karumal-dumal na pagpatay,' says Senator Leila de Lima on Father's Day 2018

'STOP THE KILLINGS.' Promotion of Church People's Response (PCPR) led a lightning protest to urge the government for an immediate resolution of the killing of Fr. Richmund 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

Suspect in Father Nilo's killing arrested – Nueva Ecija police

Jun 15, 2018 - 1:20 PM

(3RD UPDATE) Authorities identify the suspect as Adell Milan

TRAILED. Priest killed in Cabanatuan was followed before he was shot. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Slain priest Richmond Nilo buried in Nueva Ecija

Jun 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) As Father Nilo is buried at the San Nicolas de Tolentino Cathedral in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, authorities announce the arrest of the principal suspect in his killing

RESTING PLACE. Priests carry Nilo’s coffin outside the cathedral as hundreds of mourners surround them on June 15, 2018. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Senate to investigate killings of priests

Jun 13, 2018 - 2:30 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Risa Hontiveros files a resolution urging the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs to probe the killings of priests amid President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the Catholic Church

Top Catholic seminary condemns killing of Fr Richmond Nilo

Jun 13, 2018 - 11:30 AM

'Walang Karlistang duwag,' say the men of San Carlos Seminary, as they condemn the killings of two of their alumni, including Father Richmond Nilo of Nueva Ecija

IN MOURNING. San Carlos Seminary mourns the recent killings of priests, including their alumni Father Richmond Nilo and Father Marcelito Paez. Composite image based on posts on the San Carlos Seminary Facebook page

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Wednesday

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Malacañang condemns killings of priests

Jun 13, 2018 - 9:45 AM

'We join the Catholic bishops and faithful in condemning the murder of Catholic priests,' says Malacañang, but remains mum on calls for President Rodrigo Duterte to tone down verbal insults against the Church that may embolden more attacks

Blood stains the floor of Nuestra Senora de la Nieve chapel in Barangay Mayamot, Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija where Catholic priest Richmond Nilo was shot to death as he was preparing for mass on Sunday, June 10, 2018.   Central Luzon regional director Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus told Rappler a CCTV footage captured a man stoop beside the windows of the chapel and shot the priest instantaneously before escaping with his company on a motorcycle.   (2nd photo shows the window where the gunman aimed to shoot the priest). Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Father Nilo: Nueva Ecija's hardworking defender of the Catholic Church

Jun 12, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The gunman who killed Fr Richmond Nilo fired his gun from the window of the chapel while the priest was preparing to say the 5 pm Mass

REMEMBERING FR NILO. Parishioners from all walks of life of St Vincent Ferrer Parish in Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija, pay their last respects to their slain parish priest Fr Richmond Nilo. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Independence Day, Father Nilo, Trump and Kim | Midday wRap

Jun 12, 2018 - 3:14 PM

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Cardinal Tagle hits 'fake freedom' on Independence Day 2018

Jun 12, 2018 - 2:33 PM

'Huwad ang kalayaan kapag pinaglalaruan ang katarungan,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on the 120th Independence Day

INDEPENDENCE DAY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle criticizes 'fake freedom' brought about by injustices, in his Independence Day message for 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Father Richmond Nilo was trailed before being shot

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:36 AM

From an adjacent barangay, Father Richmond Nilo was followed by a vehicle until the priest reached Nuestra Senora de las Nieve chapel in Barangay Mayamot where he was later shot, Central Luzon police say

TRAILED. Priest killed in Cabanatuan was followed before he was shot. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/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

CBCP condemns 'outrageously evil' murder of Fr Richmond Nilo

Jun 11, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The bishop of slain Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo slams the 'escalating violence and culture of impunity in the country, even against helpless clergymen'

SLAIN PRIEST. The remains of Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo lie in state in Nueva Ecija on June 11, 2018, a day after he was killed by an unidentified gunman before saying Mass. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

PNP forms team to probe killing of Nueva Ecija priest Richmond Nilo

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:35 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde also orders all local police chiefs to reach out to priests and ask if they face threats

PNP CHIEF. Director General Oscar Albayalde speaks in a press conference in Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Priest shot dead in Nueva Ecija

Jun 10, 2018 - 9:40 PM

(UPDATED) Malacañang condemns the death of Nueva Ecija priest Father Richmond Nilo, the latest member of the clergy killed by unidentified gunmen