Rappler's latest stories on fathers
With churches closed, the country's Catholics had to make do with a second televised mass on Sunday
'Huwag nating hayaang humantong sa sukdulan ng kaguluhan ang kalagayan ng ating bayan,' says Robredo
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
Marian and Zia treat Dingdong to dinner by the beach in El Nido, Palawan
She also reminds detractors, particularly those on social media, that the Aquinos 'are no cowards'
'Binuo ni Lorenz 'yung pangarap kong maging ama. Natutuwa lang ako kasi nangyari 'yun kahit hindi ko siya kadugo,' says 32-year-old lesbian Roanne Oca
'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
The man I hated so much for loosening his grip on my arm; the son my Lola had called a problem child, was among those who fought for the freedoms we are enjoying now.
We ask real-life dads: What has fatherhood taught you?
'I would not be where I am now if I did not have you as a father,' says President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest daughter
PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde says the alleged gunman of Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura was identified as a certain Arthymus Reynon
'Let us once again come together and receive God's grace through the intercession of our beloved St John Paul II,' says the Manila Cathedral on its Facebook page
Fr. Ventura's family and the Cagayan Valley regional police have raised a P300,000 bounty for information leading to the arrest of his killers
'The bells haunt the perpetrators of violence and killing to remember their victims, never to forget them,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle after the death of Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura
'Stop killing our prophets!' Carmelite priests say in a separate statement on the murder of 37-year-old Father Mark Ventura in Cagayan
(3rd UPDATE) The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines calls on government 'to act swiftly' against 37-year-old Father Mark Ventura's murderers
(UPDATED) Father Mark Ventura, 37, is killed by unidentified assailants as he is blessing children and talking to choir members after Sunday Mass in Gattaran, Cagayan
The Saint Mary's Cathedral in Marawi was desecrated by local terrorist groups at the height of the siege in 2017
Resorting to a quo warranto petition to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno 'circumvents the clear dictates of the Constitution,' says Father Jose Ramon Villarin
The public veneration of the blood relic at the Manila Cathedral lasts until 8 pm on Saturday, April 7, and resumes from 6 am to 8 pm on Sunday, April 8
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
Our religious observance becomes totally contradictory to what they were supposed to be. I have thought of these questions for a long time now: How can millions of Catholics piously kneel and venerate the cross on Good Friday and at the same time approve that addicts must die because they are a threat to the whole country?
The Catholic priest held hostage by the terrorist Maute Group for 116 days opens up during the launch of an initiative to help rebuild Marawi
At the Santo Niño Cemetery, the crowd sings Filipino patriotic songs 'Bayan Ko' and 'Pilipinas Kong Mahal'
The legend of Father Christmas began in the 16th century at a time when stories about St Nicholas became popular
Father James Darunday claims the wife of an inmate tricked him into bringing in a plastic container of biscuits. Prohibited cigarettes and tobacco leaves were inside.
'PM Trudeau, clean as you go. Take your garbage with you!' says a critic ahead of the ASEAN Summit, which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend
Tatay Efren and 10-year-old Fren Fren are seen studying and writing despite the lack of a light source outside a building along Ilustre Street in Davao City
'Sa tulong nga ng simbahan, sana po mapadala nyo dito yung sinasabi na mga pulis na nagbalik loob at nagtitiwala sa simbahan at kung sila may statements na, mas mainam po iyon'
(UPDATED) Western Mindanao Command chief Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez says they will not rush the troops to avoid unnecessary deaths of hostages and soldiers
'Masaya po kami na malaman na buhay siya, na malungkot, na natatakot sa sitwasyon niya doon ngayon,' says Anaidah Rascal, sister of Maute hostage Jalal Rascal
Omar Maute tells his hostage Lordvin Acopio: 'Gawin mo na lang itong trabahong ito na parang humanitarian [work]. Dahil kapwa mo sila tao. Huwag mo gawin ito dahil captors mo sila.'
Former Maute hostage Lordvin Acopio says it was obvious the children have been brainwashed to join the local terror groups linked with the international terrorist network Islamic State
Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub hopes to return to Marawi and celebrate Mass again at the Saint Mary's Parish, where he was taken by armed men when the war erupted on May 23
The move comes after Association of Israeli Gay Fathers petitioned the supreme court demanding that the law which currently names a 'man and wife' as eligible adoptive parents, be changed
'Try to see who is the most hopeless around you, and be that hope to that person,' Father Flavie Villanueva says at the Social Good Summit
One daughter celebrates her father’s selflessness and resilience YakapStories
Father Chito and the rest are still being kept as hostages and utilized as human shields inside the main battle area Part of our priorities is the safe rescue of Father Chito says Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año
Marian Rivera Cristine Reyes Bianca Gonzalez Intal and more thank their partners on Father s Day
Athletes from around the Philippines celebrate their fathers and fatherhood
Anne Curtis KC Concepcion Marian Rivera and more pay tribute to their dads
As we do our best to protect our families we also exert our best efforts in fulfilling our duties to protect our land Major General Rolando Bautista tells troops
As the world celebrates Father’s day, it may sound cliche, but let me tell you that you’re the best father on earth
Here s where you can celebrate Father s Day and how you can give your dad a treat
Kris pays tribute to both her parents Ninoy and Cory Aquino a day before Father s Day
Just as he doesn t run out of jokes solutions to problems or words of wisdom we don t run out of reasons to love him
Cayamora Maute whose sons lead a local terror group is moved to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig past midnight
Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon
3rd UPDATE The 5 are intercepted at a Task Force Davao checkpoint in Davao City hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte