'Killing of conscience' worse than killing of addicts – Bishop David

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:15 PM

'Dapat tayong mabahala kapag sumasama ang ugali ng Pilipino,' Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says on Rappler Talk

'KILLING OF CONSCIENCE.' Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David warns in a Rappler Talk interview against the 'killing of conscience' as many Filipinos condone the killing of drug addicts in predominantly Catholic Philippines. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Bishop Ambo David on killings and 'death of conscience'

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Rappler talks to Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David about the drug war killings and his fears of a 'death of conscience' in predominantly Catholic Philippines

Caloocan Bishop Pablo David: Shepherd of his slaughtered sheep

Sep 17, 2017 - 9:02 AM

The Jesuit-trained bishop is an intellectual heavyweight who puts his boots on – sometimes literally – to defend the rights of the poor

PROTECTING WITNESSES. Caloocan Bishop Pablo David in a press conference on September 14, 2017, shows a document executed by the father of one of the witnesses to 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos' death. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

CHR hits House plan to use its budget for free education

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:20 PM

I think that kind of a statement or a narrative is meant to confuse the people says Commission on Human Rights CHR Commissioner Roberto Eugenio Cadiz

CHR BUDGET. Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Commissioner Roberto Eugenio Cadiz hits the House of Representatives' plan to use the CHR's budget to fund free college education. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

PAO wants to include in Kian case all cops involved in Caloocan raid

Sep 14, 2017 - 4:49 PM

PAO chief Persida Acosta says she s confident they have an airtight complaint in the Kian complaint

JUSTICE FOR KIAN. Protesters, neighbors, and friends of Kian Loyd Delos Santos light candles to express their call for justice on the death of the slain kid. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Romero Duno faces experienced Mexican Sanchez on Linares-Campbell card

Sep 13, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Duno will face Juan Pablo Sanchez in an 8 round junior lightweight fight on September 23

NEXT FIGHT. Romero Duno will face a battle-tested Mexican foe in a fight that promoter Jim Claude Manangquil expects to be tougher than his star-making performance against Christian Gonzalez. File photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

'Can gov't blame witnesses if they feel safer with the Church?'

Sep 12, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the Catholic Church is not obstructing justice by protecting witnesses to the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos

PROTECTING WITNESSES. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David is protecting witnesses to the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos after the witnesses voluntarily sought his custody. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Caloocan Bishop David addresses PNP on drug war

Sep 11, 2017 - 12:00 AM

I am not a simplistic person I will never blame the mistake of a few police officers on the whole institution says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David

LEADING PRELATE. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the Philippines needs a police force with integrity. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Family of witnesses in Kian slay seeks Church protection

Sep 10, 2017 - 12:40 AM

3rd UPDATE After a standoff the family of witnesses in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos chooses to run to Caloocan Bishop Pablo David not the CIDG

PROTECTIVE CUSTODY. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David speaks at a hastily called press conference around midnight on September 10, 2017, as he takes custody of the family of a witness in the killing of Kian Loyd delos Santos. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nadal downs Del Potro, will face Anderson for US Open title

Sep 09, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Rafael Nadal moves one win away from a third US Open title

ON TO THE FINAL. Nadal, the 2010 and 2013 champion in New York, will be playing in his 23rd Slam final and third this year, looking to add the US title to his record 10th French Open. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Colombia government, rebels hail pope-backed ceasefire

Sep 05, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and National Liberation Army ELN negotiators announce a ceasefire two days before a visit to Colombia by Pope Francis

STEP TOWARDS PEACE. Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinoza (C) raises the hands of chief negotiators Juan Camilo Restrepo (L-for the Colombian government) and Pablo Beltran (for the ELN guerrilla) in Quito on September 4, 2017. Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Kian is your conscience

Aug 27, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Kian is only one but he will not be the last one Kian is only one but his death will not be wasted Kian is the thorn that has pricked the sleeping conscience of many Caloocan Bishop Pablo David says

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Caloocan bishop says his diocese is a killing field

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Masked men who kill drug suspects turn out to be cops says Bishop Pablo Virgilio David Is it legitimate for the police to conduct police operations in masks?

SPEAKING OUT. Senator Risa Hontiveros and Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David speaks about the protection of the witnesses to the killing of Kian delos Santos during press conference in Manila on August 23, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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Kalookan bishop slams killing of 17-year-old boy in drug war

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

‘Who needs martial law if our police would behave this way?’ says Kalookan Bishop Pablo David citing other alleged abuses by the police

NO TO KILLINGS. Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says the killing of 17-year-old student Kian Loyd delos Santos at the hands of the police 'is one very specific case of abuse.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Kanye West sues insurer for $10 million over canceled tour

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:44 PM

The rapper canceled the second leg of his Saint Pablo Tour in November 2016

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Jul 04, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Daan-daang Katoliko, sumama sa 'Walk for Life' sa Navotas

Jul 03, 2017 - 11:41 AM

Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David also presides over a Mass for victims of extrajudicial killings

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 3, 2017

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:36 AM

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Bishop slams vigilantes as 'termites,' 'new Judases'

Jul 03, 2017 - 12:10 AM

God knows who you are Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says in one of the most scathing homilies against extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS. Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David listens to a woman lamenting extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in her community, after a Mass for EJK victims on July 2, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Relics of Saints Peter and Paul at Manila Cathedral

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:14 PM

Here is Rappler s 360 degree video of the veneration of the relics of Saints Peter and Paul at the Manila Cathedral during the celebration of Pope s Day

SACRED RELICS. A Catholic nun kisses the relics of Saints Peter and Paul displayed at the Manila Cathedral on June 29, 2017, the feast day of the two saints. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Red flags in Imee's Ilocos Norte and P66.45M tobacco fund use

Jul 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Missing documents improper bidding processes and officials mum on the issue surround the alleged misuse by Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos of millions worth of tobacco funds

WAR IN THE NORTH. Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas leads the probe into the alleged misuse of tobacco funds under Governor Imee Marcos.

11 Coast Guard officers linked to P27M in anomalous purchases – COA

Jun 26, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The officers including retired Rear Admiral Cecil Chen allegedly violated the Government Procurement Reform Act

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Ex-senator, bishops file 3rd petition on martial law before SC

Jun 07, 2017 - 2:19 PM

The petitioners stress the importance of holding a public deliberation on martial law so Filipinos are informed of the factual bases of the declaration

ANOTHER PETITION. Manila Bishop Broderick Pabillo and Mother Adelaida Ygrubay file the second petition for mandamus before Supreme Court on July 7, 2017 seeking to compel the Congress to convene on martial law.

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Alyssa Valdez, Myla Pablo, Elaine Kasilag to miss Clash of Heroes event

May 13, 2017 - 5:54 PM

Valdez won t be in action due to her extended action in the Premier Volleyball League

NOT SUITING UP. Alyssa Valdez will skip the fundraiser event due to workload concerns, while Elaine Kasilag and Myla Pablo are dealing with injuries. File photos

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May 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

House ousts Floirendo from Commission on Appointments

May 08, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr s removal from the House contingent to the Commission on Appointments comes a day before a House probe into his banana firm s operations

CONFLICT BETWEEN FRIENDS. Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr is facing a graft complaint and congressional probe, all thanks to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

Retired judge's benefits forfeited over court irregularities

Apr 11, 2017 - 2:15 PM

The most glaring irregularities are those connected to how the court handled annulment cases

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IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers inspect tourist spots, nautical highway

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Duterte allies in the House go on a nautical highway expedition as soon as Congress goes on break They don t bring along a colleague who would have provided some valuable insight

OUT AT SEA. Lawmakers pose for a photo while aboard a vessel during the Western and Eastern Nautical Highway Expedition. All photo from the House of Representatives

More rain looms as Peru struggles with disastrous floods

Mar 20, 2017 - 12:10 AM

Peruvian Prime Minister Fernando Zavala says more than 70 000 Peruvians lost everything

Local residents wade through the water as a flash flood hits the city of Trujillo, 570 kilometres north of Lima on March 18, 2017, bringing mud and debris. The El Nino climate phenomenon is causing muddy rivers to overflow along the entire Peruvian coast, isolating communities and neighbourhoods. Thousands have been affected since January, and 72 people have died. Most cities face water shortages as water lines have been compromised by mud and debris. / AFP PHOTO / CELSO ROLDAN AND STR

Lawmakers to 'inspect' tourist spots, RORO ships

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez denies the trip is a junket saying they will be working within the allowable budget for out of town committee hearings

'OVERSIGHT' FUNCTION. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will be leading House leaders on a RORO caravan around the country in the next 2 weeks. File photos by Rappler

Lagman on death penalty amendments: House leaders ignoring rules

Feb 28, 2017 - 8:30 PM

To tell you frankly the House leadership has fed to the shredding machine the rules of the House says Representative Edcel Lagman on the supposed railroading of the death penalty bill

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman is not backing down on his fight against the death penalty bill. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House ends death penalty debate after 7 session days

Feb 22, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Congressmen also approve the amendments to only list 10 crimes under the bill remove the mandatory penalty of death and to add safeguard measures for the accused

ADJOURNED. The House of Representatives ends the death penalty debate on February 22. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

The clock is ticking on anti-death penalty lawmakers

Feb 11, 2017 - 3:33 PM

House rules state every lawmaker has the right to speak for an hour in a plenary debate but after a recent majority ruling anti death penalty congressmen now have fewer minutes on the floor

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY. Among the opposers of the death penalty bill is Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman. File photo of Lagman by Darren Langit/Rappler