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LIVE: House of Representatives Plenary Session – September 10, 2018

Sep 10, 2018 - 5:38 PM

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'Magsaya kayo at magalak!': Liham ng CBCP sa 7 iba-ibang wika

Jul 14, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Narito ang salin ng CBCP pastoral letter na 'Rejoice and Be Glad' sa mga wikang Tagalog, Ilocano, Bicolano, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Binisaya (Leyte-Samar), at Binisaya (Cagayan de Oro)

PASTORAL LETTER. Humarap sa isang press conference si CBCP president Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles (kaliwa) noong Hulyo 9, 2018, para ilabas sa publiko ang CBCP pastoral letter laban sa iba-ibang pang-aabuso ngayon sa Pilipinas. Katabi niya si Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara (kanan). Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FULL TEXT: CBCP statement on blasphemy, killings, social ills

Jul 09, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Read the full text of the statement 'Rejoice and Be Glad!' issued by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines at the end of its 117th plenary assembly

CBCP PLENARY. Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the CBCP, leads a press conference on July 9, 2018, at the end of the CBCP's 117th plenary assembly over the weekend. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Catholic bishops slam abuses under Duterte, call for 3 days of fasting

Jul 09, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines issues one of its most stinging critiques of the Duterte regime, covering the 'tambay' crackdown, drug war killings, and the sin of calling God stupid

CBCP PLENARY. CBCP president Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles (center), CBCP vice president Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David (left), and CBCP social communications chair Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara hold a press conference on July 9, 2018, at the end of the CBCP's 117th plenary assembly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate Plenary Session: May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Senator Tito Sotto is the new Senate President

CBCP hits move to let Congress change Constitution

Jan 29, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The CBCP voices its fears of a 'creeping dictatorship' in the face of 'self-serving' motives for Charter Change

CBCP PRESIDENT. Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, delivers the homily at the closing Mass of the National Conference for the Promotion of the New Ratio in Cebu City on January 26, 2018. Photo courtesy of Roy Lagarde/CBCP News

Trump, Duterte welcome Myanmar's vow to 'end the violence' vs Rohingya

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The calls for resolution of the conflict from the United States and the Philippines, comes after the Un Secretary-General also met with Aung San Suu Kyi and after the Rohingya issue was raised at the ASEAN Summit plenary

JOINT DISCUSSION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and US President Donald Trump engage in their first bilateral meeting. Presidential Photo

ASEAN discusses Rohingya, but avoids accountability

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:09 PM

While the plight of Rohingya was discussed at the ASEAN Summit plenary, analysts insist the brief mention of the minority group is far from enough as the regional bloc fails to address the human rights violations in Rakhine state

NOT ENOUGH. The plight of Rohingya was touched in slightly but analysts say the discussion was far from adequate. Photo from ASEAN Summit Opening

House passes proposed 2018 budget on final reading

Sep 26, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The 2018 General Appropriations Bill in the House of Representatives earmarks P3.767 billion

APPROVED. The House of Representatives approved the 2018 budget in third and final reading.  Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Stricter attendance in House session implemented by July

May 20, 2017 - 9:09 PM

It s about time says Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas who announced the stricter enforcement of the rule

NO MORE LATECOMERS. Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas announces the House leadership's stricter policy in session attendance for lawmakers. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: Death penalty bill breezes through 2nd reading in House

Mar 01, 2017 - 11:38 PM

On Ash Wednesday lawmakers gave their nod to the death penalty bill

Death penalty bill hurdles 2nd reading in House

Mar 01, 2017 - 7:38 PM

UPDATED The bill is good as approved in the lower chamber as the second reading is the most difficult part of the legislative process But it s expected to be challenged in the Senate

PRO-DEATH PENALTY. The House of Representatives approves on second reading HB 4727.

Semua bergoyang di konser D’Essentials of Groove

Sep 07, 2016 - 10:03 AM

Kolaborasi dua band fenomenal suguhkan puluhan lagu terbaik

Maliq & D'Essentials dan The Groove memanjakan penonton dengan suguhan konser bertajuk D'Essentials of Groove pada Selasa, 6 September di Plenary Hall, Jakarta Convention Centre. Foto dari akun twitter resmi Balai Sidang Jakarta.

Bishops issue prayer for PH, China

Jul 13, 2015 - 6:42 PM

We cannot represent the Philippines in the international court but we can certainly represent the Philippines before God reelected CBCP head Archbishop Socrates Villegas says

OBLIGATORY PRAYER. Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines president Archbishop Socrates Villegas (C) leads the recitation of the 'oratio imperata' for peace in the West Philippine Sea, along with CBCP vice president Archbishop Romulo Valles and CBCP secretary general Fr Marvin Mejia. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

Manaoag: Why Filipinos cry before 'Apo Baket'

Feb 22, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Described as a people s Catholicism popular piety as seen in Manaoag manifests a thirst for God which only the simple and poor can know

'APO BAKET.' It's the name devotees use to call the Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag, whose centuries-old image is displayed at Manaoag Basilica in Pangasinan. Photo by Tony Rivera

Caught on cam: Secretary Purisima dozes off at ASEAN Summit

Nov 12, 2014 - 5:42 PM

Was the finance secretary just resting his eyes at the ASEAN Plenary Session as President Aquino was speaking? He tweets a photo later showing he s wide awake

Archbishop Legaspi: Prelate for a 'Church of the Poor'

Aug 08, 2014 - 4:06 PM

In May 2012 the prelate says he had only asked to live long enough to oversee the 300 year celebration of devotion to the Lady of Peñafrancia in 2010 He got what he wished for and more

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

HIGHLIGHTS: Summit to end sexual violence: Closing plenary

Jun 13, 2014 - 5:01 PM

Closing plenary of the opening of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict 2014

FOI bill for final approval at Senate

Mar 09, 2014 - 8:00 PM

The FOI bill in its present form does not cover Cabinet discussions matters of national security diplomatic affairs and ongoing police investigations

Full text: CBCP on the 'economy of exclusion'

Jan 28, 2014 - 8:09 AM

Full text of the pastoral exhortation of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines after its bi annual plenary assembly

Filipino bishops slam 'economy of exclusion'

Jan 27, 2014 - 7:16 PM

If in the pursuit of private interest money has taken over life and is able in importance to push God into a corner money has become an idol the CBCP says

CBCP head warns vs 'shabu of bishops'

Jan 25, 2014 - 3:12 PM

Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas also challenges bishops to reach out to those who are angry at us

File photo from EPA/Nat Garcia