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Faithful told: Respect life, marriage

December 27, 2012

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Respect for human life and marriage as an institution was the main call of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma in his New Year’s Message for 2013. He echoed Pope Benedict XVI’s own message for the new year. “These principles are inscribed in human nature itself accessible to reason and thus common to all humanity,” said Palma […]

Public urged to watch, pray for lawmakers

December 10, 2012

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House to vote on RH bill on December 12 Catholics are encouraged to closely monitor and continue praying for the enlightenment of the lawmakers as the House of Representatives are expected to vote on whether to enact the controversial Reproductive Health Bill into law this week. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma last Saturday urged the people […]

Noynoy tells Congress No pressure, but vote on RH bill

December 2, 2012

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There won’t be any pressure applied on House allies to vote for the Reproductive Health Bill, President Benigno Aquino III said last Friday. The President, who was in Cebu to meet with local Liberal Party (LP) members and attend the Thanksgiving Mass for San Pedro Calungsod in the South Road Properties (SRP), said it’s more […]

Cervical cancer vaccine too expensive for the poor

November 26, 2012

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ONCE it’s made affordable to indigent women, a mother of three children from barangay Casili, Mandaue City wants to avail of cervical cancer vaccine to keep her health in check. Jeilla Murcilla, a 29-year-old housewife, was cuddling her three year old child while attending the program of Mandaue Women’s Summit held in Mandaue City Sports […]

Church tells Lapu fiesta goers to fight RH bill

November 22, 2012

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THE feast of the Birhen sa Regla in Lapu-Lapu City was generally peaceful. The event also gave the Catholic Church the venue to highlight its opposition to the Reproductive Health bill being tackled in Congress. This was the assessment of Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, director of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office, and parish priest […]

Catholics mass up against RH bill

August 4, 2012

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WITH prayer as its fortress, the faithful of the Catholic Church will converge on the streets this afternoon to express opposition to the controversial Reproductive Health bill. In Cebu, Archbishop Jose Palma will lead the “Solidarity March and Mass for Life Against the RH Bill” which starts at Fuente Osmena at around 5:30 p.m. Palma, […]

Palma: Divert funds allocated for condoms to solve child labor

July 2, 2012

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THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged the government yesterday to use the funds allocated for contraceptives to solve the high incidence of child labor in the country. “Instead of buying condoms, the government must use the funds to provide worthy programs for the employment of the parents of these working children,” said […]

Niño’s mother unsure whether to keep him

November 21, 2011

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THE mother of baby Niño is unsure if she is ready to get him back after leaving her newborn son in the care of strangers in Cebu City last week. The mother, a 38-year-old laundrywoman, suddenly showed up yesterday, filled with longing for her child but confused. “Gimingaw ko’g insakto niya. Ambi nako’g ma-agwanta ra […]