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Vidal defends Garcia on ivory smuggling story

October 3, 2012

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CEBU Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal said he was dismayed over the accusations leveled against Msgr. Cristobal Garcia in a National Geographic Magazine article on ivory smuggling. Vidal said in a conversation he had with Msgr. Garcia last week, he was told about someone who recounted to him on how to smuggle ivory to the […]

‘NBI to take lead in ivory icon inspection’

October 3, 2012

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  IT’S up to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to take  legal action necessary to inspect the ivory religious icons kept  in the compound of the Society of the Angel of Peace (SAP), environment officials said yesterday. “We already turned over the investigation to  the NBI after we provided technical assistance  to launch an […]

NatGeo writer answers critics, Cebu friends

September 28, 2012

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UNDER fire for linking Cebu and its Sto. Niño devotion to the illegal ivory trade, the National Geographic magazine was criticized by the Cebu Archbishop , some readers and local heritage advocates who were interviewed for the article. The US writer, Bryan Christy responded in the NatGeo blog as well as a personal e-mail to […]