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LENTEN REFLECTION

LENTEN REFLECTION

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Apr 20, 2019

This Lent reminds us of the sacrifice and suffering of Christ for peace, justice, and life. We are reminded that the work of peace for our country is indeed a tumultuous path.

POOLED EDITORIAL | Overcome Cyber-Martial Law

POOLED EDITORIAL | Overcome Cyber-Martial Law

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Mar 12, 2019

March 12 is World Day against Cyber Censorship, when advocates around the globe call for an Internet that is not only accessible to all, but also free from restrictions on free speech. It is specially relevant to us today, when our nation is practically under cyber martial law and another tyranny.

STANDPOINT | Democracy is resisting tyranny

STANDPOINT | Democracy is resisting tyranny

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Feb 24, 2019

The worsening arbitrary totalitarian rule that shamelessly unfolds before our eyes signals the deterioration of the state’s respect for human rights, valuation of human dignity, and respect for the common good. It adds great injury on our nation, which is now enduring the lashes of economic and social crises.

Where are state prosecutors in this?

Where are state prosecutors in this?

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Aug 24, 2018

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines is concerned to learn that one of the principal accused in the multiple murder case filed over the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan massacre was allowed to leave detention to attend a social event on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

Missionaries of the Assumption: A Statement of Concern and Indignation on the continuing injustices against the Indigenous Peoples

Missionaries of the Assumption: A Statement of Concern and Indignation on the continuing injustices against the Indigenous Peoples

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Jul 24, 2018

We are called to respond to the situations of misery and injustice, wherever we work and whatever our specific tasks may be. The poor are always at the centre of our concerns. We believe that the poor, especially among the indigenous peoples, are not only those who do not have the means to satisfy their material needs, but also those who, on the level of human dignity, are excluded from full social and political participation and unable to exercise their right to self-determination, to decide for themselves.

God’s Folly

God’s Folly

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Jun 30, 2018

If there is one way to describe President Duterte is that he can be consistent. I am not talking about his political agenda or economic plan, but about his recent statement calling God stupid. Saying those words is consistent with how his administration treated people. His lack of respect towards God is seen in his actions and policies. The outrage that many people felt following his tirade against God and the Catholic Church is valid. We hear about those who denounced Duterte as blasphemous while others were strong to defend the account of Adam and Eve in Genesis.