Call to suspend proclamation, fake news: CBCP

DAVAO CITY — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has debunked the reported call or appeal to suspend the proclamation of the winning senatorial candidates, calling it as “fake news.” In a press statement on Friday, CBCP president, Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, said they have not made a call or appeal or suggestion to …

Bishops’ group supports release of PDEA narco list

MANILA, Philippines  — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Migrant and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) has supported the effort of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in releasing the names of 207 barangay (village) officials reportedly involved in illegal drugs trade in the country. Bishop Ruperto Santos, CBCP-ECMI chairman, said the electorate needs to …

Mary’s Cathedral in Marawi City up for demolition

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  The 84-year-old  St. Mary’s Cathedral in Marawi City,    will be among the structures up for demolition should the government start to rehabilitate the war-torn city. The Catholic Bishop Conference  of the Philippines (CBCP),   website reported that  Bishop Edwin dela Peña of Marawi, has given his consent for the demolition of …