Church lobbies for prevention, rehab

05/05/2018

Prevention should be prioritized along with rehabilitation in the war on drugs, both church and city government officials said during yesterday’s conference on drug addiction intervention at the New Gym Don Bosco Technological College. Fr. Joriz Calsa,…

Church called to help ensure peaceful elections

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/03/2018

Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak asked the Church to help ensure peace and order in the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. In a press conference today, Tumulak said his office submitted a formal letter…

TIME TO TAX CHURCH SCHOOLS

MAO BA? 04/10/2018

While conservative Pinoys may disagree with his divorce bill, there are netizens who agree with House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s proposal to lift the tax exemption on religious and church-run schools. A netizen named Emir Sobrado wrote: “Panahon…

Couple robbed; jewelry, church money lost

Rene Alima 02/26/2018

At least P500,000 church money and P10,000 worth of jewelry was stolen by unidentified burglars in Barangay Tunghaan, Minglanilla on Sunday. The victims were identified as Jennifer Taño, a government teacher and Crisanto Taño, who is a…

Church leaders urge faithful to protect life

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc, Futch Anthony Inso 02/21/2018

    THE Archdiocese of Cebu is encouraging its flock to join this Saturday’s “Walk for Life with Mary” to ask for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin for the protection of “the dignity and sanctity of…

Capitol, Cebu officials meet with Church reps

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/31/2018

Preparations by the Catholic Church for the celebration of the 5th centenary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines were threshed out in a meeting at the Capitol yesterday. Officers of the Filipinas Quinto Centenario convened…

Getting personal with Archbishop Jose Palma

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/27/2018

Jose Serofia Palma did not aspire to become a priest, much less getting appointed as the archbishop of Cebu. But destiny simply has its own way. Palma is now on his 42nd year as priest and on…

Duterte is open to hold talks with Church heads

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/14/2018

THE Duterte administration is willing to have a dialogue with Church leaders. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Saturday said this as he echoed the willingness of President Rodrigo Duterte to enter into a dialogue with Catholic Church…

‘Respect life’

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla 12/12/2017

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has expressed concern over the decision of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña to revive a controversial bounty system that would grant a police officer a financial assistance of P50,000 for every slain criminal.…

Church kicks off Advent observance

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 12/02/2017

Catholics in Cebu and the rest of the world today welcome the season of Advent, the start of another liturgical year. Advent, a Latin word meaning adventus or “coming,” has a two-fold character, said Msgr. Joseph Tan,…

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