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USC joins opposition to death penalty and EJKs


  THEY pounded on drums and urged passing motorists to honk their horns. “Busina, busina, para sa hustisya!” they yelled in protest, hoping to catch everyone’s attention or anyone who cared to listen. Others brought signs which read, “No to death penalty.” They were students and faculty of Cebu’s University of San Carlos (USC) — […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

The fact remains that Catholic teaching conforms to death penalty


Assuming that the guilty party’s identity and responsibility have been fully determined, the traditional teaching of the church does not exclude recourse to death penalty, if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor.” (“Catechism of the Catholic Church 2267,” Definitive Edition, page 606). Father Ramon Echica reacted […]

Posted: March 16th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Pro-life groups decry pro-death legislators

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Dismay and disappointment in their congressmen were the overwhelming sentiments of pro-life advocates in Cebu. Some government officials likewise aired their stance against the death penalty but said they also respected the stance of the congressmen who voted in favor of the death penalty. “Tanang tawo has an opinion on the death penalty so let’s […]

Posted: March 8th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Catholic teaching conforms to death penalty


He (David) ran to him, stood over him, took Goliath’s sword out of his sheath, and cut off his head and killed him.” (1 Samuel 17:51) Let me point out the official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church concerning death penalty. With all due respect to other Christian sects that consider the Bible as the […]

Posted: March 2nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

‘Duna gyu’y gubaon nga mga PUJ’


Sa tinuud lang pud bitaw duna gyu’y mga unit sa mga PUJ nga nagdagan gihapon nga puwerte na gyu’ng bati-a. Ako mismo nga nakasakay og PUJ gikan sa downtown niadtong Sinulog nakatawa nalang sa akong kasinati-an kay ang gisungkod nako’ng payong nikalit paubos kay may daku’ng buslot ang salog sa PUJ unya ang akong kamot […]

Posted: February 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Signature drive is on against death penalty


ACTIVIST groups in Cebu on Friday launched a signature drive to protest the administration’s plan to bring back the death penalty and to lower the criminal age of liability from 15 years old to nine. The activity was part of the nationwide campaign to gather at least a million signatures to convince lawmakers to vote […]

Posted: February 24th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »



Pro-lifer expects wide support, says miracles can still happen PRO-life advocates in Cebu, who have not given up just yet on the uphill battle against the reinstatement of the death penalty in the Philippines, expect a much bigger crowd to join them next month in another activity which they plan to hold. Tentatively set on […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Standing against the tide


They may not have the numbers, but what the Church and their followers in Metro Cebu lacked in numbers, they made up for with determination and solidarity with the thousands who attended the “Walk For Life” rally in Manila last Saturday. “We are not afraid. Padayon ta. (Let us continue.) If God is with us, […]

Posted: February 19th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Stand up for life


The odds are evident and the revival of the death penalty is imminent. Despite not getting the support of most of the lawmakers, pro-life advocates in Cebu refused to give up. At dusk yesterday, at least 800 people walked from the Cebu City Hall grounds down to the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, carrying lighted candles and […]

Posted: February 18th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »



Improve justice system instead Introduce reforms on the law enforcement and the country’s justice system and there will be no more need to enforce the death penalty. This was the stand of 12 congressmen, who are in agreement that the planned reimposition of death penalty will not address criminality, the drug menace, poverty and even […]

Posted: February 18th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »