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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 »

Slain Mayor’s brother reiterates call for justice


CEBU CITY–The brother of slain Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. welcomed the request of the two Senate committees for the Department of Justice to expedite its preliminary investigation on the criminal case filed against operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Eastern Visayas (CIDG-8) who were accused of purposely killing the local executive. […]

Posted: March 13th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

CHR-7 urged to still monitor EJK cases


Call made after region’s human rights body decided to stop tracking down these cases Continue monitoring cases of alleged extrajudicial killings. This is the plea of human rights lawyer Democrito Barcenas to the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) on its decision to stop monitoring these cases. “It is not enough to just […]

Posted: March 11th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Rights group: PH killings ‘alarming’


CEBU CITY–A global human rights organization has described as “alarming” the spate of drug-related killings in the country that took place since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed his post in July 2016. In its annual report, Amnesty International (AI) said at least 7,080 drug suspects throughout the Philippines were killed either in police operations or by […]

Posted: March 7th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Pro-lifers to march against death penalty, drug killings


Pro-life advocates called on Cebuanos — Catholics or not — to join the “Walk for Life” on Saturday, February 18, to voice out opposition to plans to revive the death penalty and the spate of drug-related killings in the country. “The time for us to speak up and unify has come. If you believe in […]

Posted: February 15th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

EJKs won’t solve drug problem


The Catholic faithful or those who still believe in the Church’s position against extrajudicial killings and the death penalty, can mark Feb. 18, 4 a.m. as the date for the Walk For Peace, an activity to be held in Manila to dramatize the Church’s position against the ongoing war on drugs by the Duterte administration. […]

Posted: February 12th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

EJK or death after due process?


Lawmakers in the House of Representatives were made to choose between two types of death – death under summary killings or death under capital punishment? This was the question posed by justice committee chairperson Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali in his sponsorship speech at the resumption of the plenary debate on the death penalty on […]

Posted: February 7th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

The good Catholic


Surely, we have come to a time when we have to define for ourselves — and once again — what it means to be a good Catholic. The president has called the Philippine Catholic bishops corrupt sons of bitches. And we must have to make sense of that. And it is not easy. I did […]

Posted: January 31st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Will CBCP history repeat itself?


Five months ago, I intended to write “The Church is doing its part” to combat the escalating extrajudicial killings. I kept a list of Church statements and initiatives including an early item on a wear-black Mass at San Marcelino Church to coincide with President Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address. I clipped statements by […]

Posted: January 31st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Davide backs campaign vs illegal drugs, but says no to extrajudicial killings


GOVERNOR Davide III is asking the Department of the Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7) to furnish him a copy of the list of the names of narco-politicians in Cebu. Davide said he wanted to know who are those politicians involved in illegal drug activities as he will join the Cebu Provincial Police […]

Posted: January 25th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »