AFP thumbs down SOGIE bill, says respect for LGBT need not ‘sacrifice rights of majority’

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 08/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has rejected the proposed Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill, claiming that respect towards the LGBTQIA+ community may be given “without having to sacrifice…

Return to Christmas

Editorial 12/22/2017

Before the first Christmas came, much of the world was under Roman rule, and Galilee, Jesus Christ’s own native land, was led by the bloodthirsty Herod. Save for John the Baptist who prophesied near the Jordan and…

MAO BA?

Editorial 09/01/2017

JUSTICE Couple Surlito and Alane Sinugbohan were shot to death by unidentified assailants inside their home in Badian town, Cebu, on Thursday night as they were having dinner with their children. As the Badian police ruled out…

Kaplag: A meaningful celebration of Roman Catholic faith

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/28/2017

“BEAR witness to the faith.” This was the message of Fr. Andres Rivera, prior provincial of the Augustinian Province of the Sto. Niño de Cebu-Philippines, as Cebuanos marked the 452nd anniversary of the discovery of the image…

Catholic teaching conforms to death penalty

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 03/02/2017

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…

Learning about heritage from George Town

Jobers R. Bersales 11/30/2016

I missed the turnover ceremonies for a number of heritage churches in Cebu, including that of the Metropolitan Cathedral that the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) last week due to a busy schedule. I would…

Canada to lift Romania, Bulgaria visa requirement

11/02/2016

OTTAWA – Canada will lift a visa requirement for Romanian and Bulgarian travelers at the end of next year and ease some restrictions before then, the government announced Monday. The two EU nations had made visa-free travel…

Man who disturbed churchgoers nabbed

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 10/31/2016

A MAN believed to be drunk was arrested by police on Monday morning for allegedly causing a commotion in a parish in the mountain village of Sudlon I in Cebu City. Yuri Abella, in his 40s, was…

Our tattered mortal dress

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 10/22/2016

In 1885, the French painter Jacques Joseph Tissot, who changed his first name to James, experienced a reawakening of his Catholic faith. His mother, Marie Durand, herself a Catholic, had made sure that he would grow up…

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