PRIDE MARCH: Acceptance, not tolerance

Marc Cosep, Rosalie Abatayo, Tonee Despojo 07/08/2018

In a country where conservative Catholics are the majority, finding a safe space to express one’s identity is not always easy for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community. Some, find it difficult to come…

Mandaue City eyes zero firecracker tolerance

Norman V. Mendoza 12/20/2017

MANDAUE City aims for zero firecracker-related injuries this year and will strictly enforce the city’s ban on firecrackers, officials said. Mayor Luigi Quisumbing said that aside from legally-approved pyrotechnic dealers located in the city’s malls, no other…

Tolerance and pluralism

Madrileña de la Cerna 11/18/2017

(Part 2) Before moving on to the second part of echoing his article on “The Qur-anic Perspective of Tolerance: Eminent Muslims in Their Encounter with Christianity,” it is important to note that for 25 years, Prof. Henry…

Tolerance and pluralism

Madrileña de la Cerna 11/11/2017

There is a movement to propagate interfaith dialogue among Muslims and non-Muslims especially in the rebuilding efforts, not just of infrastructures, but also of community relationships after the unfortunate and lamentable Marawi Siege. Among the active propagators…

The real reason some people become addicted to drugs

AP 10/01/2017

Why do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted. It’s difficult to explain how drug addiction develops over time. To many, it looks like the constant…

PRAYER AND DANCE

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Aileen Garcia-Yap, Cebu Daily News, Dominic D. Yasay, Izobelle T. Pulgo, Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle L. Semilla, Norman V. Mendoza, Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/16/2017

1.5M devotees, revelers show up for the country’s biggest feast The week-long Sinulog Festival culminated yesterday with a plea for unity among Filipinos from Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and dances that did not only venerate the Santo…

Indonesians rally for tolerance after blasphemy protests

12/04/2016

Jakarta, Indonesia — Tens of thousands of Indonesians rallied in the center of the capital Jakarta on Sunday, calling for tolerance and unity after massive protests by conservative Muslims against the city’s minority Christian governor. The crowds…

On last Wednesday’s rallies

Editorial 12/02/2016

Though size does matter when staging protests — the crowd, the area — it remains to be seen how effective last Wednesday’s protests against the Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is, not only in…

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