Forget Masks: Former Lipa bishop says God’s ‘love’ protects against COVID

Scientists and medical professionals are still the most reliable people to talk about the dangers of the coronavirus, but apparently, former Archbishop of Lipa Ramon Arguelles believes he’s also a pandemic expert. The prelate said some pretty alarming things during his Wednesday homily in Santo Tomas, Batangas which went viral yesterday, in which he advised ...

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Filipino bishop dismayed over new gov’t rule allowing just 10 persons inside church

Filipino bishop dismayed over new gov’t rule allowing just 10 persons inside church

A high ranking official of the Philippine Catholic Church today expressed dismay over a newly announced government policy that allows only up to 10 people to enter a church....

Bishops ask Pinoys to recite 10 Hail Marys daily to scare off COVID-19

Bishops ask Pinoys to recite 10 Hail Marys daily to scare off COVID-19

Feel like spending some 10 minutes of your time daily praising Jesus’ mom to scare off the coronavirus? Well, as it happens, there’s a campaign for that. The Catholic...

Cult leader and convicted wife-murderer Ruben Ecleo Jr. finally arrested in Pampanga

Cult leader and convicted wife-murderer Ruben Ecleo Jr. finally arrested in Pampanga

Ruben Ecleo Jr., former Dinagat Islands congressman and “supreme master” of religious group Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, is now under police custody...

Death penalty not proven to stop crimes, Filipino bishops tell Duterte

Death penalty not proven to stop crimes, Filipino bishops tell Duterte

The death penalty has not been proven to prevent people from committing crimes, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said today, shortly after...

Manila cops defend seizure of protest signs during Quiapo Church Mass

Manila cops defend seizure of protest signs during Quiapo Church Mass

The chief of the Manila Police District today defended the seizure of protest materials from members of Akbayan Partylist group, who displayed them while a Mass was being held at...

Filipino religious leaders file 18th petition against Duterte’s Anti-Terror Act

Filipino religious leaders file 18th petition against Duterte’s Anti-Terror Act

Leaders from several religious groups in the Philippines today filed another petition at the Supreme Court (SC) against the widely opposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. This is the...

Davao prosecutors dismiss rape, human trafficking charges against Apollo Quiboloy

Davao prosecutors dismiss rape, human trafficking charges against Apollo Quiboloy

The Davao City Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed complaints of rape, child abuse, and human trafficking filed by a former member of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ against its...

Quiapo Church goes on lockdown after visiting priest gets COVID-19

Quiapo Church goes on lockdown after visiting priest gets COVID-19

The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, more popularly known as Quiapo Church, is currently on lockdown after a priest who visited the prominent shrine tested positive for the...

San Juan fiesta pushes through but without dousing of water, says Mayor Zamora

San Juan fiesta pushes through but without dousing of water, says Mayor Zamora

Tomorrow’s San Juan City Wattah Wattah fiesta will be a little more solemn and a little less fun. That’s because Mayor Francis Zamora today told residents that the...


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Coconuts Manila Religion

Religion is a pretty big thing in Manila, so it’s no surprise that faith-related issues make it to the headlines almost on a daily basis. The Philippines is predominantly Catholic, but there are Muslims, Protestants, and Christians too — conflicts inevitably arise sometimes. Religous leaders are often very influential, much to the dismay of government officials who always highlight the separation of Church and State. Religous celebrations and festivals in the Philippines are always massive and colorful.