PH Foreign Affairs secretary in hot water for refusing to apologize for Duterte’s Holocaust remarks

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. is currently in hot water after he refused to apologize in a recent interview for President Rodrigo Duterte’s 2016 remarks about the Holocaust. Journalist Arnd Henze interviewed Locsin for ARD-Hauptstadtstudio, a Berlin-based television network on Monday. In the interview, Henze showed a clip of Duterte’s 2016 speech where he ...

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Former PH police chief seeks bishop’s forgiveness for drug war deaths

Former PH police chief seeks bishop’s forgiveness for drug war deaths

Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato (Rock)” dela Rosa is known for heading President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody drug war. Back when he was...

Eight killed in firefight between Philippine troops and Islamist Abu Sayyaf militants

Eight killed in firefight between Philippine troops and Islamist Abu Sayyaf militants

It was a "fierce firefight" and president Duterte has ordered the military to "crush" the Islamist militants.

Zamboanga City mosque attacked, left 2 dead and 4 injured

Zamboanga City mosque attacked, left 2 dead and 4 injured

The Mindanao region continues to be rocked with violence after a mosque in Zamboanga City was attacked earlier this morning. Two unidentified suspects threw a grenade at a mosque...

SURVEY: Most Filipino Muslims in favor of proposed new autonomous region

SURVEY: Most Filipino Muslims in favor of proposed new autonomous region

The proposed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BARMM) will become reality if the results of the ongoing referendum reflect the sentiments of Filipino Muslims surveyed recently. 79...

Panelo slams bishop critical of Duterte; says clergyman is the real ‘disgrace’

Panelo slams bishop critical of Duterte; says clergyman is the real ‘disgrace’

The war between members of the Catholic church and the Philippine government continues, and it looks like no side is willing to keep quiet. President Rodrigo Duterte’s...

Crucify me: Duterte said he’ll have himself nailed to a cross if Catholic Church can refute abuse allegations

Crucify me: Duterte said he’ll have himself nailed to a cross if Catholic Church can refute abuse allegations

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte once again turned a ho-hum event into a full-on rant yesterday. His latest headline-grabbing statement? Apparently, he’s willing to be...

Trash-lacion: Nazarene devotees leave pile of trash in Manila’s streets

Trash-lacion: Nazarene devotees leave pile of trash in Manila’s streets

Look at what you’ve done, people. A Filipino environmental group yesterday expressed disappointment at the amount of trash left by the devotees of the Black Nazarene during...

Lawmaker proposes to make Black Nazarene Feast a special non-working holiday

Lawmaker proposes to make Black Nazarene Feast a special non-working holiday

Could Filipinos get another holiday just a week after the New Year? If this new bill is approved, they might. Yesterday, Quezon City Representative Alfred Vargas filed House...

Politicians at it again: Election candidates use Black Nazarene procession to campaign

Politicians at it again: Election candidates use Black Nazarene procession to campaign

Wow, some people (Read: politicians) just have no boundaries whatsoever. It turns out that some candidates in the upcoming mid-term elections have started hanging posters of...


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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.