Armed man killed by police after attempting to enter Archbishop’s Palace in Cebu

Police shot dead an armed assailant who attempted to enter the Archbishop’s Palace in Cebu City earlier today, reports stated. A security guard said the man headed for the gate and refused to stop when security personnel requested him to, ABS-CBN News reported. CNN Philippines reported that the unidentified man, who was aboard a motorcycle when he went to ...

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Conservative Christian Pacquiao downplays Duterte’s ‘stupid God’ comment

Conservative Christian Pacquiao downplays Duterte’s ‘stupid God’ comment

Filipino boxer-slash-senator Manny Pacquiao is a devout born-again Christian who has repeatedly quoted the Bible when speaking for or against national issues, yet he is...

US Methodist church call on PH immigration bureau to release detained missionary

US Methodist church call on PH immigration bureau to release detained missionary

The United States-based United Methodist Church yesterday called on the Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration (BI) to release one of its missionaries who is allegedly in the...

Spokesperson says Duterte’s anti-God rhetoric is his ‘personal belief’

Spokesperson says Duterte’s anti-God rhetoric is his ‘personal belief’

In an interview this morning with television show Unang Balita, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque defended Philippine President Duterte after the latter was attacked by his...

Manila Archbishop: Without justice, we have ‘fake freedom’

Manila Archbishop: Without justice, we have ‘fake freedom’

“You have fake freedom when justice is toyed with. I repeat: trampling on life is against the will of God,” Manila’s Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said...

Filipinos celebrate Easter with crucifixion, flogging

Filipinos celebrate Easter with crucifixion, flogging

Filipino zealots marked Good Friday with a bloody display of religious frenzy by having themselves nailed to crosses and whipping their backs raw in Asia’s bastion of...

Filipino Catholics protest bill to legalize divorce

Filipino Catholics protest bill to legalize divorce

Around 2,000 Roman Catholic Filipinos protested in Manila on Saturday against a push to legalize divorce, with church groups also using the “Walk for Life” march to...

Photos: Millions join 2018 Black Nazarene procession that lasted 22 hours

Photos: Millions join 2018 Black Nazarene procession that lasted 22 hours

The faith of Catholic Filipino devotees remains strong as at least 2.5 million and up to 5 million people joined yesterday’s Black Nazarene festivities in Manila, the...

Philippine bishops lead thousands in call to end killings

Philippine bishops lead thousands in call to end killings

Catholic bishops on Sunday led thousands of Philippine worshippers in calling for an end to killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war as they urged police and...

IS ‘straggler’ from Indonesia captured in Marawi

IS ‘straggler’ from Indonesia captured in Marawi

An Indonesian militant who joined gunmen loyal to the Islamic State group in a five-month battle for a southern Philippine city was arrested there today, police said. 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.