Even Paco Church is fed up with the government’s indecisive quarantine level announcements

A few other parishes have used versions of the palpably annoyed announcement

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Public humiliation of LGBTQIA+ persons in Maguindanao divide Muslim community

Public humiliation of LGBTQIA+ persons in Maguindanao divide Muslim community

LGBTQIA+ activists have reiterated their call to pass the SOGIE Equality bill to protect members of the community

Scandal! Pampanga priest accused of having affair with married woman

Scandal! Pampanga priest accused of having affair with married woman

A priest in Pampanga has become the subject of a viral video after a man accused him of having an affair with his wife, prompting the provincial archbishop to sanction the...

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

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...

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...


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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.