Teachers’ group accuses Manila cops of ‘profiling’ Muslim students

A teachers’ party-list group has accused the Manila Police District (MPD) of compiling a list of Muslim students, an act they said was tantamount to profiling. The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) presented a memo in a presser yesterday that was sent by the Philippine National Police (PNP) to the Timoteo Paez Integrated School in ...

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Controversial ‘healing priest’ cleared of sex abuse accusations by Vatican dies of heart attack

Controversial ‘healing priest’ cleared of sex abuse accusations by Vatican dies of heart attack

Father Fernando Suarez, a locally famous Catholic priest who was recently cleared of sexual abuse charges by the Vatican, died yesterday of a massive heart attack after collapsing...

Quiboloy says arrest of US-based church leaders part of ‘grand conspiracy of lies’

Quiboloy says arrest of US-based church leaders part of ‘grand conspiracy of lies’

Lies, all of them. That’s what Duterte buddy Pastor Apollo Quiboloy has said of allegations that his United States-based church leaders had been engaged in immigration...

3 Officials of Quiboloy-led church arrested in California and Virginia for immigration fraud

3 Officials of Quiboloy-led church arrested in California and Virginia for immigration fraud

Three officials of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name (KOJC), the controversial church founded by pro-administration Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, were arrested...

Police general who snatched reporter’s cell phone says sorry, thought it was a ‘threat’

Police general who snatched reporter’s cell phone says sorry, thought it was a ‘threat’

The police general who snatched away the cell phone of reporter Jun Veneracion as he filmed officers manhandling a devotee during the Black Nazarene procession yesterday...

TV reporter accuses cop of stealing his phone, deleting footage of Traslación police chokehold

TV reporter accuses cop of stealing his phone, deleting footage of Traslación police chokehold

A television journalist covering yesterday’s Traslación accused a senior member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) of stealing his phone and deleting footage that show...

Black Nazarene devotees urged to pray for peace in Middle East, 2.3 million devotees arrive early

Black Nazarene devotees urged to pray for peace in Middle East, 2.3 million devotees arrive early

The Traslación, Manila’s annual religious event famed for attracting hundreds of thousands of barefoot devotees, kicked off at around 4:15am today at the Quirino...

Supreme Court dismisses ‘with finality’ petition seeking to allow same-sex marriage in PH

Supreme Court dismisses ‘with finality’ petition seeking to allow same-sex marriage in PH

The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed “with finality” a petition filed by a lawyer that sought to make same-sex marriages legal in the Philippines. In a notice sent to...

At least 10,000 cops to be deployed to keep order at this year’s Quiapo Traslación

At least 10,000 cops to be deployed to keep order at this year’s Quiapo Traslación

The Philippine National Police (PNP) announced today that it will deploy at least 10,000 officers to secure this year’s Black Nazarene procession in Quiapo, known as the...

‘When I stopped the earthquake, they got angry’ : Pastor Quiboloy explains why he didn’t stop Typhoon Kammuri

‘When I stopped the earthquake, they got angry’ : Pastor Quiboloy explains why he didn’t stop Typhoon Kammuri

Kingdom of Jesus church founder and controversial televangelist Apollo Quiboloy yesterday revealed that he didn’t stop Typhoon Kammuri from pummeling the country this week...


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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.

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