Sara Duterte to seek divine guidance on possible presidential bid

Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said today that she would seek divine guidance to decide on whether or not she should run for president of the Philippines. Sara said this today during an interview with Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, which was broadcast on his Facebook account. Quiboloy is known as an ally of ...

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Deadly Philippine bombing likely a suicide attack: army

Deadly Philippine bombing likely a suicide attack: army

The Islamic State-claimed attack on a military base that killed seven in the restive southern Philippines bears the hallmarks of a suicide bombing, the military said Saturday.

IS-claimed bombing kills five in south Philippines

IS-claimed bombing kills five in south Philippines

Five people including three soldiers were killed on Friday in a bombing targeting an elite army unit in the Philippines's restive south, which the Islamic State claimed was a...

Lay group criticizes Catholic university Ateneo’s Pride march 

Lay group criticizes Catholic university Ateneo’s Pride march 

A Catholic lay group has criticized prestigious Catholic institution the Ateneo de Manila University for holding a Pride march that celebrated the LGBTQ+ community. Couples for...

SURVEY: Most Filipinos would choose to believe religion over science

SURVEY: Most Filipinos would choose to believe religion over science

A new global survey released by a United Kingdom-based health charity today found that an overwhelming number of Filipinos surveyed would choose to believe the teachings of their...

PH gov’t to file charges against Kapa Community Ministry International for alleged pyramiding scheme

PH gov’t to file charges against Kapa Community Ministry International for alleged pyramiding scheme

The Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) of the Philippines is preparing to file a case against Kapa Community Ministry International, a religious organization which the SEC...

War-torn Marawi’s rebuild ‘painfully slow’: Red Cross chief

War-torn Marawi’s rebuild ‘painfully slow’: Red Cross chief

The “painfully slow” reconstruction of a Philippine city flattened in a war with Islamic militants is causing discontent, the head of the International Committee of...

Saving grace: Woman’s viral post shows how Islam, Catholicism co-existed in one home

Saving grace: Woman’s viral post shows how Islam, Catholicism co-existed in one home

Most Filipino households — solidly over 80% to be exact — grow up knowing one faith, Christianity, but a woman whose own upbringing was spent with devout Catholic and...

Duterte declares June 5 a holiday in celebration of Eid’l Fitr

Duterte declares June 5 a holiday in celebration of Eid’l Fitr

President Rodrigo Duterte today declared June 5 as a holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr, an important Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, or the holy month of...

Catholic Bishop blasts religious charismatic group El Shaddai for supporting thieves, murderers in Senate race 

Catholic Bishop blasts religious charismatic group El Shaddai for supporting thieves, murderers in Senate race 

A high-ranking Catholic Bishop has spoken out against the religious charismatic group El Shaddai’s controversial decision to support senatorial candidates he described as...


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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.