Archive for December, 2012

A CBCP Pastoral Letter on the latest decision on the Reproductive Health Bill

As we begin the nine-day Misa de Gallo today, our thoughts turn to John the Baptist, the one who points to Jesus, the Christ Child. People came to him to ask, “What then should we do?” because their hearts were filled with expectation for the Messiah. (Lk. 3,15) They needed reason to hope. St. John the Baptist told them to share what they had, to act with justice, and shun extortion.
Today, our question as a people of God, regarding the controversial RH bill, may be the same. What then should we do? (more…)

According to a report dated 12 December 2012 of the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC), Typhoon Pablo (international name: Bopha), has left a total of 740 dead, 1,947 injured, while 890 are still missing. Thirty-seven (37) cities and thirty (30) provinces were affected. (more…)

Chifley Federal Member of Parliament Ed Husic has welcomed today’s announcement that the Australian Government will provide $5 million in emergency relief for families trapped or left homeless by Typhoon Pablo (International code name Bopha) in the Philippines. (more…)

Death toll from typhoon Pablo in the Philippines has continued to climb in the worst-hit areas of Mindanao. (more…)

The “Y” generation will not know the name Primitivo Mijares but Baby Boomers like me will remember him as a brave journalist and a staunch critic of the late president Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda. It was Mijares who authored the book Conjugal Dictatorship which described how the Philippines was run with an iron fist by the couple in Malacañang during the Martial Law years.