- Jul 9, 2020
The Philippine president on Friday signed a widely opposed anti-terror law which critics fear could be used against human rights defenders and to muzzle dissent.
Hundreds of activists in the Philippine capital staged protests Friday against a proposed anti-terror law they say could be used to quash dissent, ignoring police threats that they could be arrested for violating coronavirus restrictions against large public gatherings.
Even though Pope Francis recently called whisky the “real holy water,” one archdiocese in the Philippines is warning that there’s no substitute for the real thing.
A new anti-terrorism bill in the Philippines “threaten the very values of freedom, respect, justice and compassion,” according to a leading bishop in the Philippines.
For the first time nearly three months, Filipino faithful were able to attend the Mass of the First Friday devotion at the Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Manila.
By taking the nation’s the largest broadcaster of the air, the government of the Philippines is sending a “chilling message” on press freedom, according to one Philippine bishop.