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Palace seeks national unity

Palace seeks national unity

The government is pushing for the true healing of the country long split by politics and saddled with illegal drugs, crime, and corruption.

Thousands flee Marawi as troops, tanks deployed

Thousands fled strife-torn Marawi City yesterday in anticipation of a government offensive to drive out hundreds of heavily-armed members of the Maute Group who stormed the Muslim-dominated Western Mindanao city Tuesday.

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The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines said more than the traditions, what will make the Holy Week truly “holy” is if one will pour much love into the observance.

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The Philippine Dominicans for Justice, Peace, and Care of Creation will hold this year’s Bartolome de las Casas Conference at 8 a.m. at the Blessed Antonio Varona, O.P., Gymnasium at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Intramuros, Manila on April 1 focusing on its advocacy for life.

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Last June after President Duterte won the election, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), was confronted by very harsh words for the Church by the new President, who called it a “most hypocritical institution.” Archbishop Socrates chose to invoke “the silence of Jesus before the arrogance of Pilate.”

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ARCHBISHOP Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, issued a statement the other day after President-elect Duterte accused Filipino bishops and priests of hypocrisy and corruption and criticized the Roman Catholic Church as a “most hypocritical institution.” Archbishop Villegas chose, in response, to invoke “the silence of Jesus before the arrogance of Pilate.”

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