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  Ministering in the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines

Jun 11, 2020
Columban missionary Fr Kwang-Kyu Peter Dae-chul writes about the challenges and inspiration of ministering during the Covid-19 pandemic in the Philippines.
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  Reaching out to most vulnerable during COVID-19

Apr 27, 2020
Columban missionary Fr Andrei Paz writes about the impact of COVID-19 in the Philippines and how he and his friends have reached out to some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
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  Speaking the truth can be a risky undertaking

Sep 18, 2019
History is full of heroes arrested, tried in a court, condemned, and put to death for speaking the truth, challenging injustice and oppression, taking a stand against what is clearly wrong and immoral.
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  The Virgin Mary's inspiration

Sep 11, 2019
In a country where poverty amidst plenty is the order of the day, where workers do not have security of tenure, where the urban poor have no secure place to live, how relevant is Mary's Magnificat?
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  Amazonia Synod’s implications for the Philippines

Jul 15, 2019
The Synod of the Amazon is important to us in the Philippines because it reminds us that our local realities are the loci where our collaborative efforts to care for our common home need to be forged, nurtured and sustained.
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  The drug corporations that kill

Jun 05, 2019
In the Philippines, the law against illegal drugs is draconian. A person in possession of a small amount of drugs can get 12 years in prison. A suspect in possession of a small amount of crystal meth can be shot dead.
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  Human trafficking - Trading in human misery and despair

May 06, 2019
Wherever there is injustice, oppression and corruption, human traffickers will not be far behind
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  Do Whatever You Can, Using the Talents We Have

Feb 27, 2019
"The children would wait every day to be fed. They had no activities" and he realised that if he were trained he could make a difference in their lives.
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  Fr Shay opposes lowering age of criminal liability in Philippines

Feb 06, 2019
The Preda Foundation has written an open letter, co-signed by Fr Cullen and Francis B. Bermido Jr, executive director of the foundation, to the senators informing them of their concerns regarding the vote and urging them to vote against lowering the age of criminal liability.
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  Philippines' Duterte says bishops should be killed

Dec 10, 2018
Catholic bishops in the Philippines have hit back at President Rodrigo Duterte for saying they deserve to be killed, with one bishop branding him a murderous madman.
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  Australian nun to be deported from Philippines for alleged political activism

Apr 30, 2018
An Australian Catholic nun working as a missionary in the Philippines has been ordered to leave on the grounds of allegedly joining protest rallies.
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  Philippines child brides are sex slaves

Mar 19, 2018
We have to be aware of the suffering of millions of children and talk about it and raise a louder voice to end the reprehensible practice.
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  Following the footsteps

Feb 21, 2018
I was just there not even a month and was showing signs of giving up because of the heat, but remembered they have struggled for years, and still manage to smile. They taught me a lesson.
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  Update on the plight of Typhoon Vinta’s victims

Feb 19, 2018
Virgenia O. Vidad provides an update on the plight of the victims of Typhoon Vinta in the Philippines, a month after it hit the Province of Lanao del Norte.
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  Motivation from the bottom to the top

Aug 21, 2017
I am so proud of Julie's growth that also led to the growth of the community. With her readiness to learn more, it would not be difficult for her to accept other challenges in her life with her family.
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  Coffee and the blind man

Jul 31, 2017
I want to be like him, who remains happy in his life serving coffee, serving God.
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  Success story - family reconciliation brings happiness

Jul 26, 2017
Cesar is now a junior high school student. The PREDA Foundation is supporting his studies by sending him monthly school and transportation allowance.
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  Houses of Horrors

Jul 24, 2017
They saw children lying and sleeping on concrete floors. Most centres were lacking beds, sleeping mats and mosquito nets. Food was eaten sitting on the floor.
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  Columban update on Mindanao

Jul 20, 2017
The conflict between the Philippine Military and the Islamic State/Maute terrorists continues in Marawi City.
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  Because He Loved the Eucharist

Jul 17, 2017
I can compare the life of my father to the Eucharist, a testimony of love and sacrifice.
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