19 senators back committee report recommending SOGIESC Equality Bill

The SOGIESC Equality bill mandates the State to address all forms of discrimination and violence on the basis of SOGIESC

Groups opposed to ‘Maharlika’ Fund hold protests, demand withdrawal of bill

The MIF would be seeded with 275 billion pesos from government financial institutions, including two pension funds and two banks

Groups welcome court decision on correction of death certificate of ‘drug war’ victim

The victim's father said the court decision was a small victory, considering that there are thousands more who were killed

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Poor Filipino families eke a living from traditional Christmas decors

One of the traditions in the country is making Christmas decors, especially lanterns called "parol"

Street life: Manila’s homeless find shelter in pushcarts

Many have come from the provinces in search of work that did not materialize or were forced from their homes by domestic abuse

Person living with HIV/AIDS embraces faith, love, respect for self to survive

A UP Population Institute study shows that the percentage of Filipino youth aware of HIV and AIDS has declined to its lowest level since 1994

Video: Pope Francis prays for volunteer not-for-profit organizations

The pontiff called volunteers who work with not-for-profit organizations “artisans for mercy”

Photos: Philippine workers call for wage hike on birth anniversary of revolutionary hero

Labor groups and activists mark the 159th birth anniversary of revolutionary leader Andres Bonifacio on Nov. 30, 2022

Carlo Acutis comic book: Meet the teenager who loved the Eucharist

“I hope Catholics will see an enthusiastic teenager in the pursuit of the truth"
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19 senators back committee report recommending SOGIESC Equality Bill

The SOGIESC Equality bill mandates the State to address all forms of discrimination and violence on the basis of SOGIESC

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The law aims to abolish “unequal structures and practices that perpetuate discrimination and inequality”

Groups opposed to ‘Maharlika’ Fund hold protests, demand withdrawal of bill

The MIF would be seeded with 275 billion pesos from government financial institutions, including two pension funds and two banks

Papal honors bestowed to 14 lay Catholics in Lipa archdiocese

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Asian bishops’ meeting a ‘launchpad’ for 2023 synod, says priest

In October, the Vatican released the “frame of reference” that will guide the next stage of the synodal process

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These entities will be controlled by bodies such as the Secretariat for the Economy and not just supervised by their respective institutions

Inclusion of articles curtailing freedoms in Indonesia’s new Criminal Code hit

APHR said the new Code includes “problematic articles that could unduly restrict the right to freedom of religion or belief"

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‘Tell the whole world of what we suffer and our dreams of a better life. We hope the persecution of us Lumads would stop.”

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