Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls around the world during the pandemic is this year's World Population Day theme
Churches in the Philippine capital reopened and hold public Masses on July 12, following the easing of quarantine measures in the country

Filipino seafarers, fishermen face rough sailing amid pandemic

In recent years, Filipino fishermen complain that they were being harassed by Chinese boats and armed men at sea

Philippine Franciscan nuns continue mission for poor amid difficult times

Despite the limitations, the nun said they are looking for means to provide for those most in need and those displaced by the pandemic

SPOTLIGHT: For some elderly Indians the nationwide lockdown is a battle...

Elderly facing higher health risks, challenges of social isolation and loss of income

Pandemic brings new challenges to Philippine seminary formation

Seminary formators in the Philippines admit that they have to adjust processes - from vocation promotion to classes - because of the pandemic

Video: Gender-based violence during COVID19 lockdown

When the pandemic lockdown began, women’s rights advocates were quick to notice the missing “gender dimension” in the government response.

SPOTLIGHT: Domestic work, joblessness keep women from reporting violence

When pandemic lockdown began, women’s rights advocates were quick to notice the missing gender dimension in govt response

SPOTLIGHT: The Galwan clash of India and China: Duplicity, brutality, and...

Both countries appear to be downplaying the violence, withholding information in face-saving attempts at de-escalation

Philippine city offers spiritual, physical care for people under quarantine

The camp residents said that after experiencing anxiety and paranoia in the city being quarantined in Maasin is a welcome treat

PHOTOS: ‘Dry’ feast of San Juan Bautista

Authorities prohibited the traditional splashing of water during the revelry to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19

Church aid agencies prepare for ‘new normal’ in humanitarian response

The 'new normal' demands stronger collaboration and cooperation among humanitarian aid agencies, including faith-based organizations

Glimmer of hope amid anxiety, fear in central Philippines

People blame a program that allows people to go back home to the provinces for the surge in COVID-19 cases in the central Philippines

Poor Filipinos caught in the midst of pandemic endure long journey...

They endured the feel of the burning concrete on their tired soles and thinning slippers and carried on until they reached the church

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