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Christian faith ‘gift from God…not from Spain,’ say Philippine Catholic bishops

The bishops admitted that Filipinos "have obviously not always succeeded” in accepting the good and rejecting the evil brought by Spain

CBCP Pastoral letter Celebrating the 500th Year of Christianity in the...

'Let this year be a year of looking back in history so that we can understand better who we are in the present as communities of disciples'

Philippines releases stamps to mark quincentennial of country’s first Easter Mass

PHLPost released the stamps ahead of the celebration on Limasawa Island in Southern Leyte province on March 31

Colonialism, Catholicism and the nation’s coming of age

It wouldn’t be an exercise in exaggeration to say that the formation of our history is in itself a struggle

Cilapulapu and the triumph of defiance

The battle in Mactan wasn’t so much a paradigm of class struggle but a show of force between two established and wealthy dominions

Not a land of savages: The people Magellan met in Samar...

By Pigafetta’s account, the indios he saw were more than mere “savages” living on trees or caves

Philippines’ Duterte flunks Philippine history

"[W]e are celebrating because it was the first time we saw foreigners in our native land,” said the president

Spain looks forward to another ‘500 years’ more of inspiration from...

To dramatize the celebration, the Spanish training ship Juan Sebastián Elcano raised its sails and anchored off the coast of Guiuan

Catholic priest hits ‘desecration’ of historic Philippine island by mining

The jubilee year declared by the Church should remind the faithful that part of their mission is to be good stewards of God’s creation

PHOTOS: Philippines’ Homonhon: Where Christianity first landed

On March 16, 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew dropped anchor off the uninhabited island of Humumu, now Homonhon

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