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Carmelite nuns sew face masks for Manila’s poor

During the quarantine period, the nun believes that it is God's call for them to sew masks for the poor, saying that "He will keep bothering you."

Cities face 100 million ‘new poor’ in post-pandemic world

About 100 million people living in cities worldwide will likely fall into poverty due to the coronavirus pandemic, urban experts have said, calling for...

Marikina mayor orders police to free arrested relief workers

The mayor of Marikina City ordered police to release ten relief workers arrested while conducting community kitchen operations on Labor Day. In a statement, Mayor...

Diocese of Daet extends suspension of public celebration of Holy Mass

The Diocese of Daet has extended the suspension of all religious mass gatherings even as the local government of Camarines Norte province eased strict...

Priest voices concern over easing strict quarantine protocols

A priest in the Diocese of Legazpi voiced concern over plans to lift the "enhanced community quarantine" in the province. Father Rex Paul Arjona, head...

Deported Australian nun slams Philippines’ approach to pandemic

An Australian missionary nun who drew the ire of President Rodrigo Duterte in 2018 for joining protest rallies hit the Philippine leader for allegedly...

Update: Authorities withdraw go signal for religious gatherings under GCQ

The Philippine government has withdrawn its earlier statement that it will allow religious gatherings in areas under "general community quarantine," or GCQ, starting May...

Bishops welcome returning OFWs, warn against discrimination

The Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People of the Philippine bishops' conference called on Filipinos to welcome, and not discriminate, returning migrant workers. "Let...

Philippines rights advocates battle ‘virus’ as infectious as COVID-19

President Duterte and his lieutenants brush off complaints of abuse, insisting the tough measures are aimed at protecting citizens from the pandemic

Pandemic is no excuse to ignore human rights

Authoritarian govts should not weaponize the pandemic to subvert human rights

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