A Pastoral Letter: Ash Wednesday 2010

Our Lord said: “I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me drink. Whatever you did to the least of my brethren, you did it to me.” We wish everyone a meaningful spiritual journey this time of Lent, “casting aside all that distracts the spirit and growing in whatever nourishes the soul, moving it to love of God and neighbor.”

Let’s go cheesy, though it’s not Valentine’s Day: Heart’s “All I Wanna Do (Is Make Love to You)”

I love music. I used to play octavina, that guitar-like instrument with 14 strings and had become a part of a rondalla. I was grade 3 then and studying in a public elementary school in Malabon, the city of fish, pancit, and floods. That was, uh, 11 years ago. I gave up rondalla and never […]

Gabriela solon fears more sexual abuse vs. female members of Morong 43

Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan of Gabriela has expressed her fears that women members of the Morong 43 will continue to suffer sexual harassments if their incarceration will be prolonged.

Caritas Aoteroa appeals to Ms. Arroyo: Release Morong 43

The Caritas-Aotearoa, the Catholic agency which promotes justice, peace and development, has sent a letter of appeal to Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to immediately release the 43 health workers arrested in Morong, Rizal two weeks ago, due to rebellion charges.

Migrants’ group fears disenfranchisement, fraud in OAV

Migrante International, a federation of more than 100 overseas Filipino workers’ (OFWs) organization in 23 countries, fears that there will be disenfranchisement and worse, fraud in the conduct of the overseas absentee voting (OAV) this coming April.

Lady Solon wants AIDS fund probed

Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, one of country’s biggest donors for HIV and AIDS programs had already suspended all five of its grants to the Tropical Disease Foundation (TDF) in the Philippines after reports of unauthorized expenditure, says Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin.