Tag: Philippines

Philippine church seeks support for probe into bishop’s murder

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

[Ecumenical News International] A homegrown Philippine church is seeking international backing to help pressure the government to re-investigate the unresolved murder of a bishop five years ago. "We continue to ask our partner churches — such as the Anglican, Episcopal and Old Catholic Churches — in the international community for solidarity and support for the […]

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Police uncover Islamic militants’ bombing plan

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Xinhua) — Philippine policemen have uncovered a plan of Islamic militants to blow up Catholic churches in southern Philippines. Chief Supt. Felicisimo Khu, regional police director for Western Mindanao, said Thursday they got Intelligence report citing militants linked to Al Qaeda were planning to plant three homemade bombs in populated areas such […]

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Stiffer penalties sought for theft, robbery inside places of worship

| April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Senator Manuel Villar has filed a bill that seeks to increase the penalties for theft or robbery committed in a place of worship. Senate Bill 1096 seeks to increase by two degrees the penalty for theft or robbery committed within any church, temple, or public museum that is currently stated in the law. "This type […]

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Police tighten security measures for Holy Week

| April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

THE Davao City Police Office (DCPO) has intensified security measures as Dabawenyos observe the Holy Week. Senior Superintendent Rene O. Aspera, DCPO chief, said police units have been deployed to set up checkpoints on roads, especially near air and sea ports. He said police will be augmented by personnel from Task Force Davao (TFD) and […]

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