Category Archives: RELIGION


No extradition request yet for Quiboloy: DOJ

MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has not received any communication from its United States counterpart on the alleged sex trafficking charges against Apollo Quiboloy, a pastor and founder of the church group Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC).“(A)s of this date, the DOJ has not… Read More

Accusers cannot put Kingdom down: Quiboloy camp

PH to cooperate with US on Quiboloy’s case



Even as the election is seven months away in May 2022, a Catholic priest running for mayor in Mabini town in Davao de Oro may have already lost: the Catholic Church is vehemently against his bid to win an election, with the Church expected to campaign among Catholic voters to drop the controversial priest.

Fr. Emerson “Em-Em” Luego, parish priest of Sr. Sto. Niño Parish, filed on October 8 his Certificate of Candidacy (CoC) for mayor of Mabini municipality amid ugly specualtions over why the Cathollic priest would involve himself in local politics.

Synod of Synodality 2023 covers non-Catholics: Dumaguete bishop

Cardinal-designate Orlando Quevedo addresses a press conference for the 9th Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences plenary assembly in 2009 in Manila. Pakistan Archbishop Lawrence John Saldanha of Lahore and now-Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong look on. (Roy Lagarde/national catholic reporter}

DUMAGUETE CITY – Unlike in the past, parishioners, lay leaders, and even people outside of the Roman Catholic Church are now being consulted by the Diocese of Dumaguete as part of its “listening process” for the Synod on Synodality.In an interview on Monday, Dumaguete Bishop Julito… Read More

DUTERTE unveils newly rehabilitated Grand Mosque in Marawi

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte unveiled Saturday (Oct. 16) the newly-repaired Grand Mosque in the city’s most affected area.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is assisted by (from left) Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Task Force Bangon Marawi chairperson and Human Settlements and Urban Development Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario, National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Secretary Saidamen Pangarungan, Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr., and Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra as he leads the unveiling of the marker of the Jameo Mindanao Al-Islamie (Grand Mosque) in Marawi City on October 16, 2021. TOTO LOZANO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

By Apipa Bagumbaran / Philippine Information Agency

Damaged during the 2017 siege, the iconic Grand Mosque is the fifth house of Islamic worship rehabilitated by the national government through the funding support of the private sector.

In his message, Duterte said the Grand Mosque holds historical and cultural significance in the lives of Maranaws. Its complete rehabilitation will bring new hope to Muslim brothers and sisters.

The interior of the newly-rehabilitated mosque. Photo: PCOO

Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) has been prioritizing the repair and reconstruction of mosques damaged or destroyed during the siege as these places of Islamic worship play a critical role in the social healing of Marawi residents.

Four other mosques that were completely repaired by TFBM have already been inaugurated and turned over to their respective administrators. These are Masjid Disomangcop in Bgy. Daguduban, Masjid Darussalam in Bgy. Raya Madaya, Marinaut Mosque in Bgy. West Marinaut, and White Mosque in Bgy. Lumbaca Madaya.

The exterior of the newly-rehabilitated mosque. Photo: PCOO

Meanwhile, the President reassured the people of Marawi that the government is doing its best to expedite the completion of rehabilitation projects at the soonest possible time.

“We in government are strongly committed to bring back the city’s glory and we will continue to foster cooperation among concerned stakeholders so that Marawi will be able to build back better and stronger,” he said. (APB/PIA Lanao del Sur) 

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MANILA – The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) will launch on Sunday the newly constructed Grand Mosque in Marawi, four years after the government started its rehabilitation of the city razed to the ground when government forces took out the Maute-led terrorist… Read More

A black smoke billows from downtown of Marawi City June 27, 2017 after a military airstrike. A government official trashed the demands of the leader of Islamic State (IS)-inspired terrorists holed up in Marawi City to free their Roman Catholic priest hostage in exchange for the freedom of his parents and relatives.

Gov’t works double-time to complete Marawi rehab

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday promised that his administration will double its efforts to hasten to complete the rehabilitation projects in Marawi City.Duterte made the vow as he led the commemorative rites of the fourth anniversary of the liberation of Marawi City from… Read More