05 February 2017

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella on CBCP pastoral letter slamming the reign of terror behind the war on drugs
The officials of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) are apparently out of touch with the sentiments of the faithful who overwhelmingly support the changes in the Philippines – turning the nation into a safer place for families, working people, especially young night shift workers, far from the “terror” the bishops paint rather dramatically.

The efforts of these Church leaders might be put to better use in practical catechetics that build strong moral character among the faithful, and so contribute more to the reign of peace felt by ordinary citizens everywhere, especially those who are innocent of illegal activities.

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella on the suspension of peace talks between GRP and CPP-NDF-NPA
Pres.Rodrigo Duterte has declared the suspension of Peace Talks between GRP and CPP-NDF-NPA.

He will likewise direct the Philippine delegation to return home.

This is deeply disappointing as Final and Lasting Peace has been one of his deepest aspirations for the nation.