Catholic leaders have spoken out against a drug war that has left thousands dead, and the Philippines’ new president is not taking the criticism well. Source: In Philippines, brutal drug war prompts Catholic outcry :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)Read More →

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I’m ecstatic about this challenge! It gives me a goal and I want to complete this goal as quickly as possible! As my husband and I fold clean clothes, we’ve been setting aside the clothes which are too small for our 22 month old daughter and 6 year old son. We have friends with a daughter and son younger than ours, so we’ve been fortunate we can pass these clothes on to others who can use them.  Other friends and my brother had passed most of these clothes onto us, so we’ve barely bought any new clothes for both kids. Most of the new clothes they’veRead More →

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Growing up as a poor Filipino, whose parents were trying to make ends meet in the United States of America, we ate almost anything and everything.  Rice with soy sauce, rice with bagoong, rice with banana, rice with Spam or Corned Beef, was a daily choice for me and my siblings. Sure almost any type of food gives some energy, just as long as it has calories. The difference is that there are certain foods that gives the best energy to your body. By eating the following eight energy-giving foods, your body will perform like a top-of-line sports car. Bananas are rich in Vitamin ARead More →

http://cbcpwebsite.com/ GENERAL SECRETARIAT: 470 Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila P.O. Box 3601, 1076 Manila, Philippines cbcpsecretariat@yahoo.com, cbcpsecretariat@gmail.com CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF THE PHILIPPINES Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!(Psalm 33:12) OUR COUNTRY AND OUR FAITH The Philippine Socio-Political Landscape and our Christian Response “Since we Filipino Catholics constitute the great majority of our nation, we hold the primary responsibility for building a just Philippine society. Contrary to the commonly voiced opinion that politics and public life are ‘dirty’ and to be shunned, PCP II ‘stands on record to urge lay faithful to participate actively and lead in renewing politics in accordance withRead More →

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I’ve decided to challenge myself to see how quickly I can get rid of 1,000 items from my home that I no longer need or want. I either have to donate to charity, give away to friends, or throw it away. Unfortunately for me, I had already given away 8 garbage bags full of clothes to charity, which would’ve ensured I would be done with this challenge fairly quickly. Fate has a way of making it a little more difficult! Day 1:  Since I had already donated 8 garbage bag full of clothes, which were mostly mine and my husband’s, we also ended up withRead More →

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Our master bathroom was a mess. When we bought our house a year and a half ago, we changed the linoleum tile to a ceramic tile, and left some tools there since then. 19 months of tools in the master bathroom. I hate to admit it, but I also used the bathtub as storage. Yes, I did that. In the 19 months we’ve lived in this house, we’ve never used the master bathtub. That’s because I had a ton of things in there that shouldn’t be in a bathroom, much less a bathtub. Why? I probably had people coming over and needed a place to hideRead More →

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1933 – Former President Corazon C. Aquino is born in Tarlac, as Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco. Corazon Aquino was the 11th President of the Philippines.Read More →

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As a family of six, the amount of stuff we have is unreasonable.  I can take the blame for most of the things that come into our home, as my kids are still very little. I came to America, “The Land of the Free,” as a five year old from an impoverished country. We did not have much when my parents and three older siblings arrived here legally. My father worked in construction for years, before he was able to petition the rest of us. As soon as we arrived, my mother was hired as a maid in a five-star hotel. We lived paycheck to paycheck.Read More →