The sisters saw the need for medical assistance in rural communities and this led them to start community-based health programs. With the help of RMP’s partner health organizations and professionals, such as the Council for Health and Development, local community health workers in rural areas were trained to manage their own health programs, prepare herbal medicine, and teach alternative treatment like acupuncture and massage.
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Church groups reject terrorist-funding charges
“As Church, we are challenged by our present time and context to stand for truth… The Church will not and cannot be neutral on moral and ethical issues and concerns.”
Missionaries say work for the rural poor hampered by relentless attacks
“RMP’s mission work has been seriously hampered because of the relentless state attacks, depriving much-needed services to the poor.”
UN expert, international groups demand junking of charges vs Karapatan, 2 other groups
“The perjury case brought by the government may also be a form of retaliation for the human rights activities of these local human rights defenders. We have seen in recent years that many defenders have been dragged before the courts, smeared, red tagged and murdered in the Philippines. This intimidation should stop immediately.”
Sr. Francis Añover and the life she lived for the landless, oppressed
“She is jolly and enthusiastic in sharing her life and fulfilling tasks that others who are in better health would have begged off from.”
Church leaders join mounting legal opposition vs. terror law
In their petition, church leaders assailed that the vagueness of the Republic Act No. 11479 or the Anti-Terror Act of 2020 will expose them to “credible threat of prosecution” for their ministries and advocacies.
Bank freeze order vs. church group to deprive poor of aid, services
“But now more than ever, the RMP will live out its commitment to be servant-leaders with the poor farmers, fisherfolk, agricultural workers, and Indigenous Peoples so that all may truly experience God’s compassion and mercy in the here and now.”
‘Esperon’s complaint deflects on more fundamental matters’ – Karapatan
“National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.’s actions show that this government is indeed hell-bent on silencing its critics using the entire extent of its resources and through deliberately magnifying technicalities to veer the conversation away from the core issue of state-sponsored attacks by the Duterte government. ”
4 missing teachers in Philippine Army custody
A Church group said its four volunteer teachers missing since November 12 were abducted and are being detained by government soldiers in Lanao del Sur.
BI frees Aussie nun amid protests
“The nun who knows no season in coming to the aid of the poorest of the poor will absolutely be defended and protected by those whose rights and interests she selflessly fought for.”
10 activists dead in 48 hours | Groups hold Duterte accountable for spate of killings
“We are facing perilous times when no one is safe.”