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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Not all religious leaders are against the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill. A leader of the Protestant Church in Davao City has said that the RH Bill is not evil because it aims to do good for the Filipino people. Bishop Modesto Villasanta of the United Church…

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo urged a local court in Quezon City to dismiss the civil suit filed against her and several of her military officials for human rights violations committed against church workers. In June 2011, the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) sued Arroyo for…

“The culture of impunity in the Philippines must end. Extra-judicial killings of respected pastors and church leaders, most of whom were speaking against injustice in our country, show how horrible and unacceptable the human rights situation in our nation has been.” – UCCP Bishop Reuel Norman Marigza

The Rev. Marie-Claud Manga, pastor at Saint-Jean-sur-Richeliu, told the Philippine press in Manila that they would engage the general council of the United Church of Christ in Canada to bring these mining-related human rights violations to the Canadian Parliament.