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‘Ready the places where you’ll be buried’: Philippine priests say they are under threat – The Washington Post

MANILA — At least two bishops and three priests critical of the Philippine government have received death threats in the past month following President Rodrigo Duterte’s denunciations of church leaders, including a call for the killing of bishops. The threats, unprecedented in Asia’s largest Catholic country, underscore how Duterte’s insults against …

Philippine president renews attack on Catholic church

MANILA (Reuters) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday denounced bishops in the Catholic-majority country as “sons of bitches”, renewing his attacks on the church that has criticized him over his bloody war on drugs. Duterte, who launched his campaign against drugs when he took office in mid-2016, remains hugely popular …

Chinese travelers ditch the Philippines, re-route to Bali, Phuket and Jeju | CNNGo.com

Industry insiders predict China’s Philippines travel suspension will last for months Chinese travelers go bananas for tropical islands, but Beijing has suspended all group tours to the Philippines amid an ongoing sovereignty wrangle over an island in the South China Sea. Disappointed Chinese tourists, who had planned to visit the …

Arroyo vs. Aquino: The Philippines’ Latest Political Fight – Global Spin – TIME.com

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is resilient. As President of the Philippines she withstood coup attempts and corruption charges, heading the country’s fractious democracy for nine long years. Now, not two years after stepping aside, the privileged daughter of a former President faces the prospect of spending the rest of her life …

Quotes of the Day – TIME.com

    Too many Filipinos make too many children that they cannot afford to take care of. JOSE MARIA ZUBIRI, a member of the Philippines‘ House of Representatives, on the need to pass a family-planning bill despite strong opposition from the Roman Catholic Church Read more: http://www.time.com/time/quotes/0,26174,2031020,00.html #ixzz15veTleTf Thursday, Nov. …