UNITED NATIONS – Mely Lenario quietly described her harrowing journey from ambitious, naive rural girl trafficked to hopeless, drug-fueled urban prostitute, through slow rehabilitation to a new life as an outreach worker.
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MANILA, Philippines – Catholics came out strongly against what they described as "threats to life" in rallies held in major cities across the Philippines Feb. 24.
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MANILA, Philippines – A senior Philippine priest taken hostage by Islamic State-inspired militants in the southern city of Marawi has been freed after almost four months of captivity.

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MANILA, Philippines - Clergy, academics, lawyers, journalists and artists launched a broad coalition against the "autocratic rule" of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

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MANILA, Philippines – The new president-elect of Philippine bishops' conference is an archbishop from the troubled southern region currently dealing with Islamic insurgeny.

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MANILA, Philippines – A week after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the central Philippine province of Leyte, hundreds of residents were still living in temporary shelters.

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Catholic bishops appealed for a "return to normalcy and peace ... as soon as possible," as violence continues in the southern part of the country.

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DAGUPAN, Philippines – The Catholic bishop in the southern Philippine city of Marawi dismissed as "ridiculous" proposals to negotiate for the release of a priest held captive by terrorist gunmen.

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MARAWI, Philippines – Captured priest Father Teresito “Chito” Suganob was seen alive on Sunday in a part of a Philippines city under Islamist militant control, Agence France Presse reports.

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MANILA, Philippines – Fake news is a problem everywhere, including in the island nation of the Philippines.

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COTABATO, Philippines – Cardinal Orlando Quevedo of Cotabato has condemned "in the strongest terms possible" the reported desecration of a Catholic chapel by terrorist gunmen in the southern Philippines.

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In the days and months after Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the central Philippines, the badly battered seaside community of Anibong became a graveyard for colourful cargo ships that were tossed onto shore by 195-mph winds. The November 2013 typhoon killed or left missing more than 7,300 people, most of whom were from the eastern city of Tacloban, where Anibong is located. It also decimated more a million homes, affecting more than 16 million residents across the central Philippines.

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MANILA, Philippines – Instead of material gifts, a priest and employees of the Archdiocese of Manila gifted Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle with their blood.

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MANILA, Philippines – Martial law in the southern Philippines and security forces' clashes with a local terrorist group in Mindanao made a mockery of Independence Day celebrations June 12, said a Philippine bishop.

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Lucila Cordovero, or Lola Lucing as I call her, is very petite. Every day, she sits in the same bamboo rocking chair by the window of her bedroom, listening to the buzz of her radio novellas. Her right hand is always clutching a small promotional fan someone gave her years ago.

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