Category: Last Statement

STATEMENT ON THE 5TH STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA)

STATEMENT ON THE 5TH STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA)

Come July 27, President Duterte will surely give us an entirely different picture of our situation as a nation to lure the people into believing that the whole country is in good hands under his administration, although this claim is verified at the ground level where we have lived through the reality of the impact of the pandemic. How the government carried out its kind of responses to the worsening situation of the people or neglected the poor and the marginalized are judged by the people and history itself.

STATEMENT CONDEMNING THE ARREST OF REV. DAN SAN ANDRES SR.

STATEMENT CONDEMNING THE ARREST OF REV. DAN SAN ANDRES SR.

As Bishops of the Church, we condemn the accusation hurled on Rev. Dan San Andres Sr. and Jenelyn Nagrampa, who were both allegedly accomplices of the ambush that happened on May 13, 2018, and resulted to the killings of two members of Philippine Army. This accusation are pure lies and fabrication. Rev. Dan San Andres Sr. and Jenelyn Nagrampa were issued a subpoena last October 2019. Through their lawyers and witnesses, these allegations were answered and refuted in December 2019.

A MOCKERY AGAINST FREEDOM AND SOVEREIGNTY

A MOCKERY AGAINST FREEDOM AND SOVEREIGNTY

The United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) strongly condemns the recent red-tagging of the UCCP and other religious groups and institutions by the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) posted on their official social media account on facebook. Such tagging is a rehash of an old, hoary tactic used by the military to silence government critics and to suppress the people from expressing their reasonable concerns. It is a reckless act meant obviously to discredit the image of legitimate institutions like the Church which commits itself to work with the people in the noble cause of peace advocacy and human rights protection.