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  • Filipino president's comments on God rebuked

    by David Roach, posted Monday, July 09, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    DAVAO CITY, Philippines (BP) -- The Filipino president's offer to resign if anyone can prove the God of the Bible exists has drawn reactions from Christians across the globe.

    Dan Santiago, president of the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America, said Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte lacks "solid biblical knowledge of the Judeo-Christian God." Meanwhile, Filipino Catholic leaders -- who have feuded publicly with Duterte -- called today (July 9) for "God's mercy and justice" on blasphemers, according to The Wall Street Journal. Read More

  • Christians among 174 killed by Philippine terrorists

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, June 02, 2017 (one year ago)

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    MINDANAO ISLAND, Philippines (BP) -- Terrorists glorifying the Islamic State (IS) have killed at least 174 people including Christians in attacks on Marawi, Philippines, since May 23, the Fides Catholic news agency reported June 1.

    An early morning attack today (June 2) that killed 36 at Manila World Resort casino in northern Philippines is not considered a terrorist attack, Philippine police told the Associated Press. But a terrorism watch group revealed communications indicating the attack was the work of "lone wolf soldiers" acting as terrorists. Read More

  • Philippines: 'Long-haul' healing in Tacloban

    by Caroline Anderson , posted Friday, October 03, 2014 (4 years ago)

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    TACLOBAN, Philippines (BP) -- A crushing wall of water from Typhoon Haiyan hit the city of Tacloban on Nov. 8, 2013. Thousands of people perished. Homes and businesses were destroyed.

    The water beached cargo ships weighing several hundred tons and devastated Tacloban.

    But water also is what people need most after the storm. Read More