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Author: Atty. Aurora A. Santiago

Yes to the culture of life

Duc in Altum   The Walk for Life initiated by the Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas (or LAIKO), headed by its president Mrs. Zenaida Capistrano, was a huge success. The turn-out of participants was beyond expectation. The number of those who registered reached 20,300 as of Friday, and still counting. More than that number came and showed their commitment to support the culture of life, not the culture of death. Instead of two rounds of walk from the parade grounds of Quirino Grandstand to North Drive (in front of Manila Hotel) to Roxas Boulevard to South Drive (in front of...

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Is Death Penalty the answer?

 Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in altum During its Plenary Session last January, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) issued Pastoral Statement on Death Penalty. “The Gospel of the Lord Jesus is the Gospel of Life. When we condemn violence, we cannot ourselves be its perpetrators, and when we decry murder, we cannot ourselves participate in murder, no matter that it may be accompanied by the trappings of judicial and legal process. Throughout the world, the trend against the death penalty is unmistakable, and international covenants, one of which the Philippines is party to, obligate us not...

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Catholic Church: Pioneer in Rehabilitation of Drug Dependents

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in altum   I was thinking that sometimes, we need not follow the Catholic preaching do not let the left hand know what the right hand is doing or Do not announce your good deeds. At present, there is really a need to let known what good things are being done by the Catholic Church. Itis very clear that Malacañang is not aware of what the Catholic Church is doing regarding the government’s campaign against illegal drugs. In his latest public pronouncements, President Rodrigo Duterte criticized the Catholic Church for not doing anything about...

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Peace and Justice for 2017!

Atty. Aurora A. Santiago Duc in altum   Congress went on Christmas recess, not able to discuss death penalty bill. With the Christmas spirit still imbibed byour legislators, we pray that they realize the value of life;the importance of restorative justice, not punitive justice. Let us hope and pray that 2017 will bring peace and justice to everyone not only in the country but also around the world. We are one with President Duterte’s fight against illegal drugs because we know the evil that illegal substance abuse brings to the life of everyone—to the users and the pushers, to...

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