MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Should the 14th-month pay become part of the law of the land, none of that amount would go directly into the Filipino workers’ pockets. That is, if the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) had its way.
CBCP is proposing that the 14th-month pay be remitted directly to the Catholic Church, as part of its new tithing initiative.
A tithe in most religious groups usually consists of one tenth of a church member’s annual produce or earnings, given in support of the clergy and for other wordly purposes.
CBCB said the mandatory tithing, which will apply only to Catholics, will replace the Sunday collection.
The idea came from a Nigerian Archbishop who reportedly asked the government to deduct tithe directlly from workers’ salaries.
MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte family seems to be destined to lead the people. Like Moses. Digong, Sara, Paolo, Baste.
And like Moses, the Dutertes were chosen by God.
This was recently confirmed by the Davao City Mayor when she said that God has spoken to her and has chosen her to run for the Presidency in 2022 when her father ends his 6-year term.
The Adobo Chrinicles caught up with Sara on a plane from Manila to Davao and we asked her if her God was a Christian God.
Her reply: “I believe so. His name is Pastor Apollo Quiboloy.”
Quiboloy is an international evangelist and founder of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ church —the same Quiboloy who said God gave the Presidency to Rodrigo Duterte.
On a silver platter, or on a tablet of stone?
BAGUI0 CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Forget about the KAPA Ministry investment scheme, or the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila’s rich portfolios in the stock market. The Archdiocese of Baguio has found a better strategy to raise the money needed for its evangelization program.
Concerned that the Sunday basket collection seems to be on a steep decline, the Baguio Archdiocese has come up with a novel idea to boost its fundraising efforts —sell and deliver Holy Water to the city’s devout Catholics.
Is the Summer Capital of the Philippines about to become the Catholic Capital? Not just for the sprinkling of Holy Water, but bathing in it.
God bless, as Filipinos like to say.