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Philippine bishops welcome resignation of justice secretary

MANILA (UCAN): “He was a secretary of injustice,” Bishop Arturo Bastes of Sorsogon said, in the wake of the resignation of Vitaliano Aguirre II, the justice secretary of the Philippines, which was announced by the president, Rodrigo Duterte, on April 5, amid questions over his job performance.
 
Bishop Bastes said he was “happy Aguirre decided to resign” because he “was not doing his job well as a secretary of justice.”
 

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Thousands walk for life

MANILA (UCAN):  People turned out in their thousands as they came out strongly against what they described as threats to life in rallies held in major cities across the Philippines on February 24. 
 
Among the issues raised were drug-related killings, a proposal in Congress to legalise divorce and changes to the constitution.
 
In Manila, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle led priests, religious, and lay people in an early morning Walk for Life around the capital’s Rizal Park.
 

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