Mental health aid should be included in all disaster response activities and plans. This was the call made by the general manager of Church-run Radio Veritas Asia in the wake of the series of disasters that displaced thousands of people in the northern part of the Philippines in recent weeks.
Church leaders in the Philippines have expressed their opposition to a proposal in the country’s Congress to declare as “special non-working holiday” the birth anniversary of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Catholic church leaders in the Philippines urged the faithful, especially church institutions, to respond to the coronavirus pandemic “with the eyes of faith, with the heart of charity, and with the armor of truth.”
All public celebrations of religious rituals and activities will be suspended in the Archdiocese of Manila from August 3 to 14 as a response to calls made by the country’s medical professionals to implement stricter quarantine measures against the new coronavirus disease.