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Filipino Focus

The large archipelago of the Philippines, in its richness of peoples and cultures, offers varied and challenging situations for mission.

Dentist by Profession, Missionary by Vocation

Catalina Lucman, or Dentist Bambi as she is fondly called by her family and friends, is a dentist in the morning and a catechist in the evening. Despite her busy schedule, she is still able to allot…

“Interreligious Dialogue is the Way to Peace”

Zamboanga, a city of one million inhabitants with a substantial Muslim population, is home to the Silsilah Dialogue Movement founded by Fr. Sebastiano D’Ambra with the aim of promoting peace and…

A Lawyer to the Poor

“Avoid corruption and help the poor who need legal services,” is a life principle of Nelson B. Borja, 71, a senior trial lawyer specializing in criminal cases, who distinguished himself for providing…

The Tattoo Practitioner of Kalinga

In a remote village in Buscalan, Tinglayan Kalinga in northern Luzon, Whang-ud, a 90-year-old tattoo practitioner (manbatok) resides and continues to practice an age-old tradition of tattooing…

The Truth Warrior

Despite relentless online bashing and death threats, Pinoy Ako Blog author Jover Laurio remains committed to fighting fake news.

‘Environmental’ Jesus

Atop a mountain inside the Philippine National Police (PNP) regional office in Camp Kangleon, Palo, Leyte, stands a 20-foot statue of the crucified Jesus. The work of art represents the PNP’s…

A Voice for the Oppressed

In the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons, World Mission features Bro. Karl Gaspar, an award-winning writer, respected socio-anthropologist, theologian, interfaith scholar, and missionary from…

Take A Book, Return A Book

An American organization is encouraging the culture of reading in the Philippines through books, literacy initiatives and most of all, pocket libraries. What makes the little libraries special is that…

A Celebration of Freedom

The Philippines celebrates its 120th year of independence this June 12.  As the country prepares for this special occasion, we look at how Filipinos commemorate their independence day, not just in the…

Feeding Street People

Here is the inspiring story of how a retired engineer and his wife in the Philippines, inspired by two people, are doing their share in their own simple way, of following Christ’s challenge of feeding…

Mission of Redemption

After reaching the abyss of drug addiction and rediscovering his spiritual faith, Guillermo Gomez is leading other recovering drug dependents to rehabilitation and true healing.

The Healing Priest

Fr. Efren Borromeo has this gift of “seeing”. He can see through a person’s body, and knows what is wrong. He can see dead people. In fact, many come to him requesting for help and prayers.

Letting the Light of Jesus Shine

Many years ago, a fourteen-year-old boy was the first to talk at the first ever meeting of Light of Jesus. Now, decades after, Bo Sanchez leads this Catholic community which has thousands of people…

A gold for Philippine theater

PETA marked a milestone in its long career recently. As the theater company celebrates its 50th year, it was given the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award. Find out what made this organization worthy of…

Missionary in the land of blue skies

The Church of Mongolia is celebrating its 25th year. Among those who helped establish Catholicism in the country is a Filipino. We got to talk with the Bishop of Mongolia, Wenceslao Selga Padilla and…

Shepherding drug users

Sr. Nenet Daño, a Good Shepherd sister and licensed social worker, has passionately undertaken the task of helping drug users and pushers, in an attempt to protect them from imminent death following…

Reaping what she sowed

Having inherited the enthusiasm for farming from her late father, Cherrie Atilano has the welfare of farmers at heart. Social entrepreneur and recipient of several awards, her enterprise teaches…

Making the Word of God viral

An Argentine priest promotes the Gospel through Facebook, early morning, as a spiritual food for the day. Influenced by the love for the poor of Fr. Bergoglio who, years later, became Pope Francis,…

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