Location Tag: Philippines
By Sister Andrea Catubig
Whenever I visit a family belonging to the Subanen indigenous people in the Philippines, I hear Palad-palad or “thank you” time and again.
More than 10 months have passed since I received a Sisters of Mercy grant for my ministry with the Subanen people, who live on Mindanao Island and suffer countless indignities, from ongoing colonization to exploitation by companies that extract minerals from their lands. But still I hear “palad-palad.”
By Catherine Walsh, Features Writer – Flooding and landslides caused by torrential Christmas rains in the southern Philippines moved Sisters of Mercy there to spring into action to offer help to those affected. Amid the relentless rain, Sister Helen Libo-on, a local leader of the sisters, called Sister Virgencita “JenJen” Alegado, a fellow leader. “I told her, ‘JenJen, we are in trouble here!’”
By Sister Jan Hayes — The awarding of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists was a clear recognition of the importance of press freedom as a protector of liberty and human rights.
For three agonizing days after Super Typhoon Rai struck the Philippines in mid-December, local Mercy leaders waited for word from Sister Jean Delgado in the badly affected region of Southern Leyte, which was without power or internet service.
By Sister Helen Libo-on – In the Philippines, we have the tradition of praying the nine days of novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary before celebrating the Feast of the Nativity.