Obispo Maximo Timbang Congratulates Bishop Pabillo

OUR CONGRATULATIONS, PRAYERS AND BEST WISHES We, the leadership of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI), warmly congratulate Bp. Broderick Pabillo in his appointment by Pope Francis today as the “Apostolic Administrator” of the Archdiocese of Manila in view of its vacancy as its erstwhile head has taken new position in the Vatican. We pray and […]

Resume Peace Talks Now!

Statement of the 2020 Mindanao Council of Leaders Meeting summoned by the Mindanao Bishops Conferene of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente on January 7-9, 2020. We, the 124 delegates composed of ordained and laity from the 14 Dioceses of Mindanao, gathered together at the Diocesan Christian Education and Nurture Training (DCENT) Center, Pro-Cathedral of Virgin Mary, […]

NO TO CONTINUING HARASSMENT AND REPRESSION Against the IFI and its Ordained Ministers

Statement of the Obispo MaximoIglesia Filipina IndependienteFebruary 6, 2020 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy” (Proverbs 31:8-9 NIV) Speaking up for the poor and the needy and working for their good […]

Free Engr. Jennifer Aguhob!

Statement of the Obispo MaximoIglesia Filipina IndependienteFebruary 6, 2020 The Duterte government has again demonstrated its duplicitous standard in governance. While it has dilly-dallied in responding to the threat of possible wide spread of corona virus and compromised in return the health and well-being of the Filipinos, it is quick however in arresting people working […]

DECLARE CEASEFIRE, RESUME PEACE TALKS, GIVE THE FILIPINO PEOPLE THE NEGOTIATED, JUST AND LASTING PEACE THAT THEY LONG DESERVED

The leadership of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente lauds the action of the representatives of the GRP and the NDFP at its Decemmber 21, 2019 meeting to recommend the declaration of ceasefire between December 23, 2019 to Janiary 7, 2020. This is a positive development towards the revival of the stalled peace talks as it sets […]

PROMOTE HUMAN DIGNITY, PURSUE GENUINE PEACE

They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. (Jeremiah 6:14, NRSV) Statement of the Obispo Maximo, His Eminence The Most Revd Rhee M. Timbang on the Occasion of the 71st Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [UDHR], December 10, 2019 Human Rights Day Celebration […]