Roman Catholic Priest in Mindanao Vilified

Fr. Raymond Ambray opted to exercise his apostolacy with the lumad people, and so do with our bishops and clergy in the IFI, in faithful obedience to the word of our Lord Jesus mandating us to serve the least of his brothers and sisters like the lumad people.

Lecture In Anti-War House, Sieverhausen, Lehrte, Germany.

On Sunday, 23 February 2020 with the facilitation of the Hamburg Foundation I did a lecture on the situation of the lumads, the indigenous peoples in Mindanao, sponsored by the Anti-War House in Sieverhausen, Lehrte, Germany. The Lumads and the Moro people are the original inhabitants in Mindanao. We are only settlers in the land. […]

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 […]

Church of Silence? No!

Delivered as Baccalaureate Message, St. Paul’s Theological Seminary on March 20, 2018 at Sitio Bugna, Barangay Bugnay, Jordan, Guimaras. Greetings of peace amidst turbulence, of love amidst hatred and of courage amidst fearfulness! The chosen theme “Oh, God, in Your Grace, Renew Us for Faithful Discipleship” for this year’s graduation activity is a profound prayer. […]

How about you? What will you do as a Christian?

A reflection from the young people “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 82:3-4 The Context of our Ministry: Mindanao’s human rights situation from the Aquino until today’s Duterte regime continues to spiral downwards. The […]