Biliran bishop accused of sexual molestation

ABS CBN as of 12/29/2007

A former missionary in Biliran, Leyte has accused the bishop of Naval town of sexually molesting boys.

Ging Reyes, ABS-CBN News North America bureau chief, reported that Stephen Michael Greinke, an ex-missionary who worked for the diocese of Naval in the Visayas, said he has been calling for the ouster of Catholic Bishop Filomento Bactol for the last seven years.

Greinke alleged that Bactol abused his power and sexually molested young boys.

“I lived with the bishop at his palace. And at night he would have young men sleeping in his bedroom – kids who were under the age of 16 sleeping with him at night. Again I thought that was very inappropriate and it became very ‘gossiping, chismoso, around about the bishop’s behavior with the children,'” Greinke told Reyes. Continue reading “Biliran bishop accused of sexual molestation”

SEC APOSTOL ASSISTS PGMA IN PAMASKONG HANDOG AT BILIRAN, SAMAR PROVINCES

Tacloban City (December 26) – In behalf of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Secretary Sergio Apostol will be present during the Pamaskong Handog ng Pangulo in the provinces of Biliran and Samar.
The Secretary will attend the Pamaskong Handog ng Pangulo Caravan which will reach Biliran, Biliran at 9:00 o’clock in the morning of December 28. In Biliran town, all the recipients from the six municipalities of Biliran will converge.
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PPA IMPLEMENTS TERMINAL FEE ON NAVAL PORT

by Maryam Fatima Chawdhury, BiliranIsland.com

The PPA just recenty implemented the National Terminal Fee on all vehicles that may enter the port of Naval.

According to PPA Naval manager, Engr. Arsenio Enderes, the terminal fee was already implemented under the term “Temporary Vehicle Pass” by the LGU before. For reasons Enderes chose not to disclose, the operations of this fee were stopped.
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Biliran bishop denies sexual abuse raps

12/24/2007 6:36 PM
ABS-CBN

A Catholic bishop based in Biliran dismissed allegations that he molested a former missionary, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group reported.

Bishop Filomeno Bactol of the Diocese of Naval said that he never molested the former missionary and other men, correspondent Rico Lucena reported.

The allegations were contained in an e-mail from Stephen Michael Greinke, a former missionary of the diocese.

Father Benjamin Pantas, the diocese’s media liaison officer, said that Greinke’s allegations were false.

Pantas said that Greinke was the one accused of molesting members of his congregation in Naval back in 2000. Continue reading “Biliran bishop denies sexual abuse raps”

Cueshe Rocks Naval

by Maryam Fatima Chawdhury, BiliranIsland.com

The Provincial Councilor’s League, in cooperation with The Naval Institute of Technology and Tau Gamma Phi presented a concert featuring the nationally-renowned band, Cueshe, and several local bands including Agianan sa Kahayag, Melophobia, PopKorn, Naughty Ka, Fire Exit, and Black Wizard last December 22, 2007 at the Naval Gym.

“We have such great talent” Mrs Roselyn Espina-Paras stressed when asked why they let local bands perform alongside a national band. She added that coming from a musically-inclined family, she personally believed it was best to develop local musical talent.The 6 Local bands that presented before Cueshe competed against each other during the battle of the bands competition held last October at the Naval Gym that she also sponsored.

Cueshe Rocks Naval
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PODCASTS: Bidlisiw, by Engr. Boy Ty, Ben Ricafort, Rep. Glenn Chong, Charlie Chong

Last updated Dec. 22, 2007

Bidlisiw

by Engr. Boy Ty, Ben Ricafort, Rep. Glenn Chong, Charlie Chong

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