Drag Queen Rocks Religion: Provocative Performance Shocks the Philippines

A Filipina drag performer stirred controversy after a viral performance at a local bar where she dressed up as Jesus Christ and danced to a remixed version of a Filipino-language Catholic Mass worship song, sparking a heated debate on where to draw the line between “expression” and “mockery”, especially in a country like the Philippines, where around 79% of the population identify as Catholic.

From Human Trafficking to YouTube Ban: The Odd Case of a Filipino Pastor

Filipino pastor and self-proclaimed “Appointed Son of God” Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy couldn’t stop YouTube from terminating his channel for alleged violations of the platform’s community guidelines on June 21st.

Quiboloy’s YouTube channel was taken down after Canadian YouTuber Mutahar Anas, also known on the platform as SomeOrdinaryGamers, flagged YouTube’s support team on Twitter on June 20th and informed them about the pastor’s prior cases of human trafficking and his FBI warrant.

Holy Hot Water: Comedians Stir Controversy in the Philippines

Two Filipino stand-up comedians are facing blowback from religious believers after making jokes about their beliefs and faith. 

Gold Dagal and Jeleen Cubillas of the Comedy Manila group are constantly being chastised online by members of the famed Iglesia ni Cristo (or Church of Christ) and the Catholic Church, respectively, after their stand-up comedy performance videos went viral on Philippine social media.

Filipinos Nailed to Crosses for Easter Crucifix Reenactment

With the Holy Week ending, many Filipinos celebrated it by spending time in churches and beaches. But a unique and gory tradition paused because the COVID-19 pandemic resumed for the first time, drawing thousands of tourists from the Philippines and abroad.

Atheists Condemn Philippines's biased "Magna Carta of Religious Freedom"

On March 24th, 2021, House Bill No: 6538, otherwise known as "The Magna Carta of Religious Freedom", was approved by Philippine lawmakers. Authored by Deputy Speaker Eddie Villanueva and Representative Domingo Rivera, this bill was first approved on December 2nd, 2020, subject to amendments. Later in January, House Bill 8469 was filed by Camarines Sur 2nd District Rep.