Dr. Acosta: Saipan Mission Report

It’s past midnight now in Saipan, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). I just returned to the hotel, grateful to the Lord for His Gospel of Life and the opportunity to share it with such an enthusiastic audience. After days of coordination, more than 50 people gathered to hear my presentation at Kristo Rai Parish . . . Read more

A “Pro-Life City?”

During HLI’s recent 20th Asia-Pacific Congress for Life, Faith, and Family (ASPAC) in Taiwan, I had the joy and honor of visiting with Mayor Sally Lee of Sorsogon City, Philippines. I first met this longtime friend of HLI and great defender of life and family in 2013 during the 19th ASPAC in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. . . . Read more

Good Morning, Vietnam!

“Jesus Christ brought us freedom from sin; America brought us freedom to sin.” ― Archbishop Emeritus Jean-Baptiste Cardinal Pham Minh Mân of Saigon.   Ligaya Acosta and I stepped out of Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport and into the blazing heat of Vietnam. We had just traveled from Bangkok, where we conducted a one-day pro-life . . . Read more

Doctors for Life Share Ideas to Fight Anti-Life Agendas at Conference

CEBU, Philippines — Nearly 100 health care professionals dedicated to defending the sanctity of human life attended the Doctors for Life annual conference in Cebu, Philippines recently. Coordinated by HLI Pilipinas leader Dr. Rene Bullecer, the event became an invaluable tool to highlight the best practices for promoting pro-life programs. This forum, Dr. Bullecer said, . . . Read more

HLI Leader Exposes Latest Secularist Threats to Filipino Culture

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “Faithful Filipinos must be completely convicted and vigilant in the struggle ahead,” Dr. Rene Bullecer told 500 lay leaders gathered to learn how to combat the anti-faith and anti-life agendas penetrating Filipino culture. The HLI Philippines country director organized the event at the request of community activists who are increasingly aware . . . Read more

HLI’s Dr. Ligaya Acosta Challenges Faithful at March for Life

As keynote speaker for the first ever March for Life organized by the Diocese of Caceres in Naga City, Philippines, I was amazed at the overwhelming number of participants. 1,500 marchers exceeded expectations! The event was organized in response to the growing threats to life and family: a significant rise in abortions, teenage pregnancies, suicides, . . . Read more

Macau’s Faithful Welcome Pro-Life Mission, Lay Groundwork for Future

For my second pro-life mission to Macau, I was joined by HLI President Father Shenan Boquet and Dr. Brian Clowes, the director of education and research. During the late winter trip, we reached almost 4,000 people and received an invitation to return for a more complete pro-life training mission for clergy and religious by the . . . Read more

Rally Exposes Philippines Divorce Activism

CEBU, Philippines — A campaign to say “no” to legalized divorce is underway in the Philippines as pro-family advocates find ways to educate Filipinos on the country’s proposed House Bill 1799. HLI Philippines country director Rene Bullecer, MD spearheaded the rally and subsequent three-kilometer march to draw attention to the harmful effects that are expected . . . Read more

Do Not Remain Silent about RH Bill Impact, Warns Pro-Life Advocate

VALENCIA CITY, Philippines — Over 500 Filipino faithful attended a recent Diocesan Family and Life Congress to better equip themselves, their families, and their communities against the ill effects of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law which passed in the their country last year. As the main speaker, HLI Philippines country director Rene Bullecer, MD presented . . . Read more