Philippine’s Sorsogon City Selected as Pilot City for Natural Family Planning

After years of grave pressure and harassment from both government and non-government organizations – including international population control groups – for her refusal to accept and distribute contraceptives, Mayor Sally Lee’s Sorsogon City has been selected as pilot city for the implementation of Natural Family Planning (NFP). The launch is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22nd. . . . Read more

Grace and a Rough Landing in Bangladesh

HLI’s director of Asia and Oceania, Dr. Ligaya Acosta, sends an initial report on her first mission to Bangladesh. Dhaka, Bangladesh — The foreigner coming to Bangladesh for the first time is in for a culture shock. The roads are always teeming with honking buses, cars, trucks, rickshaws,  CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) tricycles, and a . . . Read more

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