Father Elmer Cajilig, who has four children with his long-term girlfriend, says that the celibacy vow for ordained priests is "only a man-made rule".
"God did not say this, so I think I cannot say that I've committed sin. to go and multiply." Father Cajilig and two other priests who also fathered children have set up their own self-styled Catholic ministry, where they preach at privately owned churches.
Philippine police chief Alan Purisima told a press conference in Manila that syndicate members posing as attractive women used social media to trick online users overseas into exposing their bodies or having cybersex.
The family of a Scottish teenage suicide victim was helping to trace perpetrators.
e Passport issuance is also compliant with the security standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The Philippine e Passport has an integrated circuit (chip) within its pages containing data that are essential in verifying the identity of the passport holder.
The Philippines has instituted the electronic passport (e Passport) system for all its citizens.
The e Passport features microchip technology and a host of other security features thereby ensuring that Philippine passports are virtually tamper-proof.