Wednesday Sep, 30 2020 03:16:05 PM

Former CBCP President retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz passes away

Church • 09:45 AM Wed Aug 26, 2020
Edwin O. Fernandez
CBCP photo and

MANILA - Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz has died while undergoing medication at Cardinal Santos Hospital Wednesday morning.  He was 85.

Archbishop Cruz also served as president of the influential Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and later as archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan archdiocese.

The CBCP said Archbishop Cruz breathed his last at 6:45 a.m. 

The late archbishop has been known critic of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and former President Benigno Aquino.  At the time of President Duterte, he slowed down on commenting on national issues due to health reasons.

"Goodbye Archbishop Oscar Cruz. He was a such a dear friend who loved our country next to God. I used to pass by his archdiocese in Dagupan City whenever I traveled to the north. We would discuss anything from religion to the problems besetting our country. God is in good company," said Sen. Panfilo Lacson in his twitter account.

Cotabato Light announces power interruption for Oct. 3

COTABATO CITY - To facilitate primary line relocation and re-structure in the area, the Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato Light) has...

MinDA assists groups, coops to avail of loans, financing

'Project Diskarte Lang!' KIDAPAWAN CITY - The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), even with a minuscule budget of P176-M, has initiated...

NDBC COVID WATCH: 28 patients recover, 30 new cases

COTABATO CITY - May 30 panibagong kaso ng Covid-19 ang naitala sa Region 12 hanggang kagabi. Dahil dito, abot na sa 1,404 na ang total confirmed...

Another anti-COVID-19 facility up 

COTABATO CITY --- Officials inaugurated Tuesday the 100-bed COVID-19 isolation facility built by the Bangsamoro government beside the Datu Blah...

SC clears NoCot guv, ex-hubby of criminal charges

COTABATO CITY – North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco on Tuesday said she felt vindicated by the Supreme Court ruling dismissing the criminal...