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October 20, 2014 06:28 PM

VATICAN CITY, Oct 19, 2014– Addressing those gathered in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday for the beatification of Paul VI, Pope Francis reminded Christians who live out the Gospel message that they are “God’s newness” both “in the Church and in the world.”
In his Oct. 19 homily, the Pope said God is “continually surprising us, opening our hearts and guiding us in unexpected ways.” In so doing, “he renews us: he constantly makes us ‘new’...

October 19, 2014 06:44 PM

MANILA, Oct. 19, 2014—The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)’s Episcopal Commission on Health Care (ECHC) expresses assurance it is one with the Philippine government in educating the public on the nature of Ebola virus, especially on how it can be prevented.

In a recent interview over Church-run Radyo Veritas, CBCP-ECHC executive secretary Fr. Dan Cancino said the commission is conducting information dissemination campaigns in different parishes and schools all over the Philippines...

September 14, 2014 12:03 AM

MANILA, September 12, 2014—The Catholic Church’s social service arm Caritas Manila spearheads the construction of 25 new multipurpose chapels in parts of Samar and Leyte where typhoon Yolanda unleashed her ferocity, killing thousands of people and wrecking whole towns and villages.

Caritas Manila director Fr. Anton Pascual shares each chapel, which measures a minimum of 100 square meters in floor area, costs roughly P1 million, and is being built from funds raised through RISE, a charity concert led by Manila Archbishop Luís Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle in June...

September 1, 2014 04:16 AM

MANILA, August 29, 2014–Bishop Leopoldo S. Tumulak of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines revealed that a Filipino chaplain is accompanying the Philippine military contingent in Syria, which is currently in a stand-off with rebels....

September 1, 2014 04:10 AM

NAGA City, August 29, 2014 – Ateneo de Naga University High School emerged as the top contender during the regional finals of the 5th St. Paul National Bible Quiz on August 10, 2014.

Ateneo de Naga University High School is set to compete against other regional Bible champions September 20, 2014 at SMX Mall of Asia in Pasay City...

September 1, 2014 04:04 AM

CACERES, August 29, 2014 – Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom) Director Fr. Luisito Occiano announced on August 21 the finalists of the 2nd Peñafrancia Short Film Festival...

September 1, 2014 03:59 AM

NAGA CITY (Sept 1, 2014) -- The Bicol regional office of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) starting this September has a new regional manager (RM) in the person of Director Vicente R. Vicmudo who replaced Director William P. Ragodon by virtue of NIA Board Resolution No. 8084 series of 2014 issued August 9 this year.

Vicmudo before his assignment in Bicol region was the RM of NIA Region 1 based in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan. On the other hand, Ragodon’s new assignment is as RM of NIA Region 4A with regional office based in Pila, Laguna.

The turn-over ceremonies between Ragodon and Vicmudo is set on Sept. 8 at the NIA Compound in Naga City...

August 8, 2014 05:27 PM

Former Caceres Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legaspi, one of the Dominican prelates, passed away this morning, the Feast of St. Dominic, after a long battle with cancer.

“Nanding” as referred to by his classmate Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Emeritus Oscar V. Cruz, died at the UST Hospital at 5:00 A.M. today at the age of 78...

August 4, 2014 10:31 PM

Senate President Franklin M. Drilon urged today the Commission on Election (Comelec) to already make a reality in the 2016 national elections what overseas Filipino dream about – to be able to register and vote online under the Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) Act of 2003 which he principally authored...

July 30, 2014 01:50 AM

MANILA, July 29, 2014–There is just no stopping Pope Francis from visiting the Philippines early next year and the papal nuncio has one wish—that it will be a ‘spiritual typhoon’.

In a press conference Tuesday, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle announced that the pope will make a four-day visit to the country from January 15 to 19, 2015...

June 26, 2014 02:38 PM

In 2016, higher education institutions (HEIs), our colleges and universities, will have no freshmen. In that year, the students who complete four years of high school move on to senior high school, following any of the tracks presently open to them, only one of which leads to university or college-level education. The debate on whether we should adopt the K to 12 scheme is behind us. We have accepted it, but we must now cope with the challenges that it has engendered...

June 9, 2014 04:36 AM

MANILA, June 8, 2014 – Experts from the National Historical Institute (NHI) claim they have settled the issue over Limasawa being the site of the first mass — something which has not remained unchallenged.

“The National Historical Institute Board has resolved the controversy over the first mass,” National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) chairman Ambeth R. Ocampo on Thursday said, confirming that the first mass was indeed held in Limasawa, Southern Leyte — contrary to the assertions of Vicente Calibo De Jesus, president of Tunog at Liwanag sa Teatro Inc.who believes it was held instead in “Mazaua”...

June 6, 2014 08:36 AM

PARAÑAQUE City, June 2, 2014—True to its mission of “making Her known”, the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (Baclaran Church), led by its Redemptorist Multimedia Committee, recently had the YouTube premiere of its new “Shrine ID” which presented the shrine for what it is: “a church of compassion, a shrine of solace, a sanctuary for all”...

June 6, 2014 08:30 AM

MANILA, June 4, 2014 — Pope Francis just appointed seminary rector Fr. Daniel Patrick Y. Parcon as Bishop of Talibon.

He succeeds Bishop Christian Vicente F. Noel, who has resigned after reaching the age limit of 75. Bishop Noel was appointed Bishop of Talibon in September 6, 1986...

May 24, 2014 12:25 AM

GMA Network scored another victory as it bagged the Most Outstanding Television Station of the Year honor from the 34th Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards.

No less than GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon received the citation during ceremonies held on Thursday (May 22) in Makati City...

May 24, 2014 12:19 AM

MANILA, May 23, 2014— Monsignor Francisco Tantoco, Jr., former Caritas Manila executive director, died on Friday after around a decade bout with Parkinson’s disease. He was 75.

Tantoco was rushed to San Juan De Dios Hospital inPasay City at 9pm yesterday after his condition exacerbated. He passed away at 6:45am today...

May 8, 2014 03:53 PM

GMA News and Public Affairs' “The Obama Visit” is the most watched coverage of the first state visit of US President Barack Obama to the Philippines on April 28 and 29 (based on overnight data) in NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement), Urban Luzon, and Mega Manila, according to the industry's leading ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement...

May 8, 2014 02:38 AM

ILOILO CITY, May 5, 2014 – The ‘Year of the Laity’ sees the formal launching of a prayer for a cause for the canonization of an Ilonggo layman in the University of San Agustin Auditorium in Iloilo City on April 30...

May 8, 2014 02:34 AM

Workers start the repair the typhoon-damaged Sto. Niño Parish Church in Tacloban City, one of the biggest under the Archdiocese of Palo, 24 April 2014.  The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation based in Taiwan has offered P30 million for the rebuilding  of the damaged church...

May 8, 2014 02:31 AM

MANILA, May 7, 2014 — A Catholic bishop has joined the growing calls for Justice Secretary Leila De Lima to release the list of lawmakers allegedly involved in the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Batanes Bishop Camilo Gregorio said that the DOJ chief should divulge the contents of Janet Lim Napoles’ affidavit for the sake of transparency and accountability...

April 23, 2014 02:47 AM

MANILA,Philippines - The alleged mastermind in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam for which some influential politicians might spend the rest of their life behind bars wants to turn state witness and has pinned down three senators linked to the anomaly, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima revealed yesterday.

In a press briefing, De Lima said she met with Janet Lim-Napoles Monday night at the Ospital ng Makati and took a “tell-all” sworn statement from the detained businesswoman....

April 20, 2014 09:15 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Health Secretary Enrique Ona has ordered a review of the Department of Health’s Doctors to the Barrios Program (DTBP), saying that it has been abused by local government leaders.

Ona said the DTBP should have only been a “stop-gap measure” to address the lack of doctors in some towns...

April 13, 2014 08:16 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao did not get the knockout he badly needs. But he got the decision this time.

Pacquiao outpointed a game Timothy Bradley to regain the WBO welterweight title before a packed crowd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday...

April 9, 2014 04:35 AM

I encourage our Catholic faithful to maintain respect and esteem for the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has decided on the RH issue based on existing laws in the Philippines...

April 9, 2014 04:31 AM

MANLA, April 8, 2014 — Despite RH proponents’ outright claiming of victory, the much-contested RH law lost much of its sting with the Supreme Court declaring several key items in the said law unconstitutional, says the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines...