LONDON, England-- Society of St. Pius X Bishop Richard Williamson has expressed regret to the Church and to Holocaust victims and their relatives for the harm caused by his remarks on Swedish television minimizing Jewish suffering in the Holocaust. He also apologized to those who took “honest scandal” from his comments.
MANILA--The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has accredited a church-based poll watchdog that would help them in the ongoing voters’ registration for the 2010 elections. The Comelec en banc approved, in a resolution dated Feb. 19, the petition by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) to be its citizen’s arm.
MANILA--The influential Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has added its voice in opposition to the revival of the mothballed nuclear power plant in Bataan. In a pastoral statement released yesterday, CBCP president and Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo appealed to lawmakers to reject the opening of the plant.
MANILA--President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said today that the signing of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) has opened new opportunities for Filipino health workers to work in Japan starting April this year.
SORSOGON CITY--An advocacy meeting for local chief executives of Sorsogon province is set Friday to help address the increasing problem and threats of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Sorsogon Governor Sally A. Lee called the one-day activity to initiate a local response and the establishment of a local coordinating mechanism to address the increasing number of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in the province.
IRIGA CITY--The street dancers from the Performing Arts department of the University of Northeastern Philippines (UNEP) won the grand prize of the recently concluded 2009 Tinagba Festival Mardi Gras/ Street Dance contest after they wowed judges and thousands of spectators with their impressive dance moves and magnificent performance.
A recent study at the Food Engineering Laboratory of the Ohio State University (OSU) showed that the enzyme causing browning in plant and animal tissues can be activated or inactivated at certain frequency and holding time under moderate electric field.
LEGAZPI CITY--The City Health Office of Legazpi is pursuing a massive blood letting activity to encourage voluntary donors from the 70 villages. According to this city’s Health Promotion Division, the residents are very supportive of this endeavor.
LEGAZPI CITY--The Depa rtment of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of the 34.7-kilometer road network that opens an alternative highway between Albay and Camarines Sur.
LEGAZPI CITY--Military authorities belitled the communist movement’s declaration to launch a full tactical offensive against government forces reportedly to signal its strong resistance to the holding of the RPUS Balikatan exercises in three provinces in Bicol. Army Col. Ariel Bernardo, commander of the 901st Army Brigade based in Albay, said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is always prepared to meet the challenges declared by the communist movement.