St. Padre Pio’s heart relic returns to Italy

MANILA — The Philippines has the biggest number of devotees who venerated the incorrupt heart of Saint Padre Pio of Petrelcina during its 20-day visit to the country. Father Joselin Gonda, rector of the National Shrine of Padre Pio in Santo Tomas, Batangas, said the almost one-month stay of the Italian saint’s first-class relic was …

‘Honeylet is really my true love’: Duterte

DAVAO CITY (October 21)  — President Rodrigo Duterte described his partner, Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña, as his “true love”. “Out of everyone else that I know, she’s the one that I will really believe in,” Duterte said during the inauguration of the Gaisano Grand Citygate Mall in Davao City on Friday. The President made this remark …

CDO wins ICT award for PWD online enlistment system

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY–This city placed second in a national competition among local governments that have already integrated Information Communication Technology (ICT) in government services. The “eGov Awards” recognized the city’s innovative “Persons With Disabilities (PWD) Online ID Registration” system, said Jong Pamisa, PWD online ID registration head, who received the award on October 12 …

CDO hospital opens ‘kangaroo’ unit for premature births

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The Justiniano R. Borja General Hospital (JRBGH) here on Friday opened its “Kangaroo Mother Care Unit” for premature newborns. Dr. Ramon Nery, JRBGH chief, said the new unit is intended to give a “dedicated care” to premature newborn children without being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), which usually …

PH Army dragon boat team wins 3 golds in SoKor

MANILA — The Philippine Army (PA) team has netted three gold medals in the just-concluded 2018 ARA Waterways International Dragon Boat Festival held in Incheon, South Korea last Oct. 4-8. In a statement late Monday, Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Louie Villanueva said the event was organized by the Korean Dragon Boat Association. Participating teams came …

Duterte takes a break in Hongkong

DAVAO CITY (October 7) — President Rodrigo Duterte  took a  weekend break in Hongkong with partner Honeylet Avaceña and their daughter Veronica”Kitty. Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go on his facebook page captioned series of photos of the President with caption “Bago pa maunahan ng fake news, kailangan din magpahinga ng …

Army to help educate servicemen, Moros on BOL

COTABATO CITY – The soldiers from the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) will help educate the public, including its men and women  about the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana,  commander of the 6th ID,  clarified that the  information and education drive does not aim to campaign for or against the BOL, which …