Catholics attend “Simbang Gabi” despite typhoon Urduja

MANILA — Typhoon Urduja did not stop Catholic faithful in the Visayas Region and Southern Luzon from attending the first day of the nine-day Simbang Gabi on Saturday. Priests in the different Dioceses in the two regions, which were affected by the storm, relayed this good news. Rev. Fr. Jenious Mansalay, Social Action Director, Diocese …

Pray for the country during Simbang Gabi- CBCP

MANILA, Philippines  — An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ (CBCP) Public Affairs Committee urged the faithful to include the country in their prayers, as Catholics start the traditional nine-day Simbang Gabi today, December 16. “We remind the faithful to continue adhering to this beautiful tradition. We pray not only for our personal intentions …

Davaoeña community development worker shines in Hamm Germany

HAMM, Germany — A Davaoeña shines in Hamm, Germany. Stories of Filipinos working and living abroad are often coupled with pain and struggle, only few success stories are written. Just like the story of Arline Ascaño-Ruther, a Davaoeña development worker who shines here. But back in her city, her success was never written, her glory …

126 new drug enforcement officers complete PDEA training

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Tuesday conferred badges to 126 new Drug Enforcement Officers during their graduation rites held at the PDEA Academy, Camp Castaňeda, Silang, Cavite. PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino said the class is the first batch to graduate under his term, stressing that he is proud to …

477 aspiring lawyers fail to take the bar exams

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Close to 500 aspiring lawyers failed to show up and take the bar examinations  during the country’s 116th bar examination, the Supreme Court said Sunday, November 26, 2017. The Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) records showed  out of the 7,227 candidates, which is higher compared to last year’s 6,831, only …

Marcos grandson marries granddaughter of “political rival”

PAOAY, Ilocos Norte — The wedding was a political healing of sort, this how many political observers  view the union  of Michael Ferdinand Marcos-Manotoc and Carina Angela Gamboa Manglapus here on Saturday at the majestic Paoay Church. The couple got married in a private ceremony in Makati but was followed by the traditional ‘bales” in …

Palace thanks Filipinos for ‘tremendous success’ of ASEAN Summit

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has extended its gratitude to all Filipinos for their contribution to the “tremendous success” of the Philippines’ hosting of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, said the country’s Chairmanship of ASEAN 2017 was generally peaceful, orderly, and fruitful, owing to the Filipino people’s support …

Duterte confers Order of Lapu-Lapu to wounded soldiers in Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, November 18, conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu to recuperating soldiers in his visit to the Camp Panacan Station Hospital here for their honorable performance of duty. The President also personally checked on the soldiers’ condition during his visit. The Chief Executive pinned the Order of Lapu-Lapu …