CBCP to Visita Iglesia goers: Prayers first before ‘selfies’

MANILA – An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines-Public Affairs Committee (CBCP-PAC) reminded the faithful who will be visiting churches on Maundy Thursday for the Visita Iglesia to refrain from taking pictures while praying in order to preserve the solemnity of the religious activity. Fr. Jerome Secillano, CBCP-PAC Executive Secretary noted that the …

Filipinos still satisfied with Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Despite attacks of his critics about the war on drugs and varied attempts to topple his administration- still, Filipinos are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte’s performance as the country’s chief executive. The survey conducted by the Social Weather Station published by Business World newspaper reveals 63percent of respondents said they are satisfied …

Interim ceasefire with NDF not yet effective: Dureza

MANILA, Philippines – The government of the Philippines (GRP) and  the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has yet to sign a ceasefire agreement. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza Monday, April 10  said “there is no ceasefire in place yet until enforceable grounds rules are agreed upon”. Both parties had agreed …

Pres. Duterte to visit Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar during Holy Week

MANILA — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will be embarking on a state visit to three countries in the Middle East including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Qatar. In a press briefing in Malacañang on Friday, April 7, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Hjayceelyn Quintana said the President will …

DSWD to release PHP299.2-M for 2,992 centenarians

MANILA — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has announced it will release this month some PHP299.2 million in cash incentives for 2,992 centenarians identified last year, each of whom will receive PHP100,000. “Our centenarians will finally receive their cash incentives this month. I know that they have been waiting for this since …

A Davao woman claims: She was coached to sign an affidavit implicating Duterte into illegal drugs trade

DAVAO CITY,  Philippines (April 5)– A Davaoeña who claims to have received paid by Liberal Party members to  testify in a story against President Rodrigo Duterte came out and pointed Senator Antonio Trillanes, lawyer Jude Sabio  and a certain Fr. Albeto Alejo as handlers. Guillermina Barrido Arcilla, a resident of Daval del Sur told Newsline …

BCH-ARMM, NCCA to implement a cultural mapping project for Muslim communities

Cotabato City – The Bureau on Cultural Heritage (BCH) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) are implementing a cultural mapping project for Muslim communities. Officials of the two institutions met at the Bajau Hall, ORG Compound, on Tuesday, April 4, for a consultative …