Ati-Atihan fest pays tribute to Mindanao

KALIBO, Aklan- The 2018 Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Festival version pays tribute to Mindanao and its people, its organizers here said on Friday. Albert Menez, chairman of the Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Foundation Incorporated (KASAFI), said in a press conference that colorful flags similar to the colors of Mindanao are being installed in the major thoroughfares …

Philippines ranks 3rd happiest country in the world-Gallup International

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Filipinos are among the happiest people in the world. In a global survey conducted by Gallup International survey which involved 53,769 individuals from October to December 2017, Philippines ranked 3rd happiest country next to Fuji and Colombia. In its 41st annual Global End of the Year Survey involving 55 countries worldwide, …

Start 2018 with hope-CBCP

MANILA, Philippines  — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on New Year’s Day urged the Filipino faithful to begin the present year with hope. CBCP President Archbishop Romulo Valles said the people should not lose hope, noting that there is hope as what is shown by the coming of Jesus Christ through His mother, …

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 …