500,000 Calungsod devotees ‘to attend’ mass

All eyes will be on Cebu today, Friday, as it celebrates the canonization of the first Visayan martyr San Pedro Calungsod at the South Road Properties (SRP). Some 500,000 devotees from different parts of the country are expected to attend. Read the rest of this entry

Aquino to discuss RH bill with lawmakers Monday

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III confirmed Friday that he is set to meet with members of the House of Representatives to discuss the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) bill in Malacanang on Monday.

In an interview in Cebu, the President said he would want to make sure that lawmakers would already decide on the measure. Read more

Calungsod thanksgiving mass live on Sun.Star website

The Sun.Star website, at www.sunstar.com.ph, will stream live Friday, November 30, the thanksgiving mass for the sainthood of Pedro Calungsod, a young Visayan martyr who was canonized last October 21 in Rome, Italy. The live streaming of the mass, which will start at 5 p.m. Friday, can be viewed at www.sunstar.com.ph and specials.sunstar.com.ph/pedrocalungsod, where updates [...]

Church leaders thank Calungsod volunteers

THE grand thanksgiving celebration in the Archdiocese of Cebu is the result of the collective effort of individuals and organizations that offered their time and resources. “There is beauty and dignity in volunteerism,” said Fr. Expedito Torrevillas, preparations member of the committee on liturgy for Cebu. Read the rest of this entry

Mass-goers told: Be prayerful, mindful

Be mindful. Be prepared. Have a prayerful attitude. These are among the things that one must do during the San Pedro Calungsod thanksgiving mass tomorrow. Officials from the police, traffic and the church yesterday issued guidelines for the convenience of those who plan to attend the 5 p.m. National Thanksgiving Mass at the South Road [...]

Azkals stay alive

VICTORY has never been sweeter for the Philippine Azkals as they scored a repeat over Vietnam in the Suzuki Cup.

Emilio “Chieffy” Caligdong slipped into the hero’s shoes as he scored the winning goal in the dying minutes of the game to salvage another upset over Vietnam, 1-0, in the Asian Football Federation Suzuki Cup yesterday in Bangkok, Thailand. (READ MORE)

Devotees flock to greet Calungsod

The image of San Pedro Calungsod arrived in Cebu around noon Tuesday on board a fast craft from Getafe, Bohol. It was greeted by devotees who lined the streets, waving at the image and offering prayers to the first Visayan martyr. Read the rest of this entry

San Pedro now in Cebu City

CEBU CITY (Updated 12:23 p.m.) — The pilgrim of San Pedro Calungsod finally arrives in Cebu City Tuesday from Talibon, Bohol, as the national pilgrimage that began shortly after the teenage martyr’s canonization last month ends. The holy image will be brought to his shrine at the Archbishop’s Palace at D. Jakosalem Street with a [...]

Calungsod arrives in Cebu today

The three-foot wooden statue of San Pedro Calungsod will return to Cebu City from Talibon, Bohol at noon today, Tuesday, at the end of a national pilgrimage that began shortly after the teenage martyr’s canonization last month. From the Cebu City Pier 1, San Pedro’s image will be brought to his shrine at the Archbishop [...]

Robredo gets highest award country can bestow

MANILA (Updated 1:36 p.m.) — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday conferred the Quezon Service Cross — the highest honor Philippines can bestow to its citizen — on the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.

In his speech, the President commended Robredo for being a good family man and honest public servant. Read more

Health chief: Aquino needs a good break

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III needs to take a long and relaxing break just like any other heads of state, Health Secretary Enrique Ona said Monday.

In an interview in Malacanang, Ona did not suggest that Aquino should undergo executive check-up but reiterated the need for him to take a long and well-deserved vacation. Read more

Aquino’s silence on rights violations vs women hit

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III seemed to have deaf ears on calls to end killings and other rights violations against women human rights defenders, a group said Sunday.

Cristina Palabay, spokesperson of Tanggol Bayi, cited Aquino’s silence on the massacre of pregnant Juvy Capion, an anti-mining activist, and her two children in Tampakan, South Cotabato, which is an issue raised by several local and international groups. Read more