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Papal Nuncio celebrates mass in ruined Tacloban Church

Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Guiseppe Pinto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/JESS YUSON

Na higugma ha iyo an santo papa!(The Holy Father loves you!). This was the message conveyed by Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Guiseppe Pinto during his homily in a Christmas Mass he celebrated at the Sto. Niño church, this city. The church was one of the city structures badly damaged by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

The 12 ‘scams’ of Christmas

People buy souvenirs outside a church on Christmas eve in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.  AP

It’s a time of peace on Earth and goodwill to all men. But some unscrupulous types use the Christmas period to scam us. There is no worse time to fall victim to one of these swindles. Don’t get duped by the hoaxers, the tricksters and the fraudsters this Christmas.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Papal Nuncio spends Christmas with ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Santo Nino Church in Tacloban, central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, arrived in Tacloban City in Leyte on Tuesday morning to visit and spend Christmas with the typhoon survivors.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Yolanda has not shaken our faith’

LITTLE Mary Aguillon, whose parents work in Saudi Arabia, stands outside the newly renovated family home before Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck on Nov. 8 (left). Only a few walls and beams were left standing after the storm.

A few weeks before Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck, the family of Melga Aguillon-Gorillo had already set up their Christmas tree in the living room of their newly renovated home in Burauen, Leyte. As it had been in the past, their children—11-year-old Ameerah Mae and Mary, 10—looked forward to the joy of celebrating Christ’s nativity with their maternal grandmother and other relatives, with whom they have been living while their parents are working in Saudi Arabia.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

For overseas workers, ‘Paskong Pinoy’ is in the heart


Like millions of Filipinos who work overseas, I will not be coming home to celebrate Christmas with loved ones this year. Here in Thailand, where I work as a teacher, Christmas is just another working day. There will not be much time to celebrate because the next day is another working day.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

US ambassador greets Filipinos ‘Maligayang Pasko’


US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg sends his warm holiday greetings in a Christmas video message for Filipinos.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US embassy in Manila closed during holidays

US Embassy in Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States Embassy announced on Friday that it will be closed for four days during the holidays, including Christmas and New Year.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am Symphony X’mas concert to double as typhoon relief benefit

Joey Albert

Part of the proceeds of “Handog ng FASO sa Pasko,” a Christmas benefit concert and festival, will be set aside for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) through ABS-CBN Foundation’s Sagip Kapamilya, the event’s sponsors announced.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lantern-making workshops for SF’s Parol Festival start


The sight of devastation and ravaged brought about by the supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) is seen around the world, happening at time when Christmas carols are already heard over the radio and local folks are preparing for the holiday season.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Events,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fil-Am Symphony Orchestra top choirs perform together first time in X’mas benefit

The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra with Robert Shroder, musical director and conductor. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Benny Uy

Top Filipino-American choirs will perform together for the first time, and with the Filipino-American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), the only Filipino symphony orchestra outside the Philippines, in “Handog ng FASO sa Pasko,” a Christmas benefit concert and festival, on Saturday, December 7, at the White Memorial Church, 1720 Cesar Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Events | Read More »



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