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Pope to meet victims of Typhoon ‘Yolanda’

Pope Francis. AP

Pope Francis will celebrate Mass and host a luncheon for Filipino survivors of the deadly Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) during his January 12-19 visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines, his second visit to Asia in a year that confirms the region is a priority of his pontificate.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Prayers for Pope: Politicians to repent, for mother’s sins

pope francis

“May our politicians have humble hearts like that of David, that they may repent if they know they have sinned against God and our country.”

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

Mexico in Manila, Manila in Mexico


Most people I know don’t usually associate being Asian with being Latino. This applies, surprisingly, to I would say a majority of Filipino-Americans, as well as to quite a number of Filipinos, the distinction being that the latter were born and lived long enough in the Philippines to form a distinct Filipino-ness even though they may possess U.S. citizenship. The passport one holds is not always an accurate guide to one’s cultural background.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Pope asks youth: What are you willing to die for?

LIKE A ROCK STAR  Pope Francis (inset) on Saturday celebrates Mass at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul,  where he beatified 124 Koreans martyred in the 18th century. Crowd at the beatification Mass and rites tops a million, according to Korean media, a significant number where only 10 percent of South Korea’s population is Catholic. AFP

Pope Francis beatified 124 early Korean martyrs on Saturday at a Mass in Seoul and challenged the massive crowd to ask what values they might be willing to die for in an increasingly materialistic, globalized world.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos open their homes to compatriots

People gather at St. Peter’s square. AFP FILE PHOTO

Thousands of Filipinos are descending on Rome for the joint canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, joining millions of other pilgrims eager to see two of the 20th century’s most popular Pontiffs made saints and held up for veneration by Catholics.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »