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Pope to say Mass in Latin, speak to Filipinos in English


Pope Francis will celebrate Masses in Latin but will speak English when he addresses Filipinos during his five-day visit to the Philippines in January next year.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope’s itinerary: ‘Our official joy begins now’


Pope Francis will arrive late afternoon of Jan. 15 and will host a luncheon for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” survivors in Tacloban City on Jan. 17. On Jan. 18, he will meet with religious leaders at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) and hold a Mass at Manila’s Rizal Park, before flying back to the Vatican on Jan. 19.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Tzu Chi Foundation: Let’s hear it for amazing Buddhist responders

ARMYOFMERCY Volunteers of Tzu Chi Foundation (left) pray
before going into action in Palo town, Leyte province. Photo was
taken on Jan. 21. Today, Marian Malinao (above), a Tzu Chi volunteer,
counts coins in what is described as a vital cog in the fund-raising
juggernaut that raisesmillions of dollars for the Buddhist foundation’s
global humanitarian operation. PHOTOS BYDANNY PETILLA/CONTRIBUTOR

At a local gym where pubescent boys and girls play, the staccato rapping of rat-a-tat-tat fills the air daily as Marian Malinao, a widow with elfin features, drops thousands upon thousands of coins into an electronic counting machine.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Climate envoy’s epic walk ends in ground zero

Philippine climate change envoy Naderev Saño. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

He began his walk more than a month ago in Manila. It ends today when he tramps into Tacloban City, ground zero of the strongest typhoon ever to hit land—an epic march he believes will help spur action against global warming.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope to see many positive developments in ‘Yolanda’ rehab–Lacson

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

If Pope Francis’ visit to towns ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) would push through in 2015, may he not only stop over in Tacloban but also in other areas where there have been many success stories amid recovery and rehabilitation, said Presidential Assistant on Rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »