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Churchgoers applaud Catholic bishops amid attacks

During mass at the Manila Cathedral on Monday evening, the public gave bishops a 30-second applause to express support to the church leaders who are being criticized by President Duterte. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle was joined by some [...]

December 12, 2018 Politics

Actor/Director Audie Gemora accuses Pres. Rodrigo Duterte of destroying the Philippines

Stage actor and director Audie Gemora gave a bold statement against President Rodrigo Duterte. In a video uploaded on Twitter, he delivered a messaged and encouraged everyone to vote for the opposition in the 2019 midterm elections. He then continued on accusing the [...]

December 12, 2018 News

Inaprubahan ng House ang draft federal constitution

Draft federal constitution: Naaprubahan ang Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan sa ika-3 at huling pagbabasa ng resolusyon na naglalayong ilipat ang Pilipinas sa isang pederal na sistema ng pamahalaan.   Ang mga mambabatas ay bumoto 224-22-3 pabor sa Resolution of Both Houses [...]

December 11, 2018 News

Law proposed to recognize church annulments

MANILA—-So that Filipinos would be spared from paying steep lawyers’ fees, a proposed law was filed in the Senate that would amend the Family Code and recognize annulments decreed by churches and other religious groups. Sen. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino [...]

December 11, 2018 News

Balangiga bells now back in PH

After 117 years, the Balangiga bells have arrived in Manila Tuesday morning, marking a historic moment for Philippine-U.S. relations. The three bells arrived at the Villamor Air Base, coming from an American military base in Okinawa, Japan. Two of these [...]

December 11, 2018 News

Silipin ang pinakamalinis na palengke sa Pilipinas

Nasanay na tayo sa maputik, basa, at malansang kalakaran sa ating mga palengke, tayo na silipin ang pinakamalinis na palengke sa Pilipinas.   Tila ito ay naging tatak na ng isang “wet market”. Sa kabila ng ganitong kalagayan ng ating [...]

December 11, 2018 News
Malacañang Declares Dec. 26 & Jan. 2 As Special Holidays

Malacañang Declares Dec. 26 & Jan. 2 As Special Holidays

The Malacañang Palace declared December 26, 2018, and January 2, 2019, as special non-working holidays after approved by President Duterte. Nowadays, most Filipinos love long weekends and extended holiday vacations so they can spend more time with their families and [...]

December 11, 2018 News

Trillanes umalis ng Pilipinas para sa Europe trip

Si Senador Antonio Trillanes IV ay umalis sa bansa para sa Netherlands, Martes ng umaga, isang araw lamang matapos siyang magbayad ng piyansa para sa mga kasong libelo. Si Trillanes ay sumakay sa EVA airlines flight 262 na naka bound [...]

December 11, 2018 Politics

Duterte e-skip ang seremonya ng pagdating ng Balangiga bells

Hindi na e-welcome ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang pagdating ng mga Balangiga bells sa Villamor Air Base sa Pasay City, sinabi ng Malacanang ng Lunes. Sinabi ng Palasyo na ang seremonya ng pagdating sa Martes, Disyembre 11, ay magpapatuloy pa [...]

December 10, 2018 Politics

Ang Pagbabalik ng Kampana ng Balangiga

The Bells of Balangiga, a set of highly contested ‘war booties’ seized during the Philippine-American war, are finally scheduled to come home to its parish church — the San Lorenzo de Martir — in Balangiga, Eastern Samar by mid-December 2018. [...]

December 10, 2018 News