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After 72 years, Church revives Virgen de la Salud

MANILA – After 72 years in hibernation, the Catholic Church in the Philippines has revived the devotion to the Nuestra Señora de la Salud (Our Lady of Health) Novena with a Holy Mass held at the San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish in Project 6, Quezon City on Nov. 17. More than a thousand devotees of the …

Veteran newsman, among 5 killed after man runs amuck

MANILA – Veteran newsman Joel Palacios and four others met their violent death when a despondent knife-wielding man, who allegedly had a quarrel with his girlfriend, ran amuck inside a condominium in Pasay City Tuesday night, police said. Joel Palacios, 70, former news reporter of Reuters, Associated Press and various leading national newspapers in Metro …

US Pinoys support Duterte’s imposing martial law in Mindanao

MANILA—A US-based Filipino group is fully supporting President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s action declaring martial law in the whole Mindanao region in the wake of the wave of terror perpetrated by Islamist Maute terrorists. “We salute and express our full support for our troops in their heroic role to fight and eradicate terrorism in Mindanao and …

Ex-DILG chief defends President Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao

MANILA—Former Interior and Local Government Secretary Rafael M. Alunan III on Wednesday defended President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s swift action declaring martial law in the entire Mindanao to stop the reign of terror perpetrated by Islamist terror groups in the region. In a press statement, Alunan rallied the Filipino people to support the President’s move “to …

Former DILG secretary defends declaration of martial law in Mindanao

MANILA– Former Interior and Local Government Secretary Rafael M. Alunan III on Wednesday defended President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s swift action declaring martial law in the entire Mindanao to stop the reign of terror perpetrated by Islamist terror groups in the region. In a press statement, Alunan rallied the Filipino people to support the President’s move …

2 veteran journalists to launch new book in Bohol Thursday

MANILA–A book about the colorful life of Atty. Erico Boyles Aumentado, former governor and congressman of Bohol, will be launched at the Fortridge Hotel resort in Songkulan, Dauis in Bohol on Thursday. Cabinet Secretary Leoncio B. Evasco will grace the event as guest of honor and speaker. The 158-page book, entitled Erico Boyles Aumentado, a …

Penance is the urgent call on 100th anniversary of Fatima Apparitions

MANILA—Today, May 13, 2017, the 100th anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions in Portugal, the Blessed Virgin Mary’s message to the world through three young shepherds remains the same – penance. It was during that series of apparitions on every 13th of the month starting May 1917 up to October of the same year that the …

600 years later: DENR exec, group retraces 1st Filipino sea voyage to China with ‘balangay’ boats

MANILA –A group of intrepid Filipino seafarers led by Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary Art Valdez will retrace the first Filipino sea voyage to China – 600 years ago – using a replica of the balangay boat used by the Sultan of Sulu. In an exclusive interview, Valdez said he and his group are scheduled …

Criminal complaint vs Du30 at ICC is “pure political propaganda”: FilAm lawyer

MANILA –A noted practicing Filipino-American lawyer based in Washington has said the complaint filed against President Rodrigo R. Duterte before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged “crime against humanity” is “pure political propaganda”. Atty. Arnedo S. Valera, chair of the US Pinoys for Real Change in the Philippines (USPRCP), who is also a well-known …

FVR cites WWII veterans for gallantry in defending democracy

MANILA–Former President Fidel V. Ramos has cited the bravery of thousands of Filipino and American veterans, who fought the much superior Japanese Imperial Army during World War II in defense of freedom and democracy. Ramos made the statement to commemorate the just-concluded 75th anniversary of the Battle of Bataan that “prevented the invasion by the …