Calungsod arrives in Cebu today

The three-foot wooden statue of San Pedro Calungsod will return to Cebu City from Talibon, Bohol at noon today, Tuesday, at the end of a national pilgrimage that began shortly after the teenage martyr’s canonization last month. From the Cebu City Pier 1, San Pedro’s image will be brought to his shrine at the Archbishop […]

Aquino’s silence on rights violations vs women hit

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III seemed to have deaf ears on calls to end killings and other rights violations against women human rights defenders, a group said Sunday.

Cristina Palabay, spokesperson of Tanggol Bayi, cited Aquino’s silence on the massacre of pregnant Juvy Capion, an anti-mining activist, and her two children in Tampakan, South Cotabato, which is an issue raised by several local and international groups. Read more

Palace sees signing of Kasambahay bill next week

MALACANANG is optimistic that the Kasambahay bill will be signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III next week.

“Hopefully, that will happen at that time. Because as we remember, Kasambahay Bill was mentioned by the President in his Sona (State of the Nation Address) and it is included in the priority measures given to both houses during the Ledac (Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council),” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said. Read more

Calungsod thanksgiving mass site’s tab reaches P16 million

Expenses for the development of the San Pedro Calungsod thanksgiving mass site at the South Road Properties (SRP) have reached P16 million. With barely a week to go until November 30, SM Prime Holdings Inc. reported Friday that work on the mass site is 83 percent complete. Read the rest of this entry

Archbishop Palma joins ‘Barkada ni Pedro’

CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma joined “Barkada ni Pedro” during the “Audience with the Archbishop” facilitated by volunteers of the Commission on Youth of the Archdiocese of Cebu few months ago at the Archdiocesan Youth Center. The online prayer community called “Barkada ni Pedro” (BNP), which received great commendation, was presented by Marlito Cabigas to the […]

Italian festival at Makati Shangri-La

I BROUGHT my friend Carminia to an intimate dinner of Italian specialties at the Makati Shangri-La, Manila as it brought the prestige, culture and cuisine of Italy during the launch of the Italian Festival celebration. We enjoyed a special degustation dinner menu at Red restaurant, exquisitely prepared by Italian guest chef Paolo Bodon, paired with […]