Papal visit brings hope to Filipinos – Binay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An expression of “deep joy and source of hope for a nation weary of calamities and politics” was how Vice President Jejomar Binay described on Monday the Filipinos “enormous enthusiam” for Pope Francis. “On behalf of our people, I express our sincerest...

Pinoys’ warmth, discipline made Pope Francis’ visit successful – Palace

MANILA, Jan 19 (Mabuhay) – For Malacañang, Pope Francis’ five-day state and apostolic visit to the Philippines was “successful” and “meaningful.” In a statement on Monday, presidential spokesman Secretary Edwin Lacierda attributed the success of the papal visit to the discipline...

Palace fails to pardon inmates in time for papal visit

MANILA, Jan 19 (Mabuhay) – Pope Francis already left the Philippines on Monday, but Malacañang has yet to pardon sick and elderly inmates as the government earlier planned to do in time for the papal visit. Presidential spokesman Secretary Edwin Lacierda did not give a...

Jamming mobile signals does the public more harm than good, says lawmaker

MANILA, Jan 17 (Mabuhay) – A party-list representative has criticized the government for ordering telcos to turn off mobile coverage in conjunction with the papal visit, saying this is “deleterious to public safety” and “tramples on the people’s right to communicate with each...