Pope Francis ‘very, very happy’ with PHL visit, says Aquino

MANILA, Jan 19 (Mabuhay) – As he led the send-off for Pope Francis on Monday, President Benigno Aquino III said the pontiff told him he was “very, very happy” with the warmth and love he received throughout his five-day visit. Aquino said: “[Nagsabi siya tungkol sa] pagmamahal na...

PHL ‘breaks world tree-planting record’

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine officials said Saturday they had set a new world record for the most trees planted in an hour, with 3.2 million seedlings sown as part of a national forestation program. Official certification from Guinness World Records will still take weeks but...

INC’s 100th anniversary draws 2 million faithfuls

BOCAUE (AFP) – As many as two million people gathered in the Philippine capital on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of a powerful homegrown church, showcasing the conservative group’s discipline and influence. Some of the faithful waited overnight in the pouring Manila rain...

Iglesia ni Cristo breaks 3 world records

MANILA, July 9 (Mabuhay) – After gaining media attention for planning to put up what has been dubbed as the world’s largest indoor arena, Iglesia ni Cristo is at it again as it broke three Guinness world records. The influential religious group achieved the feat during its...