Pope Francis: Filipinos’ joy is genuine

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT (Mabuhay) – At the end of his five-day apostolic voyage to the Philippines, Pope Francis described Filipinos as having joy that is genuine, enthusiasm that is not fake, actions that are from the heart – despite all their suffering. “A people that knows how...

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...

No truck holiday during papal visit – Palace exec

MANILA, Jan 14 (Mabuhay) — The government will not implement a total truck ban during Pope Francis’ five-day visit to the Philippines, Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras clarified Wednesday. In a statement, Almendras said trucks will still be allowed to ply Metro Manila roads...