Duterte says he was too young to complain about priest’s abuse

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Friday indicated that he was too young to think about filing a complaint when he was allegedly sexually abused by a priest during his high school years at the Ateneo De Davao. “First year, magreklamo ka? Takot ka baka ikaw pa...

A journey back to life

“What would you do if God gave you a second chance?” This is the question Filipina-American author Karen Henson Jones posts in her book, “Heart of Miracles,” chronicling her near-death experience and the struggles she had to face as she journeyed back to life. “Would you change...

Jews, Muslims, Christians tackle ‘Charlie’, religious violence at Davos

By Richard Carter Davos, Switzerland | AFP |  – What do a rabbi, an archbishop, a top Islamic academic and former British prime minister Tony Blair have in common? Quite a lot, it turned out, at an unusual panel on religion at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday, where...

Don’t insult other religions: Pope

But cleric says ‘To kill in the name of God is an absurdity’ By Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Pope Francis on Thursday condemned killing in God’s name but warned religion could not be insulted, weighing into a global debate on free speech...

Muslims in Marawi march against Charlie Hebdo

Manila, Philippines | AFP | – Around 1,500 people protested in one of the Philippines’ main Muslim-majority cities on Wednesday against the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed, police said. Local politicians, teenaged students and women...

Singapore hospital sacks Filipino nurse for ‘offensive’ online remarks

Singapore, Singapore | AFP |  – A Singapore government hospital sacked a Filipino nurse Friday for “offensive” remarks on social media, the latest in a string of foreigners dismissed from their jobs in the city-state for sparking controversy online. Tan Tock Seng Hospital said...

ABS-CBN pulls out papal visit T-shirt CBCP head blasts as misleading

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Broadcast network ABS-CBN pulled out on Monday T-shirts it was selling for the January visit of Pope Francis after the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines slammed the apparel’s message as “definitely misleading and quite...

A thousand and one reasons to be thankful

A thankful heart doesn’t recognize color, race, religion and what have you because in so many ways, there are always more than enough reasons to be in a state of gratitude. The splendor of what eyes can see  abound  and are reasons enough to compel a sense of gratitude and...

Southland Germans/Greek celebrate Octoberfest/Greekfest

It has long been known that Octoberfest is one of the world’s largest (if not the largest) funfair held annually in Bavaria, the southern part of Germany.  It is a 16-day festival which usually runs from late September to the first weekend in October, with around 6 million...

DepEd chief: Formation of God-loving learners still part of vision

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Education over the weekend reassured the public it has not abandoned its vision of forming God-loving learners. DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro also stressed the agency does not have any fundamental disagreement with groups that want to promote...
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