Gen. Mac Arthur’s aide received recognition from Filipino seniors

By Dan E. Nino Cerritos, Calif. – Seventy years after the liberation of the Philippines which started in Palo, Tacloban, Leyte from the Japanese occupation, one of the liberators who participated in the battle of the Philippine Sea and later waded towards the shore with Pacific...

Kring Kring to do a movie again set in ‘new’ Tacloban

CRISTINA Gonzales is making a movie comeback in “Yolanda,” a drama about three women affected by the killer typhoon that hit Tacloban on November 8, 2013. It’ll be directed by U.S.-based filmmaker Gregorio Vicuna. She revealed this to us when we visited Tacloban for their annual...

Militant group sees challenge after Pope leaves PHL

MANILA   (Mabuhay) – Meanwhile, militant umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said a bigger challenge awaits Filipinos after Pope Francis leaves. Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr. said his group thanked Pope Francis for “consistent advocacy of the poor and his...

Devotees urged: No need to touch the Pope

MANILA (Mabuhay) — An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines on Tuesday said devotees need not literally touch Pope Francis when he visits the country later this week. Fr. Francis Lucas, executive director of the CBCP Catholic Media Network, said...

‘Ruby’ won’t affect Pope Francis’ itinerary — officials

MANILA, Dec 9 (Mabuhay) — Pope Francis’ itinerary for his Philippine visit will not likely be changed because of typhoon “Ruby” (international name “Hagupit”), according to Fr. Anton Pascual, chair of the papal visit media relations...

Typhoon survivors find homes in ruins again

By Imelda Magbutay Tacloban, Philippines | AFP |  –Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and dumped fierce rains across the eastern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least two people while creating more misery for millions after a barrage of deadly disasters. The typhoon roared in...

PHL to secure Pontiff in custom-built ‘popemobile’

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines will custom-build a “popemobile” for Pope Francis to travel in during his visit to the fervently Catholic nation in January, organizers said Thursday. “He is our visitor and we can’t let anything bad happen to him,” the government’s chief protocol...

Pope to bring message of hope to typhoon-hit Visayas

MANILA (AFP) – Pope Francis will bring a message of hope when he visits the Philippines in January, Church officials said Friday, on a trip that will see him tour areas devastated by last year’s super typhoon. Millions in the fervently Catholic country are expected to turn out to...

Lacson to Tacloban officials: Set aside politics, cooperate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson is appealing to local officials in Tacloban, Leyte and other Yolanda-hit areas to set aside politics and cooperate in rehabilitation efforts. Lacson noted that Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez...

Typhoon ‘dance party’ cancelled after uproar

MANILA (AFP) – Organizers of a dance party marking the anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan’s rampage through the central Philippines said Thursday they had called the event off after a storm of complaints. The event, scheduled for Friday in Tacloban, the area most devastated by...