Quake-hit Indonesia starts burying dead in mass grave

AFP 10/01/2018

Indonesian volunteers began burying bodies in a mass grave with space for more than a thousand people on Monday, victims of a quake-tsunami that devastated swathes of Sulawesi and left authorities struggling to deal with the sheer…

Priest jokes during Mass for Trillanes: ‘I prayed Duterte will get sick’

Inquirer.net 09/06/2018

A priest who celebrated Mass to pray for the peaceful resolution to the chaos brought about by the arrest order against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV joked during the homily that he prayed for President Rodrigo Duterte to…

Palma: ‘Protect the blessings of God’

Morexette Erram 09/01/2018

“Let us protect the blessings of God for the welfare of the future generations.” This was the message of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma during the Mass conducted for the Season of Creation held in the Pedro Calungsod…

Barug Team Rama offers Mass for police

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Benjie B. Talisic 08/30/2018

TO BOOST the morale of law enforcers following criticisms from the public, including Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, the opposition United Barug Team Rama is planning to hold a solidarity Mass. Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia told reporters…

United Barug Team Rama to hold Mass amid criticisms against police

Morexette B. Erram 08/30/2018

The United Barug Team Rama group is planning to hold a solidarity Mass for the police between September 7 to 9. Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia, however, said they are yet to finalize their plans. The opposition bloc…

Thanksgiving Mass, not rally to celebrate Osmeña Day

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/29/2018

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña will not hold a rally on September 9, a Sunday, to answer the issues between him and the law enforcers in the city. In a post on his official Facebook page, Osmeña…

Mass housing developers: Removing perks makes it harder to pursue projects

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/24/2018

MASS housing developers across the country are joining other industries in asking government not to remove incentives being enjoyed by the private sector in the proposed second tax reform package. According to the Organization of Socialized and…

Questions on mass transport plans for Cebu

Editorial 07/05/2018

There are questions to be raised in the so-called “basket of solutions” mentioned by the Department of Transportation (DOTR) for Metro Cebu as contained in a press statement by the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the…

‘Possession’ or mass hysteria?

Benjie Talisic, Jessa Mae Sotto, Morexette Erram 06/22/2018

AN EARTHQUAKE drill at the Ronda National High School was disrupted when 30 of its over 1,000 students were “possessed” by “evil spirits” and began to experience chest pains, difficulty breathing, cold sweat, body spasms and stiffening.…

Mass vaccination in Tuburan as baby dies of measles

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 04/18/2018

A three-month-old baby girl in Tuburan town, believed to afflicted with measles died last March 28. Provincial Health Office (PHO) Head Dr. Rene Catan said the baby was from Barangay Putat and reportedly showed symptoms of measles…

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