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2 frontline health workers attacked

Ador Vincent Mayol, Edwin Fernandez 03/30/2020

COTABATO CITY, Maguinadano, Philippines —The discrimination against health workers in the frontline of the battle against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has become violent. Two persons, a hospital employee in Tacurong City and a nurse of a…

Duterte: Espenido ‘clean,’ accusations ‘untrue’

Ador Vincent Mayol, DJ Yap 02/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte believes that Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido is “clean” and his inclusion in the so-called narcolist is only part of “black propaganda” to derail the government’s bloody war on drugs, Malacañang said on…

Bishops call for prayers as Australia bushfires continue

Ador Vincent Mayol, Carla P. Gomez, Tina G. Santos 01/07/2020

Catholic bishops on Monday asked the faithful to pray for Australia as catastrophic bushfires continue to blaze across the country. The Diocese of Balanga in Bataan has released a prayer in solidarity with the people in Australia.…

GMA seeks to improve ro-ro transport system

Ador Vincent Mayol, Rosalie Abatayo 02/18/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has sought to improve the roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) transport system, a project she spearheaded when she was president from 2001 to 2010. In a hearing held at the Cebu…

Abtanan sa Kaluoy: An oasis of mercy for street children in Cebu

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/30/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — By the time he learned how to walk, Ben (not his real name) had the streets as his home. “Libud-suroy ko sa kadalanan. (I am a street kid),” the 14-year-old boy said. …

Archbishop Palma: Never lose hope

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/20/2019

  CEBU CITY — You are not alone. This was the message conveyed by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma as Cebuanos celebrated the feast of the Sto. Niño de Cebu on Sunday. Amid obstacles and problems, the 68-year-old…

1.5M devotees joined foot procession for Señor Sto. Niño; crowd 3 times bigger than last year

Ador Vincent Mayol, Doris Mae Mondragon 01/19/2019

  CEBU CITY — Under overcast skies, hundreds of thousands of devotees lined the streets of Cebu City or joined the solemn procession traditionally held on the eve of the feast of the Sto. Niño de Cebu.…

Reenactment of Christianization turns pilgrims teary eyed

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bells pealed and not a few were in tears as the images of the Sto. Niño and the Our Lady of Guadalupe were brought inside the Basilica del Sto. Niño’s pilgrim center. The…

IBP condemns Castro killing

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/18/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu chapter has condemned the killing of Prosecutor Mary Ann Castro while calling on authorities to seriously look into it and give justice to the state lawyer’s…

Thousands join dawn ‘Walk with Mary’ procession

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/18/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Thousands of Marian and Sto. Niño devotees joined at dawn today, January 18, the penitential “Walk with Mary” from Fuente Osmeña to the centuries-old Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño for the Misa de Traslacion…

Don’t abandon bags at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral grounds, priest appeals to churchgoers

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/10/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral management today appealed to the public to properly take care of their belongings and not leave it anywhere in the church’s ground after an abandoned bag thought to…

Bomb squad rushed to Cebu Cathedral over unattended bag; found to contain clothes

Ador Vincent Mayol, Delta Dyrecka C. Letigio 01/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A slight commotion occurred past noon today  at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral with the sudden appearance of a team of uniformed men from the Philippine National Police’s Bomb Squad who, together with those…

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