3H for 2023

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 01/01/2023

I remember an incident when I was invited to celebrate Mass. It was the town fiesta, and the front of the church was filled with decorations, a welcome band, and all the Mass servers ready to march…

Hope for 2023

Mahar Mangahas - @inquirerdotnet 12/31/2022

As the calendar year closes, oldies like me simply feel grateful for having survived the past 365 days, from which we must brace up for another 365. However, for Filipino adults as a whole, normally—but not always—at…

Advent hope

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/27/2022

The story is told about a camp commander who caught a guard seated, sleeping with his head bowed while on duty. He shouted at him with a loud voice, whereupon the soldier let out a loud “Amen!”…

Fuente Christmas tree a symbol of Cebuanos’ resiliency

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Christmas tree at the Fuente Osmeña rotunda is slowly taking shape and its construction this year brings a message of hope and of resiliency to Cebuanos. That even if last year’s giant…

Zoomers: The lost generation

Wilhelm Matthew A. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 08/01/2022

When we were children, our elders frequently asked what we wanted to be when we grow up. Most of us wanted to become doctors, lawyers, engineers, bankers, or whatever high-paying job our precocious minds could think of.…

Hope inside the turbulence

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 03/11/2022

It did appear so powerful when a gang of four put their muscle and money together. They are two past presidents, the son of another, and the current president still sitting and appointing officials in positions of…

Naked Island is back to signify hope for Odette victims

Immae Lachica 01/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Naked Island in Siargao is visible again!  After “vanishing” for days as a result of the wrath of super typhoon Odette that hit parts of the Visayas and Mindanao last December 16, 2021,…

Choose hope, not fear

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/28/2021

The story is told about a baby snake who was so scared, and nervously asked its mother: “Mom, I bit my tongue! Are we poisonous?” In today’s Gospel (Lk. 21, 25-28, 34-36) Jesus talks about people dying…

Hope even in darkness, poverty and suffering, Duterte tells Filipinos

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 12/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Christmas eve urged Filipinos to draw hope from Christ’s birth as the country faces the COVID-19 pandemic. In his Christmas message, Duterte, criticized for his crass language and for having called…

Don’t lose sight of true spirit of Christmas amid pandemic, says Chief Justice Peralta

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 12/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on Thursday urged Filipinos to strive for a genuine celebration of hope, unity, and service for others this Christmas. Peralta said “festivities this year will be expectedly different” as the…

Talisay City mayor expresses hope in fiesta message

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2020

TALISAY CITY, Cebu—Talisay City should have been adorned in colorful banners and flowers with the smell of lechon (roasted pig) permeating throughout the city today, October 15, 2020.  The Halad Inasal festival for the feast day of…

Family of slain cop Bontuyan: A year of loss and slow-paced justice

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It has been 365 days since Police Captain Delfin Bontuyan, was shot dead by unidentified assailants while traversing Pope John Paul II Avenue corner A. Soriano Street in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City on…

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