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…

Holding out hope

Bong Lozada - INQUIRER.net 04/22/2020

The pessimism surrounding the staging of the Tokyo Olympics in 15 months is “disconcerting,” a Philippine sports official said on Tuesday, but that hasn’t stopped some of the country’s brightest hopes for a medal in the Summer…

Lights and sounds industry in PH raises P1M for frontliners through nationwide fundraising event

Immae Lachica 04/13/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— The skies lit up with hope Sunday night, April 12, 2020, as the light and sound industry in the country gathered as one to help raise funds for frontliners working amid the threat…

Pope offers hope against darkness in Christmas Day message

12/26/2019

VATICAN CITY  – Pope Francis offered a Christmas message of hope Wednesday against darkness that cloaks conflicts and relationships in large parts of the world from the Middle East to the Americas to Africa. The pope told…

Christmas in Cebu City Jail: A female inmate’s take on making a parol

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Thirty nine-year-old Anna, a female inmate of Cebu City Jail, was all giddy and excited when Jail Chief Inspector Elsie Eireen Alcomendras announced the parol making contest (Christmas lantern making contest) that each inmate…

Netizen sees hope in the world as she witnesses boy’s simple act of kindness

Doris Mae C. Mondragon 08/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are three things in life that are important: First is to be kind. Second is to create happy memories. Third is to love without expecting anything in return. The first one was…

Hope amidst tragedy, prayer for a better year

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/30/2018

PALMA URGES We should welcome the New Year with renewed hope and a prayer for a better 2019, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged the faithful. In his New Year’s message, the prelate encouraged the people to stay…

TESDA GRADUATES: 158 Naga landslide survivors celebrate Christmas with hope for a better future

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/24/2018

Some victims of the September 20 landslide in Naga City will celebrate Christmas with a spark of hope, new opportunities and the promise of a better future.…

Reblocking order gives hope to fire victims

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/11/2018

THERE is still hope for the over 700 individuals displaced by a fire that struck a densely populated area in Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City last December 5. This hope is anchored on the announcement made by the…

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