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February 14, 2018 9:16 AM Roque to Palace reporters: Flowers, condoms, anyone?

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque distributed on Wednesday condoms in Malacañang in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Roque, through his staff, distributed a box of Department of Health’s lubricated rubber at the press working area at the New Executive Building in Malacañang. Female members of the Malacañang Press Corps, meanwhile, received a bouquet 4

February 13, 2018 9:59 AM Cebuano Catholics exempted from abstinence for Chinese New Year celebration

CEBU CITY-Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has granted Cebuano Catholics, especially those of Chinese descent, an exemption or dispensation from the Lenten discipline of abstinence in celebration of the Chinese New Year on Friday. The 67-year-old prelate, in an interview, said the archdiocese understands the value of the celebration for the Chinese community 5

February 3, 2018 10:29 AM Manila Fil-Chi Catholics may eat meat during Chinese New Year, a Friday

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle officiates a mass on Ash Wednesday at the Arzobispado de Manila in Intramuros, Manila on March 1, 2017. For Roman Catholics Ash Wednesday opens the season of Lent, a day devoted to fasting, reconciliation and prayer. (File photo by GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE / Philippine Daily Inquirer) Filipino-Chinese and Chinese Catholics 4

June 29, 2017 2:34 AM Drug addiction is a health problem. Somebody please tell the President

President Rodrigo Duterte says shabu addicts can no longer be rehabilitated – an 'understanding that other countries had in the 1970s,' says a psychologist MANILA, Philippines – Five days before his inauguration in June 2016, then President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he would have drug addicts killed "if I couldn't convince you to stop." "The problem 6

May 27, 2017 11:56 AM Ramadan: Police IG urges Muslims to pray for peace, unity of Nigeria

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has urged Muslims to use the Ramadan period to pray for peace, unity and safe return of President Muhammad Buhari. He made the call in a statement by the Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood in Abuja on Friday. He implored Muslims to take advantage of this year’s Ramadan fast to offer special prayers for leaders 9

May 6, 2017 10:19 PM How Abstaining Far-Left French Voters Could Hand Le Pen Victory

Far-right populist Marine Le Pen is behind in the polls and an outsider to win France's presidential elections Sunday. But she still has a slim path to victory, according to experts, one that shares similarities with the more ardent left-wing supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders in the U.S. election last year. Polls predict Le Pen will get around 40 percent 32

March 2, 2017 3:51 PM Seeking an audience with Duterte

I got wind of reports on former Cebu City mayor Michael Rama’s desperate attempts to seek an audience with President Rodrigo Duterte last Wednesday or specifically Ash Wednesday, which officially kicks off the Lenten season. Though President Duterte isn’t God by even the remotest stretch of the imagination, any public declaration he makes that would 13

March 2, 2017 4:47 AM Filipino Catholics urged to observe ‘no meat’ Fridays

As the Catholic Church ushered in its commemoration of the Lenten season, a priest called on the Filipino faithful to observe fasting and the penitential abstinence from meat “as part of self-denial in prayerful remembrance of the passion of Jesus Christ.” In his homily on Ash Wednesday at the Our Lady of Veritas Chapel, Radio Veritas President Rev. Fr. Anton 8

February 28, 2017 5:29 PM Church marks Ash Wednesday today to usher in Lent

Faithful urged to contribute to feeding program To the faithful: Start Lent today, Ash Wednesday, by fasting. You can donate the money you save by skipping meals to the feeding program of the Catholic Church. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Tuesday appealed to the faithful in his archdiocese to contribute the money they save to the Fast2Feed program 11

February 28, 2017 2:58 PM Season of Lent starts as Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday today

The Catholic faithful are expected to have their foreheads marked with ashes in the form of the cross as they celebrate today, Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. (CDN FILE PHOTO) ASHES will be marked on the foreheads of the faithful who attend Mass today as Catholics all over the world start the 40-day season of Lent with Ash Wednesday 10