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March 29, 2018 12:44 AM Legarda Encourages Environment-Friendly Fasting

In observance of the Holy Week, Senator Loren Legarda encouraged Catholics to consider fasting that is environment-friendly. "Aside from fasting and abstinence from meat, Catholics are encouraged to abstain from vices and activities that we can do without during this period of reflection and spiritual growth. One best way is to carbon fast," said Legarda 32

March 27, 2018 11:07 PM Holy Week abstinence: Shun cigarettes

If there was one vice that should be sacrificed this Holy Week, it should be smoking, according to antismoking advocates. The group, New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP), said nicotine addicts could stay away from cigarettes or e-cigarettes (e-cigs) as a form of abstinence on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Abstinence, said NVAP president Emer Rojas 7

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 10

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 19

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 10

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 13

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 11

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 40

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 22

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 12