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Drug firm Novartis to help Leyte firefighter

RESIDENTS of the village of Sagkahan in Tacloban City view the destruction left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on their community. FILE PHOTO

The Swiss-based pharmaceutical transnational manufacturer of a leukemia drug has promised to help a Leyte firefighter afflicted with the cancer to get access to the expensive medication he needs.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Penitents invited to 7-km walk


The Catholic Church is offering devotees another venue for offering prayers and sacrifices on Good Friday: A seven-kilometer penitential walk for the country’s safety from deadly calamities and accidents this year.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Conscience best place to visit during Lent–Bishop Villegas


Looking for the best place to go this Holy Week? It’s not the beach or even the church. It’s your conscience.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bring love to poor, Tagle urges

BLESSING RITES Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, sprinkles holy water on palm fronds during the celebration of Palm Sunday at the newly renovated Manila Cathedral in Intramuros,Manila. RICHARD A. REYES

Don’t let inconveniences and good offers tempt you to forget God’s love. Accept Jesus this Holy Week by bringing His love to the poor, the oppressed and suffering, especially the victims of natural disasters that hit the country last year.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

SC ruling stirs more RH debate

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Advocates of the Reproductive Health Law waited for more than a day for the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the RH law, and as the court sat en banc at its summer courthouse in Baguio on Tuesday (April 8), actress Giselle Toengi found time to shoot a selfie with the crowd. This was moments before the court decided that the law was constitutional, and the purple crowd went wild. Some broke into tears.  PHOTO BY EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The Supreme Court has lifted the status quo ante (SQA) order it issued last July on the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RH) law but lawyers are still debating whether or not the law can be immediately implemented.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tagle: We are all home, in the house of our God


Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Wednesday welcomed back thousands of parishioners and devotees and a host of special guests and VIPs to the storied Manila Cathedral, resplendent with its glimmering lights, shiny marbles and fresh paint, after two years of massive repair work and restoration.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Brighter, tougher Manila Cathedral

The intricately carved doors of the Manila Cathedral reopens Wednesday to welcome the faithful in time for their Holy Week devotions. President Aquino and his sisters are scheduled to attend the first post-renovation Mass at 6 p.m. The historic cathedral closed its doors for two years of major repairs and restoration.  JILSON SECKLER TIU

Worshippers can expect the pews to be shinier, the lights brighter and the sound system clearer as Manila Cathedral, the country’s premier Catholic church, reopens Wednesday after more than two years of repairs and restoration.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

WHO warns public vs small, deadly pests


They are small but terrible. To mark World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday urged the public to be vigilant against mosquitoes, mites, ticks and fleas, among other tiny creatures that account for one million deaths globally every year.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Ombudsman should not be selective’

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“The Ombudsman should not be selective. Many administration senators and congressmen are equally guilty. They too must be investigated and charged.”

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Anti-RH group girds for judgment day, sees slim win in SC

Cloistered nuns pray inside the Little Souls church in Tagaytay City on March 1, 2014. In the days leading up to April 8, when the Supreme Court hands down its final decision on the controversial RH law, an “Oratio Imperata” for the protection of the family and human life will be said in every Mass and church bells will peal across the country to signify the Church’s continuing opposition to the law.  PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO

A group opposed to the reproductive health (RH) law on Tuesday said it was expecting a narrow victory when the Supreme Court hands down its final decision on the controversial measure, with two magistrates “making the difference.”

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Anti-RH group sees victory via narrow vote in SC


A group opposed to the reproductive health (RH) law said on Tuesday it was expecting a narrow victory in the Supreme Court ruling on the controversial measure, with two magistrates “making the difference.”

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tips to avoid heat stroke: Light colored clothes, cold water

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Wear light-colored clothes. Drink lots of cold water and stay out of the sun.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

RH law advocates mount last ditch campaign for measure

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As judgement day on the controversial reproductive health (RH) law draws closer, its advocates and supporters urged Catholic bishops to be open-minded about the measure aimed to help curb poverty and to heed Pope Francis’ appeal for “new balance” in their pastoral ministry.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
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  • Drilon, Nancy Binay urge Filipinos to strengthen faith
  • ‘Yolanda’ toll now at 6,300 – NDRRMC
  • ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  • Moderate earthquake jolts southern Iran
  • Sports

  • Power Pinays smash India in Asian Women’s Club volleyball opener
  • PH youth boxers off to stumbling start in AIBA World tilt
  • Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111
  • Walker leads Bobcats over Bulls in OT, 91-86
  • Man City slips further out of title contention
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • Business

  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • Technology

  • Netizens seething in anger over Aquino ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog
  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
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