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2 killed, 10 hurt as bus falls into ravine in San Carlos City

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BACOLOD CITY, Philippines— (UPDATE 2) At least two persons were killed and 10 others were wounded Wednesday night when a bus, whose driver insisted on driving with defective headlights, fell into a ravine on the outskirts of San Carlos City in Negros Occidental. Five or six passengers were unaccounted for. The driver, Teodoro Aburido, died […]

Posted: May 5th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions,Top Stories | Read More »

‘A feast of Catholic faith’

VATICAN CITY—He flew around the world as history’s most traveled pope. On Sunday, the world came to him. In the fastest beatification in modern times, the late Pope John Paul II moved a major step closer to sainthood as Pope Benedict XVI pronounced him “Blessed,” paying tribute to him for showing “the strength of a […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation,Top Stories | Read More »

Devotees pray for healing miracles at relics of late pontiff

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PAPAL RELIC  A woman wipes with a handkerchief the portrait and relic of Pope John Paul II, a piece of cloth taken from his cassock, at Quiapo church in Manila. RICHARD REYES

MANILA, Philippines—With closed eyes and a somber face, a young boy quietly touched the marble surface of a historic altar Sunday, praying to blessed Pope John Paul II that his mother be healed from her illness. The boy was confident that the beloved pontiff, who was beatified in an elaborate ceremony at the Vatican Sunday, […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos,Top Stories | Read More »

Rosales leads Filipino pilgrims at beatification ceremony

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ROME—The answer to why they came to Rome for the beatification of Pope John Paul II on Sunday was summed up by Philippine Ambassador to the Holy See Mercedes Tuason. “Pope John Paul loved the Filipinos and they in turn loved him as shown by the attendance of five million people at the Luneta for […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation,Top Stories | Read More »

He helped topple communism, eschewed pomp

VATICAN CITY—Late Pope John Paul II, put on the path to sainthood on Sunday, was an inspirational figure who helped bring down Communism but alienated many Catholics with his conservative views. The first non-Italian pope in more than 400 years, and the first from Eastern Europe, Polish-born Karol Wojtyla was immensely popular, eschewing the pomp […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation,Top Stories | Read More »

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