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Bishop asks gov’t to check reports ISIS recruited Filipino fighters

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

A Catholic prelate has expressed concern over reports that several Filipinos from Davao City were recruited by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cebu bishop: Go ahead, cut ‘sick’ trees

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma. PHOTO from www.cbcponline.net

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has voiced support for the cutting of “diseased” trees along South Cebu Highway, saying they posed continuing risks to people who pass by the area.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Pope says he wants to visit China

Pope Francis meets the media during an airborne press conference on his journey back to Rome from Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Pope Francis on Monday said that he wants to visit China and called for the Catholic Church in the country to be allowed to do its "job."  AP PHOTO/GREGORIO BORGIA

Pope Francis said Monday that he wants to visit China and called for the Catholic Church in the country to be allowed to do its “job.”

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

VIPs, politicians not invited to Pope’s lunch

Pope Francis gives a thumbs-up as disabled children perform for him during his visit to the rehabilitation center for disabled people at Kkottongnae in Eumseong, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. The Pope will lunch with the poor when he visits Tacloban City on Jan. 17, 2015.  AP PHOTO/AHN YOUNG-JOON

Bad news for politicians and rich people who hope to rub elbows with Pope Francis during his first visit to the Philippines in January.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Vicar of Christ prefers small car with ‘Soul’


Pope Francis’ choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »