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Unwed mother accepts Cebu priest’s apology

Priest humiliating unwed mother

The 17-year-old mother who was berated by a Catholic priest during the baptism of her child has accepted the prelate’s apology.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Priest asks for unwed teen mom’s forgiveness in handwritten letter

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After issuing a public apology for berating an unwed teenage mom during her child’s baptism, a Catholic priest in Cebu on Tuesday reached out to the 17-year-old mother through a handwritten letter.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Iran mother spares life of son’s killer after campaign

Balal, who killed Iranian youth Abdolah Hosseinzadeh in a street fight with a knife in 2007, is brought to the gallows during his execution ceremony in the northern city of Nowshahr on April 15, 2014. AFP

The young Iranian man who escaped a hangman’s noose with just seconds to spare when his victim’s mother intervened was the beneficiary of a high-profile campaign to save his life.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Forgiveness good for your health


Susan Tan, a 43-year-old grocer in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, does not take it against those who looted her store and warehouse on Monday, three days after supertyphoon “Yolanda” battered Eastern Visayas on Nov. 8.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in On Target | Read More »

Guiuan grocer forgives looters

Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk at the destroyed port in the town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

For Susan Tan, it was a case of forgive and forget. The 43-year-old grocer of Chinese descent said she was shocked and disappointed to see friends, government employees and even policemen among those who ransacked her grocery store and warehouse after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” flattened the town at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »