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Ninoy Aquino: A fallen grain on tarmac bears fruit

THE FUNERAL THAT STUNNED THE WORLD The funeral of Sen. Ninoy Aquino Jr. was held on Aug. 31 10 days after his assassination on the tarmac of the Manila international airport. It took 11 hours for the procession to reach Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque from Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City. Veteran photojournalist Joe Arazas provided the Inquirer with this unpublished black-and-white photo of the funeral march, which has been compared to that of India’s Mahatma Gandhi. Note his son Noynoy now President (in shades, at left). Arazas was then working for the state-run Philippine News Agency, which explains why the photo was never used.

Each year, we gather at the Philippine Consulate to celebrate two special events that are somehow connected or related to each other.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Rizal’s martyrdom remembered

jose rizal-funeral-horse parade

In solemn rites, President Benigno Aquino on Sunday morning laid a wreath at the monument of Jose P. Rizal, capping the 116th anniversary of his martyrdom and centennial of the transfer of his remains from Binondo to Luneta Park.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Be fearless like Pedro, devotees told

Cebuanos should follow the example of Saint Pedro Calungsod whose martyrdom is relevant in this era where “a lot of people are unafraid of God’s laws.” Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Julito Cortes stressed this last night in the second of three Masses or Triduum before tomorrow’s national Thanksgiving Mass at the South Road Properties (SRP). “Nitalaw […]

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Calungsod cancer survivor in Ginatilan to visit Rome


Jaime Calungsod turned 85 years old yesterday. Full of vigor, when most men his age would be lying   down in bed complaining of aches and pains, the retired gentleman said he plans to travel to Rome for the Oct. 21 canonization of Visayan martyr Pedro Calungsod.   With several families surnamed Calungsod in Ginatilan […]

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Coming home was a choice of martyrdom 29 years ago

He was among those who convinced former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. to return to the country after three years of self-exile in the United States of America.

Posted: August 21st, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »