NATION

129th Tacloban City fiesta: Thanking God after ‘Yolanda’

In a meeting with the media, Palo, Leyte Mayor Remedios L. Petilla shared that the 129th Tacloban City fiesta activities in honor of Señor Sto. Niño de Tacloban, patron saint of Leyte, which formally kicked off Friday afternoon at the Festival Park here, is a gesture of gratitude.

Baguio to observe ‘Day of Reparation’

Joining Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas’ call to observe a national “Day of Reparation” for the recent killings of priests, the most recent of which being the shooting of Fr. Richmond Nilo, the diocese of Baguio will be ringing its bells and offering all its Masses on June 18 for “the sins of sacrilege and calumny hurled against our priests and bishops.”

Sorsogon blessed with new deacon

The Diocese of Sorsogon received a new deacon in the person of 37-year old seminarian Bernabe “Burn” V. Vargas, Jr., who was ordained to the Holy Order of the Diaconate on May 10 by Sorsogon Bishop Arturo M. Bastes, SVD, DD.

Western Visayas to hold synchronized prayer vigil for family, life

As a public manifestation of unity of the Family and Life Ministry in the region of Western Visayas, the ecclesiastical Provinces of Jaro and Capiz will hold a synchronized prayer vigil for family and life issues on divorce, SOGIE, same-sex union on the feast days of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, later today, June 8 until tomorrow, June 9.

Catholics, military support Ramadan observance 

In a rare gesture of promoting cordiality with Muslims, Central Mindanao-based Catholics and the military brass have initiated activities in support of safe and solemn observance of Ramadhan fasting in this city and elsewhere in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

St. Thérèse visits ‘Yolanda’ survivors

The relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face recently paid a visit to hundreds of survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda, calling on several parish churches in the Archdiocese of Palo for three days.

Parish turns garbage dump into mini zoo

Sheep, peacocks, native pigs, hamsters, chickens, lovebirds, and other animals thrive today in what used to be garbage dump inside a parish church compound in this city.