Senior House member supports resolution honoring Pasadas who died in a freak accident during Pope Francis' visit in Tacloban

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Senior House member supports resolution honoring Pasadas who died in a freak accident during Pope Francis' visit in Tacloban 

MANILA, Jan. 27 — House independent bloc leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez pushed on Tuesday for a congressional resolution honoring youth volunteer Ms. Kristel Mae Padasas who died in a freak accident during the Holy Mass of Pope Francis in Tacloban City last Jan. 17.

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Give DSWD opportunity to explain, says Cardinal Tagle

January 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Give DSWD opportunity to explain, says Cardinal Tagle 

BACOLOD CITY, Jan. 27 — Amid reports that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) allegedly hid street children in Metro Manila during the recent visit of Pope Francis, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said the agency should be given an opportunity to explain.

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Soliman only needs to explain what is the MCCT program, lawmaker says

January 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Soliman only needs to explain what is the MCCT program, lawmaker says 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Jan. 26 (PNA) — There is no need for Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman to worry so much as all she needs to do is to explain to the public the government's Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) program, especially the campaign to provide livelihood training for street dwellers and educate them on the value of hard work and perseverance.

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JTF-NCR personnel to be feted for well-done job in securing visiting Pope Francis

January 26, 2015 by · Comments Off on JTF-NCR personnel to be feted for well-done job in securing visiting Pope Francis 

MANILA, Jan. 25 — For playing a key role in protecting Pope Francis and ensuring that his five-day papal visit was free of untoward incidents, the Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) said it will be commending all officers and enlisted personnel of its Joint Task Force-National Capital Region (JTF-NCR).

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Tabontabon, Leyte legislative council to pass resolution naming Pope Francis 'Superpope'

January 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tabontabon, Leyte legislative council to pass resolution naming Pope Francis 'Superpope' 

MANILA, Jan. 24 — A member of the Sangguniang Bayan of Tabon-Tabon, Leyte has sponsored a resolution naming Pope Francis, “Superpope.”

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'We did not hide the street children from Pope Francis through the camp-out activity in Batangas' –DSWD

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on 'We did not hide the street children from Pope Francis through the camp-out activity in Batangas' –DSWD 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 23 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) clarified on Friday that the camp-out activity for the street families and children held in a resort in Batangas was not intended to hide them while Pope Francis was on a five-day visit to the Philippines.

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Pope Francis Visit commemorative stamps now available online

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Pope Francis Visit commemorative stamps now available online 

By Sweetie dela Torre

MANILA, Jan. 23 (PNA) — In response to the very high demand for Pope Francis Visit Commemorative Stamps and the rare coinage souvenir sheets from both the domestic and international markets, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) is now ready to accept orders and purchase transactions through its official shopping portal.

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No intention to hide street dwellers during Pope Francis’ visit – Malacanang

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on No intention to hide street dwellers during Pope Francis’ visit – Malacanang 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Jan. 23 (PNA) — Malacanang on Friday stressed that the government has no intention to hide the poor who are living along the roads of the City of Manila where Pope Francis passed during his recent visit to the Philippines.

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Bicol cops used APEC security training during Papal visit in Tacloban — regional chief says

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Bicol cops used APEC security training during Papal visit in Tacloban — regional chief says 

By Rhaydz B. Barcia

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 23 (PNA) — The 1,500 Bicol policemen that composed the Task Force Papal Visit in Tacloban City applied their rigid training intended for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in safeguarding Pope Francis and the multitude of pilgrims from across the country who flocked to the resurrected typhoon-damaged area.

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Ace pilots who safely brought Pope Francis to Tacloban City

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ace pilots who safely brought Pope Francis to Tacloban City 

150122161933The social media heaped praises for the pilots of PAL Flight PR 8010 (Airbus A320) that safely carried Pope Francis to Tacloban City in Leyte Province and back to Manila last January 17 despite the public storm warning Signal No. 2 due to Tropical Storm ├ČAmang.├« In photo are chief pilot, Capt. Roland Narciso (right); Capt. George Alvarez (center), Chief Instructor Pilot for A320; and Capt. Manuel Antonio L. Tamayo, PAL VP for Flight Operation; during the press conference and PAL service crew presentation on Thursday (January 22, 2014) at the PAL office in Macapagal Boulevard in Pasay City. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)LAM/acd

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