Inauguration of newly-completed police station in Isabela town set next month

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Inauguration of newly-completed police station in Isabela town set next month 

SAN AGUSTIN, Isabela, Jan. 28 — The newly-completed police station in the town of San Agustin is set to be inaugurated any day next month.

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Public hearing on Mamasapano Truth Commission

February 26, 2015 by · Comments Off on Public hearing on Mamasapano Truth Commission 

150225173903Senator Teofisto Guingona III (left), chairperson of the Committee on Peace, Unification and Reconciliation, along with Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, ask resource person Datu Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan (2nd from right), Executive Director of the Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia, on the proposal to create the Mamasapano Truth Commission during the public hearing on Wednesday (February 25, 2015) at the Senate in Pasay City. Also in photo (from right) are Father Albert Alejo of the Society of Jesus Social Apostolate; Atty. Merlin Magallona former dean/professor at University of the Philippines; Atty. Mazzer Mahoramsalic, former Commissioner Convener Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy; Atty. Raul Villanueva, Dean of Xavier University College of Law; and Dr.Edmund Tayao, Professor at the Political Science Department of University of Santo Tomas. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)LAM/acd

Two vestments used by Pope Francis in the Eucharistic celebrations in Manila, Tacloban are now in Rome

January 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Two vestments used by Pope Francis in the Eucharistic celebrations in Manila, Tacloban are now in Rome 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 20 (PNA) — Two out of the three vestments used by Pope Francis during the Eucharistic celebrations he officiated in Manila and Tacloban City are now in Rome.

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Women peace leaders laud Pope Francis' call for greater women participation

January 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Women peace leaders laud Pope Francis' call for greater women participation 

MANILA, Jan 19 — Two of the top women leaders in the peace process extolled Pope Francis' call for greater women participation and representation in society when he spoke to the Filipino youth at the University of Santo Tomas on Sunday, January 18.

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Devotees sleep at the center island of Espana Blvd. while waiting for Pope Francis’ arrival at UST

January 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Devotees sleep at the center island of Espana Blvd. while waiting for Pope Francis’ arrival at UST 

150119104548Some devotees sleep at the center island of Espana Blvd. in Sampaloc, Manila before dawn Sunday while waiting for the arrival of Pope Francis at the University of Santo Tomas. (PNA photos by Joey O. Razon)
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Rescue teams give aid to 4 devotees during Pope Francis meeting with the youth at UST

January 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Rescue teams give aid to 4 devotees during Pope Francis meeting with the youth at UST 

150118162846Nazareth Quiapo Fire Rescue Team Inc. and Media Emergency Volunteers assist four devotees who felt dizzy and lost consciousness due to the mammoth attendance outside the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila while waiting for Pope Francis’ arrival for his meeting with the youth on Sunday (January 18, 2015). (PNA photo by Gil S. Calinga)

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At least 35,000 youth await arrival of Pope Francis in UST

January 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on At least 35,000 youth await arrival of Pope Francis in UST 

By Michaela Del Callar

MANILA, Jan. 18 (PNA) — At least 35,000, mostly youngsters, flocked to the University of Santo Tomas Sunday for a youth encounter with Pope Francis.

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Youth groups hold color splash activity on eve of Papal visit

January 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on Youth groups hold color splash activity on eve of Papal visit 

150114164527Filipino youth leaders show the colored powder they used in a “color splash” activity along Espana Blvd. in front of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila on Wednesday (Jan. 14, 2015), eve of Pope Francis’ arrival, to highlight the festive nature of the pontiff’s Apostolic Visit to the Philippines. The white-yellow-red-blue color splashing activity is one of the many activities set as part of the week-long “Youth Camp for Pope Francis.” (PNA photo by Rico H. Borja)
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Smokers urged not to light up during papal visit

January 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Smokers urged not to light up during papal visit 

MANILA, Jan. 11 — Health advocates are appealing to smokers not to light up during public events that will be attended by Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines.

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Pres. Aquino meets government agencies, security forces for Pope Francis' visit –-DILG chief

January 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Pres. Aquino meets government agencies, security forces for Pope Francis' visit –-DILG chief 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Jan. 7 (PNA) — Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II said on Wednesday President Benigno S. Aquino III had a meeting with government agencies and security forces to iron out plans to secure the visit of Pope Francis in the country on Jan. 15-19.

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