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SAKAY PA MORE | Lacierda slams Duterte for ‘cursing’ Pope Francis

Presidential spokesperson Erwin Lacierda attacked Davao City Mayor and 2016 presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte for supposedly ‘cursing’ Pope Francis. “Mayor Duterte, you can say all you want about politicians but you don’t […]

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Radyo Veritas 846 launches #DahilKayLoloKiko social media campaign

In his five days in the Philippines, Pope Francis earned the admiration of Filipinos from all walks of life for his humility, kindness, and simplicity. Now that Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit to […]

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Darren Espanto sings “Tell the World of His Love” at Pope Francis event

Thirteen-year-old singing sensation Darren Espanto performed “Tell the World of His Love” during the Encounter with the Youth Event led by Pope Francis at the University of Santo Tomas late Sunday morning. Espanto […]

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PREPARED REMARKS: Pope Francis during the Encounter with the Youth – January 18 2015

PHILIPPINES – Manila – 18.01.2015University Santo Tomas, Meeting with the YouthOriginal text (check against delivery) Dear Young Friends, It is a joy for me to be with you this morning. I greet each […]

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“Amang” forces Pope Francis to cut short his visit to Leyte

The threat posed by approaching tropical storm “Amang” (international name “Mekkhala”) has forced Pope Francis to dramatically shorten his stay in Leyte. Initially scheduled to stay in the province until 5:00 PM, […]

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Meet Kenneth Rey Parsad, the eye-catching seminarian in Pope Francis’ Manila Cathedral mass

A seminarian from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) stole the limelight during Pope Francis’ mass for the religious and selected members of the laity at the Manila Cathedral Friday afternoon. Filipinos who followed […]

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SURPRISE! Pope Francis visits a center for street children in Manila

Instead of returning to his official residence at the Apostolic Nunciature after officiating a mass at the Manila Cathedral, Pope Francis decided to make a 30-minute visit to Tulay ng Kabataan (TNK) Foundation, […]

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FULL TEXT: Pope Francis homily during the Holy Mass in Manila Cathedral

(Delivered January 16 2015) “Do you love me?… Tend my sheep” (Jn 21:15-17). Jesus’ words to Peter in today’s Gospel are the first words I speak to you, dear brother bishops and […]

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FULL TEXT: Speech of President Aquino during Pope Francis’ courtesy call in Malacañang – January 16 2015

[Delivered at Malacañan Palace, Manila, on January 16, 2015] Your Holiness: Colonialism was brought to our shores, partly by the efforts of the conquistadores, and partly through the efforts of the Church. […]

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FULL TEXT: Pope Francis speech in Malacanang – January 16 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you, Mr President, for your kind welcome and for your words of greeting in the name of the authorities and people of the Philippines, and the distinguished members […]

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Analyzing Toni Gonzaga’s interview with Bongbong Marcos

Celebrity talk show host and actress Toni Gonzaga is getting flak for her recent interview with former Senator and defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. for her web show “Toni […]

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United Nations month theme for 2021 – “International Year of Fruits and Vegetables”

The United Nations (UN) will be celebrating its 76th foundation anniversary this October 24. Because of that, October of every year is known all over the world, including the Philippines, as the […]

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#BotongPinoy2022 – Manny Pacquiao officially joins 2022 presidential race

Senator Manny Pacquiao has officially declared his candidacy for the 2022 presidential elections Sunday afternoon. Pacquiao, the only boxer in world history to have won titles in eight different weight divisions, has […]

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Filipino netizen Mary Jane Fabre goes after the diplomatic passports of BTS, fails spectacularly

The seven-member supergroup BTS earned further admiration around the world this week when President Moon Jae-In of their home country South Korea officially appointed them as his government’s Special Presidential Envoy for […]

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