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Archbishop’s gate closed, but walk-ins welcome

CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma will continue to welcome walk-in visitors to the Archbishop’s Palace but only after they have passed through screening at the front gate. Msgr. Joseph Tan, spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Cebu, said that despite the fatal shooting of a man who tried to seek an audience with the archbishop last Tuesday… link: Archbishop’s gate closed, but walk-ins welcome.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJul 12th, 2018

MSU locks campus main gate, classes continue

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Authorities closed the main gate of Mindanao State University (MSU) on Friday after a stray bullet killed an executive of the C.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2017

ISIS claims responsibility for Palm Sunday church bombings in Egypt – CNN News

Egypt's President says he will declare a state of emergency after two deadly bombings targeted Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were aimed at a vulnerable religious minority on one of the most important days on the Christian calendar. The death toll rose to at least 49 Monday, state media reported. At least 27 people died in a blast inside a church in the northern city of Tanta, and 78 people were injured, according to Egypt's state-run news agency Al-Ahram. In Alexandria, 18 civilians and four police officers were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Coptic church, Al-Ahram said. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi declared three days of nationwide mourning following the bombings and said a three-month state of emergency would come into force once legal and constitutional measures have been completed. In response to the attacks, the country will also form a supreme council to counter terrorism and extremism, Sisi said on state television Sunday after an emergency meeting of the country's National Defense Council. &'8220;We have to pay attention because of Egypt and Egypt's future. We know this is a big sacrifice but we are capable of facing it,&'8221; he said. &'8220;The attack will not undermine the resolve and true will of the Egyptian people to counter the forces of evil, but will only harden their determination to move forward on their trajectory to realize security, stability and comprehensive development,&'8221; the President said in a statement. In a statement issued on the Telegram messaging platform and circulated by several ISIS supporters, the militant group identified the bombers as Egyptian nationals. Egyptian authorities have not confirmed the bombers' nationalities. ISIS warned of more attacks in its statement. &'8220;The Crusaders and their apostate followers must be aware that the bill between us and them is very large, and they will be paying it like a river of blood from their sons, if God is willing,&'8221; the group said in Arabic. The bombings came on the Sunday before Easter, the day that marks the start of Holy Week for Christians. The first blast ripped through a Palm Sunday service at St. George's Church in Tanta, killing at least 27 and wounding 78 others, state TV reported. An explosive device had been planted under a seat in the main prayer hall, it said. News footage from Tanta showed people gathering at the church, singing hymns. The video then quickly switched to bars as harrowing screams and cries echo in the background. &'8220;Everything is destroyed inside the church,&'8221; said Peter Kamel, who saw the aftermath of the bombing. Its marble pillars were covered with blood, he said. Kamel said that most of the injured appeared to be priests and members of the choir. Not long afterward, a suicide bomber attacked outside St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria, according to state news outlets. &'8220;Everything is destroyed inside the church,&'8221; said Peter Kamel, who saw the aftermath of the bombing. Its marble pillars were covered with blood, he said. Kamel said that most of the injured appeared to be priests and members of the choir. Not long afterward, a suicide bomber attacked outside St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria, according to state news outlets. Police officers who had been posted outside the church stopped a man wearing an explosive belt from entering the church, the Interior Ministry said. Two of those officers, a man and a woman, were killed, along with civilians and other police staff. Egyptian blogger Maged Butter said he saw five or six ambulances and bloodstains 100 meters away from the site of the explosion, which happened near the church gate. He said women were crying and looking for their loved ones and were yelling at police for &'8220;not protecting&'8221; them. &'8220;Every now and then, I see a person crying &'8212; I think they are Christian &'8212; and they keep saying: 'have you seen my family? Have you seen my family?'&'8221; Butter said. Nile and Masriya TV, Egyptian state outlets, aired black banners in the upper left of their newscasts to signify mourning for the victims of both explosions. Fadi Sami heard about the Tanta bombing as he sat in the Alexandria cathedral on Sunday. The head of Egypt's Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, was leading Palm Sunday prayers. Though no one announced the Tanta news, Sami said he could hear the sadness in the pope's voice. He left as the pope finished the sermon. Twenty minutes later, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the gate of the church. &'8220;I came back and the area was covered in smoke. The stores around the church were all destroyed,&'8221; he said. &'8220;There were bodies and body parts everywhere, outside and inside the gate. I saw a man put together what was left of his son in a bag.&'8221; Alexandria sits on the Mediterranean and has a large Christian population. Downtown is usually busy but was relatively quiet on Sunday because of the holiday. &'8220;Thank God it is a Sunday, and many shops are closed,&'8221; Butter said. David Saeed said he was sitting in the last row in the church when the bomb went off. &'8220;We were just singing and suddenly in a blink of (an) eye, smoke, fire everywhere. I didn't realize what's happening until I saw blood and organs of our friends scattered over the ground,&'8221; Saeed told CNN. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2017

3 nabbed for assaulting Bataan cop, marshals

CAMP Olivas, Pampanga -- Three men were arrested in Bataan for assaulting and verbally abusing a policeman and traffic marshals the other day. One of the suspects was identified as Mike Cabuay, 22, of Balanga City, who pushed PO1 Mike Cabusan against the gate of an establishment in Bgy. Pinulot,….....»»

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PBA: Gin Kings destroy no. 1 ROS to start semis

There's still no stopping Ginebra. The Gin Kings rolled past no. 1 Rain or Shine Sunday to start their 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals series, scoring a nice 102-89 victory at the Big Dome. With Jeff Chan firing at will in the fourth, Ginebra finally pulled away to take an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-5 series. The win was also the eighth straight for the Gin Kings dating back to the elimination round where they had to climb out of a 1-5 hole to make the playoffs as the no. 5 seed. Ginebra got off to a fast start, firing a 22-7 run right out of the gate. Rain or Shine settled down after that initial storm from the Gin Kings, keeping things close until the fourth. However, led by Chan's 10 points in the final 12 minutes, Ginebra managed to break the game wide open again by firing a 16-0 blast to take its largest lead of the night at 24 points, 102-78. "Best part about doing this game tonight was being able to do it without Japeth. He's been out of practice since our last game against Meralco, he got hit in his Achilles so he had some significant swelling in his Achilles tendon area," head coach Tim Cone said. "We don't know exactly how long he'll be out, we're hoping he can suit up in Game 2, but we didn't want to risk him tonight with that swelling. He had an MRI, and the initial reading was a slight tear but after review it was swelling. We're being very cautious. We want to make sure he plays in this series. And also he's a national team player, so we don't want to mess with a national team player as well," he added. Import Justin Brownlee was his usual brilliant self to lead the Gin Kings, scoring 35 points on top of 14 rebounds and nine assists. Chan finished with 21 points for his best game for Ginebra so far while Greg Slaughter added another 20 points in a starting role. For ROS, Reggie Johnson carried the Elasto Painters with 30 points and 13 boards while James Yap scored 15 and had eight rebounds. Game 2 is set for Tuesday also at the Big Dome.   The Scores:  Ginebra (102): Brownlee 35, Chan 21, Slaughter 20, Devance 12, Tenorio 5, Thompson 4, Mercado 3, Aguilar 2, Caperal 0, Manuel 0, Ferrer 0, Mariano 0 Rain or Shine (89): Johnson 30, Yap 15, Daquioag 10, Tiu 7, Washington 6, Ponferada 6, Ahanmisi 6, Belga 4, Nambatac 3, Norwood 2, Almazan 0 Quarterscores: 31-27, 52-45, 76-60, 102-89   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

UK’s Theresa May: Trump told me to ‘sue the EU’ over Brexit

LONDON --- Donald Trump advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to "sue" the European Union in the tense negotiations over Britain's exit from the bloc, May said Sunday. The American president told reporters Friday at a joint press conference with May that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she found too "brutal." Asked Sunday on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show what that suggestion was, May said with an amused expression: "He told me I should sue the EU. Not go into negotiation, sue them." She added: "What the president also said at that press conference was 'Don't walk away. Don't walk away from the negotiations. Then you're stuck.'" Trump's first official visit ...Keep on reading: UK’s Theresa May: Trump told me to ‘sue the EU’ over Brexit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Duterte’s difficult road to Damascus

The 30 minutes that President Rodrigo Duterte had Monday with Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, were too short for taking up his litany of grievances against God and the Church......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Time to correct the story and be missionaries again

  Let me invite you to reflect on three stories that show us the importance of the word being translated into action. The first two stories show how the word moved people into action, with one ending tragically and the other bearing fruit in one shining moment.   The third story is an unfinished story. It is the story that also invites us to a deeper reflection.   "Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?" This famous line uttered by King Henry II in 1170 led to the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket. While his words did not mean "murder the priest," his minions interpreted them as such. Thus we have the murder in the cathedral. &n...Keep on reading: Time to correct the story and be missionaries again.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Altar boy becomes a bishop, heads Diocese of Marbel

KORONADAL CITY -- One of the altar boys of Christ the King parish here many years ago is now a bishop heading the Diocese of Marbel. Rev. Cerilo Allan U. Casicas, once a member of the Knights of the Altar of Marbel cathedral, had been ordained bishop by His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, OMI, DD, the archbishop of Cotabato in ceremonies at the Christ the King Cathedral here Wednesday. "He is now the shepherd of the Diocese of Marbel," Quevedo said after Casicas had been installed on his "cathedra," or bishop's chair. The ordination of Casicas was aired live over DXOM-AM Radyo Bida Koronadal and by Jaye Mempin's photography on Facebook. Among those who attended were Pa...Keep on reading: Altar boy becomes a bishop, heads Diocese of Marbel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Manila roads closed for 2-day INC event - Inquirer.net

Manila roads closed for 2-day INC event - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

3 bedroom Townhouse For Sale in Makati City for 17,280,000 – Web reference 112819912 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

Brand New – Modern Design 3 UNITS ONLY – 3 Storey Townhouse 3 Bedrooms Master’s Bedroom w/ walk-in closet 5 Toilet & Bath Maid’s Room w/ T&B 2 Car Covered Garage Completion: Q1 2019 Unit 2 Dev. Area (including service area): 191.92 sqm Lot Area: 72.00 sqm No. of Car Garage: 2 BANK LOAN FINANCING… link: 3 bedroom Townhouse For Sale in Makati City for 17,280,000 – Web reference 112819912 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

The British Open returns to the nasty links of Carnoustie

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Carnoustie is known as much for the calamity it causes as the British Open champions it crowns. Any mention of Carnoustie immediately brings back that image of Jean Van de Velde, equal parts tragedy and comedy, standing in Barry Burn on the 18th hole with water up his shins and rising. He made triple bogey to lose a three-shot lead, and then completed as great a collapse as can be found in a major championship by losing in a three-man playoff in 1999. Just don't get the idea Van de Velde owns all the rights to bad endings at Carnoustie. Jose Jurado was the first victim. He had a three-shot lead going into the final round in 1931 and was still two shots clear late in the round until coming undone in the brutal closing stretch, topping one shot on the 17th hole into the burn. He lost out to Tommy Armour. More recently was Padraig Harrington , only it worked out well for him in 2007. Playing the 18th with a one-shot lead, the Irishman hit his tee shot into the Barry Burn. He took a penalty drop and then hit his next shot into the winding stream. Harrington managed the best double bogey of his life. It got him into a playoff when Sergio Garcia made bogey from the bunker, and Harrington went on to win his first major. Of the six previous Opens on these menacing links, Ben Hogan is the only winner to hold a 54-hole lead. For most everyone else, Carnoustie always seem to dish out its share of carnage. Rod Pampling once opened with a 71 and had the lead. He followed with an 86 and missed the cut. Phil Mickelson still hasn't seen a weekend at Carnoustie. Garcia made his major debut as a professional at Carnoustie. He shot 89. "That's a brutal course," Bernhard Langer said. He speaks from experience in 1999, when Langer had his third-highest score of the 23 Opens he completed. He shot 297, and he tied for 18th that week. The first time Tiger Woods went an entire round without a birdie in a major was in 1999 at Carnoustie. "I think I made one birdie on the weekend and I finished three or four back of the playoff," Woods said. "That was ridiculous how hard it was." One month after Shinnecock Hills was punishing as ever in the U.S. Open, golf's oldest championship doesn't figure to be much of a reprieve. Scotland has been going through a warm, dry patch of weather, which figures to make it firm and bouncy. Mickelson, who played Carnoustie a week before the Open, said it was unlikely he would even carry a driver. "I'm either going to carry a driver or that hot 3-wood, but there's only two or three holes — there's actually only two holes I plan on using it, both par 5s. I have a low 1-iron that I've been putting in the bag and ... it's very low. Gets on the ground quick. I'll hit that on probably the last ten holes, almost every hole." Carnoustie in any conditions is regarded as a beast, with a reputation as the toughest links in the world. Sir Michael Bonallack, the former R&A secretary, might have sized it up the best when he said, "When the wind is blowing, it is the toughest course in Britain. And when it's not blowing, it's probably still the toughest." In recent Opens, it has picked up a nickname: Car-nasty. For so much of the field, it will be a new experience. Only two players from the top 10 in the world have played a British Open at Carnoustie — Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy , who was an 18-year-old amateur in 2007 and immediately showed his potential when he opened with a 68. He tied for 42nd that week. Only 33 players in the 156-man field have played an Open at Carnoustie, and only 12 have played it twice. Defending champion Jordan Spieth only knows it from television. He was 13, just starting to blossom as a junior, and he watched the Open from home as Garcia and Harrington tried to survive the finish. "I remember ... how good of a score par was on that hole and will continue to be for Opens going forward," Spieth said. "It's one of probably the toughest closing holes in the Open Championship anywhere, and that creates some drama when it comes down to Sunday, as we've seen. And I don't think it will be any different this year." Carnoustie gets its mean streak from the way the course was set up in 1999, with narrow fairways and high grass. But its strength comes from the wind, like most links courses, and this course near the North Sea is particularly exposed. It measures 7,402 yards, which is 19 yards shorter — yes, shorter — than it was in 2007, the last time the Open was at Carnoustie. Spieth will try to become the first player in 10 years to repeat as British Open champion, and right now he'd simply settle for a chance. Since his closing 64 at the Masters to finish third, Spieth has finished at least 12 shots out of the lead in four of his seven tournaments. He missed the cut in the other three. Like most majors these days, the Open figures to be wide-open. Dustin Johnson, who lost a four-shot lead over the final two rounds at Shinnecock, is back to No. 1 in the world and eager to pick up another major. He has not played since the U.S. Open. The next three players behind him in the world ranking — PGA champion Justin Thomas, Rose and U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka — all have a chance to replace him at No. 1. Recent history would suggest a young American — the last five majors have been won by Americans in their 20s. "It's definitely been pretty one-sided, and the Americans are dominating," Rose said. "So it would be lovely to turn that around next week." Woods is happy to get another crack at it. Carnoustie was his first experience with links golf in 1995, when he was still at Stanford and came over for the Scottish Open at Carnoustie ahead of the British Open at St. Andrews. He opened with a 69, closed with a 78 finished 48th. "Carnoustie is an unbelievable driving golf course," Woods said. "You have to drive the ball well there, but also it's not your traditional in (and) out golf course. It's a lot of different angles, so a lot of different crosswinds. I have to be able to maneuver the golf ball both ways there efficiently. You just have to hit the golf ball well." There is no faking. Nothing comes easily. No one really conquers Carnoustie. It's more about survival. The highest compliment might have come from Tom Watson, who won his first major at Carnoustie in 1975 in a playoff over Jack Newton. "Carnoustie is like an ugly, old hag who speaks the truth no matter how painful," Watson once said. "But it's only when you add up your score, you hear exactly what she thinks of you.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Nationals sweep 3-game PSL stint

The national team continued to buck the odds and closed out its guest stint in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference with another victory, beating Smart-Army, 25-16, 25-17, 25-17, at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Cardinals hold off Heavy Bombers

  Mapua picked up its first win in the NCAA Season 94 men's basketball tournament, holding off a late charge by Jose Rizal University, 72-60, Thursday at JRU gym. Mapua used a seven-point spurt capped by free throws from Justin Serrano with 39.5 ticks to hand the Bombers their second loss in the tournament. Before the Cardinals' finishing kick, JRU had closed in, 65-60, after Jun Silvarez's jumper at the 4:06 mark of the final period. "What I like about this team is that everybody is ready to score," said Mapua coach Atoy Co. "Everybody has to step up because we have no go-to guy on our team this season." Mapua's bench clobbered JRU's bench, 41-25, and was able to...Keep on reading: Cardinals hold off Heavy Bombers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Duterte: ‘I Only Apologize to God’

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has apologized to his “all-forgiving” God but noted that he was not saying sorry to any Church or religious leader. Duterte made his apology in a closed-door meeting with Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide (JILCW) Founder and President Bro. Eduardo Villanueva at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang Park on Tuesday. Also […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

FESTIVE WALK MALL’S FAB OPENING

Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres COSMO Iloilo’s shopping and leisure scene gets better as the fab Festive Walk Mall opened at Megaworld’s Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City recently. Mr. Kevin Tan, Alliance Global Group CEO and Megaworld Lifestyle Malls head; and Ms. Lourdes Gutierez-Alfonso, Chief Operating Officer of Megaworld Corp., led the star-studded happening. […] The post FESTIVE WALK MALL’S FAB OPENING appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Mountain learners level up with Smart School-in-a-Bag

HOW bad is your commute to work or school? Chances are, your daily traffic woes are no match to what the teachers and students of Trangka Elementary School in Maasin, Iloilo have to go through. To get to the mountain school, some students have to walk four hours up a steep path. On rainy days, […] The post Mountain learners level up with Smart School-in-a-Bag appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Live gate filling up for Pacquiao vs Matthysse

Tickets to Lucas Matthysse's defense of his regular world welterweight boxing belt against Manny Pacquiao in Kuala Lumpur this Sunday are almost 70 percent sold, the New Straits Times said almost a week ago. The English language daily also reported that Arnold Vegafria, Sen. Pacquiao's business associate, bared the figures with a caveat. Vegafria indicated that ticket sales for the World Boxing Association bout "have attracted interest from the Philippines, China, Indonesia, the United States, United Kingdom and Europe." But the sales and marketing chief of the Filipino ring icon's MP Promotions admitted that enthusiasm for the fight from Malaysians is "not as encouraging," prom...Keep on reading: Live gate filling up for Pacquiao vs Matthysse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

PSEi bucks regional downturn, posts 1.39% gain

The local stock barometer climbed back to the 7,300 level yesterday, bucking the downturn across regional markets albeit in thin trading volume. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) racked up 100.44 points, or 1.39 percent, to close at 7,333.73 as all sectors gained. With a lack of clear positive catalysts locally, Papa Securities said some positivity from the global front had trickled to the local market, citing the strong performance of the US market overnight. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 143.07 points, or 0.58 percent, to close at 24,919.66 on Wednesday night. The S&P index likewise closed at its highest since Feb. 1 this year. Papa Securities said PS...Keep on reading: PSEi bucks regional downturn, posts 1.39% gain.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

DOLE orders PLDT, YouTube, Kobe Paras | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: DOLE says telco company PLDT should regularize employees of its service providers. 16 policemen were involved in 8 rape cases since the police started its campaign against illegal drugs. Monsignor Joseph Tan says ‘the shootout at the Cebu Archbishop's Residence is not ‘an attack on the Church’ but a ‘wake-up ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

PSEi closes up 0.65%

The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) closed above the 7,200 level yesterday, lifted by bargain hunters. Data from the PSE showed the PSEi ended the session up 0.65 percent, or 46.67.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018