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La Naval de Manila 2018: Holiness is happiness

Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval de Manila, the oldest and biggest Marian icon made in the Philippines The feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosario-La Naval de Manila is celebrated every second Sund.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsOct 12th, 2018

La Naval de Manila 2018: Holiness is happiness

Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval de Manila, the oldest and biggest Marian icon made in the Philippines The feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosario-La Naval de Manila is celebrated every second Sund.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Message delivered by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle to welcome His Eminence Thomas Aquianas Manyo Cardinal Maeda Envoy of His Holiness Pope Francis on December 8, 2018, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception at The Manila Cathedral

READ: Message delivered by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle to welcome His Eminence Thomas Aquinas Manyo Cardinal Maeda, Envoy of His Holiness Pope Francis on December 8, 2018, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Message delivered by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle to welcome His Eminence Thomas Aquianas Manyo Cardinal Maeda Envoy… link: Message delivered by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle to welcome His Eminence Thomas Aquianas Manyo Cardinal Maeda Envoy of His Holiness Pope Francis on December 8, 2018, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception at The Manila Cathedral.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Cebuana wins Miss Silka Philippines 2018 crown

MANILA, Philippines - We're a country who loves beauty pageants. To us, a win is an occasion for Pinoy pride. And for contestants, it’s more than just a personal achievement — it’s a way to represent the homeland and bring happiness to fellow countrymen. Last November 30, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: La Naval de Manila grand procession 2018

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Catholic devotees joined the annual grand procession for the feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, La Naval de Manila, around Santo Domingo Church on Sunday, October 14. The feast of La Naval is celebrated every second Sunday of October , and is known for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Fiesta Mass for La Naval de Manila 2018 – Manila Video

Fiesta Mass for La Naval de Manila 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

La Naval de Manila grand Marian procession today in QC

October is Holy Rosary Month, and the the biggest Marian celebration in Metro Manila will be celebrated today, Oct. 14, at the Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City, which will mark the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval de Manila.   Santo Domingo houses the National Shrine of La Naval de Manila, whose Marian ivory icon is the oldest and biggest homegrown Catholic image in the Philippines.   Theme of the celebration is "Maria: Huwaran ng Kabanalan" (Mary, Paragon of Holiness).   Novena Masses started last Oct. 4, culminating in today's Fiesta Masses starting at 5 a.m.   Missas Mayores today will be at 8 a.m., with Fr. Napoleon Sipalay Jr...Keep on reading: La Naval de Manila grand Marian procession today in QC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Carpio: World naval powers enforcing 2016 Hague ruling

Published: 8:59 a.m., July 10, 2018 | Updated: 1:09 a.m., July 11, 2018 President Rodrigo Duterte may have chosen to set aside an international tribunal ruling that invalidated China's claim to nearly all of the South China Sea, but the world's naval powers are enforcing it, according to acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio. "There is clearly enforcement of a core part of the award by the world's naval powers, even if there is inexplicable reluctance on the part of the Duterte administration to enforce the award," Carpio said on Monday at a forum in Manila ahead of the second anniversary of the July 12, 2016, ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Ruling o...Keep on reading: Carpio: World naval powers enforcing 2016 Hague ruling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Palace: Phl not taking soft stance on China

The Palace denied it is going soft on China amid reports of a resumption of build-up over disputed portions of the South China Sea (SCS) that foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have criticized. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines shares Asean leaders’ concern regarding China’s aggressive actions on what is said to be the world’s busiest waterways.The recently concluded Asean foreign and defense ministers in Singapore issued a statement that did not name China but said that “land reclamations and activities in the area . . . have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may undermine peace, security and stability in the region.” The Asean ministers resolved to expedite the code of conduct (CoC) on how to negotiate with China regarding overlapping maritime claims.“Asean’s concern on the Chinese build-up is right because Asean, as a regional bloc, wants to adhere to discussions pertaining to the code of conduct,” Roque said.“We cannot be not joining the call because the Philippines is one of those concerned in this campaign,” he added.Roque also disputed views that Manila is not among those insistent in pressing Beijing to speed up the CoC drafting. “We are not being too soft (on China) but we have an established policy on that. Number one, of course, is we are one with Asean in recognizing that this is a concern for all Asean countries. Particularly that of the freedom of navigation in the West Philippine Sea,” Roque said.“Our common concern is peace security and stability in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes,” he added.During Manila’s hosting of the Asean last year, President Duterte did not cite the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling that nullified Beijing’s sweeping claim over nearly the entire South China Sea.It was the Philippine government that contested China’s nine-dash-line claim before the Hague court. China, however, refuses to recognize it.Apart from the Philippines, other Asean countries also have overlapping claims at the South China Sea including Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.Reclamation to continueChina in its known mouthpiece Global Times said Beijing is concentrating on civil and not military construction on islands in the South China Sea but insisted that the Chinese “will expand land reclamation.”“Most of the construction on islands in the South China Sea were completed in 2015 and the pace then slowed. Civilian facility construction is the major focus of the South China Sea islands building and the portion of defense deployment is relatively small,” Global Times quoted Chen Xiangmiao, a research fellow at the National Institute for the South China Sea.The size of some South China Sea islands will be further expanded in future through more dredging in the South China Sea region, Chen said.The relationship between China and other Southeast Asian countries, such as the Philippines, has becalmed in recent years, providing a golden opportunity for China to upgrade these areas, he said.China and the Philippines are enjoying good terms as President Rodrigo Duterte maintains a friendly policy toward China, Chen said. “But there is still some domestic pressure that urges Duterte to take a tough stance on China and the South China Sea issue,” Chen said.Foreign media like to hype China’s construction in the South China Sea as they try to make excuses to prevent China’s activities in this region, Zhuang Guotu, head of Xiamen University’s Southeast Asian Studies Center, told the Global Times.“China has the right to build whatever it needs within its territory,” Zhuang said.China’s military deployment in the South China Sea region was “not for military expansion,” but to defend its security and interests, he said.Zhuang and Chen warned the US is the biggest threat to stability in the South China Sea.“The US, Australia, Japan and other allies will constantly provoke China over this issue and that will incite other neighboring South China Sea countries to do the same,” Zhuang said.China’s construction projects in the region covered about 290,000 square meters in 2017, including new facilities for underground storage, administrative buildings and large radar, according to a report released in December on the nanhai.haiwainet.cn website run by the National Marine Data and Information Service and People’s Daily Overseas edition. No foreign vessels at BenhamThe Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has not monitored any foreign vessels at the Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise, during its latest patrol in the area. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, AFP-Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) spokesman, said that based on the latest patrol conducted by Nolcom troops, there was no presence of foreign ships at Philippine Rise.“As of now, we don’t have a report that there is presence (of foreign vessels) in Benham Rise,” said Nato.Earlier, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced that President Duterte has banned foreign ships at the Philippine Rise and ordered the military to patrol the area.The announcement came following an uproar from government critics after the Duterte administration allowed the Chinese to conduct scientific research at the Philippine Rise.Nato, however, said that Nolcom is yet to receive official order regarding the matter.But Nato maintained that with or without the latest directive, Nolcom has regularly conducted air and maritime patrols along Philippine Rise.Apart from Nolcom, the Air Force and the Philippine Navy, Nato said that the Philippine Coast Guard, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) also conduct their own patrol in the area.He said the Nolcom uses air and naval assets of the Navy and the Air Force units under its jurisdiction.“We conduct our patrols regularly. It is a mandate of Nolcom forces so that is continuous with or without the directive from higher ups,” said Nato.According to Nato, Nolcom conducts three to four maritime and air patrol at Philippine Rise per month as part of the government efforts to secure the country’s maritime domain.ML ruling lauded, hitThe Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to uphold Mr. Duterte’s year-long martial law extension in Mindanao also drew mixed reactions.The High Court on Tuesday voted 10-5 junking militant groups’ petition and finding “sufficient factual basis” to extend martial law and suspend the privilege of wirt of habeas corpus in Mindanao until December 31, 2018.Roque welcomed the ruling saying that it affirms the need to continue protecting citizens from the threat of terrorist groups, primarily Islamic State (IS)-inspired fanatics.But for Left-leaning groups who petitioned the SC to lift martial law, the court decision opens up more crackdowns and human rights violations.The Palace official has insisted that human rights will be respected amid security operations.“The SC ruling underscores the unity of the whole government in its bid to defeat terrorism and prevent the spread in other parts of the country of DIWW and other like-minded local and foreign terrorist groups,” Roque said.“The majority of votes is a manifestation of confidence on law enforcement agencies that they shall, like they had been doing before, continue to protect our people, secure Mindanao, and pursue the bigger task of rehabilitation while upholding the rule of law, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law,” he added.Human rights watchdog Karapatan sees the contrary in the government’s motives, saying that the year-long military rule will boost attacks on the people.The continuous implementation of martial law in Mindanao will allow the unhampered massive rehabilitation in war-torn Marawi City and boost the security forces campaign to finish off the rebellion, the Department of National Defense (DND) said. In a statement, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao will definitely boost government efforts to rebuild Marawi City and address continuing rebellion.The defense chief welcomed the SC decision as a vote of confidence to the government security forces.“The DND – AFP is grateful for the trust and confidence of our public institutions and the support of the Filipino people,” said Lorenzana. Mario J. Mallari.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

'AnimoKasal: Past and present DLSU Lady Spikers reunite at Cha Cruz bridal shower

Some former and current members of the DLSU Lady Spikers once again met as a team, not on the court, but this time to one of their teammates' bridal showers. Cha Cruz, who will be wed to her 'Mr. Everything' Ray Behag, held a bohemian-themed bridal shower at the Ascott Manila Sunday, which saw some of her former teammates attending the affair. Dubbed the #bridalCHAwer, some of her former teammates visited and supported Cruz to celebrate one of the most important stages of her life. In a Tweet, Melissa Gohing captured the emotions of Cruz, with the former De La Salle Lady Spikers exhibiting euphoric glee. Beautiful bride-to-be. ❤@chaarcruz #BridalCHAwer #BridalCHAwerinMyrons#CHAmpionsiRAY #AnimoKasal pic.twitter.com/LS8TlvOGIi — Melissa E. Gohing (@GOHINGMELISSA) February 3, 2018 Michele Gumabao meanwhile posted her picture some of the members of her championship squad, as she wishes Cruz and her husband-to-be good luck.     From volleyballs to bridal showers!! So happy for you ate @chaarcruz 😙 love you ate and kuya @raybehag ❤ #bridalCHAwer #myrons #ascottmakati A post shared by Michele Gumabao (@gumabaomichele) on Feb 3, 2018 at 6:10am PST Mika Esperanza, who looks at Cruz as her role model, wrote a long message for her on her Instagram.  "To the person that I have always looked up to since I was a rookie, congratulations!  I feel so blessed to have witnessed how you and kuya Ray have stayed in love all these years and now you will finally seal the deal!!! You have always been my role model!  I wish you nothing but happiness!"     To the person that I have always looked up to since I was a rookie, congratulations! 😊 I feel so blessed to have witnessed how you and kuya Ray have stayed in love all these years and now you will finally seal the deal!!! You have always been my role model! ❤ I wish you nothing but happiness! Love you ate Chaaaaaaaaaa 😚😚😚 Love, Mowky aka your kapitbahay above your room hahahahahaha (EGImates) A post shared by mika esperanza (@mikaesperanza) on Feb 3, 2018 at 8:57am PST     What a reunion 🙈 Congratulations Ate @chaarcruz on your upcoming wedding 💚 #BridalCHAwer A post shared by Diemmy Alexi Tatlonghari (@diemmylhexie) on Feb 3, 2018 at 4:40pm PST Aby Marano also Tweeted a photo with her fellow teammates, and even included current Lady Spiker Aduke Ogunsanya in the photo. What a night it was 😍 Reunited with UAAP batch Season 74 💚🏐 #BridalCHAwer pic.twitter.com/6MOx3E4yre — Abigail P. Maraño (@Abymarano) February 4, 2018 The 29-year old Cruz was proposed upon by her longtime beau at a Coldplay concert in Seoul, South Korea last year. They will be wed later in the year.     In a sky full of stars, he gave me the brightest one.❤❤❤ A post shared by Cha Cruz (@chaarcruz) on Apr 15, 2017 at 5:53pm PDT.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

Gilas experience gives Abu Tratter edge in PBA Draft

MANILA, Philippines---Abu Tratter has had a long road to the PBA but he picked up some valuable knowledge along the way. After becoming a UAAP champion with De La Salle University, Tratter then made his way into the international scene when he was chosen to be part of the Philippine national team pool that played in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifier. Tratter was part of the Gilas squad that went up against the Australian national team losing 84-68 in Melbourne back in February of 2018. And it was in this international tour of duty that Tratter learned from PBA stars like Juner Mar Fajardo and Gabe Norwood. "I think it allowed me to kind of pick up some ideas and thoughts...Keep on reading: Gilas experience gives Abu Tratter edge in PBA Draft.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News7 min. ago

PBA DRAFT: Lao hopes good Draft Combine showing lands him a PBA nod

Gauging his talents alongside his peers, Kyles Lao believes that he has already made a good account of himself in the two-day 2018 PBA Gatorade Draft Combine.   "It was nice to see the immense level of talent in this class and I think I was able to hold my own naman," the UP guard said after participating at the event held at the Gatorade Hoops Gym in Mandaluyong City.   Lao showed how he's one of the most intelligent prospects in this group, making the top five in the reaction tests as he got 83.33-percentage of hits during the biometrics phase of the Combine.   However, data could only speak so much on one's talent, and the former Xavier standout did show glimpses of what he could do when he played in the Combine’s mini-tournament.   The former UAAP Rookie of the Year didn't shy away from the spotlight in the scrimmages, helping his team finish runner-up to the JP Calvo and CJ Isit-led squad in the Finals.   Lao even uncorked 20 points in the semifinals against a team led by Robert Bolick, showing off his fearless slashing and precise sniping that hopefully, turned the heads of some of the coaches. "Si Kyles Lao, maganda ang nilalaro niya since Wednesday," remarked San Miguel coach Leo Austria.   For his part, however, Lao is just hoping for the best ahead of the PBA Rookie Draft at Robinson's Midtown in Ermita, Manila.   "Tingin ko naman naipakita ko na lahat ng kaya ko. Sana makuha," he said.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News7 hr. 45 min. ago

Battered Travis hopes PBA title makes enduring pain all worth it

MANILA, Philippines – Magnolia reinforcement Romeo Travis could only hope that a PBA championship will serve as reward for all the beating he has endured in the 2018 Governors' Cup finals.  The former Best Import played through a busted glabella as the Hotshots moved on the brink of clinching their ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News8 hr. 20 min. ago

Ian Sangalang finds perfect time for breakout game

  MANILA, Philippines – Just when Magnolia needed Ian Sangalang the most in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals, he delivered.  The five-year big man churned out a team-high 20 points as the Hotshots claimed a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven affair and moved one win from the title with a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News8 hr. 20 min. ago

LIST: Duterte s top military, police appointees

MANILA, Philippines – The year 2018 saw President Rodrigo Duterte appointing more and more former military and police men to key government posts. Ex-military and police generals comprise a third of his Cabinet. Every Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff who has served in his presidency is awarded ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News8 hr. 20 min. ago

Netflix s top shows, movies, and stars of 2018

  MANILA, Philippines – Now that 2018 is coming to a close, let's reflect – how much of your free time was spent binge-watching your favorite series and movies and stalking Noah Centineo on Instagram?  Thanks to avid Netflix users all over the world (yourself included), the video ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News8 hr. 20 min. ago

DoT gives up 2018 tourist target – The Manila Times

DoT gives up 2018 tourist target  The Manila Times The Department of Tourism (DoT) on Thursday said it was not confident of reaching its 7.4 million tourist arrival target for the year, as the industry faced heavy … Source link link: DoT gives up 2018 tourist target – The Manila Times.....»»

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Catriona Gray: Filipinas are one in a billion – Manila Video

On December 17, Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray is expected to slay her way to the crown. The universe is yet to witness another showcase of beauty and confidence with Catriona’s now famous slow-mo turn and lava walk. But more than her runway skills, MBody asks: What makes a Filipina strong? Hear it from… link: Catriona Gray: Filipinas are one in a billion – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News11 hr. 7 min. ago

Economy to weather next year’s challenges

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is optimistic the Philippines will hurdle whatever challenges await it next year. “If 2018 has not been easy for us, 2019 will not…READ The post Economy to weather next year’s challenges appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News15 hr. 20 min. ago

BSP sees sharp rise in 2018 BoP deficit

The balance of payments deficit will widen significantly this year given the economy’s import requirements, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced on Friday. A higher current account deficit could lead to…READ The post BSP sees sharp rise in 2018 BoP deficit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News15 hr. 20 min. ago

LIVE UPDATES: Miss Universe 2018 coronation

MANILA, Philippines – A confidently beautiful lady with a heart will soon begin her reign after the Miss Universe 2018 coronation night on Monday, December 17, in Thailand. Ninety-four women from across the globe are in Thailand for what many fans regard as the "Olympics" of pageantry. Of course, the Philippines' ........»»

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