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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

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

Infrastructure continues to boost gov t spending in August 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Disbursements for infrastructure and capital outlay continued to boost government spending in August at P68.4 billion, which is 70.5% or P28.3 billion higher than the previous year. In its latest report on disbursements, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said P259 billion had been released for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

Client Advice: Qantas relocating Manila Airport terminal

Qantas customers are advised that the airline will relocate its Terminal 3 at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) on 28 October 2018 to provide a more seamless experience for pas Source link link: Client Advice: Qantas relocating Manila Airport terminal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News4 hr. 31 min. ago

China, Asean begin joint naval drill

  BEIJING --- The navies of China and 10 Asean countries began their first joint maritime exercise in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, on Monday. The exercise will include the application of The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, as well as search and rescue operations and communications exercises. Eight ships, three helicopters, five observers and more than 1,200 personnel from China and all Asean countries will participate in the exchanges on shore and exercises in waters east of Zhanjiang between Oct 22 and 28. The Asean-China Maritime Exercise-2018 is aimed mainly at advancing defense cooperation and maritime security between China and ASEAN, as well as the application...Keep on reading: China, Asean begin joint naval drill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News4 hr. 44 min. ago

Client Advice: Qantas relocating Manila Airport terminal

Qantas customers are advised that the airline will relocate its Terminal 3 at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) on 28 October 2018 to provide a more seamless experience for pas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News11 hr. 57 min. ago

Darren Espanto hits Juan Karlos over hacked tweet

MANILA, Philippines – To preface this story, let it be clear: being gay is not a deficiency in any way and calling someone "gay" or "bakla" as an insult is something we should all leave in the past because, come on, it's 2018.  Young singers Darren Espanto and Juan Karlos got ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News14 hr. 57 min. ago

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – Bohemian Rhapsody (LIVE in MANILA 2018) – Manila Video

102018 | Pray For The Wicked Tour in Manila source link: PANIC! AT THE DISCO – Bohemian Rhapsody (LIVE in MANILA 2018) – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News17 hr. 44 min. ago

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – Girls/Girls/Boys (LIVE in MANILA 2018) – Manila Video

102018 | Pray For The Wicked Tour in Manila source link: PANIC! AT THE DISCO – Girls/Girls/Boys (LIVE in MANILA 2018) – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News17 hr. 44 min. ago

034 Edits March 12 & 14, 2018 – Manila Picture

Cheerleading Competition 2018 at PNHS Baclaran "IMG_3201 (2)"; 1/80 sec at f/5.6, ISO 500, Normal, 1/3 EV, Pattern Metering, 55 mm Focal Length, no flash, Green, 5 Star/s Rating; Shot at Parañaque National High School – Baclaran, Rimas Street, Dimasalang Extension, Baclaran, Parañaque, Metro Manila. (14°31’50" N 120°59’56" E, 18.2 ft); Taken Last Monday, March… link: 034 Edits March 12 & 14, 2018 – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News17 hr. 44 min. ago

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – I Write Sins Not Tragedies (LIVE in MANILA 2018) – Manila Video

102018 | Pray For The Wicked Tour in Manila source link: PANIC! AT THE DISCO – I Write Sins Not Tragedies (LIVE in MANILA 2018) – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News17 hr. 44 min. ago

Vice Ganda criticized over comments on It s Showtime about De Lima

MANILA, Philippines – The Magpasikat 2018 segment of It's Showtime's AnniBEKSary special hosted by Vice Ganda on Monday, October 22, sparked outrage online. The Miss Q&A portion featured the program's hosts playing beauty candidates Alakdawn Zulueta, Juggy Sta Maria, Nikka Bermuda, Ilongna Tolentino, and Kid Kardashian. Alakdawn Zulueta ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Christian Tio eyes Olympic gold in 2024

MANILA, Philippines – After bagging the Philippines' lone medal in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, 17-year-old kiteboarder Christian Tio has shifted his focus to clinching gold in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics. "Kiteboarding will be an Olympic sport in 2024 in Paris, that's part of the plan," said Tio in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

PH Lady Volcanoes snare silver in 2018 Asia Trophy Series

MANILA, Philippines – The Lady Volcanoes, the Philippines' women's rugby team, impressed in the 2018 Asia Trophy Series in Brunei after striking silver on Sunday, October 21.  Winning 5 straight games, the Lady Volcanoes were groomed to pocket the gold medal but fell short to Malaysia, 7-10, in the championship ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Boracay closure affected Christian Tio s Youth Olympics training

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines nearly lost its lone 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) silver medal with the closure of  Boracay as native kiteboarder Christian Tio  was not allowed to train in the island.  "I wasn’t allowed to train there so when I was in Boracay, I had nothing to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018