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New Jaro archbishop vows ‘to walk with the people’

THE newly-installed Archbishop of Jaro said he wants to walk with the people while at the helm of one of the biggest diocese in the Catholic Church. Most Rev. Jose Romeo O. Lazo, the Sixth Archbishop of Jaro, described his stint as “leadership by accompaniment.” “It will be a leadership by accompaniment. I walk with […] The post New Jaro archbishop vows ‘to walk with the people’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianApr 17th, 2018

Treat people as gifts, not commodities – Cardinal Tagle

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urged Filipinos to recover the value of treating people as gifts, not commodities, as he led a Mass to defend life in the face of killings in the Philippines.  At the Walk for Life on Saturday, February 24, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 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

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:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Archbishop& apos;s gate closed, but walk-ins welcome - Sun.Star

Archbishop's gate closed, but walk-ins welcome - Sun.Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Coach of England wins the nation s heart by being a nice guy

By Danica Kirka, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — In an age of tattoos, tongue piercings and tensions over Brexit, a soft-spoken man in a dark blue waistcoat and striped tie is uniting England amid dreams of victory in soccer's World Cup. Coach Gareth Southgate is the buttoned-down leader of a new generation of players who speak softly and let their victories silence critics. And England supporters have found that refreshing after years of underperforming teams led by stars such as David Beckham, who became as much a celebrity as an athlete. "He's very much about a team spirit. It's more about the collective — you can see it in the way he deals with the squad," said Paul Willis, who was in the stands last Saturday in Samara, Russia, when England reached the semifinals with a 2-0 victory over Sweden. "We had superstars, but we didn't have a team." Southgate's focus on teamwork and civility has made him an unlikely icon in a country that is deeply divided by bitter arguments over plans to leave the European Union and a widening gap between rich and poor. England Captain Harry Kane may be the tournament's leading scorer, but fans are donning waistcoats and ties — even as the country enjoys an unusually hot summer — in homage to Southgate as pundits extol the 47-year-old coach's calm leadership. "He has shown us the value of courtesy, kindness, hard work and that most derided of virtues, niceness," columnist India Knight wrote in the Sunday Times. "He has redefined not just how to be a manager, but how to be a man." Southgate displayed his character after England's July 3 victory over Colombia, offering a supportive hug to Colombian player Mateus Uribe after his miss in a penalty shootout helped England advance. The England coach understood Uribe's agony, having missed a similar shot at the 1996 European championships. The moment of empathy also reminded the country how Southgate once lampooned his own failure with a Pizza Hut commercial in which he wore a bag over his head to shield his identity from angry fans. Southgate's compassion sparked a hashtag for the coach's real and imagined acts of kindness such as "#GarethSouthgateWould stop and help you put the chain back on your bike even if he was all dressed in his waistcoat and late for the game." Southgate became manager less than two years ago after the Football Association's first choice was forced out after unguarded comments to undercover reporters. Since then he has quietly ushered out the last of the old stars and brought together a group of youngsters who modestly shrug off compliments and give kudos to their teammates. Perhaps more importantly, he recognized the contribution of the fans, something that had been eroded during the superstar era. After every game, Southgate and his players walk across the field to applaud the supporters who have traveled to Russia to cheer for the team. "We had lost a bit of connection," Willis, a 57-year-old fan from Birmingham, said of past regimes. "That is now back. All the team and the back room applaud our input to the game." That has also translated into huge support back home in football-mad England. At least 20 million people, 38 percent of England's population, watched Saturday's victory over Sweden, according to figures from the BBC. Commentators say the actual number was much higher because so many people watched the game on huge screens in parks and shopping centers. London authorities are inviting 30,000 fans to the city's Hyde Park for a screening of Wednesday's semifinal against Croatia. Fearing demand will far exceed that, authorities stressed that only those with tickets should come to the park. Ticket services reported hundreds of people were trying to dump theater tickets for Wednesday because they had more pressing business elsewhere. Social media sites are urging fans to wear waistcoats — please don't call them vests — to the office ahead of the big match — a "Waistcoat Wednesday" if you will. Marks & Spencer, the official tailor to the England team, says sales of the grandfatherly garments have doubled during the World Cup. Rio Ferdinand, one of the previous "golden generation" of players who is now a commentator for the BBC, has been leading the cheers for this year's team, asking fans to post video of their beer-throwing, chest-bearing, flag-waving celebrations after the win over Sweden. On Sunday, Ferdinand tweeted his own mea culpa for past failures, while also highlighting Southgate's unique contribution. "Why weren't the golden generation... the golden generation???" he tweeted. "We as players look at ourselves first...we never performed....but sometimes you have to be allowed to perform! Gareth is allowing this current @England to do this." That's paying off. Kane, who turns 25 later this month, has scored six goals in the tournament. Dele Alli, 22, came back from injury to score the team's second goal against Sweden. Fabian Delph, 28, played the last 15 minutes of Saturday's game after missing the previous game against Colombia because Southgate allowed him to go home for the birth of his third child. Southgate himself recognizes the contributions of everyone, from the physiotherapists to the players who push their teammates in practice but rarely get into a game, even to fans back home. "Our country has been through some difficult moments recently in terms of its unity, and I think sport has the power to do that and football in particular has the power to do that," he said. "So for us, we can feel the energy and we can feel the support from home, and that's, that's a very special feeling. It's a privilege." Barring that, it does help to have a snappy waistcoat. "Quite frankly, I don't care what he wears," Willis said. "He can wear a tutu if we carry on winning.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Australian tycoon James Packer quits family firm over mental health issues

  Australian tycoon James Packer has quit his family firm Consolidated Press Holdings as he recovers from mental health issues, a spokesman said Monday, months after he stepped down from gaming empire Crown Resorts. Packer's departure from his private investment vehicle is the latest step by one of Australia's richest people -- who has previously spoken about his battles with depression -- to walk away from his business commitments. "Mr. Packer has stepped off the CPH board as he continues his recovery from illness," a spokesman for the firm said in a brief statement. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) told AFP Packer resigned from the board ...Keep on reading: Australian tycoon James Packer quits family firm over mental health issues.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Trade Wars: Trump loads first volley against China

People walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Asian shares were moderately lower on Wednesday after U.S. stocks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Papal Nuncio Invites Duterte to Attend Day of the Pope Event

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has been invited by Vatican’s representative to the Philippines to attend the Day of the Pope celebration in his Manila residence on Friday (June 29). Italian Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia is currently the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines. Pastor Boy Saycon of the EDSA People Power Commission bared this during the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Duterte invited to Pope s Day

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte was invited by the Papal Nuncio in the Philippines, Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, to attend Pope's Day or the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. This is what EDSA People Power Commission member Boy Saycon said in a press briefing on Wednesday, June 27, as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Walk or die: Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

ASSAMAKA, Niger --- Algeria has abandoned more than 13,000 people in the Sahara Desert over the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children, expelling them without food or water and forcing them to walk, sometimes at gunpoint, under a blistering sun. Some never make it out alive. The expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds, appearing at first as specks in the distance under temperatures of up to 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit). In Niger, where the majority head, the lucky ones limp across a desolate 15-kilometer no-man's-land to the border village of Assamaka. Others wander for days before a UN rescue squad can find them. Unto...Keep on reading: Walk or die: Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

My breakup survival plan? Binge-reading the New York Times Vows column

We know the classic post-breakup tropes. Some people cry over ice cream. Others hit the gym or work around the clock. Less common, but featured prominently in the thriller genre, are those who simply will not accept a breakup. The type who turns up wild-eyed at their rejecter's doorstep ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Tiger Woods digs for the week is more than a dinghy

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods brought his yacht, Privacy, to a U.S. Open in New York and missed the cut for the first time in a major. That was 12 years ago when the Open was at Winged Foot. He can only hope for a different outcome at Shinnecock Hills. "Staying on the dinghy helps," Woods said with a grin. The 155-foot yacht is said to include a Jacuzzi, gym and movie theater. It doesn't sound as though Woods has spent much time ashore except for being at Shinnecock Hills for his first U.S. Open in three years. "Sag Harbor is a cute little town," he said. "I've only been there for a few days now. I haven't really got a chance to walk about a little bit, but certainly will this week. So far, it's been nice to kind of get away from the tournament scene and go there to my dinghy, and just really enjoy it." Woods at least has been able to avoid the traffic that has led to commutes of close to two hours from the official hotel depending on the time of morning. Most players have rented homes in the Southampton area. Woods said he stayed with Shinnecock Hills members when he played as an amateur in the 1995 U.S. Open, and near the course in 2004. The Hamptons has no shortage of yachts, and someone suggested to Woods that it must feel odd not to have the biggest ship in New York. "I'm not opposed to that," Woods said. ___ PLAYOFF FEVER Jordan Spieth now knows that when he's tied for the lead after 72 holes on Sunday, his work is not done. The USGA has changed its playoff format for all its open championships. If the U.S. Open goes to a playoff, it will be a two-hole aggregate playoff (followed by sudden death if still tied), instead of an 18-hole playoff. Spieth was asked about the two-hole playoff. "It's the first I've heard of that being an option," he said. "It's still 18 holes, right?" Wrong. "I guess the strategy changes a little from an entire round, but I honestly had no idea that it even changed," he said. "I was even looking at a weather forecast for Monday, thinking, 'What's it look like if you happen to work your way into a playoff?' So shows you what I know." He wasn't alone. Justin Thomas was asked about the new format and conceded that he wasn't aware it changed to a two-hole aggregate until he was at lunch. It wasn't clear if he read a memo from the USGA or the transcript of Spieth's news conference about four hours earlier. ___ BACK TO NO. 2 If you blinked, you might have missed Justin Thomas' reign atop golf's world ranking. The PGA champion took the top spot in May. It's gone, with Dustin Johnson's win at Memphis last weekend catapulting him to No. 1, with Thomas just behind. Of course, a win at Shinnecock Hills in the U.S. Open this week would push Thomas back to the top. "It didn't affect me, or it wasn't that hard on me because I couldn't do anything about it," Thomas said. "I wasn't playing. I played one tournament and had a good tournament, finished eighth. And D.J. won, so it's not like he didn't play well and didn't earn it or anything. He won a golf tournament and a great tournament. So there's nothing I can be upset about for that." Thomas could even laugh a bit about the ranking. "I saw something that was just hysterical on social media," he explained, "how a lot of the times, you know, when teams or players or whatever it is go on long runs, like the last time this happened. I mean, a little biased but often a scenario is last time Tennessee beat Alabama in football, you know, like iPhones weren't alive yet and stuff like that." So what was Thomas' "last time" moment? "I saw something so funny yesterday," he said. "It was like the last time that I wasn't ranked No. 1 in the world, and it was like (Alex) Ovechkin didn't have a Stanley Cup and Rickie (Fowler) wasn't engaged. That was it. I thought it was pretty funny, whoever came up with that." ___ SPIETH AND HIS PUTTER For all the attention on the short putts Jordan Spieth has missed this year, he still is regarded as one of the best putters in golf. That's the club that effectively won the British Open for him last summer. Spieth faced a tough question Tuesday, however, when asked if there was someone he regarded as better. He paused. "A lot of great putters out here," he said, buying time. "That's why they're out here," he said, buying even more time. He finally took the safe way out by saying that no single players come to mind, though he made it clear his confidence isn't shaken on the greens. "I'd still like to bet on myself, if I can," he said. Spieth said he prefers to think about who makes putts in big moments, and whether the ball is holed with the right speed and right break. He has made plenty of those, not only at Royal Birkdale last summer but at Chambers Bay on the par-3 16th and even at the Tour Championship in 2015 when he won the FedEx Cup. And he hasn't forgotten Tiger Woods. "Nobody's done that better in the last 20 years than Tiger as far as clutch putting goes," he said. ___ TRAILER LIVING Jason Day has learned that life in a motor home can be rewarding on the PGA Tour. He also has learned it can be messy when Bubba Watson is around. Day is staying in what he calls "the bus" in a parking area close to Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open. The Australian uses the RV for about 15 tournaments a season, and several other tour golfers have joined him. One is Watson. "Bubba just got one this year, and I'm very kind of more private, and he's, yeah, he's a little bit more outgoing," Day recalled, a wide smile on his face. "And I think we're at Augusta, and he walks under my bus, and he's like, 'Hey, man, what are you doing?' "I'm just sitting in the bus watching TV. He's like OK. And he's standing there. And I'm like, do you want to come inside? And he's eating a burrito, and he decides to come in and talk to me for about 30 minutes. He gets his burrito all over the ground and then just leaves. "Actually, it's nice to have people like that around, you know, to mess your bus up when you need them to." ___ AP Sports Writer Barry Wilner contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Robredo vows to defend Filipino fishermen

        Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday vowed to defend the rights of Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea amid a brewing scandal over the alleged harassment by the Chinese Coast Guard against local fisherfolk.   Robredo, in an interview in Rosario, Cavite, assured the fishermen that she was "one with them" against any form of harassment.   "We assure our fishermen in the West Philippine Sea that we are here to help them," the vice president said in Filipino.   "It breaks our hearts to think that they feel helpless. We want them to know that there are still people who are willing to fight for their right...Keep on reading: Robredo vows to defend Filipino fishermen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

People feel safer under Duterte administration – Palace

The government's war on criminality is working as people feel safer walking in the streets at night, Malacaang said. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday said a Gallup report confirmed what the government was saying all along that communities were safer under the Duterte administration. Roque said Gallup surveyed 148,000 people from 142 countries on their perception of safety and the Philippines scored 82, up from 76 points in 2014. "Our people now feel safer if they walk alone at night in various communities and places," Roque said at his weekly press briefing. He said the score of 86 was "above" the average of 72 for East Asia. ---Christine O. Avendao...Keep on reading: People feel safer under Duterte administration – Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

People who walk faster could live longer – study

MANILA, Philippines – Researchers who analyzed the walking pace of more than 50,000 people found that walking at a faster pace could extend one's life. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Limerick, and University of Ulster. Findings of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Nicaragua death toll nears 100 as Ortega vows to remain

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – The death toll from weeks of violent unrest in Nicaragua rose to almost 100 Thursday, May 31, as embattled President Daniel Ortega rejected calls to step down and the Catholic Church, which has tried to mediate the conflict, refused to resume the dialogue. At least 11 people ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin – study

PARIS, France – Still looking for the secret to effortless weight loss? It may be as simple as chewing gum while walking, Japanese researchers suggested on Saturday. In experiments, they said, the heart rate of 46 people, aged 21 to 69, increased when they were given gum to chew while walking ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Sotto vows independent, inclusive Senate

Senate President Vicente Sotto III assured the public yesterday that he would not hesitate to criticize Malacañang on policies that he views as adverse to the people even as he pledged the chamber’s support for initiatives that would boost growth and social services......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin just ‘good friends’

When pop star Shawn Mendes recently turned up on the Met Gala red carpet with model Hailey Baldwin in his arms, fans and media outlets were quick to speculate that the two were romantically involved. But in a recent interview with People magazine, the 19-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter insisted that he and Hailey, who is Stephen Baldwin's daughter, are just "really good friends." "We were not making our big debut (as a couple) ... We were both asked to walk by Tommy Hilfiger," Shawn clarified, adding that he only wanted some confidence boost from Hailey, because he had never attended events like it. "It was just cool for me to be able to walk with her because she's a ve...Keep on reading: Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin just ‘good friends’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

LeBron, Cavs overpower Celtics 116-86 at home in Game 3

By TOM WITHERS,  AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home floor, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory in Game 3 over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. Outplayed during two losses in Boston, the Cavs used a three-day break in the series to regroup and re-grip this series. They built a 19-point lead in the first quarter, pushed it to 30 in the second half and overpowered the Celtics, who fell to 1-5 on the road in the postseason. Any discussion of Cleveland's demise is premature. Kyle Korver made four of the Cavs' 17 3-pointers and Cleveland had six players in double figures. Game 4 is Monday night before the series returns to Boston. Jaylen Brown was in foul trouble all night and scored just 10 for the Celtics after averaging 23 in the first two games. Jayson Tatum scored 18 and Terry Rozier 13 for Boston. Only 19 of a possible 300 teams have ever overcome a 2-0 deficit in the playoffs. James and the Cavs, who previously did it in 2007 and again in 2016 while winning the NBA title, took the first step toward a third comeback. To return to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year, the Cavs have to win four of five and re-write Boston's illustrious history. The Celtics are 37-0 when they win the first two games in a series. "That doesn't bother me," Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said before Game 3. "The games have to be played. They won two games on their home court, which we know they've been playing well the whole playoffs, but we're not discouraged. "So, 0-2 doesn't really mean anything." Apparently not. The Cavs came in wanting to play faster and be more physical with the younger Celtics, who were the aggressors in Games 1 and 2. Lue also needed more from point guard George Hill after two poor performances (8 points, 1 assist) in Boston. Hill responded with a driving layup to start the game and drained three 3-pointers in the first quarter as Cleveland wasted no time taking control. Hill finished with 13, J.R. Smith 11 and Cleveland's supporting cast played so well that James only had to play 37 minutes. Boston coach Brad Stevens was confident his team would play better on the road than earlier in these playoffs, but the Celtics were shaky early, committing four turnovers and shooting 2 of 10 while the Cavs opened a 27-11 lead. James arrived at 5:45 p.m., greeted by the usual phalanx of cameras waiting to record his walk from the security entrance at Quicken Loans Arena to Cleveland's locker room. Earlier in the day, James said the fact he has twice rallied from 2-0 deficits in the postseason offered no relief. "There's nothing about the playoffs that's comfortable until you either win it all or you lose and go into the summer," he said. Summer might not be as close as it once seemed. FAMILY TIES Stevens has deep Cleveland roots, but he's slowly converting family members to pull for Boston's teams. His parents are from Northeast Ohio and his wife, Tracy, is from suburban Rocky River. Before the game, Stevens was asked what happens to all the Cavs, Browns and Cavaliers gear he gets as gifts. "My 7 1/2-year-old nephew was offered 10 extra-credit points (in school) if he wore anything regarding Cleveland yesterday, and he went all green," Stevens said. "And three years ago, I think he was all Cleveland stuff. So we're making strides with him. But yeah, we have a large contingent. Maybe they'll get some of those (Game 3 giveaway) yellow shirts and pass them around to some people who haven't completely converted to rooting for the Celtics yet." TIP-INS Celtics: Seeking to become the sixth No. 2 seed to win the East in eight years. Boston was a No. 4 seed when it advanced to the finals in 2010. ... Fell to 3-8 in playoff games in Cleveland, the most by a Cavs opponent at the Q. ... Stevens was relieved to learn that Boston legend Bill Russell was recovering after a hospital stay brought on by dehydration. Russell won 11 NBA titles with the Celtics. "He's the ultimate basketball winner," Stevens said. "The way he impacted winning, the unselfishness of a teammate, what he stood for off the floor — everything about him." Cavaliers: James needs six field goals to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2,356) for the most in postseason history. ... Cleveland has won six straight playoff games at home. ... Improved to 14-6 vs. Boston in the playoffs. UP NEXT Game 4 is Monday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018