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Sotto wants nationwide, interfaith prayer every 1st Thursday of February

  MANILA, Philippines --- Senate President Vicente Sotto III has filed a resolution urging the chamber to declare every first Thursday of February as the "Synchronized National Interfaith Prayers for Peace and Reconciliation." Senate Resolution No. 1002, filed by Sotto last Monday, is aimed at encouraging Filipinos to participate in reciting a universal prayer initiated by the "PasaLord Prayer Movement," the "Prayer for Peace in the Philippines." The said prayer has an English, Filipino, Cebuano and Hiligaynon versions. The PasaLord Prayer Movement is aninterfaith movement launched in 2017 which "seeks to unite Filipinos of various creeds and denominations to pray for peace...Keep on reading: Sotto wants nationwide, interfaith prayer every 1st Thursday of February.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 31st, 2019

Interfaith prayer for peace, reconciliation sought after Mindanao attacks

FOLLOWING the recent attacks against symbols of religious belief, Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd on Thursday called for nationwide interfaith prayers for peace and reconciliation. Senate Resolution 1002 calls for…READ The post Interfaith prayer for peace, reconciliation sought after Mindanao attacks appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Get your child into sports this 2019!

MILO Philippines is getting ready to kick off the break with the launch of the 2019 MILO Summer Sports Clinics, held Thursday, February 7th at the MILO Stadium in KidZania, BGC.  The yearly program, which is on its 36th installment, continues to encourage children to participate in various sporting activities throughout the summer vacation.  With the campaign's thrust of "Get Your Child into Sports", the Sports Clinics aim to strengthen and highlight the importance of sports in the holistic development of today's youth.  "Getting children involved in sports would be a more enjoyable and productive way to healthy living," said MILO Philippines Business Unit Manager Willy De Ocampo. "We believe that physical and social development lay the foundation for a child's growth, which is why our MILO Summer Sports Clinics teachers children the fundamentals of various sports in a unique and scientific way and helps them develop character-forming values."  In 2019, MILO makes the Summer Sports Clinics more available to a wider scope of young aspiring athletes, as they continue to expand in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.  Beginning late March, the clinics will commence in over 700 venues which will be accessible to more than 30,000 children nationwide.  This year will also mark the addition of new sports such as Arnis, Ultimate Frisbee, and Wushu, strengthening the already wide offering of sports, which includes Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Chess, Fencing, Football, Futsal, Karatedo, Taekwondo, Swimming, and many others. Aiding in the development and progress of the participatign children are experienced mentors coaches, and instructors who have proven their abilities on the international stage and have excelled in the highest level such as the Southeast Asian Games and the Olympics.  Among those notable figures who have gone through the MILO Summer Clinics are PBA star and BEST Center Graduate Chris Tiu, SEA Games medalist and Taekwondo clinic graduate Japoy Lizardo, and SEAG Games gold medalist Kaitlyn De Guzman, who is an alumni of the Gymnastics clinic.  "We look forward to nurture more children to be champions, not just as athletes, but also as individuals," expressed MILO Sports Executive Luigi Pumaren. "We encourage parents to introduce their kids to a fun, active, and healthy lifestyle and make their summer worthwhile with the MILO Summer Sports Clinics."   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Pope Francis to visit UAE in historic trip to the Gulf

Pope Francis will make a historic visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in February to attend an interfaith meeting, the Vatican announced on Thursday.The trip, the latest by the po.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Pope Francis to visit UAE in historic trip to the Gulf

Pope Francis will make a historic visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in February to attend an interfaith meeting, the Vatican announced on Thursday.The trip, the latest by the po.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

New law gives Bangko Sentral more powers

MANILA, Philippines – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) now has more powers over financial institutions and more power to sanction dubious financial transactions, thanks to a newly signed law. President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11211, an amendment to the New Central Bank Act, last Thursday, February 14. Malacañang released ........»»

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World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church. The heads of around 100 bishops' conferences from every continent will convene from Thursday, February 21 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

India mourns dead soldiers amid calls for revenge

NEW DELHI, India – Thousands of mourners across India attended funerals on Saturday, February 16 for some of the 41 soldiers killed in a suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir as a round-the-clock curfew remained in force in part of the restive region. The paramilitary troops were killed on Thursday, February 14 as explosives packed in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

Duterte vetoes coconut farmers trust fund bill

  MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development bill , plunging the fate of the coconut levy funds into uncertainty. The presidential veto was confirmed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Friday, February 15. Duterte's veto message has not yet been made available ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

4 soldiers killed after NPAs seized firearms, raided military camp in Bukidnon

Four soldiers were killed after communist rebels in Bukidnon successfully took over a paramilitary camp of the Army’s 1st Special Forces Civilian Active Auxiliary Patrol Base located in Green Valley, Barangay Dalwangan, Malaybalay City on Thursday, February 14. The post 4 soldiers killed after NPAs seized firearms, raided military camp in Bukidnon appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

India vows heavy price after Kashmir attack kills dozens

NEW DELHI, India – India and Pakistan's troubled ties risked taking a dangerous new turn on Friday, February 15, as New Delhi accused Islamabad of harbouring militants behind one of the deadliest attacks in three decades of bloodshed in Indian-administered Kashmir. At least 41 paramilitary troops were killed on Thursday, February ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Team Cherry expands DLC into new game with Hollow Knight sequel Silksong

MANILA, Philippines – Australian game developers Team Cherry announced Thursday, February 14, they were working on Hollow Knight: Silksong, a follow-up to their well-received metroidvania-like action roleplaying game Hollow Knight. Silksong was originally supposed to be a piece of downloadable content for the original game. Team Cherry – a 3-man group – realized ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

UAAP Jrs: Suspension fuels Terrence Fortea s hot hands

The NU Bullpups are in the UAAP Juniors' Basketball Finals for the eighth straight time, thanks primarily to the scintillating shooting display of guard Terrence Fortea. Fortea made the game look like target practice, scoring a career-high 30 points, all coming in the first three quarters.  He was also efficient at it, hitting 9 of his 17 attempts, including 7 of 14 from beyond three-point distance in the Bullpups' 94-72 win over the Adamson Baby Falcons. Terrence Fortea drops a career-high 30 points to tow NU to the #UAAPSeason81Jrs Finals! pic.twitter.com/NkGxulNzXT — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 15, 2019 Coach Goldwin Monteverde praised Fortea for a tireless effort every time he steps on the floor, whether in practice or in the actual game. "He really played well talaga. kumbaga day in day out naman talaga he really tries his best to play his best," said the second-year coach of the squad. "Ang maganda sa kanya yung attitude niya towards practice, attitude everyday, he always gives his best. So no doubt," he added. But for the 18-year-old, his lights-out performance would not have been possible if not for the confidence his teammates bring day in and day out. "Sa team namin... kasi yung tiwala ng teammates ko nandoon naman eh. So bale, wala akong kailangan isipin na baka mawala sila ng kumpyansa pag sumasablay ako. Nandun naman yung tiwala," shared the 5'11" sharpshooter. Fortea was in fact handed a one-game suspension for a disqualifying foul he committed against De La Salle-Zobel a few weeks back, and it had served as a springboard for him to become a more accurate shooter. "Meron din talaga kasi yung, dun sa nangyari. Suspension ako tas parang sobrang daming na-realize rin. 'Yung maturity na realize ko para sa akin," Fortea exclaimed. With NU targeting its first title for the first time since 2016, all eyes will be set on a very stacked NU squad, now enjoying the services of fellow national team mainstays Carl Tamayo and Gerry Abadiano, who were redshirted in the loss against Kai Sotto and the Ateneo Blue Eaglets last year. Fortea will be expected to lead the way, and shared his motivation for his teammates. "Gusto naming bumawi talaga. Kasi two straight loss na sa finals eh. Parang ngayon sobrang motivated talaga kami. Prepare lang kami lagi. Kung sino man makalaban sa finals bibigay lang namin yung lahat." __ Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Pence demands EU isolate Iran as Israelis, Arabs unite

WARSAW, Poland (UPDATED) – US Vice President Mike Pence demanded Thursday, February 14, that Europeans drop a nuclear deal with Iran and join in seeking to cripple the regime, a cause that united  Israel with longtime Arab rivals  at a conference in Warsaw. Major European powers sent low-level representation to the US-initiated ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Youth groups call out orchestrated attack against Rappler, media

MANILA, Philippines – Youth groups and students staged protests in various parts of the country on Thursday, February 14, after the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, which they saw as part of an "orchestrated attack" against the media. On Thursday, the University of the Philippines-College of Communication (UP-CMC) held protest actions ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Rappler statement on Maria Ressa’s arrest | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Rappler CEO Maria Ressa posts bail of P100,000 before a Manila court Thursday, February 14. The Department of Justice or DOJ says it will look into the verbal threat made by a National Bureau of Investigation or NBI agent against a Rappler reporter taking videos of Maria Ressa’s arrest. The United States releases a rare statement , stressing the need for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Trump to avert shutdown, declare emergency to fund border wall

WASHINGTON, USA – US President Donald Trump will sign a spending bill to avert a government shutdown but will also issue an emergency declaration to fund his controversial border wall, the White House and lawmakers said Thursday, February 14. Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell told colleagues that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

WHO warns of backsliding in measles fight as cases soar worldwide

GENEVA, Switzerland – The World Health Organization warned Thursday, February 14, that efforts to halt the spread of measles were "backsliding", with case numbers worldwide surging around 50 percent last year. The UN health agency pointed to preliminary data showing that the disturbing trend of resurgent measles cases was happening at a global level , including in wealthy ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Venezuela military reinforces Colombian border blockade

UREÑA, Venezuela – Venezuela's military reinforced a blockade on Thursday morning, February 14, at the border with Colombia where opposition leader Juan Guaido has vowed to bring in desperately-needed humanitarian aid despite President Nicolas Maduro's vow to keep it out. AFP journalists saw several new freight containers blocking the road ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Warriors coach Steve Kerr fined $25,000 for ref rant

    OAKLAND, USA – Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday, February 14 (Friday, February 15, Manila time) following his rant at officials during his team's defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers. Kerr needed to be escorted from the court at Portland's Moda Center on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Customs confiscates cache of firearms, ammunition in Pasay City

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs Port of Ninoy Aquino International Airport  confiscated Thursday, February 13, a cache of firearms and ammunition which entered the country illegally. Customs estimated the seizure at around P500 million. Seized at a warehouse in Pasay City were 8 pistols (Glock 19-9MM; Heckler & Koch ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019