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The ‘Holy Family’ should be the patron saint of OFWs

In the ‘80s my husband and I were official guests of Egypt Air. One of our requests was to visit the residential area of the Holy Family......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarDec 27th, 2017

Feast masses to be held in honor of Saint Joseph

Feast masses will be held at 6:15 a.m. and at 7:15 a.m. at the Santuario de San Jose in Greenhills, San Juan City, in commemoration of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph (San Jose), the husband of the Blessed Mother, the foster father of Jesus, and the head of the Holy Family. #BeFullyInformed Feast masses to… link: Feast masses to be held in honor of Saint Joseph.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

Sacred space is a home where the heart and soul are nurtured

This weekend we celebrate back-to-back occasions---the Feast of the Holy Family today, Dec. 31, and the Feast of Mary, Mother of God, on New Year's Day. My initial thoughts centered on threats to the family, the absence of many mothers who leave the country to seek work abroad as overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Without setting aside these threats that are real and which must be addressed, let us reflect on the gifts that the feasts remind us of. Begin with the end in mind: The goal of a family is to provide an environment where its members can discover and discern their mission (their "deep gladness" that meets "a hunger of the world"). Our work with public schools has twin go...Keep on reading: Sacred space is a home where the heart and soul are nurtured.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Reed s defense of Masters title starts early

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Patrick Reed won't have to wait until next April to defend his title in the Masters. Even as he slipped into a green jacket, he was perceived more as a villain than a victor. The loudest cheer from the first tee at Augusta National was for Rory McIlroy, who played with Reed in the final round. The loudest cheer on the 18th green was for Rickie Fowler, who finished ahead of Reed. The mood all afternoon screamed out, "Anyone but Patrick." Reed had the last shot, a 3-foot par putt for a one-shot victory and his first major championship. All he did was play a brand of golf that champions from any era would embrace. He seized control on Saturday with two eagles on the back nine, the second a 3-wood from just under 270 yards into the wet, heavy air that barely cleared the water in front of the 15th green. From there, he chipped in from 80 feet. And on Sunday, he heard the cheers ahead of him for Jordan Spieth and answered with a 25-foot birdie putt on No. 12 and an 8-foot birdie putt on No. 14. That's how you win majors and earn respect. The applause, however, sounded more like acceptance than celebration. Instead of looking ahead to how much more this Masters champion might achieve, the inclination was to look into the past of a flawed character in a green jacket. Reed wasn't anyone's favorite Sunday outside of his immediately family, and that includes parents with whom he has had no contact for more than five years. They live a few miles from Augusta National. That's not unusual at the Masters. Danny Willett wasn't the patron's choice in 2016 when he took advantage of Spieth's misfortunes at the 12th hole. Charles Coody played the best golf in 1971 when the Masters could have had Jack Nicklaus or 23-year-old Johnny Miller. Even without a checkered past at two colleges — Georgia and Augusta State — or Reed's brash claim after his third PGA Tour victory that he considered himself among the top five players in golf, the role of villain fit as snugly as that green jacket. There was McIlroy — honest, refreshing, talented — who already had paid his dues at Augusta National with that final-round 80 in 2011 and now lacked only this major to complete the career Grand Slam. It wasn't Reed's fault that McIlroy couldn't buy a putt. Then it was Spieth, who says and does all the right things off the course, making a Sunday charge that even Nicklaus could appreciate. He was one swing away from the lowest final round and perhaps the greatest comeback in Masters history. His tee shot was too far left and hit a tree limb. And finally it was Fowler's turn. If he isn't the best player never to have won a major, he is the most popular player without a major by a wide margin. Fowler hit all the right shots, especially on the 18th hole for a birdie that gave the gallery hope and left Reed no room for a mistake. Reed loves a moment like this. "It's just a way of God basically saying, 'Let's see if you have it,'" Reed said. He had it all, except the affection that appears to be harder to find than the wide fairways of Augusta National. Reed didn't care when someone asked Saturday night why fans don't embrace him. "Why don't you ask them?" he said. "I'm out here to do my job, and that's to play golf. I feel like if I'm doing it the right way, then that's all that really matters." Reed is part of the youth movement, primarily because of his age (27). The consummate team player can be a bit of a loner. He does his work quietly on the range, rarely without his wife along for observations. He doesn't have regular partners for practice. You won't find him on any social media channels during spring break in the Bahamas. He wears boots, not flip-flops. And yes, he has flaws. He inevitably has let people down, even if he was never a hero to legions of fans. There were plenty of American fans cheering for him at Hazeltine in 2016 when he matched McIlroy shot for shot and at one point wagged his finger at him. That finger was pressed against the lips when he had the audacity to shush a Scottish crowd during Ryder Cup debut in Gleneagles. Top 5 in the world? Maybe at annoying people. "He's a member of the Masters Club now. He'll have a green jacket forever," Spieth said. "His name is etched in history, and I'm sure he's going to carry everything that he went through today and go into Paris and try and win a Ryder Cup on European soil." They love him in red, white and blue. Perhaps one of these days, they'll come to embrace him in green......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Xavier Ateneo tops off ALGCIT Dorm 1

Mindanao’s first university used the birthday of its Patron saint for the topping-off ceremony of the Dorm 1 for its Andrew L. Gotianun, Sr. Center for Integrated Technologies (ALGCIT) at Manresa Complex, Fr William Masterson Avenue, Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Franciscan friars, guardians of Jerusalem s Holy Sepulchre

JERUSALEM, Undefined – Wearing traditional brown robes held in place by a white belt with three knots symbolising vows of "poverty, chastity and obedience," Franciscan friars have long been a part of Jerusalem's landscape. Dispatched to the city 800 years ago by the Catholic order's founder, Saint Francis of Assisi, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

From ‘sampayan’ to the toast of Manhattan

A few years ago, while visiting New York City, eminent neurologist and art patron Dr. Joven Cuanang visited an "Asian art fair," and was dismayed to find not a single Filipino artist represented. "I realized that we are not being recognized by other countries," he says. "Iba ang tingin sa atin ng mundo. But we are not just a nation of OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) and singers---we have an innate artistry." Then and there, he hatched the idea of "cultural diplomacy" ---introducing the rest of the world to the vibrant and diverse contemporary art scene in the Philippines. The formidable Dr. Cuanang is one of those rare individuals who, once he sets his mind to it, can turn...Keep on reading: From ‘sampayan’ to the toast of Manhattan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Holy Week celebrity news round up

From Karen Davila’s alarming Facebook post in Siargao to Ai-Ai de las Alas’ son getting engaged in the Lion City Social media was abuzz even in the Holy Week with posts from celebrities taking off from their hectic schedules to be with family and friends across the country and even around the world. Four particular [...] The post Holy Week celebrity news round up appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

PBA: How good is Marc Pingris at jackstone?

Due to an unfortunate ACL injury, Marc Pingris is missing the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals and perhaps even the whole season. A little positive in all of this though is the fact that Ping has some time on his hands. That means Ping is spending all of it with family, sometimes doing the most random things. During Holy Week at his hometown in Pangasinan, Ping challenged his wife Danica to an intense bout of jackstone. We don't know about the rules in Pangasinan but where this writer comes from, Ping committed the "basag bote" violation, which means he has to start over.   Classic game...😉 #pangasinan #pinoysakuragi15 #kanongpozorrubio A post shared by Marc Pingris (@jeanmarc15) on Mar 30, 2018 at 7:40pm PDT Ms. Danica seems like a natural at Jackstone though and Ping has to step up if he wants to compete with his wife at this rather intense game. What do you guys think, is Ping actually good a jackstone?   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Five people drown in Holy Week picnics in Isabela

CITY OF ILAGAN --- Police and rescue workers recorded five drowning victims in Isabela at family gatherings during the Holy Week break. Resty Tumbaga, 21, was found dead in the morning of Easter Sunday at the Cagayan river in Angadanan town. On Black Saturday in the same town, a fourth-grade student was recovered after drowning in the river, according to PO2 Ruben Acoba, police investigator. The victim's name has not been released. Also on Saturday In Reina Mercedes town, 15-year-old John Mark Capalungan drowned at the Cagayan river. In Cabatuan town on Good Friday, five-year-old Nicole Zara drowned while nine-year-old Cesar Dictado died at a waterway on Maundy Thursday. /cbb...Keep on reading: Five people drown in Holy Week picnics in Isabela.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Pons, Galanza take breather during Holy Week lull

If there are players in the UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament who opted to train during the Holy Week---cue La Salle and Ateneo---there were also some used the short break to get some much needed breather. Captains of their respective teams, Bernadeth Pons and Jema Galanza chose to use Good Friday and Black Saturday as their own version of a long weekend. Although the two captains will be having their little vacations in the middle of the second round, Galanza and Pons have a different approach on how they will take their breaks. Galanza said she'd be with her family and go to their hometown of Liliw, Laguna where she'd spend the Holy Week the traditional Catholic...Keep on reading: Pons, Galanza take breather during Holy Week lull.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Where are the stars vacationing this Holy Week?

MANILA, Philippines – Holy Week is always a time when everyone gets to take a pause from their busy schedules. Our favorite celebrities took the opportunity to spend time with family and friends in and outside of the country.  As always, many opted to travel abroad, but a few decided ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

Check out these Pinoy athletes cute bundles of joy

Have you ever wondered why some of our favorite athletes seem to be so motivated and seem not to get exhausted even after their non-stop grind? Aside from following their well-balanced diet, exercising regularly, practicing their routines, and undergoing other required procedures to ensure their fitness, what surely keeps our favorite athletes in tip-top shape physically, emotionally, and mentally is the love and inspiration they consistently get from their families and other loved-ones.  Those who already have a loving family behind them will surely get inspiration from the irresistible charm of their so adorable babies we spotted on their Instagram accounts! Idris Saint Norwood   Strictly going by the calendar, you were a little early. But to us, you were right on time! Welcome to the the world Idris Saint Norwood! 7.16.17 #LilNorwoods A post shared by Gabe Norwood (@gnorwood5) on Jul 16, 2017 at 3:42am PDT Despite just welcoming their newborn Idris Saint a month ago, Gabe had to be separated from his wife and #LilNorwoods for quite some time to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the on-going FIBA Asia tourney in Lebanon. Ezekiel Kai Devance   today im 1! #Ezekielkai #birthdayboy A post shared by joe devance (@them_devance_kids) on Jul 26, 2017 at 3:35pm PDT Joe Devance stands out not only because of his tallness and unusual hairstyle, but with his incredible performance as a baller and his swagas a dancer as well. And browsing through his IG snaps, it appears that his cute children, including one year old Baby Zeke, also brandish the humor and talent he possesses. Michael James Yap   Buon compleanno amore mio!!! ❤️ A post shared by Mic (@michelacazzola) on Aug 8, 2017 at 4:14am PDT The “little explorer” recently celebrated his birthday party as his doting parents Rain or Shine cager James Yap and Michela Cazzola prepared a safari-themed party for him! Amanda Claire Tiu   To our little one who can turn a rough day into a beautiful one, make a happy day an even sweeter one, and give life a whole new meaning and purpose -- Happy 1st birthday to our dearest Amanda Abu bear!! May you grow up to be beautiful inside out and a faithful servant of Christ. You are our greatest blessing! We love you so much ❤️❤️ - love your Papa and Mama A post shared by Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17) on Jun 5, 2017 at 7:30am PDT One of Baby MJ’s special guests was the pretty unica hija of Chris Tiu with his equally beautiful wife Clarisse who just turned one last June. We wonder if they’re going to be good friends when they grow up? Lucas Alejandro Tenorio   😂😂😆 what happens when I'm queen, and you got a wife/momma that's trippin! 😂😆 matching outfits for all the boys this Father's Day!!!! 😍 lol we love you Daddy @la_tenorio , Happy Dad's day! 😘 A post shared by Chesca B T (@chesca_bt) on Jun 18, 2017 at 2:26am PDT The Tenorios have another LA in the house! However, he is not his daddy’s junior. Behold how cute they are in matching outfits, thanks to their power-tripper matriarch.  Zoey Isabelle Rosario   Isa sa aking inspirasyon. Mahal na mahal kita prinsesa ko. Happy 7 months! 😘❤️🎀🌻 #ZoeyIsabelle🌷 A post shared by Jeth Troy U. Rosario (@troyrosario18) on Aug 3, 2017 at 3:51am PDT The TropangTexter sophomore forward cannot hide how smitten he is to his seven-month-old princess as his feed is bombarded with candid shots of their Baby Zoey. Despite his busyness in their practices and games, he still finds time to bond with her like clipping off her fingernails. Pristine Althea Cruz   Disneyland you've been great! Had a superb time and my baby @pristinealthea felt like she was in her dreamland. Till next time 🙌🏼 A post shared by Jericho Xavier Cruz (@jerichoxcruz) on Jun 14, 2017 at 8:12am PDT His father Jericho Cruz is a fleet-footed guard for the ROS Painters. We’re thinking if he exudes the same protectiveness when it comes to their three-year-old baby. David Castro   David at Disneyland🤗 A post shared by Jayson Castro (@jaywill_17) on Mar 14, 2017 at 11:50pm PDT Meet David, the one year old small but terrible son of Asia’s Best Point Guard Jayson Castro. We hope his dad would pass on him his formidable basketball skills so we can have the The Blur Junior in the future. Lucia Intal   my little cheerleader ❤ #babyrocket A post shared by JBL (@jcintal7) on Jul 30, 2017 at 11:50pm PDT Time flies so fast as JC and Bianca’s little angel is turning two this coming October. No wonder that her daddy is always inspirited to win their games for his little cheerleader is always in the bleachers. Fille Renee Cainglet-Cayetano   We made it to number #1 ! Happy happy birthday @fillereneecayetano my sweet angel! Love you so much!💘 A post shared by Fille C. Cayetano (@fillecainglet_15) on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:04am PDT The sweet little angel of Direk Lino Cayetano and Pocari Sweat Lady Warrior Fille Cainglet just reached her first year last August 8! When she grows up, will she be a filmmaker like her dad or an athlete like her mom? Let’s just all find out! Chloe Sapphire Santiago-Manabat   Disney chloe and mommy BIG 'D'😘😘😘 A post shared by Chico Manabat (@kots_chico) on Apr 10, 2017 at 6:13pm PDT Being a daughter to two of this country’s most celebrated people in the athletics department – Mommy Dindin’s one of the finest volleybelles in the league today while Daddy Chico, a former National University Bulldog, is theassistant coach for both Letran Knights and NU Bullpups – we assume that Baby Chloe’s going to be in inclined with sports too! Jace Alonzo Lizardo   First wedding event of jace!! Congratulations insan @naldjpm and carmelie!! God bless you both!! . . #andnewmrandmrsmacapagal #TheLizardoSquad #squadgoals #family A post shared by Japoy Lizardo (@japoy_lizardo) on Aug 13, 2017 at 3:35am PDT For sure, the “future champion” of taekwondo power couple Japoy Lizardo and Janice Lagman would also be the future heartthrob as Baby Jace already captures a lot of hearts with his piercing eyes, bewitching smile, and astonishinglong, thick hair. Don’t grow too fast, little champ! We guess, we’re going to have a beautiful and bright future seeing these cute little babies who could be the country’s greatest athletes, artists, or influencers someday!.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

Embrace life and be inspired by these endearing Korean series

  For many, Lenten season is the time of the year to re-evaluate their lives. "Am I still on the right track?", "How am I going to be a better person?", "What are the wrong things I did early this year and how will I correct them?" --- these are just some of the questions people ask themselves amidst the pause of the usually busy city, or the slowing down of their hometowns. There are also a lot of things to do to help make the Holy Week meaningful; a trip, reading a book, curating a playlist, reconnecting with old friends, or maybe just staying at home with family. Another activity you can do this long break is to watch series that can inspire you to embrace life. Having trou...Keep on reading: Embrace life and be inspired by these endearing Korean series.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

UPDATE: Banks announce limited operations

BANK operations will be limited starting on March 29 until April 1 in observance of the Holy Week, but clients may still transact via automated teller machines (ATMs) and other electronic platforms. All Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), BPI Family Savings Bank and BPI Direct BanKo branches and kiosks nationwide will be closed from March 29, Maundy Thursday to April 1, [...] The post UPDATE: Banks announce limited operations appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

At 73, Duterte praised for decisive leadership, compassion

  President Rodrigo will "quietly" celebrate his 73rd birthday in his hometown Davao City this Holy Wednesday, Malacanang said.   "Just like in previous years, he has chosen to spend this special day quietly with his family and loved ones in Davao City," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in statement on Wednesday.   In his birthday message, Roque praised Duterte for his political will in steering the country towards progress.   "On this day, we are reminded of how blessed we are as a nation to be headed by someone who is known for his strong political will, decisive leadership and compassion for his fellowmen. I join the people in wis...Keep on reading: At 73, Duterte praised for decisive leadership, compassion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

Banks announce limited operations from March 29 to April 1

BANK operations will be limited starting on March 29 until April 1 in observance of the Holy Week, but clients may still transact via automated teller machines (ATMs) and other electronic platforms. All Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), BPI Family Savings Bank and BPI Direct BanKo branches and kiosks nationwide will be closed from March 29, Maundy Thursday to April [...] The post Banks announce limited operations from March 29 to April 1 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Holy Week 2018: Where to pray Stations of the Cross in Bicol

For many Catholic devotees, Holy Week is a family thing. From Visita Iglesia to Via Crucis to Easter Vigil – all these they do together. Many of them also spend it with relatives in their home provinces, such as Bicol. For those who are Bicol-bound this Holy Week, here are tourist ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Duterte gives financial aid to Mindoro bus crash victims, relatives

President Rodrigo Duterte has extended financial aid to the families of the victims of a bus crash in Sablayan town in Occidental Mindoro that left 19 people dead and 21 others injured. Duterte was in Sablayan town, Occidental Mindoro to visit not only the crash site but also the victims of the road mishap, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said in a statement issued on Saturday. "The President gave P20,000 to each family of the deceased and P10,000 plus cellphone for every injured," Roque said. READ:Duterte orders massive crackdown on colorum vehicles Roque also said that Duterte had directed transport officials to ensure the safety of travelers during the Holy Week. Can...Keep on reading: Duterte gives financial aid to Mindoro bus crash victims, relatives.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

Staycation spots in Metro Manila for Holy Week 2018

MANILA, Philippines – It's Holy Week once again and to many Filipinos it's a chance to take a long break from their busy lives and spend time with family. While many will head out of town or abroad, some will opt to stay in Manila and spend time with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Bank schedules for Holy Week 2018

MANILA, Philippines –  Here is a list of the schedules of various banks for Holy Week. This list will be updated as banks announce their schedules. Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Maundy Thursday, March 29 until Easter Sunday, April 1 - all BPI, BPI Family Savings Bank, and BPI Direct BanKo branches and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018