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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

ATIN TO: Desiderio opens first-ever business in Fairview

Though he was not able to achieve his goal of giving UP a championship, Paul Desiderio was still able to fulfill his promise. With this, Chooks-to-Go still awarded Desiderio his very own branch that will be with him for the rest of his life. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held after the taping of Desiderio's Maalaala Mo Kaya episode which aired on ABS-CBN on Saturday. "Sa tuwa ko at in behalf of the UP community, maluwag sa loob ko na ibigay kay Paul ang Chooks-to-Go store na ito," said Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas. "Bukod sa kikitain niya sa PBA, ngayon may dagdag pa na puhunan ang kanyang pamilya." "Hindi ko ito ine-expect kasi ang sabi nila, magkaka-store ako kapag nanalo kami ng championship," expressed Desiderio. "Laking pasasalamat ko kay Boss Ronald at sa Chooks-to-Go dahil magiging malaking tulong ito sa family ko." Prior to the UAAP Season 81 Men's Basketball Finals, Mascariñas, who is an alumnus of University of the Philippines-Los Banos, dangled a Chooks-to-Go branch to Desiderio if he was to be able to lead the UP Fighting Maroons past the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Unfortunately for Desiderio, the Fighting Maroons were swept in the Finals. Still, Desiderio's journey from Liloan, Cebu to Diliman is a success story that continues to serve as an inspiration, not just to Iskos and Iskas, but also to every Filipino. "Nakita namin yung pangarap ni Paul sa basketball. Among the players, nakita namin na siya yung mas nangangailangan. Kaya kahit wala na yung support namin sa team, we continued supporting Paul," the sports patron added. "Nakita niyo naman nung Finals, hindi siya nag-give up. Lumaban siya para sa UP. And we hope that he can still continue to inspire others, especially the youth, even if he is in the pros." Desiderio chose an existing store in Fairview as it is near UP. "Hindi lang para sa akin itong store na ito, para ito sa UP. Atin 'to!" declared Desiderio......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News1 hr. 34 min. ago

Dawn Mass for Santo Niño draws 25,000 devotees in Pagadian

PAGADIAN CITY --- An estimated 25,000 devotees joined the dawn Mass for the night day of a novena for the feast of the Seor Santo Nio Saturday at the Pagadian City Wharf. Pasalamat Festival 2019 committee chair Adriano Durano III told the Inquirer that the number of participants increased this year compared to the previous years, counting not only people from Pagadian but also local tourists and devotees from nearby provinces. People became more practical in joining the Pagadian's Pasalamat Festival in line with the feast of Seor Santo Nio, the city's patron saint. "It's a lot cheaper than traveling to Cebu City for the same activity," Durano said. After the dawn Mass, ar...Keep on reading: Dawn Mass for Santo Niño draws 25,000 devotees in Pagadian.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 8 min. ago

Meghan moves into more visible roles in UK royal family

LONDON --- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is taking an increasingly visible role in the British royal family as she becomes the patron of four organizations including the prestigious National Theatre. Kensington Palace said Thursday that Meghan will take over two roles as patron that have for decades been held by Queen Elizabeth II and is taking two other roles as well. The palace says the queen "has passed on" the role of patron of the National Theatre and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. In addition, Meghan will become patron of two additional charities: Smart Works, which helps vulnerable women find the skills needed to work, and Mayhew, a grassroots organiza...Keep on reading: Meghan moves into more visible roles in UK royal family.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

How Lancaster New City has put the Filipino family at the center of community | Philstar.com

Filipinos are known to put their families at the heart of Christmas celebrationsthe very reason why balikbayans and OFWS prioritize going home during this time of the year. Lancaster New City Cavite,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

Globe, PAL spread holiday cheer to returning OFWs, tourists

IN what has become a yearly Christmas tradition, Globe Telecom has partnered with Philippine Airlines (PAL) to make the homecoming and family reunions of returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) even…READ The post Globe, PAL spread holiday cheer to returning OFWs, tourists appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

How your favorite sports stars celebrated Christmas 2018

It’s that time of the year when people gather with their families to celebrate the yuletide season together. For athletes, it means having some time off of training to binge on some Noche Buena and be thankful for all the blessings from the past year. From wearing matching sweaters, having rare family pictures taken, and sharing sweet messages, scroll down below to see what your favorite sports stars did during their well-deserved Christmas break. Merry Christmas to all from the #JamesGang👑👑👑👑👑 2.7m Likes, 21.2k Comments - LeBron James (@kingjames) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas to all from the #JamesGang👑👑👑👑👑" Merry CHRISTmas from the Curry Crew! Blessed beyond measure! #calichristmas 206.3k Likes, 872 Comments - Wardell Curry (@stephencurry30) on Instagram: "Merry CHRISTmas from the Curry Crew! Blessed beyond measure! #calichristmas" 🎄🎄🎄 367.1k Likes, 1,361 Comments - Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) on Instagram: "🎄🎄🎄" Merry Christmas from the Swaggy's 102.1k Likes, 345 Comments - Nick Young (@swaggyp1) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas from the Swaggy's" Merry Christmas to you! 147.9k Likes, 738 Comments - Damian Lillard (@damianlillard) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas to you!" Merry Christmas to you! 147.9k Likes, 738 Comments - Damian Lillard (@damianlillard) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas to you!" From the happiest place in the world, Merry Christmas from us to you! 🎄 10.2k Likes, 30 Comments - Julia Morado (@juliacmorado) on Instagram: "From the happiest place in the world, Merry Christmas from us to you! 🎄" My primaries ❤️💛💙 1,832 Likes, 8 Comments - Jerrili Malabanan (@jerrili33) on Instagram: "My primaries ❤️💛💙" First Christmas together 😍💕 I love you! 😘 700 Likes, 12 Comments - Eli Pasamante Soyud (@soyud_eli) on Instagram: "First Christmas together 😍💕 I love you! 😘" Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 488 Likes, 8 Comments - Troy Rike (@troyrike) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas 🎄🎁" Christmas 2018! 🎄🎅🏽⛄️❄️🧣 2,830 Likes, 32 Comments - Gabe Norwood (@gnorwood5) on Instagram: "Christmas 2018! 🎄🎅🏽⛄️❄️🧣" Merry Christmas from my family to yours! 🎄🎅🏽 512 Likes, 9 Comments - Chris Newsome (@new11new) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas from my family to yours! 🎄🎅🏽" Merry Christmas 🎄 317 Likes, 2 Comments - Richard Escoto (@rich_escoto) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas 🎄" Merry Merry 873 Likes, 17 Comments - Maika Angela Ortiz (@maikaortizz) on Instagram: "Merry Merry" Our first Christmas as a family of 4. It was a bit chaotic and tiring but certainly it gets better and happier as we grow in number. Just before this day comes to an end, hope you guys all had a memorable and joyful Christmas! Let's not forget that we are celebrating Jesus' birthday and that Christmas is really about giving and bringing joy to others. Merry Christmas!🎄🎄😊😊 6,035 Likes, 63 Comments - Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17) on Instagram: "Our first Christmas as a family of 4. It was a bit chaotic and tiring but certainly it gets better..." Onesie party!! 678 Likes, 11 Comments - Chris Ross (@cmross6) on Instagram: "Onesie party!!" Staring at my favorite gift ❤️ @aldopanlilio12 2,648 Likes, 9 Comments - Michele Gumabao (@gumabaomichele) on Instagram: "Staring at my favorite gift ❤️ @aldopanlilio12" Merry Christmas 🎄❤️ 142 Likes, 1 Comments - Roma Joy Doromal (@romaaitalia) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas 🎄❤️" Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄🎁🎅🏽☃️ My favourite time of the year when families all come together to celebrate the birth of Christ. Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year. This is also my favourite time of the year because it is when we all get to excuse ourselves for indulging in a little extra food. Growing up in England, having a roast dinner is the norm, but after living in the Philippines for the last 10 years, coming back for Christmas and experiencing a roast dinner is always special 🎄🎅🏽☃️🎁🍖🥦🍽🥕🍗 #christmas #family #dinner #roast #love #happiness #delicious #santa #christmastree #holy #gifts #december 403 Likes, 15 Comments - Phil Younghusband (@philyounghusband10) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄🎁🎅🏽☃️ My favourite time of the year when families all come together to..." Merry Christmas from Sunny and I 🌻❤️🎄 9,416 Likes, 55 Comments - Dani Ravena (@daniravenaaa) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas from Sunny and I 🌻❤️🎄" Happy birthday, Jesus! 🙏🏻 Thankful for the gift of family. Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄 995 Likes, 11 Comments - Jeffrei Chan (@jeffreichan) on Instagram: "Happy birthday, Jesus! 🙏🏻 Thankful for the gift of family. Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Saint Nick’s absurd, feel-good ‘Christmas Chronicles’

  Jolly old Saint Nicholas gets a contemporary, high-stakes adventure in the family-friendly Netflix movie "The Christmas Chronicles," but it isn't quite the same Santa Claus that people know and love. Instead, it's a less-rotund, slightly scruffy old guy wearing the familiar, albeit darker, red suit. And, he never laughs the way he's depicted in carols and stories---he calls them "fake news." But, first things first. The Pierce family is reeling from the loss of its patriarch, fireman Doug (Oliver Hudson). Claire (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) is the widow/single mom raising two kids, teenage hooligan Teddy (Judah Lewis) and adventurous 10-year-old Kate (Darby Camp). ...Keep on reading: Saint Nick’s absurd, feel-good ‘Christmas Chronicles’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Tuchel: Neymar went home early with my permission

PARIS, France – Neymar, who is already on holiday in Brazil, is skipping Paris Saint-Germain's last match of the year "with my permission" manager Thomas Tuchel told a press conference in Paris on Friday, December 21.  PSG's star striker posted Instagram images of himself in Brazil with his family on Thursday.  {source} .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

NegOr OFW families get free govt agencies services

DUMAGUETE CITY, Dec. 7 (PIA)--Family members of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Negros Oriental availed of free consultation and other services from government agencies during the Regional Foru.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

NegOr OFW families get free govt agencies services

DUMAGUETE CITY, Dec. 7 (PIA)--Family members of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Negros Oriental availed of free consultation and other services from government agencies during the Regional Foru.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Lot For Sale in Don Antonio Dr for 27,720,000 – Web reference 113588106 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

For Sale Lot in Don Antonio Heights Holy Spirit, Quezon City Price: Php 55,000 per square meter DETAILS: Lot Area: 504 sqm corner lot LANDMARK: 10 minutes drive from Ayala Techno Hub, Quezon City Circle / Quezon City Hall, Diliman Preparatory School, U.P. Diliman 10 minutes or less drive from Claret and Holy Family School,… link: Lot For Sale in Don Antonio Dr for 27,720,000 – Web reference 113588106 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Man City faces repercussions for misleading UEFA on finances

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — European soccer's leadership has an initial conclusion on leaked Manchester City correspondence: The club has been misleading UEFA over its finances. With the power to ban clubs from the Champions League, the consequences from UEFA could be severe for the Premier League champions. UEFA discovered from reading internal emails from City, which were published by German media outlet Der Spiegel last month, the extent of schemes by the club to allegedly cover up the true source of income in a bid to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation publicly while UEFA conducts a review of the City case. City has been transformed into an English soccer power in the decade since being bought by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and a member of Abu Dhabi's royal family, winning the Premier League three times since 2012. But unfettered spending on players has been restricted by European soccer's governing body — regardless of the owners' wealth. City has already been punished by UEFA for violating FFP, striking an agreement in 2014 that saw the team fined rather than banned from the Champions League for inflated sponsorship deals with companies linked to the club or its ownership. UEFA publicly said last month that evidence from "Football Leaks" could lead to past cases being re-opened. The person with knowledge of the situation said it was more feasible to use the leaks to re-assess the candor of club executives and as a basis to judge City's compliance with FFP in the current three-year assessment period. That covers 2015 when Der Spiegel said emails were being sent internally at City showing the manipulation of sponsorship revue from Etihad Airways, the state-owned airline from Abu Dhabi, which is the naming rights sponsor of City's stadium and training campus as well as appearing on jerseys. The sponsorship was said to generate 67.5 million pounds (about $85 million) annually for City. But City's holding company — the state-backed Abu Dhabi United Group — channeled 59.9 million pounds back to Etihad, according to Jorge Chumillas, the club's chief financial officer, in an internal email to club director Simon Pearce. City has not disputed the authenticity of any emails published by Der Spiegel over the last month. Given the fresh insight into City's financial dealings, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has said there was a "public interest" in the correspondence being leaked, while questioning how it was obtained. "We are assessing the situation. We have an independent body working on it," Ceferin said Monday. "Very soon you will have the answers on what will happen in this concrete case." FFP was the flagship policy of Michel Platini, Ceferin's predecessor as UEFA president, and introduced at the height of the global financial crisis in attempt to prevent clubs from becoming unsustainable. Since July 2011, UEFA has monitored the accounts of all clubs entering its two club competitions. The first period UEFA assessed clubs for compliance with FFP was 2011-13, when owners were allowed to cover losses up to 45 million euros. The leaks showed how City allegedly tried to artificially raise its revenue, in one case by 30 million euros, according to emails from 2013 reported by Der Spiegel. Abu Dhabi United Group was alleged to be sending cash to a shell vehicle which was created to supposedly buy the right to use players' images in marketing campaigns. There were further examples that Sheikh Mansour could have been the source of sponsorship revenue for Abu Dhabi state-owned companies like investment firm Aabar. Der Spiegel cited a 2010 email to Aabar from Pearce, the City director who also works for Abu Dhabi's Executive Affairs Authority. "As we discussed, the annual direct obligation for Aabar is GBP 3 million," Pearce wrote. "The remaining 12 million GBP requirement will come from alternative sources provided by His Highness." Seeing internal City correspondence has given UEFA a greater insight into the conduct of the club and its officials. A 2014 email from City lawyer Simon Cliff to a colleague showed the death of UEFA's lead FFP investigator being celebrated: "1 down, 6 to go." UEFA is examining whether to open disciplinary cases against individuals at City involved in attempts to provide a misrepresentation of club finances to the governing body's FFP accessors, another person with direct knowledge of the situation said. The person, who did not identify any individuals, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the City case. A challenge for UEFA is getting City to provide information from related companies in Abu Dhabi that the leaks show are central to compliance with FFP. City has repeatedly declined to respond to the specific allegations in the leaks, dismissing a month of negative headlines by saying: "The attempt to damage the club's reputation is organized and clear." But City has had no such qualms using its website to cast aspersions on the reputations of other clubs over their ability to comply with FFP. City has used the media watch section on its website to cite unsubstantiated news reports, including a claim in 2016 that "Inter Milan are looking to circumnavigate FFP" and speculation this year that if Paris Saint-Germain "are found to have broken FFP regulations they face being booted out of the Champions League." Those pages were deleted from its website after City was approached for comment by the AP......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Even Paul Desiderio is struggling to get patron tickets for UAAP Finals Game 2

The high demand for tickets to watch the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball Finals between Ateneo and University of the Philippines has affected even Fighting Maroons star Paul Desiderio. Desiderio on Tuesday night took his displeasure to Twitter, saying that his family members weren't given patron tickets for Wednesday's Game 2 at Araneta Coliseum. No patron tickets for my family tom!? Seryoso!? Sila nag sacrifice nalayo ako sa kanila minsan lang manuod di pa nag bigyan! Wow! --- Paul Desiderio (@pauldesiderio18) December 4, 2018 He later deleted the tweet but not after thousands had already retweeted and liked the post. Tickets to Game 2 are reportedly being sold at lea...Keep on reading: Even Paul Desiderio is struggling to get patron tickets for UAAP Finals Game 2.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

OPINION: Abstinence, not condom is best for HIV prevention

SAINT PAUL: "Yourbody is the temple of the Holy Spirit" (1 Corinthians 6:19).   In 2017, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)narrated a very sad story that told us that men having sex with other men (MSM) is the principal cause of HIV epidemic in Asia-Pacific.   Moreover, the Philippines registered the fastest increase in the spread of HIV in Asia-Pacific, which means that male Filipinos who get infected every day are 15 to 24 years old. In the United States, youngest are 13 years of age.   15 to 24 years old   In early 2018, the PH National Youth Commission (NYC) was extremely alarmed of the worsening situation, admittin...Keep on reading: OPINION: Abstinence, not condom is best for HIV prevention.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Feast of Saint Francis Xavier

Tomorrow is the feast day of Saint Francis Xavier (San Francisco Javier), the patron saint of foreign missions and co-founder with Saint Ignatius de Loyola of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order). Feast of Saint Francis Xavier Source link: Feast of Saint Francis Xavier.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

OFW grandma’s homecoming made possible by Cebu Pacific

Filipinos are known to share strong bonds with their families. It is one of the values that motivates them to work hard, with some even going as far as flying abroad to become overseas workers (OFWs), just to give their families a better life. However, traveling out of the country also means missing out on important moments and memorable experiences with the family. That’s why when holiday season draws near, many OFWs make sure to return to the warm embrace of their loved ones and spend quality time with them......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Pope expresses ‘pain’ over attack on Coptic Christians

VATICAN CITY, Holy See --- Pope Francis said he was pained Sunday over an attack, claimed by Islamic State, on Coptic Christians in Egypt which left seven dead. "I express my pain after the terrorist attack which two days ago hit the Coptic Orthodox church in Egypt," Francis said in Saint Peter's. "I pray for the victims, pilgrims killed just because they were Christian," he added. In Egypt, 19 suspected jihadists linked to the deadly attack were killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said Sunday. The Islamic State (IS) group said it was behind Friday's attack near the central city of Minya as the Copts returned from a visit to the desert cemetery of Saint Sa...Keep on reading: Pope expresses ‘pain’ over attack on Coptic Christians.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

El Circulo Zamboangueño de Cagayan de Oro celebrates 61st Fiesta Pilar

The organization of Zamboangueños residing in Cagayan de Oro City marked the 61st anniversary of their celebration of the Feast Day of their mother city’s patroness with a mass and comida communal at a local restaurant. Luis “Chito” Potenciano, one of the head coordinators of the over six decades old association of families who originated from Zamboanga, then known as “The City of Flowers,” said the Circulo also held the traditional nine-day novena for Nuestra Señora Virgen del Pilar de Zaragoza, the city’s patron saint at the Immaculate Conception Church at Aluba Village Subdivision, Barangay Macasandig......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018