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‘Inday’ intensifies; monsoon rains to persist in Luzon

Tropical Storm "Inday" slightly strengthened anew Friday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. Inday was packing winds of up to 85 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 105 kph, according to the state weather agency. The weather disturbance was seen moving northwest at 15 kph and is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility by Saturday. Inday isn't directly affecting the country but it has enhanced the southwest monsoon, causing class suspensions in Metro Manila and some parts of Luzon due to intermittent heavy rainfall. Apart from Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordill...Keep on reading: ‘Inday’ intensifies; monsoon rains to persist in Luzon.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 20th, 2018Related News

3-day Catholic fasting vs blasphemy can include Facebook

MANILA, Philippines – The 3-day Catholic fasting against blasphemy and murder can include avoiding softdrinks, skipping merienda (snacks), or refraining from Facebook, Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David said. The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) earlier invited Catholics to observe 3 days of prayer, fasting, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2018Related News

Philippine Bishops Ask for Prayers After President Calls God Stupid

Catholic bishops in the Philippines have called for prayers and fasting after President Rodrigo Duterte called God 'stupid' and questioned his existence.Archbishop Romulo Valles and the asso.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2018Related News

CBCP: Pray for killers, blasphemers

Catholic bishops on Monday called for a day of prayer and three days of fasting for people who had blasphemed God and murdered others ahead of a dialogue with President Rodrigo Duterte, who called God “stupid.” In a pastoral exhortation that dealt with the President’s fulminations against the Church, the killings of priests and abuses… link: CBCP: Pray for killers, blasphemers.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 9th, 2018Related News

1,000 join rally vs killings in Bacolod City

At least 1,000 Catholics joined a Church-organized rally in Bacolod City seeking an end to killings in the Philippines, especially of priests and those suspected of involvement in drugs.   Wearing black, the faithful went on a procession from Sacred Heart Shrine to San Sebastian Cathedral where a Mass for the dead was held.   The people wore black shirts with messages like "stop killings, pray for healing."   "Let us not turn a blind eye," said Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon in a letter calling on the faithful to join the procession.   The bishop declared Friday as a day of fasting and abstinence for the clergy, consecrated persons and lay faith...Keep on reading: 1,000 join rally vs killings in Bacolod City.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 30th, 2018Related News

Preparing people fit for the Lord

THIS was what was said of St. John the Baptist. (cfr. Lk 1,17) That was why he taught the gospel of repentance and subjected himself to some rigorous discipline of praying and fasting while staying in the desert. In the end, when Christ appeared in the place where St. John was baptizing, he pointed to […] The post Preparing people fit for the Lord appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2018Related News

Manila bishop wants ‘bad spirits’ driven out of Malacañang

"Bad spirits" have been lingering in Malacanang, and prayers should be usedas a weapon to drive them out. This was the statement of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo before the faithful on Monday as they gathered at Quiapo Church to express sorrow over the recent killings of clergymen across the country. "The evil spirits at Malacanang will only be driven away through the prayers of the faithful," Pabillo said in Filipino during his homily at the Mass. "We can show our faith when we combine our prayers with penance. That's how serious we are in praying and fasting," the bishop stressed. Pabillio made the remarks as he castigated the killings of priests, the push t...Keep on reading: Manila bishop wants ‘bad spirits’ driven out of Malacañang.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 18th, 2018Related News

Eid al-Fitr 2018: Eid Mubarak!

This June 15, the Filipino Muslim community celebrates the end of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr or the feast to end fasting is also known as Hari Raya Puasa and is a festive day for all Muslims. The day beg.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJun 16th, 2018Related News

Eid al-Fitr both somber, joyous for Marawi siege evacuees

MARAWI CITY---Thousands of residents here, home from evacuation centers where they fled after Islamic State-inspired gunmen laid siege on the city, joined separate community prayers for Eid al-Fitr on Friday.   It was both a somber and joyous affair for residents, most of whom could not yet return to their homes in the 24 villages dubbed the most affected areas, or MAA.   "We're sad, but what else can we do?" said Juhary Pacasum, who now lives in the Sagonsongan Temporary Resettlement Area. But they're happy as well for having survived the fasting during the holy month of Ramadan even under difficult circumstances, he added.   Junader Radia, whose fam...Keep on reading: Eid al-Fitr both somber, joyous for Marawi siege evacuees.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 16th, 2018Related News

Duterte calls for unity in Eid message

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte called for unity and charity in his message greeting Filipino Muslims Friday on the occasion of their Eid l’Fitr marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. “This is an opportune time to reflect on the progress e have made to achieve long-lasting peace across the country, especially in Mindanao. May […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJun 15th, 2018Related News

Duterte: Eid l Fitr a good time to reflect on peace gains

“I trust that the sacrifice of Muslim Filipinos during their month-long fasting has rekindled their faith and reawakened their sense of benevolence and empathy towards their fellowmen,” Duterte said in his message. Source link link: Duterte: Eid'l Fitr a good time to reflect on peace gains.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jun 15th, 2018Related News

An activist’s intention this Ramadan – to fight for Moro people’s right to return to their lands

On June 15, Muslims all over the world will celebrate the Eid’l Fitr, the end of the fasting month, the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims all over the world will break the 30 day fast and pray, rain or shine, the Eid’l Fitr congregational prayer with the hopes that Allah(subhanahu wa ta’ala) will receive all our prayers and struggle during the fasting month......»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsJun 14th, 2018Related News

‘Domeng’ leaves 3 dead in Bicol

NAGA City -- At least two freak accidents claimed the lives of three persons in Minalabac, Camarines Sur and Tabaco City in Albay as intermittent winds and rains caused by Tropical Depression “Doming” swept Bicol in the last two days. In Bgy. Mataoroc, Minalabac, two minors died, identified as Sheila,….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJun 12th, 2018Related News

“Bakwits’

Residents who fled their villages following an air strike and ground assault against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters early Sunday morning seek refuge in an evacuation center in Pagalungan, Maguindanao. An evacuee recalls they were about to take their suhoor, the early morning meal before fasting during Ramadan, when they heard the explosions from the […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 11th, 2018Related News

‘Citizen Jake’ could’ve been two movies

Your mantra for the week: "My acts of kindness make me healthy."   As more Filipinos turn health-conscious, getting into the keto and intermittent fasting diets, I suggest another system that does not involve food, but its practice could have immeasurable benefits in one's life, not to mention, its specific impact on one's health. It is what IAMISM calls planting-of-the-good, which means unlimited acts of kindness from one's thoughts, feelings, words and actions.   Here are 10 specific benefits one can expect:   1) An increased and enhanced immune system   2) Strengthened heart because you are doing loving things   3) Lower cholester...Keep on reading: ‘Citizen Jake’ could’ve been two movies.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 9th, 2018Related News

Demolition of Marawi’s Ground Zero starts after Ramadan; Swiss Challenge next week

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) — The groundbreaking ceremony in Marawi City’s Ground Zero, intended to signal the start of development work in the former main battle area between government forces and the IS-inspired Maute Group, has been moved from June 7 to June 16, in deference to the Ramadan, the month-long fasting, Housing […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsMay 18th, 2018Related News

Cardinal Tagle calls for prayer, fasting vs crisis of truth

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle called for prayer and fasting as the Philippines faces a "crisis of truth" brought about by partisan politics and fake news. Tagle made this call in a letter that the Archdiocese of Manila sent to reporters on Thursday, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2018Related News

Ramadhan Message of MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim

With feelings of gratitude and good intentions, we are about to commence the Hoy Month of Ramadhan 1439 AH, corresponding to May 17, 2018 in the Gregorian Calendar, accompanied by the hope that we can excellently fulfill the rituals and truly imbibe the spirit of the sawm or fasting. Ramadhan has always been a month […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2018Related News

Saudi Arabia announces start of Ramadan

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The Islamic holy month of Ramadan will begin Thursday, May 17, in Saudi Arabia, the land of the religion's two holiest sites, authorities said. "The first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan falls on Thursday corresponding to May 17, 2018," the Royal Court said in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2018Related News

Muslim fasting month of Ramadan to start Thursday

Millions of Muslims around the world will begin the fasting month of Ramadan on Thursday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2018Related News