Daily Archives: 3 years ago

Touching the Pope gives no additional blessing

“You don’t have to literally touch the pope. You don’t have to be an inch near him because once you see the pope,” Executive Director of Catholic Media Network Fr. Francis Lucas said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel. “The way he looks at you and the smile that he gives, for me that […]

US-PHL security alliance: The real goal

Julio S. Amador III, Deputy Director-General of the Foreign Service Institute of the Philippines (FSI), highlights the real objective between US-PHL security alliance in a publication published by East-West Center entitled Eyes on the Prize? The Philippines-US Alliance and Defense Modernization. “The Philippines must not lose sight of the fact that the goal is to […]

P52 Million fine from Cebu Pacific should not go to government – Bayan Muna

“There should be compensation for the affected passengers and the fine should not go to the government because they have not acted on similar complaints for so long. Also the compensation for each passenger should at least be equal to his/her air fare,” Bayan Muna Party-list Representative Neri Colmenares said. Colmenares added that PhP52.211 million […]

SC dismisses petitions challenging 2015 budget, supplemental budget

The Supreme Court dismisses petitions filed by former Iloilo Second District Representative Augusto L. Syjuco, Jr. against the constitutionality of 2015 General Appropriations Act and 2014 Supplemental Budget. “The Court acted on two petitions brought by the same petitioner challenging the 2015 budget and the Supplemental Budget by dismissing both petitions for lack of merit,” […]

French President sends special envoy to prepare for historical visit in PHL

“The Special Envoy of the President of the French Republic for the Protection of the Planet, Nicolas Hulot, will be in the Philippines from January 20 to 25 to prepare the visit of French President François Hollande in the first half of 2015,” Embassy of France in Manila said in a statement. Hollande’s visit will […]