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Miners plant 20 millionth tree on Arbor Day; UST alumnus bishop appointed Vatican envoy to UN


Arbor Day saw the ceremonial planting of the 20 millionth tree by miners led by Chamber of Mines of the Philippines president and Benguet Corp. CEO Philip Romualdez and Department of Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary Marcial Amaro. The event was held at the Lungsod Kalikasan of Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Facebook campaign seeks Vatican approval of Lipa apparitions


According to Theo Cruz of San Bartolome Parish in Novaliches, there’s a Facebook campaign asking for Vatican approval of the Lipa apparitions that took place in 1948-1949.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Cardinal Vidal reveals 1949 ‘Secret of Lipa’: ‘Pray hard for China ’

MARY Madiatrix of All Grace prophesied on Oct. 17, 1949, to Teresita Castillo that China wants to destroy the world, including the Philippines.

Cardinal Ricardo J. Vidal, archbishop emeritus of Cebu, has written to the Philippine bishops that on Oct. 17, 1949, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace Teresia Castillo, “Pray hard for China’s dream is to invade the whole world. The Philippines is one of its favorites. Money is the evil force that will lead the people of the world to destruction.”

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Salesians mark 25th year of Word & Life Publications; Pavoni fathers build chapel in Antipolo


The Word & Life Publications (WLP) is an apostolic enterprise of Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) for the production and propagation of catechetical materials for evangelization in the Philippines. WLP will mark its 25th year on July 16 with thanksgiving activities. Fr. Larry Tan, SDB, the marketing manager, said, “It is time to give thanks to God and to all those who have journeyed with us through the years. It is certainly a milestone worth its while.”

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Piat devotees to hold Mass at Santo Domingo July 5; Musical on Bishop Verzosa to be staged

SAGALA KC Gonzalez, who wears an Edgar Allan creation, and escort Edgar Selva join the Flores de Mayo of Congregacion del Santissimo Nombre del Niño Jesus  at SMMall of Asia.

I will always be grateful to Archbishop Emeritus Diosdado Talamayan for inviting Barge Ramos and myself in 1993 to visit Piat. The church was small and Our Lady of the Visitation of Piat was easy to reach on her altar.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »