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ROQUE: AFP in charge of vaccine delivery in far-flung areas

Palace shrugs off CPP call to let Red Cross handle vax delivery

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 February 9, 2021

Malacañang on Tuesday shrugged off the suggestion made by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to let Covid-19 vaccine delivery in far-flung areas be handled by the Red Cross and other civil humanitarian agencies instead of the military.In a Palace press briefing,… Read More

AFP to deploy assets for vaccine rollout

 February 9, 2021

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Tuesday said all of its assets are ready to help the Department of Health (DOH) in the rollout of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines in the country.”Considering po na strategically deployed tayo, kami po’y aktibong tutulong sa DOH… Read More

DUTERTE SEALS DOOM OF BROADCAST GIANT ABS-CBN

Won’t allow to operate even if it gets new franchise

 February 9, 2021

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he will not allow the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to grant ABS-CBN permit to operate even if the broadcast giant gets fresh franchise from Congress.”Congress is planning to restore the franchise of the Lopezes. Wala akong… Read More

LENI TO CRITICS: If I am a sure loser, why are you still attacking me?

Sabi ninyo wala naman akong pag-asang manalo, e, bakit ako pinag-aaksayahan ninyo ng panahon? 

Vice President Leni Robredo dished out this line on Sunday as she lashed at her critics she accused of spending time and money to destroy her.

In her Sunday program over radio station dzXL, Robredo said attacks against her have something to do with the 2022 elections. The opposition Liberal Party is considering Robredo as its standard bearer.

“Bakit ba nila ako pinag-aaksayahan ng panahon, eh, mababa naman ako sa survey?” Robredo said.

Among the most vocal critics of Robredo is Malacanang chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo.

PANELO RATES ROBREDO WITH EMACIATED 2 OUT OF 10 TO BECOME PRESIDENT IN 2022

“Sabi ninyo wala naman akong pag-asang manalo, e, bakit ako pinag-aaksayahan ninyo ng panahon?  Bakit ninyo ako ginagastusan,” she said.

“Pag-aksayahan ninyo ng panahon yung sinasabi ninyong may laban, yung mataas sa survey,” she added

A Pulse Asia in December had President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte leading a pack of prospective presidential front runners in the 2022 polls.

Sara Duterte was followed by former Senator Ferdinand Marcos,  Senator Grace Poe, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, and Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao.

Robredo came in sixth place, followed by Senators Panfilo Lacson and Bong Go.

ROBREDO unfazed by very poor rating vs. Sara Duterte in Pulse Asia survey

VELASCO FILES THIRD BAYANIHAN BILL

Bayanihan to Arise As One Act is worth P420-billion

House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said on Sunday that he had filed the proposed “Bayanihan to Arise As One Act” or the Bayanihan 3 in an attempt to help spur the country’s economic recovery in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Velasco said that 115 members of major political parties and blocs in the administration-allied supermajority in the lower chamber have already signaled their support for the measure and their intent to co-author House Bill No. 8628).

SANDIGANBAYAN CONVICTS PORK BARREL QUEEN NAPOLES

Pork barrel queen Janet Lim Napoles could be slapped a jail sentence of more than 100 years after her conviction by the Sandiganbayan for graft as mastermind of the controversial P20-billion pork barrel scam.

Convicted with Napoles was former Cagayan de Oro Rep. Constantino Jaraula. They were were found guilty for pocketing P20.8 million worth of kickbacks from Jaraula’s pork barrel supposedly intended for non-governmental organizations.

The Sandiganbayan First Division affirmed the conviction of Napoles and Jaraula for graft and malversation in a decision released by the anti-graft agency on Friday, February 5.

They will be facing charges for three counts of graft and three counts of malversation, punishable by 36 to 108 years of imprisonment.

Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam, is currently jailed at the Correctional Institute for Women.

She was earlier convicted of plunder for allegedly embezzling P224 worth of Revilla’s Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Jaraula allegedly received P50.5 million of PDAF from 2004 to 2007 from fake projects under Napoles’ bogus foundation.

The complaints stemmed from principal whistleblower Benhur Luy who claimed of personally delivering commissions from bogus government projects to Jaraula.

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UPDATE: Manila starts celebration of 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines

10 pilgrim churches will be centers of prayer, forgiveness, and charitable works

The Philippines’ capital city of Manila will start its celebration today, Saturday, February 6, of the 500 years of Christianity in the country.

According to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM), among the activities for the day would be the wearing of the 500 Years Mission Cross. The cross has the name of Jesus inscribed in Roman letters and ancient Baybayin script intersecting.

“This symbolizes the encounter of the faith from Western missionaries and our own culture and life, resulting in a colorful and vibrant Filipino faith that now becomes our contribution to the universal Church.

Mga resulta ng larawan para sa 500 Years Mission Cross.

The Mission Cross is an invitation to bring back the tradition of wearing a cross, which is a sign of our faith in Jesus, of protection from God, and most importantly, as a badge of our missionary work. Wearing a cross, we are reminded that we are Christians, we are Catholics, and we say yes to God’s mission,” the RCAM said in a statement Friday.

Mga resulta ng larawan para sa roman catholic archdiocese of manila

There will also be a ceremonial giving and wearing of the Mission Cross, particularly for the mayors and representatives from communities and chosen pilgrimage churches of the Archdiocese.

Earlier, the Manila archdiocese has named 10 pilgrim churches that will be the centers of prayer, forgiveness, and charitable works during this jubilee year.

These are the Manila Cathedral (Manila), Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, Quiapo Church (Manila), Archdiocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Guia (Manila), Archdiocesan Shrine of Sto. Niño de Tondo (Manila) and San Pablo Apostol Parish (Manila), Santa Clara de Montefalco Parish (Pasay), National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Makati), Sts. Peter and Paul Parish (Makati), San Felipe Neri Parish (Mandaluyong), and St. John the Baptist Parish (San Juan).

Manila Apostolic Administrator Bishop Broderick Pabillo will celebrate the 9 a.m. Mass at the Manila Cathedral.

The Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Charles Brown, the priests of the Archdiocese of Manila, representatives of the religious and of the laity will be present. Also invited are the five Mayors of the cities within the Archdiocese.

“We also invite everyone to like, follow, and share the official Facebook page “500 Years of Christianity – Archdiocese of Manila” to be notified and updated on our different activities,” the RCAM added.

Another highlight of the Manila celebration is the launching of the official Mission Song, ‘We Give Our Yes’ to be performed live by singer Jamie Rivera.

The official music video will be released on the same day.

The local launching of the celebration in parishes will follow on Sunday (Feb. 7).

“Parish priests will be launching and explaining to the people the wearing of the 500 Years Mission Cross. The music ministry and youth ministry in the parishes will lead the singing, accompanied by the action, the mission song, WE GIVE OUR YES, during the recessional of all Masses,” it added. (PNA)