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1 hr ago | Manila Bulletin

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Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara will celebrate a high mass at 8 a.m. today at the Santa Rosa de Lima Parish in Bagong Ilog, Pasig City, in solemn commemoration of the Feast of Santa Rosa de Lima, the first canonized saint of South America, and the patroness of Lima, Peru, South America, and the Philippines.

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Related Topix: World News, Peru, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Weekend Balita

DOH predicts Filipinos with HIV/AIDS to hit 32,000 by end of 2014

HIV cases up 500% in PHL: The new HIV cases has increased by 532 percent from 2008 to 2013 and for January to June this year alone, recent reports from Manila said.

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Sun-Star

Buzz: A third bet from Cebu in ombud list?

THERE may be a third nominee from Cebu in the shortlist of five for the post of deputy ombudsman in the Visayas.

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Sun-Star

Osme a's role in loan signing questioned

A TEAM Rama ally is asking why former Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmena signed and entered into a loan agreement with the Land Bank of the Philippines for the South Road Properties in 1996.

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Sun-Star

School, fuel firm eye SRP

Bright Academy and Play House Children's Center wants a 25-year lease on two hectares in the SRP for a new campus.

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Sun-Star

Hanging out from morning to night: Terrific Thursday

A TRENDY new dining and hangout spot has just opened in the upscale expansion area of Ayala Center Cebu.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Sun-Star

Design school announces new courses

Genesis Rana of creative agency Empire teamed up with more than 30 industry practitioners to run the University of Visayas New School of Art and Design , a joint venture between Rana and the Gullas family.

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Sun-Star

Higher taxes loom

The City Council is set to pass an ordinance updating the City's schedule of fair market values and another ordinance raising business tax rates, with no one opposing the measures in yesterday's public consultation.

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Sun-Star

Some Cebuanos: PNoy's support a betrayal of parents legacy

AS THE nation commemorates Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr.'s 31st death anniversary today, his son, President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, continues to draw criticism for saying in a television interview that he is open to changing the Constitution.

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Manila Bulletin

AGI plans to build 10,000 hotel rooms in 6 years

Alliance Global Group, Inc. , the investment holding company of tycoon Andrew Tan, is aggressively expanding its hotel business with the aim of becoming the country's top hotel owner in six years.

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Catholic World News

Many Philippine bishops back amendment against pork-barrel spending

At least 73 bishops in the Philippines have lent their support to a petition calling for a constitutional amendment against pork-barrel spending, according to a UCA News report.

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Sun-Star

Intisari Mulia invests on brand new Fuso trucks and Mitsubishi vehicles

Fast-growing consumer products distributor Intisari Mulia International Inc. recently invested on brand new Fuso Canter trucks and Mitsubishi vehicles in preparation for its business and market expansion in the Philippines.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Asia News Network

MANILA: In word and deed

According to reports, when the former cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio visited Brazil for World Youth Day in July 2013-his first overseas trip after being elected pope and taking the name of Francis-he was met with rapt crowds of Brazilians and young people from all over the world chanting "Francesco, Francesco," but that when he spoke to them, he ... (more)

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Sun-Star

Roperos: Service concerns

THE other day my sister, who is the youngest in the family at 70 years old, called me and said that the request she made from the Bureau of Immigration here a couple of months ago has been unanswered yet.

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Sun-Star

Neri: People

BIRTHDAY CELEBRANT. Judge Esperanza Garcia and husband, former Cebu governor and 3rd district congressman Pablo Garcia during her birthday lunch at the penthouse of the Cebu CFI Bldg.

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Sun-Star

Culture of tourism' to boost arrivals

EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS. Consul Robert Lim Joseph, who is chair emeritus of various tourism organizations, says fostering a culture of tourism "is everybody's business."

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Anchoress

Sisters Rescuing Women from Sex Trades

They are the Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries , and who looking at them could imagine that they have taken upon themselves - as have so many great missionary sisters before them - such difficult work, serving populations invisible to so many? In a red-light district in Cebu, central Philippines, the taxi stopped when its passenger called out, ... (more)

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ABS-CBN News

Visayas power grid gets additional 82 megawatts

MANILA, Philippines The Visayas region will receive an additional 82-megawatts to boost the existing capacity of the grid in efforts to address a possible shortfall of supply.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Sun-Star

Project eyes water security

This was stressed by Jay Tecson, head of the Be Secure Project, which is funded by the US Agency for International Development .

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Philippines Today

Greenpeace cites need for stronger law to protect sharks in PHL

An official of Greenpeace Southeast Asia said they are hoping a stronger national law will be crafted to regulate activities involving sharks in the Philippines.

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