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‘Manny’s loss not tied to religion’

December 11, 2012

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It was the unexpected punch and not his shift to another religious group that caused Manny Pacquiao’s knockout defeat at the hands of Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez, an official of the Cebu Archdiocese said yesterday. “His change of religion has nothing to do with his defeats. We really just have limitations. Manny wasn’t able […]

Protestants, mayor mark 99th year of Bradford chapel

October 29, 2012

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The Bradford Memorial Chapel on Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City, nears its 100th anniversary next year. “I am overjoyed knowing that we have become part of the historical landmarks of the province and that we are able to preserve this,” said Rev. Haniel Joses Torda Taganas as he unveiled a marker yesterday to mark Oct. 26’s […]

Metro Cebu Muslims, advocates hail pact

October 15, 2012

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International peace advocates and Muslim community leaders in Cebu hailed this afternoon’s signing of the preliminary framework agreement between the national government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). A member of the International Contact Group assisting the peace process between the government and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) said today’s signing of the […]

Cardinal favors ‘persona non grata’ status for journalist

October 2, 2012

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  If he had his way, Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal would have National Geographic Magazine writer Bryan Christy  declared persona  non grata or unwelcome  in  Cebu for  his “Ivory Worship” article  that linked a Cebu priest to the illegal  ivory trade. Vidal’s reaction was reported by ABS-CBN TV Patrol Central Visayas, which  said […]

‘No to (new) Ivory’

September 27, 2012

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by Ador Vincent Mayol, Reporter Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma yesterday said the Catholic church supports the ban on ivory  and would cooperate with a government inquiry into the alleged role of Msgr. Cristobal Garcia in the illegal trade. At the same time, he criticized the National Geographic magazine for its October cover story “Ivory Worship”. […]

Msgr. Garcia’s religious icons under scrutiny after NatGeo article

September 26, 2012

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Cebu priest Msgr. Cristobal Garcia will have to explain to environment authorities how he acquired religious icons carved from ivory. “He has to be able to show that he has a CITES permit from us,” said Mundita Lim, director of the DENR- Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau in Manila. She was referring to the Convention […]

Cebu linked to ivory trade; Priest’s role cited in Nat’l Geographic

September 25, 2012

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A decades-long struggle in faraway Africa to stop the killing of elephants  for their ivory tusks can be partly traced to Cebu as a source of demand and blackmarket trading. The role of Cebu and one of its promi- nent priests is highlighted in the October issue of National Geographic Magazine in its cover story […]

Mandaue City fetes 77 June couples

June 5, 2012

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THEY had different stories to tell about how they met their partners, but 77 June brides happily ended up in church tying the knot with their grooms in the National Shrine of St Joseph of Mandaue City yesterday. Rosenie Valiente, 42, was no blushing bride to 44-year-old Rey Navales, her partner of 22 years. They […]

Mayor not keen on Fuente O as Mass site

June 5, 2012

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CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama has reservations over Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s proposal to hold the Nov. 20 thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of the Blessed Pedro Calungsod in Fuente Osmeña. “It will just be like the Sinulog where there is a huge crowd and there are temporary structures set up to accommodate them,” the […]

Mayor not keen on Fuente O as Mass site

June 5, 2012

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CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama has reservations over Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s proposal to hold the Nov. 20 thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of the Blessed Pedro Calungsod in Fuente Osmeña. “It will just be like the Sinulog where there is a huge crowd and there are temporary structures set up to accommodate them,” the […]