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Be fearless like Pedro, devotees told

November 29, 2012

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Cebuanos should follow the example of Saint Pedro Calungsod whose martyrdom is relevant in this era where “a lot of people are unafraid of God’s laws.” Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Julito Cortes stressed this last night in the second of three Masses or Triduum before tomorrow’s national Thanksgiving Mass at the South Road Properties (SRP). “Nitalaw […]

‘Mass hysteria’ reported among Basak-Pardo girls

November 28, 2012

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WERE they possessed by spirits or just carried away by scary stories during a weekend camping trip? Classes were suspended yesterday at Don Vicente Rama National High School in Basak-Pardo, Cebu City when 21 students caused a commotion with their strange behaviour – crying jags, screams, fainting and uncontrolled body movements. Parents suspected they were […]

‘YOUTHS NEED PEDRO’

November 28, 2012

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St. Calungsod held up as teen teacher for faith Young people in the digital age need more catechists like St. Pedro Calungsod to teach them about Christian faith. This was the message of Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Emilio Bataclan in yesterday’s first in a series of three Masses or triduum before this Friday national thanksgiving Mass […]

‘LIVE LIKE PEDRO’

October 23, 2012

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Emulate Pedro Calungsod.” That was the theme of the Thanksgiving Mass held at the St. Peter’s Basilica a day after Visayan martyr Pedro Calungsod joined the ranks of saints in rites held at Rome, Italy and televised around the world. With the sonorous voices of the Mandaue Children and Youth Chorus filling the hallowed halls […]

‘Pedrito’ channels new media as on-the-go witness

October 20, 2012

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He’s a 15-inch doll, carries a ‘missionary’ sling bag and has an iPad version of the Doctrina Christiana. “Pedrito” is the miniature version of Blessed Pedro Calungsod, with the special role of telling stories of pilgrims and sharing updates about Calungsod’s canonization and other events in Rome, Italy. Expect to see photos and videos of […]

In Ginatilan, ‘Pedro’ livens up town

October 20, 2012

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GINATILAN – The quiet town of Ginatilan in western Cebu wore the colors and excitement of a fiesta on the eve of the canonization of a martyr whom townfolk claim as one of their own. Red and white flaglets hung from the church. Tarp streamers of the ‘beato” lined the streets. Amid a 1 p.m. […]

Filipinos celebrate Calungsod sainthood

October 20, 2012

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MANILA—As thousands of Filipinos descend on Rome, millions more across the Philippines are gearing up to celebrate the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod in the Eternal City on Sunday. The Catholic faithful are expected to gather in different church events in Tondo, Manila; Novaliches, Quezon City; Makati; Mandaluyong; and in Cebu to watch a live […]

Pedro’s Facebook page launched

August 7, 2012

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Be a friend of Blessed Pedro Calungsod on Facebook. The Cebu Archdiocese’s Commission on Youth yesterday launched the ‘Barkada Ni Pedro’ fan page to introduce the Visayan martyr to online users and to promote prayer. “If cyberspace is connecting people, prayer is also connecting ourselves to everyone and to God. If Pedro Calungsod were alive […]

Tarps to bags project showcases youth innovation

July 9, 2012

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“INNOVATION, passion and enthusiasm have never faltered among Cebuano’s youth.” So said Mark Lawrence Badayos, a member of the Cebuano Youth Ambassadors (CYA). Organizing quietly for two years CYA has implemented projects like the BasuraSkwela where they help women convert used tarpaulins into bags. The Cebu City government through the City Council has approved last […]

Rama to veto anti-spanking ordinance as ‘anti-poor’ law

July 3, 2012

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Describing it as “anti-poor”, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama announced his rejection of the City Council’s newly approved anti-spanking ordinance in his State of the City Address (SOCA) at the Plaza Sugbu yesterday. The mayor said the P5,000 fine for violators was too expensive for poor people. Rama, who has veto power is expected to […]