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Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, 86

By Ador Vincent S. Mayol/inquirer.net – Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal is dead. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Cardinal Vidal. He has returned to the Father’s home at 7:28 a.m. today (Wednesday),” said Msgr. Joseph Tan, the spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Read more »

Malacañang suspends gov’t work, classes on Tuesday, October 17

via rappler.com – Classes at all levels, as well as work in government offices, will be suspended on the second day of the nationwide transport strike on Tuesday, October 17. The announcement was made late Monday, October 16, by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, citing “public health and safety.” Explaining the Read more »

CAAP closes Iloilo int’l airport after Cebu Pacific runway incident

By VJ Bacungan/CNN Philippines – Air transport authorities have temporarily shut down the Iloilo International Airport after a Cebu Pacific plane overshot the runway on Friday night. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issued a “Notice to Airmen” saying the airport will be closed until around 7 p.m. Read more »

Blogger behind Pinoy Ako Blog to take online bashers to court

By Kristine Joy Patag/philstar.com – The person behind the Pinoy Ako Blog, which has been at the target of bashing from pro-Duterte bloggers and netizens, will bring the online conflict to court. “Oo, Maria Josephina Vergina Laurio is Pinoy Ako Blog and I will see you all in court,” Read more »

5 crew remain missing after vessel sinks off Philippines

via rappler.com – Commander Armand Balilo, spokesman for the Philippine Coast Guard, adds the Emerald Star departed from Hongkong and was on its way to Indonesia when it sank. Five crew members remain missing on Friday, October 13, after their cargo ship sank in the Pacific off the Philippines as Read more »

Not-so-little act of hate at Stockton’s Little Manila

By Emil Guillermo/inquirerdotnet – Next Wednesday, October 18, I’ll be doing a special performance of my one-man show, “Amok Monologues: NPR, Harvard, Death on Mission Street,” at the College of the Pacific in Stockton, CA at 7 p.m. at the Wendell Phillips Center, Room 140. It’s free and it’s open Read more »