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Philippine Catholic pilgrims defy terror alert

By Cecil Morella MANILA, Philippines—A human sea of Catholic pilgrims flooded the Philippine capital on Monday in a show of religious frenzy, despite warnings that Islamic militants may be planning to bomb the spectacular annual event. Police estimated up to eight million people crammed into the historic quarters of Read more »

What Filipinos miss most about Christmas back home

MALOU LIWANAG-BLEDSOE | AJPRESS SAN FRANCISCO – MY first Christmas away from home was four years ago, and was made more melancholy because my mom decided to fly back to the Philippines to spend the holidays with my brothers and their families. I, in turn, spent Christmas with my sister’s Read more »

Philippines still top Christian country in Asia, 5th in world

Inquirer – The Philippines remains to be the bastion of Christianity in Asia with 86.8 million Filipinos—or 93 percent of a total population of 93.3 million—adhering to the teachings of Jesus Christ, a recent study by the US-based Pew Research Center has found. Using the 2010 populaten figures of Read more »

New Manila archbishop installed

MANILA, Philippines – Luis Antonio Tagle was installed as the new Archbishop of Manila in a festive ceremony at Manila Cathedral in Intramuros this morning. Thousands of bishops, priests, seminarians and Catholic faithful joined the installation rites of the 32nd archbishop of Manila. Among notable Catholic officials who attended Read more »

For Filipinos, an Abrupt Directive Alters a Christmas Ritual

Filipinos carry a statue of the Virgin Mary as they participated in a religious procession on Saturday in Manhattan to mark the start of the Filipino advent season. By COREY KILGANNON – Those who complain that the Christmas season starts earlier and earlier each year might find solace in Read more »

Violence rages

By ELENA L. ABEN and AARON B. RECUENCO — Three soldiers, an off-duty militiaman, and four civilians were killed, while 11 others were wounded in the latest attacks waged by armed men suspected to be members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels in Mindanao, the military said Sunday. Read more »