Villegas debunks ‘fake news’ on terrorist leaders’ death

CATHOLIC Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President and Lingayen Archbishop Socrates Villegas has condemned those behind fake news attributing to their group a statement stating among others that they were blaming the military for the killings of terrorist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute.

Describing those behind the proliferation of fake news as ‘group of liars’, Villegas clarified that contrary to the post, the CBCP instead praised the military for their gallantry. 

“On the contrary we laud the gallantry of our soldiers and their heroic efforts to free Marawi. We will gladly join the government in rebuilding the…

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“Marital Rape,” Krimen na sa India

Larawan mula sa Al Jazeera

ISA nang krimen sa bansang India ang pakikipagtalik ng isang lalaki sa kaniyang asawang wala pa sa hustong gulang, ayon sa kanilang pinakamataas na hukuman.

Sa desisyong inilabas ng Korte Suprema ng India noon, maituturing ng krimen sa India ang pakikipagtalik sa mga babaeng edad 17 pababa, kahit na mag-asawa ang babae at lalaki.

Idineklara rin ng mataas na hukuman na edad 18 ang dapat na maging “age of consent” sa India, taliwas sa naunang mga batas na nagsasabing hindi rape ang pakikipagtalik sa isang babae sa edad na 15 hanggang 18.

Inilabas ng Korte…

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Int’l Bazaar returns to PICC on Nov. 26

The much-awaited annual International Bazaar, featuring the best products from around the world and Philippine-made crafts, jewelry, and gift items and the much-loved foreign cuisines by authentic foreign chefs returns to the PICC Forum 1, 2 and 3 on November 26.

The IB Foundation, composed of spouses of heads of mission (SHOM), consular office heads and the diplomatic missions based in the country, said the proceeds of this year’s bazaar will go to the purchase of a building where the traditional arts, crafts and cuisine will be taught to the people so that these culture, tradition and historical heritage can…

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Legarda: Centenarians get P189.5-M in 2018 budget

GREAT news for centenarians and surviving spouses of World War 2 veterans!

Senator Loren Legarda has announced that the proposed 2018 national budget has allocated funding for the pension of centenarians and the full payment of the pension arrears for surviving spouses of deceased World War II veterans.

"For the second year in a row, we are funding the Centenarians Act by allocating P189.5 million for a one-time cash grant of P100,000 each to 1,895 senior citizens aged 100 years and over” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance.

Republic Act 10868 or the Centenarian Law, stipulates…

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Kuya Kim, tatlong iba pa, muntik nang mabaril

NANGINGINIG sa pagaalala si Rep, Lito Atienza ng Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (BUHAY) Partylist nang muntik nang maging biktima ng pamamaril ang kanyang anak na si Kim, isang kilalang brodkaster na kilala sa tawag na “Kuya Kim”.

Isang biking enthusiast, si Kuya Kim Atienza at mga kasama nito ay nasa nakagawiang pagbibisikleta sa highway ng Sta. Rosa, Laguna nang tigilan ito ng isang lalaki at galit na tinutukan siya ng baril.

“My son Kim, and his group were just cycling and exercising along the highways of Laguna, biglang may um-overtake na kotse, galit na galit. Binabaan sila tinutukan ng baril sa mukha lahat,” ayon…

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