"If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself."
By Alex P. Vidal
NEW YORK CITY -- Was the move of Fr. Espiridion “Boy” Celis Jr., parish priest of Saint Anne's Parish in Molo, Iloilo City in the Philippines, of calling for a press conference to voice out his rancor with Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, correct?
Leading telecoms and digital services provider PLDT has launched a new program to provide local government units and communities with innovative digital platforms and services to improve public services, advance people’s welfare, and accelerate local economic and social development.
Through PLDT Enterprise, the first initiative under PLDT’s Smart City program is #READY, which provides LGUs digital communications and information management solutions that enable them to manage public safety, emergency and disaster situations more effectively.
Philippine Airlines is offering to airlift critical supplies and relief goods for free for the rebuilding of Marawi City.
PAL is flying donations to Cagayan de Oro, for transport by land to Marawi City, through accredited government agencies, Securities and Exchange Commission- registered foundations, non-government organizations, nonprofits, and charitable, civic, and religious organizations.
In observance of All Saints’ Day, Skyway O&M Corp. or SOMCO, the operator of the Skyway System and Naia Expressway, will implement “Oplan Ligtas Biyahe: Undas 2017” from Oct. 28 to Nov. 2.
This will ensure the safety and convenience of the increased number of motorists who will use the expressways to go to pay respects to their departed loved ones in memorial parks and cemeteries in places south of Metro Manila and vice versa, SOMCO said.
The city government of Tacloban is expecting to surpass its business tax collection in 2017 at the annual registration and renewal of business permits this month.
SILANG, Cavite—Police Senior Supt. William Segun, officer-in-charge of the Cavite Provincial Police Office, recently led the grand opening of SIPAG or Simula ng Pag-asa program at the Cavite State University campus here.
Segun was joined by Silang Vice Mayor Aidel Belamide, General Mariano Alvarez Vice Mayor Maricel Torres, barangay officials, volunteer pastors and 367 drug surrenderers of the “Carsigma” (Carmona, Silang and Gen. Mariano Alvarez) area.
Mayor Mel Aguilar recently congratulated the winners of 2017 Gawad Sikhay of the Division of City Schools-Las Piñas.
Gawad Sikhay recognizes the outstanding services of school administrators, teachers, and non-teaching staff of Department of Education-Las Piñas. The awarding coincided with the DepEd’s celebration of National Teachers’ Month.