By Jim Gomez Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president asked Congress on Monday to pass a troubled Muslim autonomy bill at the heart of efforts to end a bloody rebellion in the country’s south and legislation that aims to lessen the stranglehold on power of entrenched political families, which include his. In […]
By Joeal Calupitan Associated Press SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Screaming in pain, Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to wooden crosses to mimic the suffering of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation. Church leaders have spoken against the annual practice mixing Catholic devotion with folk belief, but it continues […]
BEIJING (AP) — A secretly appointed Roman Catholic bishop detained by China for the past 14 years due to its feud over authority with the Vatican has died at age 94, a Roman Catholic website said Friday. Chinese officials informed the family of Bishop Cosmas Shi Enxiang on Jan. 30 that he had died, but […]
By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — After years of fighting the government from hidden jungle bases in the southern Philippines, an Al-Qaida-linked militant group is facing a new adversary, fellow Muslim insurgents who can match their guerrilla battle tactics and are eager to regain their lost stature by fighting the widely […]
By Staff THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pop singer Lady Gaga arrived in the Philippines on Saturday to cheers from fans and protests from young Christians calling for the cancellation of her upcoming concerts. About 200 Christian young people marched in Manila for a second straight day, holding placards urging the singer to […]
By Hrvoje Hranjski The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — With a sense of entitlement and a life of privilege familiar to a scion of the political elite, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo successfully weathered coup attempts and corruption scandals during her nine years in power. She once even banished her husband abroad when he […]
A. Gabriel Esteban is now the 20th president of Seton Hall University, in South Orange, N.J. He is the first Filipino American president of an American university.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Sitting in a crowded strip mall office, about three dozen Gwinnett Country Republicans — mostly white — voted down a newspaper ad
Some are speculating that it could be one vote that ends U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao’s career. Cao was the only Republican who voted for President Obama’s health care plan, HR-3962.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday, Oct. 12 gave the Roman Catholic church four new saints, including an Indian woman whose canonization is seen as a morale boost to Christians in India who have suffered Hindu violence.