July 2016

Art workshop on display
(Saturday, 30 July 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): A workshop teaching the fundamental skills of acrylic and porcelain painting, as well as jewellery-making, design and oil pastel drawing climaxed with an exhibition of participants’ achievements at the offices of the Philippine Consulate General in Admiralty on July 17.

The exhibition featured the work of all 50 or so people who took part in the workshop.


Manila refuses to ignore The Hague ruling
(Saturday, 30 July 2016 )

MANILA (AsiaNews): Manila has rejected a suggestion from Beijing that negotiations over the South China Sea be commenced outside of and in contempt of the ruling handed down by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on July 12, which declared China has no historical or legal claim to the waters embraced by its ill-famed Nine-Dash Line.

Philippine foreign minister, Perfecto Yasay, responded that it would be...

A night with the stars and the cheque book
(Saturday, 30 July 2016 )

HONG KONG (SE): A telethon organised by the Friends of Caritas and broadcast live on TVB Jade on the night of June 25 was a smash hit, both in terms of showcasing some of the organisation’s lesser known social services and raising the necessary money to keep them going.

Ko Wing-man, the secretary for Food and Health; Daniel Lui Sui-wah, the chairperson of the 2016 Caritas Charity TV Show; Peter Leung...

Do you think the new president can bring hope?
(Saturday, 23 July 2016 )

President Rodrigo Duterte is the new hope for the Filipino people. I trust that he will free our country from corruption, illegal drugs and protect the people, especially the children.

In the first week after he became president, he proved himself by changing people’s lives. He has offered high bounty for arresting drug lords and planned to impose a curfew for minors to fight crime.

I hope...

Notice Board
(Saturday, 23 July 2016 )



Let’s welcome the new administration

The newly-elected president of the Republic of The Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, took his official oath of office on June 30. He is the first mayor in our political history to hold the highest...

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
(Saturday, 23 July 2016 )

Mass of the Sunday, Gloria, Creed, preface of the Sunday (green).  
Readings: Genesis 18:20-32; 
Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13.

Mass of...

Panalangin para sa kalooban ng Diyos!
(Saturday, 23 July 2016 )

May isang kababayan natin na nagtanong sa akin, “Father, paano manalangin?” Sagot ko sa kanya ay, “maraming paraan kung paano manalangin.” 

May mga debosyonal na panalangin, halimbawa, yung pagdadasal ng santo rosaryo, at marami pang ibang klaseng debosyon. May panalangin na “praise and worship”, meron din tahimik lamang. Ang mahalaga sa ating...

A struggle with God
(Saturday, 23 July 2016 )

No evangelist insists so much on the subject of prayer as Luke. He remembers that Jesus prayed seven times. 

In addition to these records, Luke also reports five prayers of Jesus including, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34) and—his last words before he died—“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit” (Luke...

Safety advisory for Filipinos in China
(Saturday, 23 July 2016 )

BEIJING (SE): The Philippine embassy in Beijing circulated a safety advisory among its citizens resident in mainland China ahead of the decision handed down by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague in favour of a case filed by the Philippine government.

It was anticipated by China and The Philippines that the court would rule in favour of the case presented by Manila over territorial rights in the West Philippine...

Will a wonder of nature be an environmental catastrophe?
(Saturday, 23 July 2016 )

It is one year since Pope Francis published the encyclical Praise Be: On care for our common home (Laudato Si’) on 18 June 2015 and much of the initial attention from politicians, economists and environmentalist centred on what he would say about climate change.

What he did say is expressed in paragraph 23. The pope was clear, saying, “Very solid scientific consensus...