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Catholic liturgy changes after forty years

NEW YORK, November 27, 2011 (AFP) – After 40 years of praying in exactly the same way, English-speaking Catholics around the world had a challenge waiting for them Sunday when they turned up to Mass. The Mass liturgy, or the […]

Transforming holiday leftovers into tasty meals

GATHERING with friends and family for special meals is a beloved part of the fall and winter holidays. Spending time preparing dishes that everyone looks forward to somehow feels less like a chore and more like a tradition during this […]

Kalayaan incorporates; elects set of officers

BY LYDIA V. SOLIS ON NOVEMBER 17, 2011, at a special meeting of the Kalayaan Incorporated, the Board held its annual election for the 2012 set of Officers. As President of the Board, Mr. Antero Pagunsan will also be the […]

Philippine economy slows amid lower spending

MANILA, November 28, 2011 (AFP) – The Philippines said Monday economic growth slowed to 3.2 percent in the third quarter for one of the worst performances in Southeast Asia, as tighter controls on government spending acted as a drag. Economic […]

Outsourcing stems exodus of workers from the Philippines

MANILA, November 24, 2011 (AFP) – Malaysia-based computer whiz Arlene Teodoro packed his bags and flew home to the Philippines this year, going against the tide in an impoverished country that sends millions of workers abroad. Forced to leave his […]

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls

BY DAVID CASUCO   COMMON decency tells us not to gloat over the misfortunes of other people. In no uncertain terms, the book of Proverbs teaches the same: “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls. And don’t let your heart […]

Looking Good: Don’t overdo casual Friday

BY OSCAR F. PICAZO FOR Filipinos, one of the most satisfying things to do is to see and be seen. Below are some sightings in the Philippines. A couple of the sightings have no formal names, so I invented the […]

Facebook helps find missing Philippine grandfather

MANILA, November 23, 2011 (AFP) – Tens of thousands of sympathetic Facebook users helped reunite a Philippine grandmother with her 78-year-old husband who went missing for two weeks, the family said Wednesday. A black-and-white picture of a forlorn Aurelia Matias, […]

Andres Bonifacio and his Camisa de Chino

By NENET GALANG-PERENA Andres Bonifacio, matapang na tao, Lumaban sa g’yera, naputol ang tenga In the small  plaza beside the ancient parish church dedicated to St. John the Baptist in my river bound hometown of Calumpit stands a monument to […]

Ampatuan massacre becomes a rallying cry for global journalists

MANILA, Nov 23  – On the second anniversary of the brutal Ampatuan massacre, journalists worldwide have also marked November 23, 2011 as the first International Day to End Impunity. Fifty-eight people, including 32 journalists, were killed in the town of […]