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  Instead of being down for the socalled Pope-fever, the Filipino Nation this week had their spirits perked up as the Bishop of Rome, His Holiness Pope Francis Bergoglio paid a pastoral visit to the typhoon ravaged areas of Leyte where no stronger super howler as Yolanda ever hit any earthland before. (Continue reading here...)  
 
 
  JANUARY 18, 2015 EDITION  
   
   

 
      Tricycle fare P6.50 starting this week    


Beginning this week, the minimum fare rate for all motorcabs-for-hire within the territorial jurisdiction of Dumaguete City shall be P 6.50 from P 8.50 following the steep decline in the prices of gasoline pursuant to Ordinance No. 124 Series of 2011.

Amid reservations by the transport and the business sector, the City Council unanimously passed a resolution setting the new basic fare at P 6.50 for the first kilometer during Wednesday’s regular session.

Students are now supposed to pay only P 6.00 while the differently abled and senior citizens who are entitled to a 20% discount or shall only pay P 5. 20.

Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria favorably endorsed the resolution and affixed his signature Friday, thus, Danny Atillo the City Traffic Management Office Chief reckons that the new fare rate will be implemented this week.

His office shall issue the fare matrix that will officially indicate the adjusted basic fare to be posted in all 2, 400 tricycle units plying the city.

Earlier, Negros Oriental Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Ed Du...
 
   
     
 
       
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The exhortation by Pope Francis to the clergy and laity to “live in poverty thus know the real feelings of the poor” did not mean that the rich relinquish their wealth and become poor… What the Pope meant was: do not be too attached to worldly things. Consider these to be all passing. Give and share your wealth to the poor, instead of keeping or hoarding them for yourselves. This is how to be “poor in spirit”, as the eight beatitudes specify.”

The desire to be with the Pope in person was of course the greater urge for most Catholics but for those who watched the bishop of Rome, His Holiness Pope Francis Bergoglio on satellite cable TV got a more comprehensive sense of his presence because most of the pictures shown were close-ups of the Pope.

From his arrival to the Mall of Asia to the Luneta 3pm today, the multi network coverage was quite impressive with no-cuts-views of the visitor during the motorcade—— from departure to arrival. A pooled media coverage like that was the best. The nightmare will be aggravated if each network did his own set up, plus the Vatican EWTN.

These were some of the most difficult “nightmares” of broadcst journalists even years before. To be able to cover an event or personality from start to finish without cuts. We tried it before during presidential visits here and we can still recall the nightmare...
 
   
   


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Instead of being down for the socalled Pope-fever, the Filipino Nation this week had their spirits perked up as the Bishop of Rome, His Holiness Pope Francis Bergoglio paid a pastoral visit to the typhoon ravaged areas of Leyte where no stronger super howler as Yolanda ever hit any earthland before.

The head of the 4 Billion Catholics all over the world paid tribute to the Filipino Diaspora, or the shining virtue which he said has been drawn from the Filipinos+ Christian Faith which runs five centuries old.

For this pro-poor Pope, he simply wants to come and visit and express his closeness ôto our brothers and sisters who endured the suffering, the loss and the devastation of Yolanda to their lands.

Pope Francis braved typhoon Amang which was raging in Samar as he landed in Tacloban , even as he admired the heroic strength, faith and resilience of Filipinos in the face of natural disaster of such magnitude.

The President also expressed his trust that the progress made in bringing peace to southern Mindanao, the Bangsamoro Peace Accord, will result in just solutions in accord with the nation+s founding principles and respect for the inalienable rights of all. He explained this would need morally upright leaders committed to the common good. He said essential to nation-building would be ôthe moral imperative of ensuring social justice and respect for human dignity.
 
   
   


         
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"Suffering the Will
of God is a Ministry
that God gives only to
a chosen few."
 
   


   
 
   



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