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Our love-hate relationship with elections

I am always amazed at the love-hate relationship Filipinos have with electoral politics. On one hand, we complain about how elections do not change the conditions of our country, or how cheating and violence characterize the process. On the other hand, we love speculating about the elections. We say we do not believe in surveys but we love seeing the rankings of candidates. Do you notice... 

The Pope’s appeal for more time, space for good news

IN his year-end message at the Vatican on New Year’s Eve, Pope Francis urged the world’s media to give more space to positive and inspirational stories to help counterbalance the many stories of violence and hate in the world today. The year just past, he said, was full of so many tragedies, with many people forced to leave their homes and their countries and seek refuge in other lands.... 

Saudi allies cut Iran ties

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Allies of Saudi Arabia followed the kingdom’s lead Monday and scaled back diplomatic ties to Iran after the ransacking of Saudi diplomatic missions in the Islamic Republic, violence sparked by the Saudi execution of a prominent Shiite cleric. Sudan and the tiny island kingdom of Bahrain said they would sever ties with Iran, as Saudi Arabia did... 

Expedite probe on slay try vs media – Chiz

Independent vice presidential candidate Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero urged authorities to expedite its probe into the assassination attempt against three-member news team of ABS-CBN in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur last Dec. 26. Escudero is referring to the assassination attempt on reporter Ronnie Enderes, cameraman Emelito Balansag and driver Garry Montecillo which he branded “a... 

Pope asks media to cover more ‘good’ news

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The media should give more space to positive, inspirational stories to counterbalance the preponderance of evil, violence and hate in the world, Pope Francis said on Thursday in his year-end message. Francis led about 10,000 worshippers in a traditional year-end solemn “Te Deum” vespers service of thanksgiving in St. Peter’s Basilica.  Read More »

Muhammad Ali hits Trump

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali criticized Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, calling on Muslims “to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda”. Ali, one of the most famous Muslims in the world, issued a statement saying: “True Muslims know that the ruthless violence of so called Islamic... 

Inmate stabbed inside Bilibid

An inmate at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) maximum security compound was stabbed dead before dawn yesterday, the latest of a series of violence inside the national penitentiary. Inmate Felicito Braga sustained multiple stab wounds all over his body after his cousin Jonathan Braga, ran amuck at Dorm 12-B, at 1 a.m., reports reaching the Department of Justice (DoJ) read. Incoming search terms:binambangan... 

Pious California killer showed no outward signs of violence

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – With a young wife, infant daughter and government job, Syed Farook appeared to have arrived at a sweet-spot in life. Friends knew the 28-year-old by his quick smile, his devotion to his Muslim religion and earnest talk about cars he would restore. They didn’t know the man authorities say was busy with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, building homemade bombs... 

Opposition leaders hanged

NEW DELHI (AP) – Bangladesh was on high alert Monday after executing two opposition leaders for war crimes during the country’s 1971 independence war, despite threats of violence by their supporters and international concerns that the legal proceedings were flawed. A reporter was shot and wounded Sunday after covering the funeral of one of the men, though it was not clear who was... 

‘We are not the enemy’

ROME, Italy – Hundreds of Muslims rallied in Rome and Milan on Saturday to show solidarity with the victims of jihadist attacks, condemning violence in the name of religion and chanting “we are not the enemy.” “The message is clear, terrorism cannot continue to attack everywhere in the name of Muslims.  Read More »