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August 31, 2015, Monday
  • CBCP calls on Catholics not to support same-sex marriage. 2 hours ago |
  • 5 mountaineers drown in Nagsasa Creek in San Jose, Tarlac on Monday afternoon. 3 hours ago |
  • Phivolcs records 5 tremors in areas in Southern Mindanao. 3 hours ago |
  • Petron to implement a P 2.25/kilo rollback on the price of LPG on Tuesday. 3 hours ago |
  • Sandiganbayan issues hold departure orders vs. Fmr. Agusan Del Sur Rep. Rodolfo Plaza & 7 others linked to pork barrel scam. 3 hours ago |
  • Binay’s camp claims De Lima is prioritizing political ambition over the resolution of PDAF and SAF 44 cases. 3 hours ago |
  • Binay’s camp calls on Justice Sec. Leila de Lima to resign. 3 hours ago |
  • DILG Sec. Mar Roxas says gov’t & INC leaders have been in contact with one another since the beginning of the rally at DOJ. 3 hours ago |
  • Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda says INC’s protest peacefully ended through goodwill and convergence of efforts. 3 hours ago |
  • Deputy Pres’l Spokesperson Abigail Valte says talks between gov’t & INC centered on clarification of issues & concerns. 3 hours ago |
  • Palace says there has been no deal made between gov’t and Iglesia ni Cristo. 3 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino led the National Heroes’ Day commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City. 8 hours ago |
  • Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda thanks the INC for ending its 5-day protest rally. 8 hours ago |
  • 9 killed in a collision between a multicab & a truck before dawn Monday in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat. 8 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino calls on people to unite & set aside personal interests during his message on National Heroes’ Day. 8 hours ago |
  • Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares says the right of expelled INC Minister Isaias Samson Jr. to file a complaint must be respected. 8 hours ago |
  • CIBAC Party-list Rep. Sherwin Tugna says DOJ must continue hearing the complaint of expelled INC Minister Isaias Samson Jr. 8 hours ago |
  • Fire kills 6 stay-in workers in a bakery in Taal, Batangas. 8 hours ago |
  • Clean-up of area around EDSA-Shaw Boulevard ongoing following 5 days of INC’s protest. 8 hours ago |
  • Traffic flow now moving along EDSA-Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City. 8 hours ago |
  • Some INC members still trooped to DOJ early Monday morning & left only after INC’s announcement that the protest was over. 8 hours ago |
  • Commuters who were at EDSA-Mandaluyong area about 6 am Monday experienced monstrous traffic jam due to INC rally. 8 hours ago |
  • INC members rejoiced upon hearing their leaders’ announcement at about 8 am Monday that they are ending the protest. 9 hours ago |
  • LRTA says the remaining value stored in the magnetic cards can be transferred to beep cards. 9 hours ago |
  • LRT-2 removes from all its stations the gates for magnetic cards as it paves the way for beep cards. 9 hours ago |
  • Registration for 2016 polls continues in selected malls in the provinces. 9 hours ago |
  • Comelec reminds public to register for 2016 elections before deadline comes on October 31. 9 hours ago |
  • Rains forecast over Central Luzon, Bicol, Isabela, Quirino, Rizal and Quezon. 9 hours ago |
  • Possibility of the LPA near Baler, Aurora developing into a storm remote. 9 hours ago |
  • LPA located at sea 390 kms. east southeast of Baler, Aurora. 9 hours ago |
  • INC evangelist Bienvenido Santiago says INC is concluding its protest as it has reached an understanding with gov’t. 9 hours ago |
  • Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) ends its protest at EDSA-Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City. 9 hours ago |
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Quake rocks Davao

By Ronald Reyes | Aug. 11, 2013 at 12:01am
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolted Davao del Sur province on Saturday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

In its bulletin, the agency said the tremor occurred at 4:17 a.m. with its epicenter traced 244 kilometers southeast of Sarangani in Davao del Sur.

It added that the quake, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of 15 kilometers.

Phivolcs said there were no reports of intensities as well as damage from the tremor while aftershocks are not expected as well.

Meanwhile, in Taclobal City, church and media groups in the Eastern Visayas region joined efforts in launching a miracle crusade after the region, home to about 4 million people, was spared a powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake on August 31 last year with its epicentre in Guiuan town , Eastern Samar.

Dubbed as ATOM 7.6 or August Thirty One Miracle community thanksgiving, the event called on the public to “celebrate and reflect” the region’s narrow escape from the large-scale natural disaster through a procession, novena and pontifical mass as its highlights.

“I’d like to think miracles do happen. And each of us is probably entitled to one in this lifetime. But for all we know, we already got ours. It simply happened so fast we failed to notice it. Just the same, it won’t hurt to say thank you. Because if the narrow escape we had last year was indeed a miracle, it’s probably the only miracle we will ever need,” said Jeff Manibay, a cable TV station manager and one of the ATOM 7.6 convenors.

Albeit not having official confirmation from the Vatican in declaring ATOM a  “miracle”,  Fr. Amadeo Alvero, spokesman of the Archdiocese of Palo, told Manila Standard Today  that the event “is just an experience of some lay people who consider it as a miracle in a sense that they felt that God’s hand was with it.”
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