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Luneta crowd building for Pope’s mass

MANILA — Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos filled Manila's main park for Pope Francis' final mass on Sunday, braving a steady rain to hear the Pontiff's message of hope for the Southeast Asian country's most downtrodden and destitute.

Police arrest Crips leader ‘behind death of policeman's son'

A SUSPECTED gang leader behind the death of a police official's son was collared by police in Barangay Inayawan, Cebu City last Tuesday night.

Operatives from the different Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) divisions arrested Samson Cecida, 40, but not after engaging the uniformed men in a chase in Sitio Upper Torre.

Waray misses Pope visit for fluvial parade

STO. Niño devotee Yen Seberre, 31, had a tough decision to make—see Pope Francis in Tacloban, Leyte or join the fluvial procession in Cebu.

Seberre is a native of Tacloban and a typhoon Yolanda survivor.

‘Always in line for promotion'

FOR years, the Abogadie family wished to witness the Sinulog Grand Parade.

Today, they will finally see it through grim eyes.

‘Always in line for promotion'

FOR years, the Abogadie family wished to witness the Sinulog Grand Parade.

Today, they will finally see it through grim eyes.

Pope: ‘A little bit late, but I’m here’

TACLOBAN CITY—Pope Francis moved many survivors of Yolanda to tears as he urged them to keep their faith and move on from the tragedy during the Mass he celebrated in Tacloban City yesterday morning.

'Amang' slightly weakens, moves toward Bicol Region

MANILA -- Tropical Storm Amang (Mekkhala) slightly weakened after it made landfall over Dolores, Eastern Samar, and is now moving toward Bicol region, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

Pope Francis to Yolanda survivors: ‘Always forward’

TACLOBAN CITY -- An approaching storm forced Pope Francis to cut short his visit to Tacloban and Palo by about four hours, but he managed to console thousands of typhoon survivors and to urge them “to move forward.”

Pope Francis: ‘A little bit late, but I’m here’

TACLOBAN CITY—Pope Francis moved many survivors of Yolanda to tears as he urged them to keep their faith and move on from the tragedy during the Mass he celebrated in Tacloban City yesterday morning.

“I come to tell you that Jesus is Lord and He never lets us down,” he told thousands of pilgrims who braved the rain and strong winds brought by tropical storm Amang at the airport.

Devotees unfazed by drizzle during fluvial parade, procession

A LIGHT drizzle failed to stop devotees from participating in yesterday morning’s fluvial parade and afternoon procession.

The fluvial parade that brought the images of the Sto. Niño and the Lady of Guadalupe from Mandaue City to Cebu City went without a hitch, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Navy.

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