First ever Bisaya saint-A A +A
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
BLESSED Pedro Calungsod is set to be canonized in Rome, Italy on Oct. 21, four days from today, to become San Pedro Calungsod, th
e first ever Bisaya saint.
At last we’ll have a Bisaya saint who’ll surely understand prayers and petitions in the native Bisaya tongue.
Now when you pray for “puso,” you need not translate it into “hanging rice.”
The canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod has triggered a resurgence of faith among Filipinos, especially the Bisaya.
Brisk sales were also reported on icons of the brand new saint.
We are indeed lucky the young Pedro and his priest, Jesuit missionary Blessed Diego Luis de Sanvitores, did not go to the islands inhabited then by cannibals.
Team Rama wants Cebu City Councilor Augustus Pe Jr. disqualified for violating term restrictions for local elective officials.
Jun Pe is running for councilor in the city’s south district after serving his third and last term in the north, perhaps believing the south deserves his brand of service in the north.
That’s simply a leap of faith, or in Jun Pe’s case, a leap to the south district.
Jun Pe’s problem must not be his thirst for power which, Henry Kissinger once said, is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
It’s because he has not established a political dynasty of his own--no family member to take over his council seat in the north district.
If he had one, he wouldn’t be leaping from one district to another.
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Murad Ibrahim, tapping a miniature model of a Muslim gong that he gave to President Noynoy Aquino at a meeting in Malacañang for the signing of a framework agreement for a Bangsamoro said, “This is the sound of peace.”
That should be better than the angry bark of machineguns.
But are all Muslims united for this latest chapter in the quest for peace in Mindanao?
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 17, 2012.