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After Meeting With Pope Francis, Philippine President Criticises Local Church Leaders

After Meeting With Pope Francis, Philippine President Criticises Local Church Leaders

17-Jan-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

President Benigno S. Aquino III, who has battled Roman Catholic leaders in the Philippines for much of his administration, said after meeting with Pope Francis on Friday that [...]
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POPE WATCH: In Philippines, hoping for a wave from Francis

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis is heading to the Philippines, home to Asia’s largest Catholic population, following a two-day visit to Sri Lanka. Here are some glimpses of his trip as it [...]
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Pope to begin passionate, chaotic Philippine visit

Pope to begin passionate, chaotic Philippine visit

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis will on Thursday immerse himself in the Catholic Church’s passionate and chaotic Asian heartland as he lands in the Philippines for a five-day trip that is [...]
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Millions of followers, and a storm, await Pope Francis in the Philippines

Millions of followers, and a storm, await Pope Francis in the Philippines

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Security fears and a potential storm have Philippine leaders on edge ahead of the arrival on Thursday of Pope Francis on his first visit to Asia’s largest Catholic [...]
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Pope’s Filipino host is a humble, rising church star

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis will be welcomed in this Catholic heartland on Thursday by a Filipino cardinal who might one day succeed him: a boyish-looking priest who rode the bus as a [...]
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Muslims in Philippines march against Charlie Hebdo

Muslims in Philippines march against Charlie Hebdo

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Around 1,500 people protested in one of the Philippines’ main Muslim-majority cities on Wednesday against the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s caricatures [...]
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In Catholic Philippines, father-priests seek papal blessing

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Every Sunday morning, dozens of Roman Catholics gather at a small chapel on an island in the central Philippines to listen to Father Jess Siva share his personal experiences [...]
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World Bank: Philippines Can End Poverty Within a Generation

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The World Bank said Wednesday the Philippines can eliminate poverty within a generation as sustained economic growth in recent years has translated into more jobs and higher [...]
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Seeking God by hashtag: Pope sparks Filipino social media frenzy

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Millions of Filipinos are planning to endure crushing crowds, security threats and stormy weather to get close to Pope Francis, but many others feel they have a better way [...]
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Pope heading to Philippines, where adoring crowds await

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Pope Francis departed Sri Lanka Thursday for the Philippines, Asia’s most populous Catholic nation, where ecstatic crowds await the first papal visit in 20 years. The [...]
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Philippine Catholic Church struggles with social costs of labour migration

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Almost 5,000 Filipinos left their homes every day between 2010 and 2013 to seek work overseas, government data shows, most hoping to provide an education for their children [...]
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Philippines locks down Manila to secure crowd-adoring pope

16-Jan-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The last pope to visit the Philippines was the target of militants whose plot was uncovered days before his arrival. The one before that was wounded by an attacker who posed [...]
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Asian bank seeks entry into Philippine market

15-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Bworldonline | 6:00 AM

AN ASIAN bank could be the first foreign lender to penetrate the Philippine market since rules allowing offshore banks’ entry were liberalised last year, according to a [...]
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Philippines on high alert as Pope Francis visits

15-Jan-2015 Intellasia | Gulf News | 6:00 AM

Philippine authorities are on high alert to thwart possible terror attacks during the visit by Pope Francis, sources said on Tuesday. The leader of the Roman Catholic church [...]
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Pope Francis: security high for pontiff’s Philippines visit

15-Jan-2015 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Residents of the six-storey Dona Josefa Apartments in the Manila suburb of Makati smelt a strange odour coming from suite 603, which had windows overlooking the path of a [...]
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