Sunday, 2 March 2014

The Pinoy Catholic: More photos of Cardinal Tagle in Milan's Duomo

The Pinoy Catholic: More photos of Cardinal Tagle in Milan's Duomo: More photos from the FB account of a Filipina working at Milan.  I forgot her name but I do not claim ownership of these photos.    ...

More photos from the FB account of a Filipina working at Milan.  I forgot her name but I do not claim ownership of these photos.

 Here is another beautiful photo of the cardinal, not because he is wearing traditional vestments but because he is wearing the correct vestments.  See there, the dalmatic thing under the chasuble?  That is the pontifical dalmatic, worn by bishops over the stole and under the chasuble.  A bishop wears this in pontifical Masses which is the proper occasion for the cardinal in this case.  See that he is also wearing a white miter, not a green one, unlike most Filipino bishops when they are here in the Philippines.  Miters don't follow the liturgical color.   It is either gold, white or with semi-precious jewels.

Here is the cardinal seated on the throne of the archbishop.  He was given the permission to sit on the chair.  Here he is being welcomed by the dean (?) of the cathedral chapter who was also a concelebrant of the Mass.  I was told by someone that the Goggle liturgist commented that this was the Ambrosian Mass which is NOT.  Concelebration is not in the Ambrosian

And horror of horrors! Obviously a product of Filipinos in Milan.

Liturgical dancing is NOT liturgical!  It is an abuse!  It is an outrage!

Keep doing this to your children and they would think that the Mass is not a holy act but a social act, nothing different from a school program.

Swan Lake, next!

Thursday, 13 February 2014


Wow.. malapit na pala akong maging RED CROSS GALLONEER!!! Pang 8th blood donation ko na pala sa Red Cross kanina. Isa na lang ang kulang. Nag-donate din ang ilang staff ko, si Doraemon at Bryan. 

Ano nga ba benefits ng pagdodonate ng dugo? Ito na-research ko.. syempre, salamat sa Google!


Donating blood improves your overall cardiovascular health. Increased level of iron in the blood raises the chance of heart disease. Regularly donating blood helps males in particular to reduce the amount of iron in the blood. This can reduce the chance of heart attack by 88%. Additionally, regular blood donation can lower the risk of severe cardiovascular events such as stroke by 33%.


When blood is withdrawn, the donor's body immediately begins to replenish the lost blood. New cells are produced by marrow within 48 hours of donation, and all of the red blood cells the donor loses during donation are completely replaced within one to two months. Therefore, donating blood helps to stimulate the production of new blood cells. This process of  replenishment can help your body stay healthy and work more efficiently.


Donating blood on a regular basis can also improve fitness. Donating one pint of blood (450 ml) burns 650 calories in donor's body.


Many elderly people who are in good health have reported feeling invigorated and reenergized by giving blood on a regular basis.


Give blood to help lower your risk of cancer. According to the Miller-Keystone Blood Center, consistent blood donation is associated with lowered risks of cancers, including liver, lung, colon, stomach and throat cancers. Risk levels drop in correlation with how often participants donate blood.


In addition to all of these benefits, a donor receives a free prior health screening plus mini blood test. There will be an HB level test, as well as a blood pressure and body check.  Blood is also tested for some major diseases and the donor is immediately informed in strict confidentiality if any of these tests show positive results.


By donating blood, many lives are saved and hope is given to many whose situation may otherwise be hopeless. Blood donors give such patients a second lease of life.


When you donate blood, you impact not only the patient whose life may depend on your donation, but also all those who depend on that patient. The entire community will benefit from  he spirit of generosity.


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Opening Soon!!! JOLLIBEE Bagong Silang, Caloocan City

Nakakatuwa naman at sunod-sunod na ang mga kilalang business establishment na nagbubukas sa Barangay 176 Zone 15 District I, Caloocan City, popularly known as "Bagong Silang" - the biggest barangay in the Philippines. Just recently, nagbukas na rin ang MINI-STOP across Jollibee building. Beside Jollibee, there's 7-11 Convenience Store na magbubukas na rin. Hoping more to follow. Congrats Bagong Silang! Stable political climate ang dahilan bakit nagtitiwala na ngayon sa Bagong Silang ang mga sikat na business establishment. February 28, 2014 ang tentative schedule ng opening ng JOLLIBEE - BAGONG SILANG... enjoy!!!

Jollibee Bagong Silang Phase 1

Jollibee Bagong Silang Phase 1

Jollibee Bagong Silang Phase 1

Jollibee Bagong Silang Phase 1

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Quevedo won't leave Cotabato | ABS-CBN News
Posted at 01/25/2014 1:35 PM | Updated as of 01/26/2014 1:30 AM
MANILA – Cardinal-elect Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo on Saturday said he plans to stay in the province following the announcement by Pope Francis of his elevation to the College of Cardinals.

"People expect that I might be transferred to a big urban diocese. But no, no, I prefer to remain in Cotabato," Quevedo said in an interview with radio dzMM.

Quevedo will be the very first Cardinal from Mindanao.

He explained, "There are dioceses that are traditionally places for cardinals like Manila and Cebu. These are what they call Cardinalatial dioceses."

"So if anybody is appointed to Cebu or to Manila, the expectation would be in 2 or 3 years he would be a cardinal. But for Mindanao there's no tradition, the first time and it happened to be Cotabato," he said.

Early this month, Pope Francis named Quevedo as one of the 16 new cardinals. He said he was in total shock after hearing the news.

"It was not mentioned to me at all even the day before. It was direct announcement through the Angelus of the Pope. I learned of it one hour after it was announced," he said.

Quevedo has been serving Cotabato for 15 years now. His first assignment as a bishop was in Kidapawan during the martial law years. After that, he was sent to Vigan and became an archbishop there for 12 years, then brought back to Cotabato.

"Mahirap kasi nobody would take Cotabato ata. Pero missionary ako, I grew up there, I grew up in Mindanao so I was happy to go back," said Quevedo.

He said he is aware of the challenges but added that he has good relationship with Muslims, Christians and indigenous groups.

"I was not worried about myself. I was never in fear of my life when I was there. Even as a bishop, I would go alone to the barrios and go through Muslim territories. I was never afraid because Muslims are friends of mine," he said.

He said he will continue with his work of reaching out to poor people, to take a look at the GPH-MILF peace negotiations until it's successful, and pursue interreligious dialogue. Although his focus remains the same, Quevedo said he will also act as an unofficial spokesman for Mindanao.

"But now there is an added responsibility kasi being a cardinal from Mindanao, even though I have no authority whatsoever in any diocese, the bishops expect me to speak up on certain issues that are common to all of us in Mindanao. And, I have to be very careful about what to say because I cannot say something the bishops are not in agreement with me," he said.

Quevedo, who is turning 75 in March, was supposed to write a letter of retirement as a bishop to Pope Francis.

"Pero ngayon I guess that is on hold for another 5 years. But I am going to write a letter just the same," he said.