How to Help the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines

I am still in shock at the amount of devastation Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) has left in her wake.  This is a super storm, the likes of which we have never seen before (considering how ‘used’ we are to typhoons already). Meteorologists say this is the most powerful storm on earth in recent history, …

Floods in Manila: Help Needed in Relief Operations

The torrential downpour yesterday has left  Metro Manila and nearby provinces underwater. 16 are reported dead while 80,000 are now staying in evacuation centers. If you want to help in the relief operations or donate food and clothing, here’s a compilation of the relief efforts organized by various NGOs and institutions. ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY …

Off-travel: Mga Kwento mula sa Lupang Pangako

Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc. in cooperation with PLDT and UNILAB  proudly presents “Mga Kuwento Mula sa Lupang Pangako”, a back-to-back Holy Week presentation featuring two documentaries shot on location in Israel.

For centuries, the Holy Land has drawn millions of pilgrims. It is an important place not only to Christians but to Jews and Muslims alike. Each year, thousands of Filipino Catholics flock to the Holy Land to relive the life of Christ – His passion, death, and Resurrection.

In “Via Lucis: Sa Mga Yapak ni Hesus”, join a group of Filipino pilgrims as they follow the footsteps of Christ in “Via Lucis” or “The Way of the Light”, a new devotion which was introduced into the Catholic Church in 2003.

Narrated by Ms. Cheche Lazaro, the documentary features  unique stories of faith as pilgrims follow  a new spirituality based on the lively, fresh, hopeful, and happy spirituality of the Risen Lord that traces His way from the empty tomb to the Upper Room where the Holy Spirit descended to His Apostles.


In “Ang Makabagong Disipulo”,  take a deeper look into the life and mission of His Excellency Most Reverend Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle– from his childhood to his journey of faith in service of God and the Church.

His  appointment as the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Manila comes at the most opportune time as the Philippine Catholic Church faces growing secularization and controversies such as the RH Bill.

Hosted by Bernadette Sembrano-Aguinaldo, the documentary takes a look at Archbishop Tagle’s simple beginnings in Imus, Cavite and how he, being blessed with the gift for evangelization, has become a symbol of change and renewal for the Catholic faithful.  Today, he is perhaps one of the most popular Church personalities on TV and in social networking sites with over 90,000 fans on Facebook. Thus, he is said to bring Catholicism into the modern age.

“Via Lucis: Sa Mga Yapak ni Hesus”  airs on April 5, Maundy Thursday, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 in the afternoon and  “Ang Makabagong Disipulo”  on April 6, Good Friday, from 5:00 in the afternoon to 6:00 in the evening on ABS-CBN Channel 2.

The two and a half hour TV Lenten Special will also air on April 5, 2012 on the The Filipino Channel (TFC) in the following countries:

HongKong/Singapore Time
5:00 am – 7:30 am
Replays at 1:00pm and 9:00pm

Japan Time
6:00am – 8:30am
Replays at 2:00pm  and 10:00pm

Guam Time
7:00am -9:30am
Replays at 3:00pm and 11:00pm

Sydney Time
8:00am – 10:30am
Replays at 4:00pm and 12:00 midnight (April 6)

Help the Victims of Typhoon Pedring

*Re-posting this for Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan.  Hope you guys can help, even by just sharing on your social networks. Thanks! SLB TASK FORCE NOAH : PEDRING The number of families and individuals in the evacuation sites in various parts of Luzon is still high. The continued rain is posing continuous threat in many parts …