LET’S celebrate a Sunday Mass in every barangay. This was the call made by Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas to priests in the archdiocese in a pastoral directive dated May 7.
HEAVENLY GRILL—Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas will not be left out of the Bangus Festival Kalutan ed Dalan event on April 30. He gamely sets up a grill just outside the gates of the St. John Metropolitan Cathedral, burns the charcoal and broils his select bangus for his next meal. (Punchphoto by Willie Lomibao) Back to [...]
AFTER declining to endorse any local candidate, not even revealing his personal choices, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas issued a 10-point guideline that could help voters in deciding whom to vote for in the May 13 elections. Archbishop Soc issued a pastoral letter read last April 14 in masses in all churches within his congregation.
Overseas kabaleyans as stakeholders By Ermin Garcia Jr. LOCAL candidates should follow the lead of Sen. Alan Cayetano, the re-electionist senator who did the first ever “Google Hang-Out” in the country in an attempt to engage voters overseas in a discussion of vital issues close to their hearts. Google Hangout is a new internet [...]
NO TEAM PATAY OR BUHAY SAN FABIAN–”I will never ask my flock whom to vote” Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said Tuesday he will never ask, much less demand, that his flock vote for certain candidates.
SAN FABIAN—Candidates and voters can kiss the wholesale cheating prevalent in the past goodbye. According to Comelec Executive Director Ferdinand Rafanan, the counting of and counting and canvassing of votes, which account for 25 percent of the problem of Comelec, has been addressed with the shift to automated election system (AEC) from the manual system.
Judas 9 on Holy Week By Ermin Garcia Jr. THE unrepentant and incorrigible Judas 9 in the Dagupan City council, many of whom are in the MadiLIM and MakuLIMLIM ticket, tried but failed to reenact Judas’ biblical betrayal of Jesus in observance of the Holy Week. Reminiscent of their perceived successful attempt to railroad [...]
CITY HALL VIOLATES ORDINANCE LINGAYEN-DAGUPAN Archbishop Socrates Villegas is upset with the administration of Dagupan Mayor Benjamin Lim. Reason? At presstime, March 27, commercial stalls are being set up outside the St. John the Evangelist Metropolitan Cathedral for the Bangus Festival with the authority of the mayor’s office. “Where is respect, where is God in this [...]
CALASIAO—The Lingayen-Dagupan Archdiocese held a mass at 12 noon Thursday presided over by Archbishop Socrates Villegas at the Sts. Peter and Paul Parish here as Pope Benedict XVI officially leaves the papacy. The mass, attended by priests, seminarians, and the laity, honored the love shown by Pope Benedict XVI to God and the Church, Villegas [...]
SOME 35 boats artfully adorned joined the fluvial parade contest in honor of Dagupan City’s patron St. John the Evangelist. On the afternoon of the Feast Day of the fisherfolk saint, the boats cruised from the Star Plaza Hotel dock and ended at the Babaliwan in Poblacion Oeste. A procession led by Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates [...]keep looking »