Day: August 1, 2020

Stranded in the city: A mother’s story

MANILA, Philippines — It took the four-month-pregnant Lilibeth Avila 20 days before she could embrace her children again. During that time, the Avilas, residents of Valenzuela City, were shuttled to and from temporary shelters along with other initial beneficiaries of the government’s “Hatid Tulong” program, under which persons trapped by travel restrictions brought by the […]

Cory Aquino crowd marks 11th death anniversary online

MANILA, Philippines — Friends and family of the late President Corazon “Cory” Aquino quietly observed her 11th death anniversary with a livestreamed Holy Mass aired via Zoom on Saturday morning. Columnist Deedee Siytangco, Cory’s spokesperson during her presidency, said family members, “colleagues and ex-Cabinet members” of her administration were invited to join the Mass celebrated […]

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