THE NEGROS CHRONICLE  

The Negros Chronicle is a weekly publication published in Negros Oriental province, Philippines, vigilantly featuring the latest news updates around Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental since 1973.
 
 
   FEBRUARY 17, 2013 EDITION
  1 billion worldwide against violence on women. To end violence against women and girls, the Negros Oriental V-Day group joins its 15th anniversary celebration on February 14, 2013 through the One Billion Rising. Initiated by famed Vagina Monologue playwright Eve Ensler, the One Billion Rising hopes to bring together ONE BILLION women and those who love to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP AND DEMAND an end to this violence. V-Day wants the world to join in collective strength our numbers, our solidarity across borders of advocates against violence.  
 


   
HEADLINE  
   
Team PNOY to barnstorm NegOr

The administration’s Liberal Party, TEAM PNOY, will take Dumaguete and Negros Oriental by storm when the entire senatorial slate (photo above) of President Noynoy Aquino will arrive in Dumaguete on Tuesday with the goal of balancing the Cebu proclamatioin of UNA candidates headed by the vice-president, Jejomar Binay.

Liberal Party standard bearer of the province Rep. Josy Limkaichong will be leading the senatorial slate in their quick sortie to the city and nearby towns in the morning of Tuesday, Feb 19.

A grand rally will be held before noontime at the Macias Sports Center, which has a capacity of 5000 people, who will mostly come from the towns and 5 cities of Negros Oriental, which has a population of over one million people and a voting population of half a million.

Later in mid- afternoon, Team PNOY will proceed to inaugurate QUALFON-2 at the north highway, which used to be the “circular house” of the Sy Family, now the headquarters of the giant Qualfon call center complex.

The frontrunners of Team PNOY, who are running for the Senate, include Sen. Koko Pimental, Mrs. Cynthia Villar, Sen. Loren Legarda, Rep. Sonny Angara, Ramon Magsaysay, Jr., Riza Hontiveros, Grace Poe, Sen. Alan Cayetano, Sen. Chiz Escudero, Sen. Trillanes, Bam Aquino, and Jambi Madrigal.
 
   

 
   


     
       
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CRITICAL REPORTING  
   
In every story, there is always an inside story

The unexpected and sudden resignation of Pope Benedict 16th could yet be one of the shockers in contemporary Church history. Popes don’t just resign for any reason, much more for health and age, which is a given to all, if not most of the popes in the line of St Peter.

But as journalists, and among those who watch one movie too many, like the stories of “the hawk, the film on angels and demons, the apocalypse, Megedo, the cardinal, the shoes of the fisherman,” among many others about popes, we are too familiar with existing intrigues and pressures of the politics inside the Vatican, the City-State within the city of Rome.

The story about the Pope’s resignation happens only once in a lifetime or generations. It has been six centuries since the last pope resigned. And the story was indeed rocked with controversy. What is really happening inside the Vatican? Is this the handiwork of the anti-christ whom the Bible says is now already born?
 
   
   


         
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EDITORIAL  
   
 

The sudden resignation of Pope Benedict 16th has not and will not destabilize the Catholic Church because this is one Church that is built on rock and designed by God to withstand the tests of time. Small wonder, its 1.2-billion-member church all over the world continues to remain intact despite so many defections, scandals and trials. The Catholic church has and will remain as one, as ordained by Christ.

Yet, it has been over five centuries that a pope has resigned from the papacy during his term. In his resignation letter, which is effective on Feb. 28 yet, Pope Benedict has cited that at his old age of 85, he can no longer give fairness to the papacy if he continues despite his failing health, although without any serious personal physical disease.

The Church, however, is beset with serious problems in this 21st century, ranging from scandals that have rocked headlines, which could have been part of the ordinary, if not for the Church’s leader’s vow of celibacy. We have always advocated for optional and not mandatory celibacy in the clergy. Even God gives everyone freedom of choice, why does the church not give its leaders the chance to exercise their free will? After all, even the 12 original Apostles, led by St. Peter no less, as head of the Church, was a married man. But we don’t believe celibacy is the issue here.
 
   
   


         
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  • Johny Mercado
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  • A Journey Through Cancer
  • James "Kojak" Hughs
  • Footsteps and Fingerprints
  • P.E.P. (People, Events, Places)
  • Health is Wealth
  • Omalahokan
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FAITH  

"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."
 
   


 

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