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.
 
 
   MARCH 17, 2013 EDITION
  Vice Admiral Edgar L. Abogado, Commander, Central Command (L-most), Hon. Bentham P. Dela Cruz of Amlan, NOR (2nd from L), Ms. Robin Diallo, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission US Embassy (2nd from R) and Major General Jon R. Shasteen of the US Pacific Command (R most) cuts the ribbon during the turnover of the repaired one unit two classroom to Bio-os Elementary during the closing ceremony of PACIFIC ANGELS 13-1 last March 11, 2013 at Bio-os Elementary School, Amlan, Negros Oriental. (PIA)  
 


   
HEADLINE  
   
NegOr laity hails POPE FRANCIS

The entire province of Negros Oriental, including the non-catholic sectors lauded with hope , the election of Pope Francis whose main adovacy is to uplift the spiritual welfare of the poor in body and spirit.

They described the first Latin American pope, Argentina’s Jorge Mario Bergoglio, as a theological conservative with a strong social conscience, a quiet intellectual, and a modest man who declined the archbishop’s luxurious residence to live in a simple apartment and travel by bus.

Bishop diocesan administrator Msgr Gamaliel Tulabing sent a text message to the CHRONICLE in reaction to the election of Pope Francis saying “I am hopeful that Pope Francis will be the same when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires, vocal against the death agenda of the anti-Church secularist spirit.
 
   

 
   


     
       
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CRITICAL REPORTING  
   
Outscooping the broads in Pope election story

No matter how “high-tech” the national broadsheets and national television are, there will always be times when the local media can out-scoop the broad sheets. This time, we outscooped the broads last Thursday when the Pope was elected 2am or 7:07pm Vatican time.

While the whole world waited for the elusive white smoke, the broadsheets had to close their page by 8pm. So as you can see their headline below, “holy smoke, no pope yet” was embarrassingly circulated nationwide Thursday morning. They failed to catch the 2am event, even as we in the local media already aired the scoop as early as 5am. We replayed the Pope’s Urbi et Orbi at 7am, and our commentators already talked about Pope Francis’ election at 6am.

Even national broadsheets and national television cannot totally outmode the locals because we are guarding our fort even past midnight when we can do exclusives. Not only are we in the web, our radio station STAR ENERGY FM is also heard live worldwide via live streaming. Thanks to cyber technology.
 
   
   


         
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Faced with two high-contrast worlds of extreme poverty and palatial affluence, Pope Francis surely needs all the prayers of the faithful and believers alike, because what he inherited from Pope Benedict the 16th is a much too heavy load indeed.

“For man, this is impossible, but for God, everything is possible,” says the Lord. Perhaps his biggest real challenge is how to put simplicity in what is described as an ostentatious display of wealth in the palatial homes of bishops and cardinals, in contrast to the extreme poverty of those poor in body and spirit the world over, the Philippines included.

The Church is now given a simple man as a leader. One who refused to ride his official Pope mobile after his election but chose to ride with other cardinals back to their apartelles on board an ordinary van. One who usually goes to office on board a public bus, from his rented apartment, “The first Latin American pope, Argentina’s Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is a theological conservative with a strong social conscience, a quiet intellectual, and a modest man who declined the archbishop’s luxurious residence to live in a simple apartment and travel by bus.”
 
   
   


         
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FAITH  

"Let your light
shine before others that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father."
 
   


 

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