Here are the stories that came out in the local publications today, Feb. 3, 2016.
Tomas vs. Mike: Selfie war
FORMER Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena criticized rival Mike Rama for taking a selfie during the communion rites in the closing mass of the 51st International Eucharist Congress at the South Road Properties last Sunday.
Osmena accused Rama of resorting to publicity gimmicks and blaming it on his camp when they backfire. He also blamed Team Rama for putting up the “Welcome to Binay country” streamers during the mass at the SRP.
I am the spokesman of the Catholic Church…Cebu belongs to the Cebuanos. I always respect that and Rama does not respect that. I cannot correct him and I will not correct him, but I just want the Cebuanos to see for themselves what he is like. Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena.
Cebu Daily News: Rama on Osmena’s tirade: Insignificant
Sun.Star Cebu: Team Rama, BOPK trade accusations on Binay streamer
EVEN with the construction of the P500-million Pavilion and the repair of the two seminaries near the venue used for the 51st IEC, organizers say they are within the P300-million budget they set for the event.
The P300-million budget was supplemented by registration fees, donations, and proceeds from fund-raisers, while the P500-million Pavilion was constructed at no cost to the church.
By the grace of God, we have enough. Our finances are in order. We won’t have any difficulty. Monsignor Joseph Tan, media liaison officer of the Archidiocise of Cebu.
Sun.Star Cebu: IEC raises P129M in registration fee, another P100M in donations
Palma urges missionaries to keep the faith
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged members of religious orders to continue their vocations and be the light for others, especially in areas where they are really needed.
The nature of the religious life has always been to serve as light for others, to become a witness for others. Cebu Archibishop Jose Palma.
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