Filipino girl eyed for sainthood

Filipino girl eyed for sainthood

File photo of Niña Ruiz-Abad. DIOCESE OF LAOAG By Roy LagardeJuly 19, 2023Manila, Philippines A northern Philippine diocese is embarking on a tedious process to make a teenage girl one of the youngest saints in history.Niña Ruiz-Abad was just 13 years old when she...
Training for war

Training for war

Filipino army soldiers are, for the first time, test firing an FGM 148 Javelin, or an advanced anti-tank weapon system-medium (AAWS-M) man-portable, during this month’s bilateral Army-to-Army conventional exercise, Salaknib, in northern Luzon. The United States Army...
Take a risk but don’t start a war

Take a risk but don’t start a war

Two indigenous boats — actually “bangka na may katig” — left a naval base at Oyster Bay in the western part of Palawan on Nov. 22 to ferry troops and bring supplies to an old military transport ship that ran aground deliberately in the late 1990s on a half-submerged...