Published on Oct 17, 2012 by PBSNewsHour
The Philippines have become increasingly vulnerable to human traffickers, who lure women of all ages and circumstances into prostitution and other forms of forced labor. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how Cecilia Oebanda’s Visayan Forum Foundation has worked with law enforcement to prevent more women from falling prey.
Millions of the poorest people in the Philippines live without electricity.
Some try to tap external power sources – an illegal and often dangerous practice, but a new and cheap solar light idea provides an answer for a growing number of Filipinos.
Al Jazeera’s Marga Ortigas reports from Manila, the Philippines.
April 17, 2011
Palm Sunday celebrations
Christians around the country joined others worldwide in celebrating Palm Sunday, which commemorates Jesus Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem and also marks the beginning of the holy week in the Christian Calendar. Church leaders had a unified message of peace and love and asked the political leadership tone down their rhetoric and concentrate on development issues.
Raw Video: Christians Mark Palm Sunday
Christians around the world are celebrating Palm Sunday. In the Christian faith, Palm Sunday marks Jesus Christ’s arrival in Jerusalem. It’s also the start of Holy Week, which commemorates Christ’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection.
March 28, 2010
Raw Video: Palm Sunday Celebrated Worldwide
Palm Sunday marks the start of the Holy Week in the Christian calendar. In the Philippines, Catholic worshippers brought decorated palm fronds to their church services to be blessed by the priests.
Hundreds of catholic faithful across the country this morning turned out for the Palm Sunday celebrations. The faithful participated in the procession along various towns and city streets before attending mass in their various churches. In Nyeri they marched through the towns main streets before heading to Consolata Cathedral Church Where Father James Maina, led mass. The same was witnessed in Mombasa where the faithful participated in the symbolic march in the coastal citys streets before attending a mass. The lead priest asked Christians to remain vigilant in the practice of their faith.
Palm Sunday mass at the Vatican
Catholics arriving for a Palm Sunday mass at the Vatican say they support Pope Benedict XVI amid mounting allegations of sexual abuse by priests in Europe….
Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem
Hundreds of Christians attended the annual Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem….
Abuse Scandal Weighs on Vatican Palm Sunday
Pope Benedict XVI opened Holy Week on Sunday amid one of the most serious crises facing the church in decades, with questions about his handling of cases of pedophile priests and the Vatican acknowledging its “moral credibility” was on the line.
April 5, 2009
Raw Video: Pilgrims Celebrate Palm Sunday
Pilgrims celebrated Palm Sunday in Jerusalem and Gaza City on Sunday morning. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, when he was greeted by the faithful who waved palms and olive branches in a sign of joy and peace.
March 16, 2008
Palm Sunday celebrations in Jerusalem
Marking the annual Palm Sunday celebrations and the start of a week-long visit to the Holy Land, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori made Anglican history on March 16 becoming the first woman bishop ever to preach at St. Georges Cathedral in Jerusalem. During the afternoon, singing, dancing and joyful celebration filled the streets as the Presiding Bishop joined pilgrims and local Christians from every denomination — including the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem — in the Palm Sunday procession from the Mount of Olives.
As the fallout from Japan’s earthquake continues, the government of the Philippines is taking note.
The capital Manila sits on a massive fault line, and there are concerns the city’s infrastructure would not be able to withstand a quake.