Is Kiko Pangilinan good enough to lead the opposition?First word The photograph was taken by a Malacañang staff photographer and it was circulated to news desks by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). Now, one month later, SWS, the master of junk surveys, tells the nation that Duterte is enjoying 80 percent net satisfaction rating in the eyes of the Filipino public. That’s not all. The drug war, which according to Duterte has failed, is enjoying, the SWS said, a similarly high satisfaction rating with the public. Is SWS really telling the public that Filipinos are satisfied with the killings going on? Despite the crushing photograph of the usually proud DU30, the opposition and the Liberal Party did not make political capital of the humbling confession of failure in the drug warThe opposition did not complain to SWS about its brainless survey statistic. Can the drug war fail and satisfy the people at the same time? Party president and campaign … [Read more...] about Is Kiko Pangilinan good enough to lead the opposition?
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PARIS—The fire that tore through Notre-Dame cathedral was probably caused by accident, French prosecutors said on Tuesday after firefighters doused the last flames in the ruins overnight and the nation grieved for the destruction of one of its symbols. More than 400 firemen were needed to tame the inferno that consumed the roof and collapsed the spire of the eight-centuries-old cathedral. They worked through the night to extinguish the fire some 14 hours after it began. Paris public prosecutor Remy Heitz said there was no obvious indication the fire was arson. Fifty people were working on what would be a long and complex investigation. One firefighter was injured but no one else was hurt in the blaze which began after the building was closed to the public for the evening. From the outside, the imposing bell towers and outer walls, with their vast flying buttresses, still stood firm, but the insides and the upper structure were eviscerated by the blaze. Firefighters examined the … [Read more...] about No sign of arson in Notre Dame blaze, as nation grieves for symbol
Thomas Adamson Associated Press Published 8:54 AM EDT Apr 16, 2019 Paris – Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared its bell towers and the purported Crown of Christ. What remained was a blackened shell of the monument immortalized in Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” a building that had survived almost 900 years of tumultuous French history but was devastated amid renovation works at the start of Catholic Easter week. Its iconic twin bell towers remained visibly intact. Paris officials said the world famous 18th century organ that boasts 8,000 pipes also appeared to have survived, along with other treasures inside the cathedral, after a plan to safeguard heritage was quickly put into action. Paris Deputy Mayor Emmanuel Gregoire described authorities’ “enormous relief” at … [Read more...] about Fire out, organ intact as officials assess Notre Dame damage, plan of action
Updated 3:41 am PDT, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Firefighters work at the facade of Notre Dame cathedral Tuesday April 16, 2019 in Paris. Experts assessed the blackened shell of Paris' iconic Notre Dame Tuesday morning to establish next steps to save what remains after a devastating fire destroyed much of the cathedral that had survived almost 900 years of history. less Firefighters work at the facade of Notre Dame cathedral Tuesday April 16, 2019 in Paris. Experts assessed the blackened shell of Paris' iconic Notre Dame Tuesday morning to establish next steps to save what ... more Photo: Thibault Camus, AP Photo: Thibault Camus, AP Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 Firefighters work at the facade of Notre Dame cathedral Tuesday April 16, 2019 in Paris. Experts assessed … [Read more...] about The Latest: Vatican minister offers words of hope to France
Updated 5:35 pm CST, Sunday, January 13, 2019 Parishioners from St. Stephen Catholic Church stand outside of the fenced off church as they conducted service before heading off to protest, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in front of the Co-Cathedral because the Diocese of Galveston-Houston still hasn’t announced a timeline to reopen their church in Houston. less Parishioners from St. Stephen Catholic Church stand outside of the fenced off church as they conducted service before heading off to protest, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in front of the Co-Cathedral because the ... more Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Image 1 of 17 Parishioners from St. Stephen Catholic Church … [Read more...] about St. Stephen faithful protest to have church reopened