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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Canonization of Two Popes - Pope John Paul II And Pope John XXIII

Pope John Paul II 

Pope John XXIII 

      Tomorrow, Sunday April 27 two popes will be canonized and elected into sainthood and they are Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. Hope they will continue to bless us with their intercession.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Another World Record For World Peace Through Inner Peace

56, 860 candles were initially lit to break the previous world record set by Pakistan in 2009 

Few minutes later, the rest of the candles were lit bringing the total number of candles being lit to 100,000 

Another Guinness World Record has been broken and created in the Queen City of the South, Iloilo in the town of Oton last night Monday, April 14, 2014. The initial lighted candles of 56,680 is enough to set a new world record of largest flaming image using candles previously set by Pakistan on December 10, 2009 with 35,478 candles however minutes later, the rest of the candles were lighted bringing the total number of candles lit to 100,000. This world breaking event is about prayer and meditation spreading the message "World Peace Through Inner Peace" uniting different religious groups - Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, government organizations, non-profit organizations, institutions and most especially the youth. Last year, Iloilo flown 15,185 to set a new world record for the most number of sky lanterns flown previously set by Romania in June 2012 with 12,470 sky lanterns flown. 

Photo Sources: 

Batusay SSC, Iloilo Metropolitan Times thru Batusay SSC 
James Dee Images, Discover Panay Island by Hawili Hurom

World's Most Peaceful Countries

World's Most Peaceful Country 

1.  Denmark
2.  Norway
3.  Singapore
4.  Slovenia
5.  Sweden
6.  Iceland
7.  Belgium
8.  Czech Republic
9.  Switzerland
10. Japan
11. Ireland
12. Finland
13. New Zealand
14. Canada
15. Austria
16. Bhutan
17. Australia
18. Portugal
19. Qatar
20. Mauritius

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Miss USA 2014 Pre-Arrival Favorites

         The 63rd Miss USA 2014 will be held on June 8, 2014 at the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Fifty-one (51) contestants representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia will battle it out for the crown of Miss USA 2014 and to represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2014 at a venue and specific date to be announced by the Miss Universe Organization. The reigning Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady of Connecticut will crown her successor at the end of the event. 
         Meanwhile, before the ladies hit the stage and compete for the title, photos of the 51 ladies surfaced on the web and the pageant fans and pundits including me cannot help but make their own favorites or bets for the crown before their arrival and even before they compete. Here is my own list of pre-arrival favorites for the crown. These ladies, whose timeless and effortless beauty, natural elegance and personality in the pictures captured my attention most. So here goes my early favorites for Miss USA 2014!

 1. Florida - Brittany Oldehoff

 2. South Carolina - Christina Zapolski

 3. Tennessee - Kristy Landers Niedenfuer

 4. Wyoming - Lexi Hill

 5. Alabama - Jesica Ahlberg

 6. Connecticut - Desiree Perez

 7. Nebraska - Amanda Soltero

 8. Georgia - Tiana Griggs

 9. North Dakota - Audra Mari

 10. Alaska - Kendall Bautista

 11. Louisiana - Brittany Guidry

 12. Minnesota - Haley O'Brien

 13. Illinois - Lexi Atkins

 14. Maryland - Taylor Burton

 15. New York - Candace Kendall

 16. Utah - Angelia Layton

 17. Iowa - Carlyn Bradarich

 18. Pennsylvania - Valerie Gatto

 19. Montana - Kadie Latimer

 20. New Hampshire - Bridget Brunet

Photo Source: 

Miss Universe Organization, LLP.., LP.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Letania de Loreto IN LATIN

Painting of Litany of Loreto 

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison
Christie, audinos
Christie, exaudi nos

Pater de Caelis Deus-Miserere
Fili redemtor mundi Deus
Spiritu Sancte Deus
Sancti Trinitas unus Deus
Sancta Maria – ORA PRO NOBIS

Sancta Dei Genetrix
Sancta Virgo Virginum
Mater Christi
Mater Divinae Gratiae
Mater Purissima
Mater Castissima
Mater Inviolata
Mater Intermerata
Mater Immaculata
Mater Amabilis
Mater Craetoris
Mater Salvatoris
Virgo Prudentissima
Virgo Veneranda
Virgo Praedicanda
Virgo Potens
Virgo Clemens
Virgo Fidelis
Speculum Justiciae
Sedes Sapientiae
Causa nostrae laetitiae
Vas Spirituale – ORA PRO NOBIS
Vas Honorabile
Vas Insigne Devotionis
Rosa Mystica
Turris Davidica
Turris Eburnea
Domus Aurea
Fedelis Arca
Janua Caeli
Stella Matutina
Salus Informorum
Refugium Pecatorum
Consolatrix Afflictorum
Auxilium Christianorum
Regina Augelorum
Regina Patriarcarum
Regina Profetarum
Regina Apostolorum
Regina Martirum
Regina Confesorum
Regina Virginum
Regina Sacratisimi Rosarili

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata
Mundi – parce novis comine

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata
Mundi – Exe audinus domine

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata
Mundi – Miserere nobis

Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei
Genitrix Ut digni officiamur
Promissionibus Christi.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

RISING DRAGON OF THE SOUTH - Two Newest Building Projects To Be Constructed In Iloilo City

Two of the newest planned and proposed construction projects in Iloilo City, Philippines

New Residential and Commercial Complex to be constructed in Iloilo City 

Proposed Mall In Iloilo City