Tag Archives: Pope Francis

April 16, 2017

Papal Power: Remembering a visit of a lifetime


Happy Easter, everybody! Remember that on this special day that symbolizes new hope and renewal, there is always something to look forward to and be thankful for, even during the most challenging of times. As the anointed “people’s pope” Pope Francis celebrates his fourth anniversary as the leader of some 1.2 billion Catholics this year, PeopleAsia commemorates his Continue Reading


October 8, 2016

Celebrate World Smile Day with PeopleAsia’s gallery of smiles



October marks the celebration of World Smile Day — a lighthearted holiday that commemorates the invention of the ubiquitous, friendly, yellow smiley face invented by artist Harvey Ball in 1963. It’s been celebrated around the world since 1999 with the whole day dedicated to “good cheer and good works” paired with a simple reminder: do an act of Continue Reading


August 14, 2016

13 Truths I Learned from life



By BUM D. TENORIO JR. Positively charged. That’s who and what I am. Life taught me to be like that. I am a blessing hunter because life taught me to never be lackadaisical in finding a miracle or two, big or small, wherever I am, whatever I do. Even in my dreams I hunt for Continue Reading


July 1, 2016

A Look Back: President Benigno S. Aquino III


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July 1, 2016. Today is the first day of the next chapter of Philippine history. Outgoing President Benigno S. Aquino III, after completing a full term of being the Philippines’ highest public official, has officially turned over the gargantuan responsibility of leading the country to its 16th president, President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Here is former President Benigno S. Continue Reading


April 29, 2016

The ABCs with PeopleAsia Pt. 2


Pencils down, hands up and pass your papers forward! Here’s the second half of your ABC lessons with PeopleAsia. Need to backtrack and review? Check out The ABCs with PeopleAsia Pt. 1 here. F – Pope Francis After a few millennia of both shining and appalling moments, one would think one has seen it all from Continue Reading


March 22, 2016

Pontifex Maximus

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By JOAQUIN CARLOS U. DE JESUS It has been years since the head of the Roman Catholic Church was a rock star in both the spiritual and secular spheres. Mired for years in scandals of corruption, sex abuse and inflexibility, the Catholic Church—globally—is currently enjoying a seeming rebirth of popularity thanks to its charismatic head, Continue Reading