Posts Tagged ‘Filipino’

Blessie Gotincgo’s family make a novena in her memory Comments 0

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The family of Blessie Gotingco began the novena on May 15, timing it so that the final day of prayer would fall last Sunday, the one-year anniversary of Blessie’s death. A man, who has name suppression, was convicted of Gotingco’s rape and murder at the High Court in Auckland on Friday. Gotingco  went missing on Read more

Filipino student banned over Facebook bikini photo Comments 0

Friday, March 30th, 2012

A Catholic school student has been banned from graduation ceremonies in the Philippines because a photo on her Facebook page shows her wearing a bikini while holding a cigarette and a liquor bottle.

The girl will graduate but has been told she cannot join her classmates in the ceremonies. Reports say school policies allegedly violated involve immorality, exposure online and smoking and drinking.

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Winton’s Catholic School – quarter of the children are Filipino Comments 0

Friday, September 9th, 2011

At Winton’s Thomas Aquinas Primary School almost a quarter of the children are Filipino, highlighting the changing face of the region.

Winton’s St Thomas Aquinas School principal Julian Ineson said 17 of its 79 pupils (22 per cent) were from the Philippines, owing largely to the dairy farming boom in the area that brings Filipino families to Southland to work.

He said some of the Filipino children had a limited knowledge of English, and he wants more direction from the Education Ministry on how best to teach them.


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Philippines Crucifixion, 24 nailed to cross Comments 0

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Once again, Good Friday sees Filipinos nailed to crosses, re-enacting Jesus’ suffering and death. Yesterday tourists flocked to see at least 24 Filipinos take part in the annual ritual which Church leaders reject as extreme devotion and a distortion of the Easter message. “The Church asks you to deny yourself through mortification, prayer and sacrifice. Read more