TODAY'S HEADLINES

Metro mayors, LTFRB at loggerheads over trucks, bus policies 01-Aug-14, 6:13 PM | Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com

DOH monitoring 7 OFWs who came home from Ebola region 01-Aug-14, 5:10 PM | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com and Agence France-Presse

ADVISORY | BDO to shut down mobile banking, ATMs for maintenance on Sunday 01-Aug-14, 1:24 PM | Krista Angela M. Montealegre, InterAksyon.com

Gaza truce over, Israel soldier captured, 50 dead in Rafah shelling 02-Aug-14, 1:21 AM | Nidal Al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller, Reuters

National

Mother Teresa awardee, Center for Migrant Youth founder Fr. Villote dies

PHOTO COURTESY OF RICARDO PERDIGUEROS, FROM WEXIE-DREAMLAND.BLOGSPOT.COM

InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA -- Fr. Ben Villote, former University of the Philippines chaplain and founder of the Center for Migrant Youth (CMY), died Saturday morning. He was 81.

His remains will be at the Delaney hall at around 4 p.m. today until Tuesday morning.

He received many awards, including the Mother Teresa Award and the Dona Aurora Aragon Peace Award.

Also a former Philam parish priest, Fr. Villote helped build the Dambanang Kawayan of Tipas San Jose Seminary. He opted to leave being parish priest to start CMY.

CMY is over 30 years old and is supported by friends.

Born in Tondo and a product of public schools, he celebrated mass using Gary Granada’s songs.

Author of a dozen books, he was a regular contributor to the Sunday Inquirer Magazine and was a columnist of Pilipino Star. But he stopped writing at the onset of Alzheimer’s around five years ago. 

 

OTHER NATIONAL STORIES
BREAKING NEWS