TODAY'S HEADLINES

Roy Seneres dies of cardiac arrest 08-Feb-16, 9:51 AM | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com

No arrest for Misuari as he gathers 2,000 fighters in Sulu 08-Feb-16, 3:31 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

Abu Sayyaf Group frees 3-year-old boy captive in Sulu 08-Feb-16, 6:18 AM | Teofilo P. Garcia Jr., Philippines News Agency

SOLUTION TO METRO TRAFFIC? Kalye Share plus DOST's Hybrid Electric Road Train 08-Feb-16, 8:18 AM | Ma. Cristina C. Arayata, Philippines News Agency

2 moderate quakes jolt Surigao del Norte, Southern Leyte 08-Feb-16, 11:45 AM | Philippines News Agency

DOH: Implementing rules for cigarette graphic health warnings out before March 08-Feb-16, 7:40 AM | Leilani S. Junio, Philippines News Agency

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. 

 

advertisement
OTHER NATIONAL STORIES
BREAKING NEWS