National Newsbits for October 16,2013
ST. MARGARET MARY ALACOQUE FEAST
Manila Archbishop Emeritus Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales will celebrate a high mass at 6 p.m. today at the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in San Antonio Village, Makati City as Catholics observe the Feast of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, the Apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. St. Margaret, together with Sts. John Eudes and Claude dela Columbiere, popularized the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Devotion to the Sacred Heart was officially recognized and approved by Pope Clement XIII in 1765. (Christina I. Hermoso)
Typhoon “Tino” (international name “Wipha”), the third typhoon to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) this month, came and went, staying barely 24 hours inside the country’s territory. As of 4 a.m. Tuesday, a slightly weakened Tino was at 1,190 km northeast of Basco, Batanes, or at 1,040 km east of northern Taiwan, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
Tino is expected at 1,330 km northeast of Basco, Batanes or at 1,080 km northeast of northern Taiwan on Tuesday afternoon. It has maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph. It is forecast to move north-northeast at 20 kph. (Ellalyn De Vera)