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Lady of Manaoag: Blue to purple

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LENTEN RITUAL  Devotees pray for intercession before the image of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag in Pangasinan province, which is part of the traditional Visita Iglesia (church visits) among the faithful during Holy Week.  WILLIE LOMIBAO/Contributor

On ordinary days, the image of the Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag wears a sky blue cape with matching secondary veil and apron. But at the start of Lent, on Ash Wednesday, her vestment is changed to purple.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Kera kera’y Diyos,’ Pangasinan’s holy fish

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A fisherman holds up the “kera kera’y Diyos.” WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

Ask anyone at the fish market here where to find “kera kera’y Diyos (God’s leftover)” and you will likely be directed to an ambulant vendor offering it.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Trader De Vera threatens to sue Czech diplomat for libel

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A Pangasinan politician and businessman has threatened to file a libel case against Czech Ambassador Josef Rychtar for “maliciously” accusing him of attempting to extort money last year from a Czech train company vying to win the contract for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 capacity expansion project.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cordillera rice varieties vanishing

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A WOMAN tends the terraces where traditional rice varieties are grown in Banaue town, Ifugao province. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Ever heard of “chong-ak,” “imbuucan” and “ominio?” These are rice varieties grown in the Cordillera that are fast disappearing, according to organic food advocates.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Natividad: Alternative pilgrimage, ecotourism site in Pangasinan

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A TOURIST enjoys a refreshing dip in Maranum Falls. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

Lying at the foot of the Caraballo mountains, Natividad has become Pangasinan province’s fast-emerging pilgrimage site and ecotourism destination.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Pangasinan farmers pin hopes on tobacco

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If they had a choice, farmers Alejandra Lavarias and her husband, Nicanor, would not have planted tobacco almost 50 years ago.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Will Pangasinan trees still be saved?

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FR. ROBERT Reyes, the “running priest,” ties a white ribbon around a tree that is set to be felled along a section of MacArthur Highway in Binalonan, Pangasinan, to make way for a road-widening project. WILLIE LOMIBAO / CONTRIBUTOR

If only they were asked, the residents of eastern Pangasinan villages would not have agreed to the cutting of trees that lined the MacArthur Highway traversing their communities.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Electricity lineman killed in Pangasinan gun attack

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Two men on a motorcycle shot and killed a lineman of an electric power cooperative San Carlos City on Wednesday, police said.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Town relives its past through ‘bahay kubo’

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KITCHEN inside Barangay Carriedo’s “bahay kubo” WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

The town square here has turned into a “subdivision” of bahay kubo (bamboo huts) as residents relived history in celebrating the fiesta this month.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Ikong’ becomes pride of this Pangasinan town

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IKONG the Carabao is the ambassador of goodwill for the meat industry in Mangaldan, Pangasinan.          MARKFIL TERSOL/CONTRIBUTOR

There is an instant celebrity in Mangaldan town in Pangasinan province. His name is Ikong ya Duweg (Ikong the Carabao), the official mascot of the Pindang Festival.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Agencies liable, says provincial board

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SLOW DEATH These trees lining the MacArthur Highway in Binalonan town in Pangasinan province have been marked for cutting to make way for a road-widening project. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

The provincial board on Monday said government agencies behind the cutting of more than 1,000 trees along the Manila North Road (MacArthur Highway) in Pangasinan might be sued for violating a 1963 law prohibiting the destruction of trees along public roads.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Box causes bomb scare at Pangasinan police station

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Police cordoned off a section of a busy street here on Tuesday afternoon after a box was left at the door of a police precinct here.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

9 Pangasinan towns to have no power on Wednesday

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Eight towns in Pangasinan along with the city of San Carlos will be without power for 11 hours on Wednesday due to maintenance work to be carried out on certain facilities, including transmission lines, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said Tuesday.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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