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A 50-year love affair with lanterns

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A GIANT “PARUL” (Christmas lantern), a product of craftsmen from the City of San Fernando in Pampanga province, entertains spectators at the 2014 Ligligan Parul (Giant Lantern Festival). 
E.I. REYMOND OREJAS

For all the feats that are credited to him by cultural heritage advocates, Ernesto Quiwa only wants to be called a “magpaparul”

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Aetas tie knot to get marriage contracts for jobs, benefits

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For 35 years, Carlito and Mely Ablong lived together in Sitio Target here without the benefits of a civil or church wedding. In the Aeta society, love, dowry and the consent of elders sealed the Ablong relationship, which produced 11 children.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pampanga capital sparkles with giant lanterns

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LANTERNS made by craftsmen from the City of San Fernando in Pampanga province  compete and entertain the crowd at the recent 2014 Giant Lantern Festival. E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

This capital of Pampanga province pressed on with the 106th edition of its Ligligan Parul (Giant Lantern Festival), where the city’s craftsmen showed off nine two-story-high lanterns that represented the Star of Bethlehem.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

In lahar country, agri discovery makes impact

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Tsuyoshi Morita is such a quiet man that his projects with sugar and vegetable farmers in areas buried by Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption in Pampanga province in 1991 had drawn little attention.

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

NHCP gesture secures place in history of Bacolor institution

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For 19 years, a 153-year-old vocational school here had been all but forgotten, buried in Mt. Pinatubo’s lahar.

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

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