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Slain mayor uneasy with public display of firearms

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Slain Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr. of Gonzaga town, Cagayan province, had always been uneasy with policemen, including his own security escorts, wielding high-powered firearms in public.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Remembering Macliing Dulag

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This generation should always remember that they have a great hero in their history.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

A lonely path to promote Pangasinan love songs

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ANALYN Bautista uses music to preserve and popularize Pangasinan songs. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

She could have pursued a career in the entertainment industry through her angelic voice that had captivated judges of amateur singing contests in Pangasinan province since she was four years old.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gunmen kill Cagayan town mayor

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Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr. of Gonzaga town, Cagayan province. FILE

“Good morning, mayor!” the man in military uniform said as he approached Carlito Pentecostes Jr. of Gonzaga town, Cagayan province, and shook his hand while the official was preparing to address employees in front of the municipal hall after the flag-raising ceremony on Monday morning.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cagayan mayor shot dead after flag-raising ceremony

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Gonzaga town Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr. PHOTO FROM  www.gonzaga.gov.ph

The mayor of Gonzaga town in Cagayan province was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen on Monday morning, just moments after the flag-raising ceremonies in front of the town hall there, police said.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Our Lady of Piat: Centerpiece of Cagayan’s gifts to Christianity

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CALVARY HILLS IN CAGAYAN    One of the landmarks of Cagayan province is the Stations of the Cross on Calvary Hills in Iguig town. MELVIN GASCON/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Street vendor Federina Taguba was all smiles as she greeted a group of pilgrims who had alighted from a rented van to visit the Basilica Minore de Nuestra Señora de Piat (Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Piat).

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Piety takes another form in bamboo

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ART EXPRESSING Filipino piety, using bamboo instead of wood, were put on display for the Lenten week in Baguio City by traditional woodcarvers of Paete, Laguna. The works include this crucifix made from bamboo. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Filipino piety is on display at this city’s new home for bamboo art, courtesy of craftsmen from Paete town in Laguna province.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Getting There

Those spending their vacation in Pagudpud town in Ilocos Norte province could reach Portabaga Falls by hopping on buses coming from Laoag City.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Santa Praxedes greenest destination in Northern Luzon

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THE 15-METER Portabaga Falls, including the pools fed by its water, is set in a natural forest. It is the centerpiece of ecotourism in Santa Praxedes town in Cagayan province. PHOTOS BY RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Santa Praxedes in Cagayan province strikes first-time visitors as one of those sleepy towns they only pass by as they travel through Northern Luzon.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

It’s wet year-round, but who’s complaining?

People call it “apon ti tudu” (rain’s nest), as if it’s a bad thing. But if the unpredictable rain is the reason for the lush forest cover and an abundant supply of water, words will never hurt Santa Praxedes town in Cagayan province. On the contrary, with the cascades that dot the town, any resident can only manage a smile whenever they hear that.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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 »

Bolinao villagers are fierce protectors of mangrove forests

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Romula Caranza maintains a garden on the shores of Santiago Island in this northwestern town in Pangasinan province.

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

Aetas walked for hours to get to TV showing of Pacquiao fight

Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, trades blows with Timothy Bradley, in their WBO welterweight title boxing fight Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won the bout by unanimous decision. AP

Some 1,000 people in Barangay (village) Pulong Santol in Porac town, Pampanga gathered to watch the rematch between Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and American Timothy Bradley via pay-per-view showing sponsored by local officials.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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