By Louie M. Rodaje
Colors burst along the banks of Lake Danao as villagers clad in crimson traditional garb gather for a communal rite that traces its roots to ancient traditions and is performed to seek permission from Magbabaya (Supreme Creator) for the utilization of land and other resources.
By Tina G. Santos
Instead of amulets, wear sacred objects as protection against “evil possession”, an official of the Catholic Church has advised.
A young mother accused of sorcery was stripped naked, doused with petrol and burned alive in front of a crowd including schoolchildren in Papua New Guinea, reports said Thursday.
By Trizer D. Mansueto
With just a few days of catechism, which consisted mostly of rhetorical remarks by Ferdinand Magellan, it would have been impossible for King Humabon and the people of Cebu during his time to have fully understood the Christian faith brought to them by the Spaniards in 1521.
In the early 1970s, followers of Dr. Jose Rizal trooped by the thousands to the Rizal monument at Luneta Park in Manila, where the Spanish colonial government executed him on Dec. 30, 1896.
The Vatican’s top astronomer has some assurances to offer: The world won’t be ending in 10 days, despite predictions to the contrary.
Relax doomsayers, the Maya people did not really mark their calendar for the end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012.
From Mexico’s Maya Riviera to ancient sites in Guatemala, the region foresees a tourism bonanza from the fateful December 21 date in the Mayan calendar, but indigenous groups are fed up with the doomsday myth.
A German court on Friday refused to allow a Muslim student to skip swimming lessons after she said she was uncomfortable being so close to bare-chested boys.
The US has closed its diplomatic missions in Indonesia ahead of expected continuing protests over an anti-Islam film.
By V.P. Vamenta
This week’s dateline brings to mind the opening line of a poem we learned and memorized in grade school that went, “Thirty days hath September, April, June and November …”. After tomorrow, the 30th, we shall be turning to a new month.
By Loreem Sarmiento
Setting: The kitchen table Characters: an apple, a mango and a pineapple Scenario: The three fruits lie sliced in separate bowls—ready to be served for dinnertime. Mother and daughter come in and look at the plates. Daughter picks a piece of pineapple. Daughter: It’s amazing how that man in the market expertly cuts this pineapple. [...]
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
Vice President Jejomar Binay joined the trek of Lenten pilgrims to the mystical Mount Banahaw, a Quezon police official said Friday.