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Spring Festival in Baguio, Ople Day in Bulacan

BAGUIO LION   Members of the Baguio Chinese-Filipino community staged a belated Spring Festival parade on Monday, featuring girls on horseback and a lion dance to welcome the Year of the Wooden Horse. The parade is the last of a succession of parades that were staged here during the long weekend. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Classes in elementary and high schools in the city were suspended on Monday afternoon for the Spring Festival parade, which was staged on an unusually warm day after weeks of nippy weather.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PHLPost issues gold-foiled, 3D stamp for Year of Wooden Horse

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Year of the Horse Stamps

To welcome the year of the wooden horse, the Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) made available to the public the first ever gold-foiled three-dimensional (3D) stamp in the country on Friday.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Buddhists in PH: Beyond ‘tikoy,’ fireworks and New Year revelry

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CHINATOWN SERENITY A man in prayer finds solace at Guan Sheng Fu Zi Temple in Binondo, Manila, the oldest Buddhist temple in the country. Maricar B. Brizuela

Dragon dance, fireworks and “tikoy”—just some of the things that give the Chinese New Year a multicultural appeal.   But beyond the revelry, what does the Buddhist festival mean to the Buddhist minority in the country?   It is a time to reflect on one’s present and “past lives,” identify and rectify mistakes, and renew [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Beware of toxic good luck charms

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Members of toxics watch group EcoWaste Coalition warn the public against buying lucky charms sold in Binondo, Quiapo and Divisoria in Manila that contain dangerous chemicals. Instead of bringing luck, these charms may send the buyer to the hospital for exposure to lead and other toxic ingredients, the group says.  ALEXIS CORPUZ

Not even the six-syllable Kuan Yin mantra can ward off the danger of being exposed to lead by a set of prayer beads identified by an environmental watch group as among the Chinese New Year charms that contain high levels of the toxic metal.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Chinese new year warning: Prayer beads for ‘safety’ hazardous to health – EcoWaste

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Not even the six-syllable Kuan Yin mantra can ward off the danger of lead exposure from a set of prayer beads, according to an environment and consumer safety group.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Brotherhood lessons in PDI Read-Along

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STORYTELLER Basketball star and television host Chris Tiu reads a story to children at the INQUIRER’s main office in Makati City. ROMY HOMILLADA

Around 100 children helped slay a terrible dragon, met a cunning snake and learned the joys of brotherhood at Saturday’s Inquirer Read-Along, which was held in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Feasts, fireworks open Year of Snake

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A billion-plus Asians ushered in the Year of the Snake on Sunday with a cacophony of fireworks, after a Chinese televised gala featuring megastars, including Celine Dion, kicked off a week of festivities.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fire hits Laguna warehouse

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A seven-hour fire razed to the ground a three-building warehouse containing plastic and Styrofoam materials in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna on early Sunday.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘It will rain money in Cebu’

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The year of the black water snake will be a “good year” for Cebu.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Siao clan to celebrate Chinese New Year

THE Siao Family Association Cebu chapter headed by its president, Mario Siao, will hold its annual celebration of the Chinese New Year tomorrow, Feb. 10 at the Chikaan Restaurant in Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City. The event aims to foster camaraderie among the participants with Siao lineage. Anybody whose parents last name is Siao, either [...]

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Fire hits mid-rise building in Binondo

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Fire struck a five-storey building in Binondo, Manila Thursday, said a report from Radyo Inquirer 990AM. Manila Fire Department Chief Inspector Emmanuel Carta said the blaze started at 6:07 a.m. at No. 218, Clara corner Sevilla in Binondo, and was put out 20 minutes later.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Estrada, other ‘Ox’ candidates lucky in Year of Water Snake—feng shui specialist

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Former President Joseph Estrada.. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If you’re running for public office and you’re born under the Ox sign, you will most probably win in the 2013 elections, according to a feng shui specialist, giving her own reading of fortunes in the coming year.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Feast for happiness and prosperity

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CHINESE New Year traditionally gathers family and friends for a gastronomic indulgence. And the selected delicious dishes have symbolic meanings to usher in wealth, happiness and prosperity.

Posted: February 18th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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