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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

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

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

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

Food-Chinese New Year Traditions

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 »