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Residents, tourists urged to take part in Makati’s Lenten activities

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With preparations for the Holy Week in Makati City in full swing, city officials are inviting the Catholic faithful as well as tourists to visit Barangay (village) Poblacion and take part in its traditional Lenten practices.

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

Despite typhoon, Bantayan ready for Semana Santa

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WHILE the rest of the town is a scene of massive devastation after Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” a church in Daanbantayan, a town in northern Cebu, appears to have survived the storm. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

A week before Holy Week, the people of Bantayan were busy preparing for one of Christendom’s sacred celebrations that the island in northern Cebu province has been known for.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lenten ‘zarzuela’ grandmas’ vow

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In a bastion of Roman Catholicism like Pampanga province, Holy Week sees penitents carrying heavy wooden crosses for 100 or so kilometers with their backs bloodied by glass shards and bamboo whips, or volunteering to be crucified with steel nails hammered into their hands and feet.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Muntinlupa City opens Muslim affairs office

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Those of the Muslim faith now have a more established representation in Muntinlupa, with the city government creating a special office to cater to the Muslim culture and social needs.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Town relives its past through ‘bahay kubo’

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KITCHEN inside Barangay Carriedo’s “bahay kubo” WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

The town square here has turned into a “subdivision” of bahay kubo (bamboo huts) as residents relived history in celebrating the fiesta this month.

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

CSC voids suspension of worker behind Pilipinas-to-Filipinas exposé

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CSC Chairperson Francisco Duque INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has declared “void” the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino’s (KWF) twin directives placing under preventive suspension the agency’s human resource officer who earlier blew the whistle on the KWF head for his unauthorized alteration of the country’s name from Pilipinas to Filipinas.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill pushed to protect freedom to wear ‘hijab’

COTABATO CITY—A bill seeking to protect the freedom of Muslim women to wear “hijab,” a traditional Muslim head gear, is being supported by Muslim lawmakers, according to the bill’s proponent, Rep. Sitti Djalia Hataman, of the Anak Mindanao party list group.   Hataman, wife of Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, [...]

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dinagyang fest showcases Ilonggo resilience

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MEMBERS of Tribu Salognon of Jaro National High School wow the audience with their colorful costumes and brisk movements during the Ati tribe dance contest of Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival. GUIJO DUENAS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Ilonggos refused to be held down by the destruction of Super Typhoon Yolanda as hundreds of thousands packed the streets of this city on Sunday, the final day of the Dinagyang Festival.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Learning in and about UK

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It has been three months since I first stepped onto your soil. The gust of cold air that greeted me at Heathrow [airport] should have been fair warning to my tropical senses of how unpredictable your weather can be.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Calamity fails to dampen spirit of Ati-Atihan, Dinagyang fests

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Members of a tribal contingent dance after the Pilgrims’ Mass at Pastrana Park in Kalibo, capital of Aklan, as part of the Ati-Atihan Festival celebration. FILE PHOTO/HARESH TANODRA (CONTRIBUTOR)

Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” which pummeled Iloilo and Aklan, among other provinces, in November, has failed to dampen preparations for the Ati-Atihan festival in Kalibo and the Dinagyang in Iloilo City which are held in January in honor of the Holy Child Jesus.

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

Rizal statue now nat’l treasure

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One hundred years after it was erected, the Rizal memorial statue (Rizal Monument) was declared a national cultural treasure on Monday by the National Museum of the Philippines.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Make Jan. 9 a holiday’

To highlight the religious significance and cultural importance of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, a councilor has sought the declaration of Jan. 9 as a special nonworking holiday in the City of Manila.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DOST: About time we ended ‘Filipino Time’

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The country will be ushering in 2014 through “Juan Time,” a renewed government campaign to banish its notoriously tardy counterpart, “Filipino Time.”

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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