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Faithful start 9-day ‘Simbang Gabi’ Tuesday


As the Filipino faithful began Tuesday the nine-day “Simbang Gabi” or dawn Masses, a Catholic priest reminded them that the best way to observe the true meaning of Christmas was to love others—not equate it with feasting on bibingka and puto bumbong.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Women’s theatre sells porn to bypass Spanish tax hike


An all-women theater group has found an ingenious way around a sales tax hike that is crippling Spanish theaters–by selling pornography.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

‘Belenismo’ attracts tourists to Tarlac

BIRTH OF CHRIST RECALLED Built by soldiers, a Nativity scene is displayed at the military’s Northern
Luzon Command at Camp Aquino in Tarlac province. The backdrop is made of plastic materials.

At dusk on Saturday, an elderly woman, aided by an assistant, stepped off a van and took a close look at a “belen” (Nativity scene) built at the town plaza.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mindanao Muslims seek gov’t help to preserve 634-year-old mosque in Tawi-Tawi

Tubig Indangan, Simunul Tawi-Tawi

Through the help of residents here, the Sheikh Karimul Makhdum mosque, the oldest historical and religious landmark in the country, was able to survive the elements for more than 600 years.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

House passes bill mandating teaching of Moro culture in college

Pangalian Balindong

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved on final reading a bill mandating the teaching of Moro history, culture and identity in college.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »