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Tradition, reunions, tribute, business for Filipinos on ‘day of the dead’

Thousands of Catholic Filipinos troop to Manila North Cemetery to honor the departed in the annual observance of All Saints' Day Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Manila. The All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day weekend went by without any major crime incidents, according to the Philippine National Police.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Every year, come November 1 and 2, cemeteries all over the country come to life when the living visit their dead in what has come to be known traditionally for Filipinos as All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Millions turn out for Sto. Niño procession in Cebu


Throngs estimated by the police at 3.2 million people lined the streets of Cebu City or joined a solemn procession traditionally held on the eve of the feast of the Child Jesus or Señor Sto. Niño under overcast skies.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Police ensure safety of Nazarene devotees over, under Jones Bridge

Photo by Matikas Santos, INQUIRER.net

Although it has yet to happen, security personnel at Jones Bridge are not taking any chances as they made it part of their security plan to make sure that any Black Nazarene devotee who falls off the bridge during the procession will be saved.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Nazarene procession stalled as rush to image causes crown to fall

Black Nazarene Route

As the image of the Black Nazarene is ushered out of the Quirino Grandstand, it’s crown fell from its head as devotees rushed to touch it.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mass at Quirino Grandstand starts Feast of Black Nazarene


The celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene or the “Traslacion 2014″ began early Thursday with a mass at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »