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Faith amid tragedy in 2 festivals

SPRAY BLESSING.  A Roman Catholic lay minister sprays holy water with a hose to bless the images of the Sto. Niño carried by devotees during the Feast of Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Tondo Parish in Tondo, Manila, on Sunday. Grand festivals honoring the Child Jesus, such as the Sinulog in Cebu and the Ati-atihan in Aklan, were also held on Sunday. RICHARD A. REYES

Stories of faith and environmental protection, and the importance of family were told by 35 contingents that participated in the Sinulog 2014 dance competition in Cebu City.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Wet church, warm hearts in Tacloban

KEEPING THE FAITH. Msgr. Alex Opiniano gives Holy Communion to the faithful during the first “Misa de Gallo” at Sto.Niño de Tacloban Church a month after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” laid the city to waste. SHIENA BARRAMEDA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

With only a light green-and-yellow checkered shawl to protect her from the chill and slight drizzle, 89-year-old Damasa Pelingon trudged with her daughter, Delia, through unlit streets before daybreak on Monday to reach Sto. Niño de Tacloban Church.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

First, last, only


This was one Holy Mass where I felt I was in heaven.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Less TV; spend more quiet time with God—Tagle

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. AP FILE PHOTO

Will you give up your favorite teleserye (soap opera) to observe Lent?

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Nazarene rites ‘faster, more orderly’

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Faith combined with planning produced a “miracle” of sorts: The procession went faster, the andas didn’t break down, the street sweepers went quickly into action, and the 200-year-old tradition showed no signs of fading.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »