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Grander feast for ‘pawikan’ set in Bataan

A grander staging of the 14th Pawikan (Sea Turtle) Festival in Bataan province will greet visitors this year.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

5 killed in Nepal bus accident

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Two speeding buses collided on a busy highway leaving at least five people killed and several more injured during the busiest travel week in the Himalayan nation, police said.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Lucban’s Pahiyas goes simple, uses actual produce

GUYITO, the popular carabao mascot of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, parades aboard a horse-drawn carriage in Lucban town, Quezon province, on May 15. Delfin T. Mallari Jr./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

LUCBAN, Philippines—The Pahiyas Festival here on Thursday remained one of the country’s top  May-time tourist attractions but the participation of some residents in the annual colorful event is decreasing.   Although most residents along the designated roads festooned their houses with farm produce, rice “kiping” or their main sources of livelihood, like hats, bags and […]

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

It’s street party time again in Dagupan

GIANT colorful renditions of  Dagupan “bangus,” which are  made of iron roofing sheets, are  on display during the annual Bangus Festival in 2012. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

At least 10,000 kilograms of bangus (milkfish) will be grilled here when this city holds a street party next month for this year’s Bangus Festival celebration, a city government official said.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

In Kalinga, a thousand gongs boom for peace

A BOY playfully imitates gong-beating Kalinga natives in a parade around the poblacion in Tabuk City, Kalinga province. A thousand gongs rang for peace in Kalinga  on Thursday, the eve of its 19th anniversary as an independent province. VILLAMOR VISAYA JR/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

More than a thousand gongs on Thursday played a rhythmic beat that grew louder and louder as dancers from seven towns in Kalinga province and this capital city formed into letters that declare to the world, “Kalinga Shines.”

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »