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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

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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 »

Kalibo, Aklan cops on full alert for Ati-Atihan fest

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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)

The police in Western Visayas police have stepped up its security measures for the week-long Ati-Atihan festivities, which will kick off on January 10 until January 14.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

The ‘Belen’ is here to stay

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THE SAN SEBASTIAN Church set up this ‘Belen’ to celebrate Christmas, despite the absence of the annual Belenisimo Festival that helped Tarlac City’s Belen displays draw national attention. BONG CLEMENTE /CONTRIBUTOR

No Christmas celebration goes well without the following lyrics being sung by cherubic boys and girls: “Away in a manger, no crib for a bed; the little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head.”

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

17 drown during religious festival in India

Devotees gather by the banks of the River Yamuna to immerse statues of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The immersion marks the end of the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu God of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. AP

Rescuers say they have found 17 bodies of Hindu devotees who were swept away in the Yamuna River during a religious festival in the Indian capital.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Motorists reminded of traffic rerouting scheme in San Juan

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reminded motorists of a rerouting scheme imposed in some roads in San Juan City Monday in line with the celebration of the “Wattah! Wattah!” festival, which marked the feast of the city’s patron, St. John the Baptist.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

With summer ending, image of carabao as fiesta star lingers

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cartoon, june 2, 2013

Summer is about to end, but the lingering image tourists bring home from this corner of Luzon is that of carabaos being treated as celebrities.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bets keep low profile during Baguio’s main festival

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BAGUIO has been staging the Flower Festival for 18 years now, and despite the evolving pomp and pageantry, volunteers and participants manage to retain the colors and vibrance of the upland Cordilleras. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Major roads were closed to traffic and almost every street vendor had something to sell on Saturday at the grand street dancing of this year’s Baguio Flower Festival, popularly known as Panagbenga.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

A renewal of Catholic faith in Sinulog

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THOUSANDS of devotees flock to the pilgrim center of Basilica del Sto. Niño in downtown Cebu City to attend the nine-day novena Masses that lead to the feast of the Holy Child Jesus on Sunday. Jessie Cubijano/Contributor

It was their faith in the Sto. Niño that brought them back to the Catholic faith. Couple Rasty and Lilibeth Seville were Protestants when they first attended the fluvial procession in 2001. Curiosity prompted them to accept the invitation of a friend to join him in his banca, but it turned out the watercraft was already carrying 20 people, way beyond its capacity of only 12.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

21 versions of ‘pinakbet’ at ‘talong’ fest

Add cupfuls of “bagoong” (fish paste) to 750 kilos of eggplant, 250 kilos of ampalaya, 250 kilos of tomatoes, 4 kilos of okra and 2 kilos of “sili” to produce 21 versions of the traditional Ilocano stew we all know as “pinakbet.”

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard to help secure Sinulog fluvial parade

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Philippine Coast Guard

The Philippine Coast Guard on Friday said it would deploy personnel to help secure participants during the Sinulog Festival, particularly during the fluvial parade Saturday.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Session Road, park rehab expected before flower fest

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They were not aiming to break any records, but government engineers have worked out what are probably the fastest infrastructure projects in the city for January due to the Baguio Flower Festival that would start next month.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Cebu ready for Sto. Niño, Sinulog

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SHIRTS with Sinulog prints are expected to sell heavily during Cebu’s biggest festival. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Preparations for Cebu’s two biggest feasts—the Sto. Niño and Sinulog Festivals—are in full gear.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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