Around 200 families lost their homes in a fire that hit Tondo, Manila, on Sunday morning. According to the report of arson investigator SFO3 Emmanuel Gaspar, the fire originated from a four-story house owned by Gina Miralles at 1320 CP Garcia St. No fatality or injury was reported during the blaze which started at 12:44 a.m. and reached Task Force Alpha in 20 minutes.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
The bucolic town of Lucban, Quezon, at the foot of the mystical Mt. Banahaw, has long been known for its cool breeze, colorful Pahiyas festival and, yes, native food such as “longganisa,” “pansit Lucban,” “hardinera” and “embotido.”
Several thousand thrill-seekers tested their bravery by dashing alongside six fighting bulls through the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona on the first day of the running of the bulls at the annual San Fermin festival on Sunday.
ORGANIZERS of the Mandaue City fiesta celebration on May 8 said candidates are welcome to attend the festivities on the condition that they don’t campaign and wear T-shirts and post campaign materials.
By Cris Evert Lato
, Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Organizers of the Dinagyang Festival, Iloilo’s top tourist attraction, have barred campaign materials of candidates in the May elections in judging areas.
By Tina G. Santos
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.
THE Mandaue city goverment called on various sectors to join its “multi-sectoral coalition” that would plan and implement its projects for the city.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
With thousands of male devotees called voyadores bringing the image of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia from its home, Basilica Minore, to Naga Metropolitan Cathedral in a 3-kilometer procession called traslacion, the nine-day religious fiesta of the Bicol patroness was ushered in on Friday to reenact a tradition that started 302 years ago.
THE local government of Carmen in northern Cebu will celebrate it fiesta in honor of its patron, San Agustin de Hippo on Aug. 28 with the theme: “The year of faith: Going back to the roots of Christianity.”
By Vicente S. Labro
Tacloban residents and visitors were treated to two colorful but competing festivals held two days apart in the run-up to the city’s main fiesta celebration in honor of its patron, Senior Sto. Niño, on June 30.
THE Order of the Discalced Augustinians (OAD) opened the devotion to St. Rita of Cascia to the general public as the fiesta celebration in her honor nears.
Seven major roads in Mandaue City will be closed to traffic today for the annual city fiesta in honor of St. Joseph, its patron saint.
By Fe Marie D. Dumaboc
As a single mom, she prepared and sold bibingka or rice cakes, one of Mandaue City’s best known dishes.