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Pampanga capital starts countdown to giant lantern fest

This Pampanga capital began its 100-day countdown to the 82nd Giant Lantern Festival on Dec. 14, with the mayor looking forward to better times from reforms that could arise from the pork barrel scam.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Lanterns to be lit to bring cheer amid storm gloom

THIS lantern from Barangay Telasbastagan, designed by father and son, Arnel and Mark Flores, is one of 11 entries in this year’s Giant Lantern Festival to be held on Dec. 15 at Robinsons Starmills in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Eleven giant lanterns competing in an 81-year-old festival in this Pampanga capital on Saturday will light up to rally spectators to share the spirit of Christmas with victims of Typhoon “Pablo” in Mindanao.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Excitement grips Pampanga city over giant lantern fest

Ten Christmas lanterns, each 20 feet in diameter and fitted with 4,000 to 8,000 bulbs, are vying to be the most colorful modern-day replica of the Star of Bethlehem in this city’s Giant Lantern Festival on Dec. 17.

Posted: December 10th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »