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Mt. Banahaw visitors down to only 3,000—DENR

From more than half a million pilgrims and trekkers who climbed Mount Banahaw on Holy Week a decade ago, the number of Lenten visitors last week was down to 3,000, an official of the Department and Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

How other faiths in PH observe Holy Week

Filipino devotee Ruben Enaje shouts in pain as he stays nailed to a cross to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in San Pedro Cutud village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

The Aglipayan Church, officially the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) or the Philippine Independent Church, follows the same Holy Week observance as the Roman Catholic Church, according to Rev. Fr. Terry Revollido, rector of the Aglipay Central Theological Seminary.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle: Start new life with true peace

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle: Do more works of charity. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, in an Easter message issued on Saturday, exhorted Filipinos to start a new life “with true peace coming from the Risen Christ.”

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

Penitents flagellate themselves as part of Lenten observance in Angeles City, Pampanga province, north of Manila on April 17, 2014. The dominant Roman Catholic church does not condone flagellation and other extreme acts of penitence including gory Good Friday reenactments of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, but devout Catholics say it is a means of atoning for their sins and to implore God to spare them and other members of their families from illness or bad luck. AFP

Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino to public: Learn to sacrifice

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President Benigno S. Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If Jesus Christ was able to sacrifice himself, the people should also be willing to make their own sacrifices. That was the gist of President Benigno Aquino III Lenten message this year.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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