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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. RYAN LEAGOGO/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 »

50 Quezon City cops each carry 30-kg crosses

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To atone for their peccadilloes, dozens of policemen in Quezon City on Wednesday were made to each carry a 30-kilogram cross and follow the steps of Christ.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

DPWH orders contractors to remove road barriers

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Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Public Works and Highways ordered its contractors with ongoing road works on Friday to clear the national highways of obstructions and idle equipment in anticipation of the volume of travellers this Holy Week.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mt. Banahaw to remain largely off-limits

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Mount Banahaw INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A large portion of Mount Banahaw will remain a no-go zone indefinitely, as environment officials study the possibility of expanding the areas covered by the restriction following the March 19 fire that razed 50 hectares of forest.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Be yourself, Tagle tells faithful

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The key to dodging temptation is to be who you are.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle shuns hypocrisy as Ash Wednesday ushers in Lent

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Cardinal Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Hypocrites be damned. Not exactly the way Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said it but he nonetheless urged Catholics not to be hypocrites in his Ash Wednesday homily to usher in the season of Lent.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

It’s Ash Wednesday; season of Lent starts

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Remember that you are dust and unto dust you shall return. AFP FILE PHOTO

A Church official on Tuesday reminded the Catholic faithful to fast and to abstain as the Christian world on March 5 marks Ash Wednesday, which signals the start of the Lenten season.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lent brings brisk business to Paete wood-carvers

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Generations of artisans have made a living out of the chisel in this town that carries the tool in its name. And the symphony of gouges carving faces and hands, shaping wood into laments or smiles, becomes ever more vibrant in months like these, when Catholics turn to the town’s shops to find pieces of art that symbolize their faith.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SC takes Holy Week break

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The Supreme Court will not hold its regular enbanc (full court) session Tuesday as it has started its Lenten break, its Information Office said.

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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