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Aquino to public: Learn to sacrifice

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


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

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


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

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle 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

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

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


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


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 »

15 cops to bear crosses on Good Friday


Quezon City policemen facing reprimand for minor offenses have been offered a chance to redeem themselves on Good Friday.

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Retired priest laments fading of Lent practices

Traditional cultural practices associated with the observance of Holy Week are disappearing in many parts of the country, a retired priest here said.

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

A special dish for Lent


I HAVE not cooked or eaten Sinigang sa Bayabas for a long, long time because native pink guavas are extremely difficult to find. This popular dish in Laguna is close to my heart that my first article for Kitchen Stories back in November 2003 was the “Guava Pink Memories” of my childhood.

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Pray, meditate but plant trees, too, DENR exec asks Banahaw pilgrims


If you’re among the annual throng of Mount Banahaw pilgrims during Holy Week, offer the deities not only prayers and candles but also help them turn their spiritual abode into a paradise of lush greens.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

  1. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  2. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  3. Massive infra spending set
  4. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  7. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  8. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  9. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  10. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  1. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  2. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  3. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
  4. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  5. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  8. ‘King’ Yabut and I: Driver bares Makati dad ‘abuses’
  9. It was difficult having Japanese blood
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. UP back on top as ‘average’ student aces bar
  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  6. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  8. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


  • Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured
  • 9 confirmed dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast
  • Aquino to public: Learn to sacrifice
  • 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria
  • Drug firm Novartis to help Leyte firefighter
  • Sports

  • Walker leads Bobcats over Bulls in OT, 91-86
  • Man City slips further out of title contention
  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  • PSC sets Blu Girls US training
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
  • Business

  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Technology

  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog
  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Marketplace