By Maricar Cinco
What else could highlight this year’s Biniray Festival in Romblon than the return of the 400-year-old image of the Nuestra Señor Sto. Niño? After 22 years, the statue, stolen from the St. Joseph Cathedral, has come home for its feast. “We are really happy and thankful that we have the original one back,” said […]
By Gabriel Cardinoza
It’s not every day when one can say “bagoong” (salted fish paste) has made Lingayen dance.
By Shiena M. Barrameda
A group of little boys sat down on the pavement across Porta Mariae, the main entrance to Naga Metropolitan Cathedral, to wait for their fathers on Friday afternoon to bring the image of Bicol patroness Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia into the church, signaling the beginning of the weeklong fiesta in Naga City.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
The festive atmosphere here on Wednesday, the feast of the farmers’ patron saint, San Isidro de Labrador, was pure celebration, albeit still commercialized, but showed no more traces of the feverish and divisive election experienced by the country on Monday.
By Madonna Virola
The practice of Mindoro women carrying oil lamps with lighted wicks flickering like fireflies as they send off their husbands in the cold early morning hours to fish out to the open sea became the inspiration for the official festival of Oriental Mindoro.