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‘Pangangaluluwa’: Reviving a dying custom

PHOTO taken in 2011 in Sariaya, Quezon shows participants in the annual ‘pangangaluluwa’ event of the Sariaya Tourism Council wearing Halloween costumes.        CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The dying Filipino tradition of ‘pangangaluluwa’ during the celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day is still alive in this bucolic town nestled at the foot of Mt. Banahaw.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Binay’s pampering of Makati’s elderly charms Quezon elderly

Jejomar Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday courted the elderly in Quezon province by regaling them with stories of how Makati City has been pampering its senior citizens with freebies and other benefits.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Quezon mayor, 2 execs face criminal raps for purchase of swamp land


The Office of the Ombudsman has approved the filing of a criminal case before the Sandiganbayan against a former mayor and two other officials in Quezon province over the alleged illegal purchase of a parcel of swamp land in 2005.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 Army soldiers, 1 civilian killed in fresh NPA offensive in Quezon


Two Army soldiers and one civilian were gunned down by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Gumaca, Quezon Tuesday evening, in what the military believed was the start of renewed offensives by the dwindling local communist insurgents to reclaim lost grounds.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

1 dead, 16 hurt in road mishap

A passenger was killed while 16 others, including two children, were hurt when a Baguio City-bound van fell into a ravine along Naguilian Road in Sablan town on Sunday afternoon, reports from police and the Office of Civil Defense in the Cordillera region said on Monday.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »