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Dinagyang fest showcases Ilonggo resilience

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MEMBERS of Tribu Salognon of Jaro National High School wow the audience with their colorful costumes and brisk movements during the Ati tribe dance contest of Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival. GUIJO DUENAS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Ilonggos refused to be held down by the destruction of Super Typhoon Yolanda as hundreds of thousands packed the streets of this city on Sunday, the final day of the Dinagyang Festival.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tagle urges faithful to be humble like Sto. Nino

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Catholic devotees raise their images of the Infant Jesus known as Sto. Nino during a Mass officiated by Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, to celebrate His feast day, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at Manila's Tondo district. Tagle appealed to the Catholic faithful to emulate the Sto. Niño for His child-like humility.  AP

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Sunday appealed to the Catholic faithful to emulate the Sto. Niño for His child-like humility.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Faith amid tragedy in 2 festivals

SPRAY BLESSING.  A Roman Catholic lay minister sprays holy water with a hose to bless the images of the Sto. Niño carried by devotees during the Feast of Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Tondo Parish in Tondo, Manila, on Sunday. Grand festivals honoring the Child Jesus, such as the Sinulog in Cebu and the Ati-atihan in Aklan, were also held on Sunday. RICHARD A. REYES

Stories of faith and environmental protection, and the importance of family were told by 35 contingents that participated in the Sinulog 2014 dance competition in Cebu City.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Millions turn out for Sto. Niño procession in Cebu

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Throngs estimated by the police at 3.2 million people lined the streets of Cebu City or joined a solemn procession traditionally held on the eve of the feast of the Child Jesus or Señor Sto. Niño under overcast skies.

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

Teen dances to thank Niño for saving her life

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Dancing is not her passion but 13-year-old Gemma Alcasero wanted to thank the Sto. Niño for keeping her and her family safe when supertyphoon Yolanda struck last November.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Basilica image is original, smiling Niño

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The wooden image of the Sto. Niño inside the bullet-proof glass case of the basilica in Cebu city is the original icon, over 400 years old, said Fr. Jonas Mejares, basilica rector. Long lines of devotees trail into the basilica everyday to kiss and touch the glass, with silent prayers offered to the image of [...]

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Marcos diaries: ‘Hysteria in Manila… I must declare martial law soon’

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‘PORTRAIT OF PUTRIDITY, DECAY’

Portrait of the exiled Ferdinand Marcos as he faced his death in Hawaii by lupus in 1989. As a martial law victim puts it: "its architect is a portrait of putridity and decay." Pointillist drawing by Lynett A Villariba

We have one of the worst floods in years. Almost all of Western Luzon is underwater. While Typhoon “Gloring” is leaving… there is a new typhoon… So we expect the rains to continue.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sto. Niño gold jewelry stolen inside church

About three gold necklaces and six bracelets that were placed on the Sto. Niño image housed in a glass box were stolen by still unidentified burglars at the Redemptorist Church in barangay Camputhaw, Cebu City at 6 p.m last Tuesday.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Giant ‘creatures’ add thrill to Dinagyang revelry

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Giant bees, serpents and spiders towered over the city streets on Sunday, but the hundreds of thousands of revelers who came were thrilled rather than scared by the hideous creatures.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

With Sto. Niño image, animist past revisited

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With just a few days of catechism, which consisted mostly of rhetorical remarks by Ferdinand Magellan, it would have been impossible for King Humabon and the people of Cebu during his time to have fully understood the Christian faith brought to them by the Spaniards in 1521.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Sinug’ as dance of faith and culture

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MEMBERS of the Turang Dance Troupe  dance the traditional prayer-dance for the Sto. Niño during the annual Sinug sa Casa Gorordo in Cebu City on Jan. 21. Photo by Cris Evert Lato

She just closed her eyes the entire time, but not even her frail figure could stop the oldest Sinulog dancer and “heritage keeper” from attending the annual prayer-dance held on Jan. 21, a day after the Feast of the Holy Child Jesus in Cebu, at Casa Gorordo Museum on Lopez Jaena Street in Cebu City.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Gwen Garcia expected to dance at night

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Representative elect Gwendolyn Garcia. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Tens of thousands of revelers braved the heat of the sun to witness Cebu’s grandest and biggest celebration, the Sinulog Grand Parade, on Sunday

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sinulog: Keeper of the beat also keeps the faith

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She was known as the “Keeper of the Sinulog Beat” who hit the drums, sang Latin songs and led children and young adults in dancing to the traditional Sinulog steps come the third week of January.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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