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Despite typhoon, Bantayan ready for Semana Santa

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WHILE the rest of the town is a scene of massive devastation after Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” a church in Daanbantayan, a town in northern Cebu, appears to have survived the storm. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

A week before Holy Week, the people of Bantayan were busy preparing for one of Christendom’s sacred celebrations that the island in northern Cebu province has been known for.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ibaloy Day honors doctrine of native title

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COWBOY SKILL A Benguet-born cowboy displays his roping skill as part of weekend lessons on Ibaloy culture during the monthlong Ibaloy Festival in Baguio City. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The sound of gongs competed with music from marching bands alongside 22 flower-bedecked floats in this year’s Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival) parade on Sunday.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Muslims celebrate Eid amid bombs, threat of violence

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi attend the Eid al-Fitr dawn prayers, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan that is traditionally celebrated with special cookies, presents and new clothes outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where protesters have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2013. This year's holiday is overshadowed by the deep divisions in Egypt, with the interim government planning to celebrate the holiday with outdoor prayers in town center squares and Morsi's supporters marking the holiday with their own protest gatherings, including the two major sit-ins by the Islamists in Cairo. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Muslims marked the Eid al-Fitr festival Thursday with feasts and prayers, even as bombings killed dozens of people in Asia and the threat of fresh violence loomed in the Middle East.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Faithful rejoice at ‘salubong’

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THE MEETING  A risen Jesus greets a veiled Virgin Mary (left) in a symbolic re-creation of their first meeting after His resurrection from the dead 2,000 years ago. Joyful Catholics celebrated Easter Sunday in this photo taken in Barangay Lucban in Paco, Manila.  RODEL ROTONI

Confetti rained down and children with angelic voices sang praises for the Risen Lord as Catholics around Metro Manila Sunday welcomed a new dawn with one of the most cherished of Filipino Easter traditions—the “salubong.”

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Thousands flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

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A view of Manger Square and the Chruch of the Nativity as people gather for Christmas eve celebrations in the biblical West Bank city of Bethlehem, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, on December 24, 2012. Thousands of Palestinians and tourists were flocking to Bethlehem to mark Christmas. AFP / HAZEM BADER

Thousands of Palestinians and tourists streamed into the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday to mark Christmas in the “little town” where many believe Jesus Christ was born.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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