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Churches to Visit for Lent 2017:
The National Shrine
of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage

ONE of the most well-known pilgrimage churches in the Philippines is Antipolo Church, whose full name is the National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. A lot of Filipino devotees head for this church for the Visita … Continue reading

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Churches to Visit for Lent 2017:
Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan

EVERY Holy Week, specifically on Holy Thursday, predominantly Catholic Filipinos go on a Visita Iglesia, which in layman’s terms translates to visits to seven churches in one day. It’s a tradition that devout Catholics observe as part of the Lenten … Continue reading

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A Road Trip to Lucban, Quezon
for the ‘Pahiyas’ in a Nissan Sylphy

ALL roads led to Lucban, Quezon, for its annual Pahiyas Festival yesterday (Sunday, May 15, 2016). A harvest feast held every May 15 in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers in the Philippines, the Pahiyas Festival … Continue reading

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Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park:
It’s Where Everything Comes Together

WHAT’S your idea of summer fun? Is it frolicking in the waters with the kids or having a relaxing swim? Maybe curling up on the couch with a good book in an air-conditioned room? Or singing your heart out with … Continue reading

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My ‘Visita Iglesia’ Trail:
A Spiritual Journey

SEVEN. That’s the number of churches that you have to visit within the day, according to Visita Iglesia traditions. That’s exactly what my husband Raff and I did yesterday, Holy Thursday, March 24, 2016. Believe it or not, it was … Continue reading

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