Dane joins Filipinos in bloody Easter crucifixion

via – A Danish man joined eight Filipinos in re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ Friday by being nailed to crosses in a bloody annual Easter spectacle in the Philippines before thousands of surprised onlookers. The crucifixion ritual — held every year on Good Friday in Asia’s Read more »

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Holy day or holiday?

By Elfren S. Cruz/The Philippine Star – In the Christian year, the two most important days are Christmas and Easter. Advent is the period of celebration before Christmas. Lent is the time of sacrifice and penitence before Easter. Christmas has a fixed date because it relates to the Read more »

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Aquino apologizes over ‘world’s worst airport’

By Natashya Gutierrez/ – President Benigno Aquino publicly apologized on Wednesday, April 16, for failures in air conditioning at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). It was already named by an online travel guide as the world’s worst. The fresh debacle at the NAIA Terminal 1, used by foreign airlines, came Read more »

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Iloilo breaks lit candles world record for peace

By Nestor P. Burgos Jr./Inquirer Visayas – Intermittent rains failed to stop thousands of people from lining up in a dark, muddy field in Oton town in Iloilo province on Tuesday to form a giant map of the Philippines, in a bid to set a new world record for the Read more »

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Philippines waives visa requirements for 7 more countries

By Camille Diola/ – The Philippines has granted a visa-free privilege lasting 30 days for nationals of seven more countries, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Tuesday. In a statement, DFA said that Belize, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are granted visa-free access to the country Read more »

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Manny Pacquiao’s mother appears to put hex on Timothy Bradley

By Jaime Uribarri/ NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – With prayer card and rosary in her left hand, Dionisia Pacquiao glared menacingly while reading aloud a prayer and pointing her right middle finger, presumably in Bradley’s direction, during Saturday night’s fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. While Manny Pacquiao Read more »