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The grand carriages of Baliuag: Pomp and pageantry in piety

By Marga Deona/rappler.com – Baliuag is not just a town; it is a brand. It is a bus company, a tasty chicken dish, and swardspeak for madness in the vernacular. It is also a place where Lent is more festive than Advent. “Here in Baliuag, Holy Week is Read more »

Waning Funds May End Philippines’ 40-Year Bamboo Organ Fest

via abcnews.go.com By Teresa Cerojano/Associated Press – It has survived time, storms and wars. But a nearly 200-year-old bamboo pipe organ, said to be the oldest and most complete in the world, is facing what may be its biggest threats yet: pop music and dwindling donations. For the last four Read more »

aurumOne Makati Hotel – ‘Perfectly Simple’

Experience the gold standard in both comfort and value in one strategic location. aurumOne Makati is the premier address for the sensible businessman,professional and the practical frequent traveler. A key mid-market hotel, aurumOne Makati offers reasonably-priced and convenient residence for travelers who are looking for clean, comfortable, homey, friendly Read more »

Fighting to keep alive the Philippines’ ancient script

By Aya Lowe/thenational.ae – Deep in the jungle of a southern Philippine island, Fely Montajes, a member of the Buhid tribe, carves symbols on to a piece of bamboo, mouthing the sounds as she goes. She is inscribing a love poem in a practice that harks back to the days Read more »

Real men are circumcised? Tales and travail of Pinoy male tradition

By Ronald Mendoza and Alvin Perez/philstar.com – At 15, Bill (not his real name) knows that it’s a bit late for him to undergo what is popularly known as a rite of passage for males. He, nevertheless, decided to go for it because of pressure from his peers and even Read more »

Dane joins Filipinos in bloody Easter crucifixion

via gmanetwork.com – 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 »