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Ivory Worship – The Philippines Connection

In an overfilled church Monsignor Cristobal Garcia, one of the best known ivory collectors in the Philippines, leads an unusual rite honoring the nation’s most important religious icon, the Santo Niño de Cebu (Holy Child of Cebu). The ceremony, which he conducts annually on Cebu, is called the Hubo, Read more »

The house on Balagtas St.: a one-man public library in Manila, Philippines

By Jenny Che/nydailynews.com – It’s the complete interior of a bookstore, turned inside out. In Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, you’ll find the young, old and everyone in between flocking to the Reading Club 2000, a public library operated by a quirky local from his childhood home. Read more »

Pinoy boy wins International Children’s Peace Prize

By Loui Galicia, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau – A 13-year-old Pinoy had the privilege to be the center of attention at the same venue where Queen Beatrix delivered her annual speech to the Parliament. Befitting a royalty, Carlos Valdez or “Kesz”, went up the stage as the winner of Read more »

Ano bang alam mo tungkol sa Martial Law?

By Susan F Quimpo – Last April, my brother Ryan, friend Unica and I created a short amateur video entitled, “Ano bang alam mo tungkol sa Martial Law?” In it we randomly asked high school students about Ferdinand Marcos and martial law. Their answers ranged from serious to hilarious. Read more »

Why MMDA traffic aide took it on the chin

PAPA’S ANGELS. When MMDA traffic aide Saturnino Fabros got slapped around by a motorist, his 6 daughters gave him as many hugs. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ By Niña Calleja Philippine Daily Inquirer PAPA’S ANGELS. When MMDA traffic aide Saturnino Fabros got slapped around by a motorist, his 6 daughters gave him Read more »

Philippines birth control: Filipinos want it, priests don’t

In the Philippines, access to contraceptives is limited for the most part to those with the means to pay. The Catholic Church has fought a “reproductive health bill” in the legislature that would change that. By Kenneth R. Weiss, Los Angeles Times MANILA — Shortly after sunrise, a woman Read more »

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