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Last of Moriones mask makers looking for heirs

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Wooden masks, which sell for P4,000 to P5,000 each, are used during the Moriones Festival, one of the oldest religion-themed festivals in the country. The annual weeklong tradition starts with a grand parade of the Morions on Holy Monday in all six municipalities of Marinduque province. “Morion” derives from the crested metal helmet with curved peak in front and back worn by soldiers centuries ago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

With shaky hands and waning eyesight, Jose Manay, better known in this town as Ka Oti, delivered 15 Morion masks a few weeks before this year’s Holy Week observance.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The Kawit mass shooting: Who is Ronald Bae?

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The quiet community where Bae sowed death (PDI Photo/Edwin Bellosillo)

KAWIT, Cavite—No one could ever know what went on inside Ronald Baquiran Bae’s head when he casually walked around his neighborhood and fired his gun indiscriminately, taking the life of eight innocent people. On January 4, around 9 a.m., this closely-knit community still recovering from the revelry of the New Year past, was greeted by [...]

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Death and the Maiden

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Cyrish Magalang PDI Photo/Niño Jesus Orbeta

A bag of puto bumbong (purple rice cakes) helped investigators track down the killers of 20-year-old Cyrish Magalang, who had bought the steamed delicacy as pasalubong on the night she was murdered.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Her own motherhood statement

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“Mama PJ” was a favorite moniker her friends and fellow activists at the University of the Philippines Los Baños gave her, probably because she had always been maternal.

Posted: November 3rd, 2012 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

They grind exceedingly slow

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MARCOS. File Photo

People who had known Marc Andre Marcos, 20, mourned the loss of the young man who had wanted to become a judge like his grandfather, retired regional trial court judge Matilliano Marcos.

Posted: October 7th, 2012 in Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

A university in the grip of terror

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Nearly two decades after the twin murders of University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) students Eileen Sarmenta and Allan Gomez, terror again gripped this quiet university town tucked at the foot of Mount Makiling 63 kilometers away from restless Metro Manila.

Posted: June 2nd, 2012 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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