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The secret of the Star

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The day after Christmas my little ward told me that he wrote Santa to ask for another gift. I told him Santa was done with gift-giving, since he made his last rounds the night before Christmas.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

What to do with leftovers from the holidays

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As the holiday season comes to an end, so do all the trimmings that go with it. A reminder though would be the leftovers in your fridge.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Christmas is for the young… and old, too!

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Pianist during St. Camillus Feast Day celebration

For most kids my age, Christmas is a time for celebration. It’s about family bonding, sharing with the less fortunate and, most of all, remembering the birth of Jesus Christ.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Paskong Pinoy | Read More »

Christmas tree of bottles sparkles in Lithuania

Goda Valukonyte poses by the bottle Christmas tree in Agariniu village, Lazdijai district, some 176 kilometers (110 miles) from Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. Lithuanian policeman Dalius Valukonis says he spent three years and hundreds of hours of his free time to create the tree using bottles he got from local restaurants, bars, family and friends. AP

Here’s a recycling project just for the holidays: A 4-meter (13.2-feet) tall Christmas tree made of 1,100 empty bottles of champagne and sparkling water.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

She avoids Christmas family get-togethers like the plague


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Christmas is the time of the year when being alone gets magnified. I am separated and my only child is abroad. At my age, and by choice, I can count the number of friends I consider family in one hand. They have gone through fire like me.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The race of Jesus: Unknown, yet powerful

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For two thousand years, he has been worshipped and adored. And yet nobody really knows the face of Jesus.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Youth choir goes a-carolling at INQUIRER.net

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Knocking on the doors and hearts of government and private sector employees, a choral group composed of young boys and girls is hoping to raise funds to buy gifts for their less fortunate neighbors.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Santa cleared for entry to US – official

Dressed as Santa Claus, Mark Tate pretends to sleep as he poses for photos with 4-week-old Leilani Mejico at a mall in Cerritos, Calif. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. AP

Santa Claus was officially cleared for entry into the United States on Monday as federal agriculture officials waived stringent livestock checks on his nine reindeer.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Ho! Ho! Ho! year-round: Santa Claus to go global

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As a brand, Santa Claus has one major flaw: He is only really valuable for a few weeks at the end of each year. In Finland, they’re trying to do something about this.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

It took weeks of rummaging through the debris to find the Blessed Sacrament

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RAIN OR SHINE. In Barangay Patoc in the town of Dagame,
“Yolanda” survivors beseech the heavens with prayers. MOZART PASTRANO

The Papal Nuncio, Giuseppe Pinto, has sent word that he is spending Christmas here. Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du, DD, is moving heaven and earth to ensure that the dignitary will have a decent room at the Archbishop’s Residence during his visit.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

How Dec. 25 came to be Christmas


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It is not known by the average Christian Filipino that many practices and teachings of Christianity originated from paganism.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

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