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No change for Filipinos from Christmas past–survey

DAWN MASS People attend the first of nine dawn Masses at San Dionisio Chapel in Parañaque City, on the outskirts of Manila in this picture taken Dec. 16, 2012, to signal the start of the Christmas season The tradition of dawn Masses dates back to the Spanish era. The Philippines is more than 70 percent Catholic. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

For most Filipinos, this Christmas will be just like last year’s, while about a third expect a more prosperous celebration and a majority are optimistic about the new year, according to a recent Pulse Asia survey.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Cultural communities in Visayas still struggling to recover from earthquake, ‘Yolanda’

AGTA indigenous group

Indigenous communities in the Visayas region that gathered in Bacolod City for the Dayaw indigenous people’s festival said they were still coping from the devastation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) and the 7.2-magnitude earthquake last year.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

National Museum defends Fort Pilar restoration

BUILT in the 17th century, the military fortress named in honor of Our Lady of the Pillar is proof of Spanish conquest and colonization of

National Museum director Jeremy Barns has defended the controversial Fort Pilar project in Zamboanga City in which sections of the inner walls have been given a white palitada or lime-mortar-mix finish.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Christmas is not just for kids

THE award-winning and world-renownedMadrigal Singers performs at Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Galleria and Robinsons Place Manila.

You don’t need to be a shopaholic or a parent to enjoy a visit to the mall this holiday season.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Is the Kama Sutra indecent?


This newspaper’s Oct. 27 issue carried a front-page story about a recently opened exhibit in Paris of the classic Indian book “Kama Sutra,” which depicts different positions of sexual intercourse in full detail.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »