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Pope Francis transfers episcopal seat of Diocese of Ilagan to Gamu, Isabela


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OUR LADY of Peñafrancia, patroness of Bicolandia

The unfinished Santuario de San Vicente de Paul Parish and Shrine for the Poor in Tandang Sora, Quezon City. Donations to complete the edifice are welcome.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Devotees flock to Our Lady of the Visitation in Guibang, Isabela; Radio Veritas, UST to inaugurate giant LED digital community billboard


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ZENAIDA Zicarelli, the author and Theo Cruz visit the pilgrim image
of Our Lady of Guibang in her church in Guibang, Isabela. Second
from right is parish priest Fr. Francisco Albano.

Last July 2 was our first time to attend the fiesta of Our Lady of the Visitation of Guibang in Gamu, Isabela. Zeny Zicarelli, who runs the Zicarelli Hotel, drove us to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Guibang at 3:30 a.m. on time for the 4 a.m Mass.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Philippine Army Band to play during procession of Our Lady of Guibang in Gamu, Isabela, on July 1


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FR.NELSON Bisco (center), new parish priest of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Posadas Village, Muntinlupa City, with Fr. Vic Torres (left), former parish priest, and Parañaque Bishop Jesse Mercado. NINA MARTINEZ

The traditional Marian procession in honor of Our Lady of the Visitation of Guibang will be held on July 1, Monday, after the 5:30 p.m. Mass, with the Philippine Army Band of the 5th Infantry Division in Upi, Gamu, playing.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Isabela opens ecotourism front

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The province of Isabela in the Cagayan Valley Region is the “Queen’s Province.” Specifically, it was named after la Reyna Isabela la Catolica who, along with King Ferdinand of Aragon, liberated Spain in 1492 from the Moors who had controlled the southern peninsula for centuries.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Ilagan bishop composes beautiful novena prayer to Our Lady of Guibang


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Due to readers’ requests, the prayer to Our Lady of the Visitation of Guibang patroness of Isabela is printed here. It was composed by Ilagan Bishop Joseph Nacua, OFM-Capuchin and given imprimatur on Dec. 8, 2011.

Posted: July 8th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Ilagan, Isabela, celebrates feast day of St. Ferdinand of Castille on May 30


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May 30 is both the patronal and town fiesta of Ilagan, Isabela. The patron is St. Ferdinand of Castille, and he will be honored with Novena Masses on May 21-29. Prayers to the saint will begin at 4:30 p.m., and Mass is at 5:15 p.m. The theme focus is, “To live a life of service for the glory of God.”

Posted: May 27th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Sta. Rosa de Lima in Gamu, Isabela, needs help


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ZENY Marquez-Zicherelli drove us to the Parish of Sta. Rosa de Lima in Gamu, Isabela, and we found the church to be impressive, with very high ceiling, its walls made of brick. But parts of the roof were blown away during typhoon “Juan.” Although parts were rehabilitated during the time of Fr. Antonio Ancheta, former parish priest, the roof was torn again during typhoon “Pedring” when the acacia tree near the church fell on it.

Posted: May 13th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Balai na Ilagan celebrates arts and culture in Isabela province

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FORMERLY a convent, Balai na Ilagan was set up by the Stewards and Friends of Ilagan Inc.

Ilagan, the capital town of Isabela, is best known for being the home of the world’s largest wooden armchair—the butaka.

Posted: March 26th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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