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Betis Church beefs up security versus theft

CHURCH convent

Betis Church in Guagua, Pampanga, is set to implement measures to prevent illicit traffic of its movable properties, following the theft of the centuries-old ivory image of the Child Jesus last January, around the feast day of the Santo Niño.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Almost mugged on Chino Roces Avenue

Let this be a warning to commuters who ride the jeepneys along Chino Roces Avenue (formerly Pasong Tamo Street) in Makati. I almost got mugged one Friday at 8:30 p.m.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Internet commerce abets traffic of stolen Catholic images

VIRGEN de la Consolacion y Correa at St. James Parish in Betis, Pampanga. Her image of the Infant Jesus was stolen during a church event last December.

For the past decades, a number of important santos or religious icons have been stolen from either churches or exhibitions. Most remain unrecovered.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘It’ bag-snatching moment

Girls, keep your “It” bags close to your body as you get out of your car. Bag snatchers more and more are finding that is the perfect moment to strike, more than when you’re eating in the resto or strolling absent-mindedly in the mall.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

CCTV bares all: Art theft on the rise


Art dealers and buyers beware: Criminal syndicates have developed a taste for fine art and, moving like a pack of wolves, they know exactly what to get their filthy paws on and how to pass the blame on to unsuspecting gallery staffers or art collectors.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »