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‘Pasyon’ chanters, lay preachers featured in ‘Siete Palabras,’ longest-running Lenten TV program

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A Dominican preacher expounds on one of the Seven Last Words.

The “pabasa,” or the chanting of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ—which has been feature of the annual Lenten TV program “Siete Palabras” since 2012—is a notable community practice of Filipinos across the centuries.

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

Beware of pranks Saturday

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Saturday is the Day of the Holy Innocents, also known as Niños Inocentes. The feast, traditionally celebrated on Dec. 28, following Christmas, was instituted by the Latin Church in the 4th or 5th century.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Multimedia exhibit shows how art-making in Asean, Japan interprets tradition and change

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RENAN Ortiz’s installation art “Murmur” is composed of multiple earphones playing Alex Martin Remollino’s “Hindi Iyan ang aming Hinahanap,” a poem
about desaparecidos. BY JOHN ERNEST JOSE

Art and international relations are celebrated in Media/Art Kitchen’s exhibit “Sensorium,” which commemorates the 40th year of Japanese-Asean friendship and coordination. It is ongoing at Ayala Museum.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

We must look beyond Bohol’s Church heritage


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AMERICAN colonial civic building in Balilihan sustained minor damage.

Although the destruction of Bohol and Cebu churches is devastating, even more disastrous is the loss of lives and livelihood that takes precedence over the loss of heritage in the massive post-earthquake reconstruction effort.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Historic concerts in heritage churches

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BACLAYON Church before the big quake. The choral music of Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s “Muro-Ami” was recorded in this heritage church.

Some heritage churches in Cebu and Bohol are memorable because of the concerts that took place in them.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

CCP holds ‘Kutitap’ festival of community children

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In celebration of the National Children’s Month and the National Indigenous Month, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Cultural Exchange Department (CED) will hold the fifth “Kutitap: Isang Piging ng Kabataang Makasining,” Oct. 22-24, in various venues at the CCP.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Weaves of life: Preserving B’laan and T’boli traditional practices

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Jericho Rosales,NCCA’s Taoid ambassador at the Sarangani Bay Festival

The indigenous peoples of Mindanao rely on their traditional crafts-weaving, not only for cultural expression but also for helping address the economic needs of the community.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

National Heritage Month revives traditional Santacruzan

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OUR LADY of Assumption Parish Church in Maragondon, Cavite

This year’s National Heritage Month celebration will focus on the traditional Santacruzan and Flores de Maria.

Posted: May 20th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Sharing Holy Week rituals with my kids


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Of all the things I learned from my mother, I think the best and most valuable is the power of prayer. We go through trials, and everyone has his or her own way of dealing with life’s challenges—in our family, it has always been through prayers, whether in Mass, rosaries, novenas or at the Blessed Sacrament.

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

‘Siete Palabras 2013’ adapts ‘new media,’ reaches out to Filipinos abroad

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Fr. Enrico Gonzales, OP, shares his “Siete Palabras” reflections.

A key Lenten program on Philippine TV, “Siete Palabras”—the communal recitation of the Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ, which are accompanied by reflections from priests and testimonies from lay people—is an experience Filipinos overseas surely miss during the Holy Week, said a Dominican priest who had directed the program for half a decade now.

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Old rites for New Year

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As the clock strikes 12 on Monday, millions will pop champagne corks and light fireworks while others indulge in quirkier New Year’s rituals like melting lead, leaping off chairs or gobbling grapes.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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