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Monday, December 19, 2005

The ArroyoWatch

A local newspaper has set up its own "community" blog on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's administration. It is regularly updated and can be used as a way of monitoring the President. You may find it here. http://www.sunstar.com.ph/blogs/citizenwatch/ Sign in to see full entry.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Dawn Masses 2005 Begin Tomorrow and I Am Excited!

I've already written about how we Filipinos prepare for Christmas through a series of nine masses held at 4:00 AM from December 16-24. These are the Dawn Masses which have also become through the passage of time social occassions where we meet old friends (especially those who come from the States... Sign in to see full entry.

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Friday, December 9, 2005

A Tune For Christmas

When you listen to this, close your eyes... Sign in to see full entry.

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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Nobody Can Stop Christmas

Christmas is definitely here. Preparations started late (last year, my first sighting of the Christmas star was in the month of October) but once the first star is on the window sill, everybody else gets into the action. Our Church is reactive. We started preparations yesterday... Sign in to see full entry.

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Monday, September 5, 2005

The Basilica del Sto. Nino Cloister

The cloister of the Basilica del Sto. Nino is not found in tourist guides for Cebu, for obvious reasons: it is still inhabited by friars. These are some of the pictures I took when I was there a week ago. Sign in to see full entry.

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