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Saturday, April 10, 2004

An Easter Custom That Has Survived Til Now

Early in the morning of Easter Sunday, Filipinos go to the parish church to witness the " Salubong." "Salubong" means "The Encounter" and it is a re-enactment of the meeting between the just risen Lord and his Mother. The story of the meeting of Mary and His Son is nowhere found in the Gospels, but... Sign in to see full entry.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Juan De La Cruz and Holy Week

Filipino writers refer to the ordinary man of the streets as "Juan De La Cruz." The name is not based on the great John of the Cross, the Spanish mystical writer and friend of Theresa of Avila. It is rather the combination of "Juan" which was an ordinary name before the Japanese Invasion of the... Sign in to see full entry.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Photos: From Mindoro to Luzon

On Monday we were able to take the 1:30 PM ferry from Mindoro to Batangas. Along the way we passed by a one of the islets that the fishermen of Mindoro inhabit. From Batangas, we drove to our place in Antipolo. It took us only about two hours to do so. The traffic wasn't heavy so we arrived at my... Sign in to see full entry.

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Sunday, April 4, 2004

Photos: Fun In Calapan

We took the Starlite Navigator from Caticlan to Mindoro. It was a five hour trip that was disappointing in a sense since we weren't able to see the dolphins. Mindoro is known for the Mangyans, Mt. Halcon and the endangered species, Tamaraw. We spent the night there after finding out that we cannot... Sign in to see full entry.

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Friday, April 2, 2004

Photos: From Caticlan to Boracay Island

The road to Caticlan gave us vistas of the mountains of Aklan. When we reached Caticlan and took a boat to Boracay Island, the sun was already setting. After a good night's rest, we had to leave the island for the next of our RoRo adventure. A shot of the mountains of Aklan The boat for Boracay... Sign in to see full entry.

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