Browsing All posts tagged under »tradition«

Simbang gabi goes global as PH export

December 17, 2012


Now you don’t have to be in the Philippines to experience the age-old tradition of Simbang Gabi and the iconic food that comes with it—bibingka and puto bumbong (native rice cakes). Simbang Gabi has gone global. First “imported” from Mexico in the late 16th century, the practice of celebrating Simbang Gabi—or the novena of nine […]

Gubernatorial candidate wants more cockfights

November 21, 2012


IF elected this gubernatorial candidate wants to improve existing cockpits and develop some more around the province of Cebu. “Dili angay ikauwaw nako nga mosulti nga palambuon ang sabung o mga buwangan kay kini tradisyon sa mga Pilipino, dili na ta Pilipino og ato ning tangtangon,” said Boyet Cortes. (I’m not ashamed of this plan. […]

‘Miracle woman’ skips Rome, Cebu doctor attending rites

October 20, 2012


People will be keeping an eye out tomorrow in Rome for the woman who was miraculously revived from a coma through the intercession of Visayan martyr Pedro Calungsod. But she won’t be attending. The woman whose name has been kept under wraps for months was not well enough to make the long travel. She’ll have […]

Come, see a baby born

January 2, 2012


  His fascination for the belen started at age 5 with a gift from his grandfather. Today the collection of Msgr. Cristobal Garcia counts over a hundred sets of the belen or nativity scene from around the world—Germany, England, Pakistan, Spain, France, Poland, Africa, Mexico, the Untied States, Latin America, and Peru, among others. Figurines […]