New Year’s cash gifts

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on New Year’s cash gifts 

160103132041Children line up to receive their cash gifts during a New Year’s celebration at Sulu St., Sta. Cruz, Manila on Friday (Jan. 1, 2016). New year is also a time for the annual family reunion. (PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)
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DOH reminds the public: Wear appropriate clothing this cold season

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH reminds the public: Wear appropriate clothing this cold season 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Dec. 20 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) has reminded the public that wearing of appropriate clothing is one way of getting protected from common illnesses during this cold month of December and in the midst of the rainy days that people are experiencing.

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PCSO hands over ambulance to Dumaguete LGU

December 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on PCSO hands over ambulance to Dumaguete LGU 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Dec. 16 — The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has given the city government of Dumaguete a brand new ambulance.

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Regional hospital lines up activities to mark centennial

August 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Regional hospital lines up activities to mark centennial 

TACLOBAN CITY, Aug. 3 — The Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) has announced several activities for the hospital’s 100th founding anniversary celebration next year.

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Chinese culture among Filipinos remains intact

February 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Chinese culture among Filipinos remains intact 

By Lady Marie dela Torre

MANILA, Feb. 16 (PNA) — Kiong Hee Huat Tsai ( Happy New Year).

In the Hokkien language that most Chinese Filipinos speak, Kiong Hee Huat Tsai is the Chinese New Year greeting. The Cantonese version dominant in Hong Kong is Kung Hei Fat Choi and the Mandarin is Gong Xi Fa Cai which means "Congratulations and Be Prosperous."

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Overseas Dagupenos invited to join homecoming

December 4, 2014 by · Comments Off on Overseas Dagupenos invited to join homecoming 

DAGUPAN CITY, Dec. 3 — Overseas Dagupenos from all over the world are being invited to come home on Dec. 22 when the city will hold its "Pawil Dagupan" (Dagupan Homecoming), one of the main highlights of the Dagupan fiesta in honor of the city's patron, St. John the Evangelist.

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What you need to know about All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days (Feature)

November 5, 2014 by · Comments Off on What you need to know about All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days (Feature) 

By Kris M. Crismundo

MANILA, Oct. 31 (PNA) — “Undas,” “Todos los Santos,” “Araw ng mga Patay,” Halloween, All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day. Which is which?

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(Feature) 'Atang': An undying Ilocano tradition of All Souls' Day fostering family solidarity

October 31, 2014 by · Comments Off on (Feature) 'Atang': An undying Ilocano tradition of All Souls' Day fostering family solidarity 

By Lilia M. Micua

VILLASIS, Pangasinan, Oct. 29 (PNA) — The old tradition of All Souls' Day is still alive in this Ilocano town on the edge of the Agno River even after it joined the journey to modernization across the years just like many other previously obscure Philippine towns.

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