Cheap painted Angel and Buddha figurines found safe from toxic lead

April 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Cheap painted Angel and Buddha figurines found safe from toxic lead 

MANILA, April 5 — Locally-made ornamental Angel and Buddha figurines that showed high levels of toxic lead in the past are now safe from the brain-damaging chemical.

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Pilgrims flock to Southern Leyte’s St. Francis Javier Shrine

April 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Pilgrims flock to Southern Leyte’s St. Francis Javier Shrine 

By Vicky C. Arnaiz

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, April 2 (PNA) – Thousands of pilgrims have been flocking the San Francisco Javier Shrine (St. Francis Javier Shrine) in this city to ask favor this Lenten season.

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Police, military tighten Holy Week security in Zambo Sur

April 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Police, military tighten Holy Week security in Zambo Sur 

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, April 2 – The police in coordination with the Army’s 53rd Infantry Battalion have tightened the security measures to ensure the protection of the catholic faithful during the Holy Week activities.

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Bataan holds street play on Passion of Christ

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ABUCAY, Bataan, April 2 — Performers held a street play on the Passion of Christ along barangay Mabatang in this town in the afternoon of Holy Wednesday.

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Cebuano to be nailed on the cross for the 21st time on Good Friday

April 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Cebuano to be nailed on the cross for the 21st time on Good Friday 

By Eddie O. Brrita

CEBU CITY, April 2 (PNA) — Gilbert Bargayo will have himself crucified for the 21st time on Good Friday in Tuburan town, located some 100 kilometers southwest of Cebu City.

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No PNR operations on Good Friday, Black Saturday

April 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on No PNR operations on Good Friday, Black Saturday 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, April 2 (PNA) — The Philippine National Railway (PNR) Metro and Bicol Commuter Train will have no train operations on Good Friday and Black Saturday (April 3 and 4).

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2 Iloilo-Bacolod fast crafts suspend trip on Good Friday

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on 2 Iloilo-Bacolod fast crafts suspend trip on Good Friday 

ILOILO CITY, March 30 -– Two fast crafts plying the Iloilo City to Bacolod City route have already notified the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) that they will suspend their trips in observance of the Good Friday. Thus, passengers are now advised to plan early their trips when there are still normal operations.

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(Feature) DOH reminds penitents, flagellants this Holy Week: Be safe

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) DOH reminds penitents, flagellants this Holy Week: Be safe 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, March 29 (PNA) — As the nation once again observes Holy Week starting Monday, the Department of Health (DOH) is reminding the public to be careful in engaging in crucifixion or being nailed on the cross and self-flagellation to express remorse of sorrow for their sins and wrongdoings.

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