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Guide to Filipino Saints, Blesseds, Servants of God

Religion is the cornerstone of faith for most Filipinos as the Philippines remains the third-largest Catholic population in the world with 80 percent of the population identifying themselves as Catholic. Filipinos gather together in churches...

Intramuros Opens 9 Churches for Holy Week Visita Iglesia

When Intramuros reopened the walled city's churches during Holy Week for the first time since World War II in 2018, it became the hub for over a million tourists and pilgrims who sought Manila's...

4 Filipino Recipes Suitable for Holy Week from Judy Ann’s Kitchen

The Holy Week's ritual of abstinence from eating meat dishes continues to be practiced among Filipinos who faithfully observe the religious tradition of penance and sacrifices. Catholics who comprise the majority of the population start...

5 Traditions Pinoys Still Follow to Commemorate Holy Week

The Philippines is known to be a great travel destination during the Holy Week, dubbed locally as "Semana Santa" or "Mahal Na Araw," owing to the Catholic majority's faithful observance of the religious holiday. In...

5 Philippine Malls Adjust Schedules to Observe Holy Week

As the Christian world begins its observation of the passion and triumphs of Jesus Christ during the Holy Week from April 15-21, malls in the Philippines are set to scale down operations in keeping...

1 Million tourists visit Intramuros during Holy Week

About 1 million local and foreign tourists visited Intramuros as the walled city reopened its churches and streets for the annual Holy Week. For the first time since World War II, the Intramuros Administration welcomed...

Manila a favorite Asia-Pacific Easter weekend travel destination

Manila remains a favorite among the most popular Easter travel destinations among Asia-Pacific travelers in 2018, according to the global online travel booking company Agoda. Ranked in 3rd place this year, Manila has been in...
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Centuries-Old Philippine Churches to Visit This Holy Week

Holy Week in the Philippines is an occasion when Filipino families, friends, and tourists alike make pilgrimage visits to oftentimes centuries-old

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