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MMDA ACTIVATES ‘OPLAN METRO ALALAY SEMANA SANTA’

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), in coordination with the Philippine National Police – National Capital Region Police Office and various local government units, traffic bureaus, and other government agencies activated Oplan Metro Alalay Semana Santa 2022 (Oplan M.A.S.S. 2022). Under MMDA’s “Oplan M.A.S.S. 2022,” a total of 2,681 personnel has been deployed starting April […]

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Politics

ZAMBOANGA CITY OPENS ABONG-ABONG HOLY HILL

The Zamboanga City government is making the necessary preparations for the solemn observance of Holy Week which include the sprucing up of the Abong-Abong Holy Hill in Barangay Pasonanca, Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said. “It will be opened to the public for the first time since the pandemic started in March 2020,” Climaco-Salazar said. “Some […]

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BINONDO BRIDGE TO OPEN BEFORE HOLY WEEK — DPWH

The glow of lights, thermoplastic pavement markings, and painted steel arch main bridge and metal railings will be gleaming over at night on the iconic Binondo-Intramuros Bridge Project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). DPWH Undersecretary and Build Build Build Chief Implementer Emil Sadain reported to Secretary Roger Mercado that the new […]

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Arts & Culture

REFLECTIONS ON THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

Lenten season is one of the significant annual affairs in the Christian calendar. Devout members of the Catholic church mark this event through 40 days of penance and prayers, leading up to the observance of Holy Week. Filipinos who embrace Christianity would normally take part in various church-led activities during this period, beginning with the […]

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Politics

BE VIGILANT VS COVID-19 DURING HOLY WEEK – GORDON

Anticipating the temptation by people to congregate during the upcoming Holy Week, Senator and Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chairman Dick Gordon warned the public against letting their guard down. “We will likely see the number of daily COVID-19 cases go down because people will probably not be testing as much during Holy Week, but we […]

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Politics

SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE IS SERVICE TO GOD – GO

As the country observed Holy Week, former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and 2019 senatorial candidate Bong Go said he affirms his faith by serving the unfortunate, noting that service to the people is also service to God. Go said he decided to run for Senate to serve the people directly just like he […]

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We Must Try Carbon Fasting This Holy Week – LEGARDA

  In observance of the Holy Week, Senator Loren Legarda encouraged Filipinos to “carbon fast” – a kind of fasting that is environment-friendly. “As stewards of God’s creation, it is beneficial to everyone – humans and other species alike – if we become more aware of our actions’ effects on the environment. As we observe […]