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Sunday, January 8, 2012

FEAST OF BLACK NAZARENE TIPS TO WOULD BE TRASLACION PARTICIPANTS


Tips to would be participants please note the following before you decide to go : 
  • Advise your family.
  • Ensure that your house is properly secured before you leave.
  • All of your electrical devices in your house must be unplugged 
  • Be physically prepared. 
  • Children, elderly, pregnant and persons who are sick should avoid crowded places; thus, they are advised to stay at home and rest.
  • Participants should have with them their identification card
  • Participants should have with them their medical information and emergency contact numbers.
  • Wear proper clothing. 
  • Avoid wearing expensive jewelry
  • Avoid bringing expensive electronic devices.
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks. 
  • Bring candies, crackers and bottled water.
  • Drink a lot of fluid to prevent heat exhaustion.
  • Devotees should also be aware of their location at all times.
  • Avoid safety hazards and, if they come in groups, should designate a meeting point in case someone gets lost.
  • Maintain proper distance to avoid unnecessary injuries.
  • Plan a safe exit path from the crowd. 
  • Know the location and means of access towards the medical stations, police stations and other available authorities within the area.
  • DON'T MOB THE PRIESTS
Warning:
  • It is to each his own there. 
  • They act like there's no tomorrow. Survival of the Fittest style.
  • Some of the devotees think that the wilder they are the holier they become. 
  • Devotees have been known to mob the statue even before the Mass at the grandstand ends.
  • The miraculous image of the Black Nazarene is under constant siege from a maddened multitude trying to beat one another some of them jump, push and shove anyone who gets on their way.
  • Some devotees seems to be in a blind rush to reestablish a link with the Lord they don't care if they hurt anyone along the way. 
  • The injuries and even deaths of devotees are brought upon by one or a combination of heat, fatigue, or being trampled upon by other devotees. 
For the procession on Monday, Philippine National Police (PNP) has doubled the security and assigned a total of 1,600 policemen to do the crowd control.

Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim has made a televised appeal for order, warning those who are caught with intoxicating drinks that they will be apprehended and fined.

The Catholic Church for the first time is tapping priests to move the revered statue of the Black Nazarene before it embarks on its grand procession on Monday.

Monsignor Jose Clemente Ignacio, Quiapo church rector, said they have tasked priests to carry the Black Nazarene from the altar at the Quirino Grandstand to its andas or the carriage that would be pulled throughout the procession.
 
Popular Quiapo priest Fr. Anton Pascual was tasked to remind the faithful to stay in their places as priests carry the image to its carriage.

The crowd will be ask to wait until after the Mass ends before they surge forward because the priests are not used to being mobbed. The devotees should respect the Mass because it is sacred.


FEAST OF QUIAPO BLACK NAZARENE JANUARY 9, 2011 ONLY IN THE PILIPINS




A procession will held on January 9, 2012 for the feast of the Black Nazarene. 

Devotees of the Black Nazarene will commemorate the Traslacion. The Traslacion is the  transfer of the image from Quirino grandstand to its present shrine in Quiapo. The Black Nazarene will be carried into the streets for procession in a shoulder-borne carriage known to devotees as the "andas".
  
The procession is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. after the Mass but, because of the multitudes of those who attend, it is expected to last for 10 to 12 hours.

Around eight million devotees flock in Quiapo every year and wear the color maroon and go barefoot in imitation of Jesus on his way to Mount Calvary. 


Traditionally, men are the only ones permitted to hold the ropes pulling the image's carriage, but in recent years female devotees also participated in the procession. These rope pullers are called traditionally as the "Namamasan" by devotees. 

People who have touched the Black Nazarene are reported to have been cured of their diseases, and Catholics come from all over Manila to touch the image in the hopes of a miracle. 

Towels and handkerchiefs are wipe on the statue in their hope of a miracle they attributed to the "rubbing off".




To some devotees it is their annual rites to beg for forgiveness and renewal of their subscription to God’s grace.

The procession held on the feast day is notorious for the annual casualties that result from the jostling and congestion of the crowds engaged in pulling the carriage. 

Only in the Pilipins!


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Philippines Airport Prohibitions-List of Prohibited Items on your carry on bag


Airport Prohibitions

List of prohibited items:
  • explosives
  • weapons
  • and other dangerous items and substances
All liquid substances exceeding 100 milliliters such as
  1. beverages
  2. lotions
  3. shampoos,
  4. toothpastes
  5. gels
  6. astringents
  7. and other items of similar consistency. 
These liquid items shall be placed in check-in luggage and shall be confiscated if found at the final screening point.
Along with the usual prohibited items such as firearms and ammunition and bombs and grenades, also banned from hand-carried bags are common harmless items such as 
  • vinegar
  • soy sauce
  • salt (in large volume and improperly packed)
  • hair spray
  • bleaching liquid
  • matches
  • tweezers
  • barbecue sticks
  • billiard cue sticks,
  • manicure set, and many others. 
  • acetone
  • aerosol
  • bleach
  • dry ice (in quantities not exceeding two kilograms per passenger)
  • formaline
  • varnish
  • insecticide
  • muriatic acid
  • spray paint
  • all kinds of seasoning especially those with pungent or acrid odor such as bagoong
  • fish sauce
  • soy sauce
  • all sea produced "binurong" or salted products
  • alcoholic beverages.
New MIAA Airport Security Center List of Prohibited Items, included in the dangerous substances that should be prohibited in passenger’s bags are

  • all brands duct tape
  • Scotch tape
  • electrical tape
  • large safety pins
  • fish hooks
  • metal chopsticks
  • knitting needles
  • manicure sets
  • skateboards
  • hockey sticks
  • nail cutters
  • "nail pushers" 
  • billiard cue sticks
  • golf balls
  • cork screws
  • can openers 
  • and hundreds of others.  
In the case of the cooking items and condiments included in the list of banned items, Atutubo said only those contained in breakable bottles are prohibited.


Friday, January 6, 2012

AIR ASIA SEAT SALE UNTIL JANUARY 8, 2012




LAKE SEBU IN MINDANAO




I rode a habal habal (motorcyle for hire) from the Government-owned inn to Punta Isla in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. Roundtrip fare is 120 pesos.
 
 The view is amazing in Lake Sebu!
I Everyone will love the sunset in Lake Sebu.

I super love this shot taken at the Tilapia fishpond inside Punta Isla.
Croc
Wild Flower
 I hope to come back again to Lake Sebu someday. The weather in  Lake Sebu is like Tagaytay. I love the freshly grilled tilapia. Its the biggest and freshest Tilapia I ever tasted so far.


BOURNE LEGACY OTHER LEAD ACTORS TO ARRIVE SUNDAY


Oscar-nominated actor Jeremy Renner is said to be staying @ the Peninsula and his co-stars will be arriving in the country on Sunday, January 8, 2012.  

According to a very reliable source. Jeremy Renner had shoot a scene earlier today @ EDSA Rotonda- Pasay.  

Manila will be the setting for the “climax” or the last 20 to 25 minutes of the film entitled Bourne Legacy. 

One of the scenes to be shot will be a car chase in the Edsa-Taft Avenue area in Pasay City which, in real life, is notorious for round-the-clock traffic jams. Can a car chase really go far in the chaotic, ever-congested streets of Metro Manila? Only in the movies!

Lead actress Rachel Weisz will be riding a jeepney in said movie.

A chase scene will also be shot at the MRT (Metro Rail Transit) line. 

In this movie (Bourne Legacy), Manila will be filmed as Manila and not as a stand-in for another city.

Manila is part of the story.  Allegedly the storyline is that Bourne’s group comes to Manila in search of a rare medication and some forces are trying to stop them.
According to some experts, the filming of Bourne Legacy in Manila is a good thing.  They said that this film will bring us back on the map.  They hope that in the future,  more of these foreign movies will feature Manila or the Philippines.

Some parts of the film will also be shot in scenic spots in Palawan province. 

Bourne Legacy is the fourth installment of the blockbuster series. The first three had Matt Damon play the title character, Jason Bourne.


Philippine Airlines 70th anniversary promo



Details

  • Avail of a very special fare on your second ticket.
  • Valid for one way and combinable for roundtrip travel on economy class
  • Valid on PAL-operated flights only. Not valid on Airphil Express-operated codeshare flights
  • Restricted for sales and ticketing in the Philippines and at www.philippineairlines.com
  • This offer is valid only for sale in the Philippines (PAL ticket offices and travel agents or contact center), and in the Philippine Airlines website during the promo period
  • Fare must be booked during the promo period only. No waitlist allowed.
  • The second ticket can only be availed once for every ticket purchased.
  • The second ticket must be ticketed at any PAL ticket office on or before 11 January 2012 and passenger is required to purchase the first ticket.
  • The second ticket may be issued on a different destination on the same or lower class of service but for the same passenger(s).
  • Passengers booked under one reservation record must travel together on both travel periods.
  • Changes/Refund: Non-refundable, non-rebookable, non-upgradable, non-reroutable
  • Child/Infant fares: Child/Infant with seat – 100% of the accompanying adult fare
  • Infant without seat – 15% of the accompanying fare for the 1st ticket only.
  • Infant discount not applicable on the second ticket.
  • Applicable Mileage Accrual applies: 125% for Mabuhay (Business) class and 25% for Fiesta (Economy) class
  • Free Baggage Allowance for Mabuhay (Business) class is 30kgs and 15kgs for Fiesta (Economy) class
  • Applicable government taxes, fees and surcharges for all tickets shall be collected.

First Ticket
Selling Period: January 6 to 9, 2012
Travel Period: January 16 to March 21, 2012


From/To ManilaFare BasisBase Fare + SurchargesAll-In Fare
Economy Class
Luzon7701,066.001,194.00
Visayas7701,070.001,199.00
Mindanao1,070.001,470.001,647.00
Business Class
Luzon3,970.004,266.004,778.00
Visayas 3,970.004,270.004,783.00
Mindanao4,970.005,370.006,015.00

Second Ticket
Selling Period: January 6 to 11, 2012
Travel Period: June 16 to September 30, 2012


From/To ManilaFare BasisBase Fare + SurchargesAll-In Fare
Economy Class
Luzon70366410
Visayas70370415
Mindanao70470527
Business Class
Luzon9701,266.001,418.00
Visayas 9701,270.001,423.00
Mindanao9701,370.001,535.00


  • Luzon / Visayas Sectors: Laoag, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Bacolod, Cebu, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Kalibo, Roxas, Tacloban, Tagbilaran
  • Mindanao Sectors: Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, General Santos, Ozamiz, Zamboanga



Cebu Pacific Sale Period: January 5 to 8, 2012














Cebu Pacific
Sale Period: January 5 to 8, 2012

Details
  • Quoted fares are one-way and have limited availability.
  • Fare are exclusive of government fees and taxes.
  • International fares are exclusive of fuel surcharges.
  • Fares are non-refundable.
  • Flight changes must be made more than 24 hours before scheduled time of departure.
  • CAB approved terms and conditions of carriage apply.
Domestic Flights Go Lite Fare
Manila to Cagayan De Oro, Catarman, Cauayan (Isabela), Cotabato, Laoag, Legazpi, Naga, Roxas, San Jose (Mindoro) or Tuguegarao
P12
Cebu to Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, Davao, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Surigao, Tacloban, Zamboanga or Kalibo
P12
Cagayan De Oro to Iloilo
P12
Zamboanga to Tawi-Tawi
P12
Travel Period: February 1 to March 31, 2012
Domestic Flights Go Lite Fare
Clark to Hong Kong or Macau
P788
Clark to Bangkok or Singapore
P888
Cebu to Hong Kong or Singapore
P888
Travel Period: February 1 to April 30, 2012


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