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Monday, April 9, 2012

SALUBONG AT CAGSAWA RUINS


  

Bicol, Philippines - Since I was a child, I always look forward to the "Salubong" tradition every Easter Sunday. But my kuya and I were surprised to see the practice for the "Salubong" @ Cagsawa Ruins. As everybody knows, what is left of the church at Cagsawa is only the bell tower when Mayon Volcano erupted in 1814 and spewed lava that covered Cagsawa church and the surrounding areas.
The traditional Salubong is a popular event on Easter Sunday. It is a pre-dawn ritual that re-enacts the Risen Christ's meeting with His mother. It is performed within the churchyard under a specially prepared arch where the veiled image of the Virgin Mary is placed. As soon as the procession nears the church, the bells rang deliriously with joy, announcing the glorious resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ!   
       
Then the encounter of the Risen Lord and His Blessed Mother will take place. This is dramatized by the SALUBONG. Little children dressed as angels are slowly lowered by ropes from a high platform and they lift the mourning veil from the grieving Mother Dolorosa and announced to her the resurrection of her dearly beloved Son. The Virgin Mary would then be "Ang Birheng Nagagalak". In other parishes, the angel releases trained doves to snatch away the veil of the Virgin while in others, the angel attaches the veil of the Virgin to balloons to take it far up into the air.
           
While the Regina Coeli is being sung, the little angels scatter flowers and petals to the images of the Mother and Son. The people would then scramble to get the petals as a memento of the event. Farmers would often place these petals in their farm bed for good harvest.
             

The participants in the procession are segregated by gender. The men and boys follow the image of Jesus Christ, while women and girls follow the image of the Virgin Mary. The procession ends with the two groups meeting in the church, where Mass is said.

             
The "Salubong" is an authentic manifestation of Filipino piety and religiosity. Do you know of any counterpart or similar practice in other countries of the "Salubong"?
After every spectacular Easter Sunday Salubong and the solemn Mass, my cousins and I would proceed to our lola's house for an early breakfast of Cacao hot chocolate, suman ( rice cake wrapped in banana leaves and steamed to a sticky consistency) and bihon. Then, we would go to our respective rooms for a much deserved sleep.


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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Zest Air Sale Period from April 8 to 10, 2012


Zest Air
Sale Period: April 8 to 10, 2012
Purchase online or call their hotline at 855-3333 (7:00am to 11:00pm) or beyond 11:00pm at 852-4313 or 851-3302.

Details
  • Inclusive of Fare and Taxes.
  • Exclusive of ASF and Fuel Surcharge and 12% VAT.
  • Limited seats only.
  • FREE Baggage Allowance of 10 Kilos for MA60 Flights.
  • FREE Baggage Allowance of 15 Kilos for A320 and A319 Flights.
  • For phone booking and more information, please call 855-3333 or visit your favorite travel agent.
Domestic DestinationsOne-Way Fare
Manila to Kalibo, Busuanga, Legazpi, Marinduque, Masbate, Virac or Iloilo P300
Manila to Bacolod, Catarman, Virac, Iloilo, Calbayog, San Jose, Mindoro, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban or Tagbilaran P300
Manila to Davao or Cagayan De Oro P500
Travel Period: June 1 to October 15, 2012


Air Phil Express Sale Period from April 8 to 10, 2012


Air Phil Express
Sale Period: April 8 to 10, 2012
Travel Period: July 1 to September 30, 2012 and February 1 to 28, 2013
* 10 kilos free baggage

Details
  • Quoted fares for Domestic and International Flights are for one-way only.
  • Fares are with 15 kilos Free Baggage Allowance.
  • Philippine Goverment Tax not included.
  • Fare is not guaranteed until the final purchase.
  • Priced from Origin to Destination or Vice Versa.
  • Subject to rules and conditions, please review carefully.


Domestic DestinationsOne-Way Fare
ALL DOMESTIC DESTINATIONS P 0


Cebu Pacific Sale Period from April 8 to 9, 2012


Cebu Pacific
Sale Period: April 8 to 9, 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
ALL DOMESTIC DESTINATIONS
P0
Travel Period: November 1 to December 15, 2012
International Flights Go Lite Fare
Clark to Bangkok
P899
Clark to Macau
P999
Clark to Bangkok
P1,299
Manila to Kota Kinabalu
P1,499
Clark to Singapore
P1,599
Manila to Singapore
P1,699
Manila to Guangzhou or Taipei
P1,899
Cebu to Hong Kong or Singapore
P1,899
Manila to Brunei
P2,099
Manila to Ho Chi Ming, Hong Kong, Macau, Hanoi or Xiamen
P2,499
Kalibo to Hong Kong
P2,499
Manila to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Siem Reap
P3,499
Manila to Beijing, Busan, Incheon, Jakarta or Shanghai
P3,999
Cebu to Busan or Incheon
P3,999
Manila to Osaka
P5,999
Travel Period: November 1 to December 15, 2012


CHICKEN DELI


CHICKEN DELI
CHICKEN DELI
David invited www.yummy-tales.blogspot.com and I to try Chicken Deli in SM North Edsa Annex, Quezon City for Alodia's birthday bash.

It is kind of "bitin" for me and Php97.00 cost higher than Jollibee's Php75 price tag for one (1) piece Fried chicken. 

You could try Chicken Deli's chicken inasal meal for Php 97.00. 

Pop na pop for the lasa but bitin for the portion that they served us. It is so small I don't know if they have a bigger size. I hope they improve their portion size.

Verdict: 2 fingers
 
Chicken Deli is located at the 3rd floor of SM City North Edsa Annex. The place is spacious. I particularly like the ceiling lights.
CHICKEN DELI



Friday, April 6, 2012

Derek Ramsay moving to TV5


                                           
Oh la la! My favorite actor Derek Ramsay is indeed moving to TV5 according to Bong Osorio, head of ABS-CBN Corporate Communications. Bong confirmed that Derek Ramsay has decided to transfer to TV5.

It is said that TV5 offered Derek Ramsay an amount that was difficult for him to refuse. For months, ABS-CBN has exerted efforts to make him stay as a Kapamilya.  

Derek Ramsay’s contract with ABS-CBN expired at the end of February 2012.

Just two weeks ago, Ramsay confirmed that ABS-CBN offered to renew his contract as a Kapamilya. “Nakita na namin ‘yung offer. I think they’re exchanging e-mails now. My parents, my dad just sent an e-mail to Sir Gabby (Lopez), and nag-uusap usap na,” Ramsay said at that time. “Yung mga little details, sila nag-aayos eh, so I’m just waiting for that phone call na.”

Speculations about Ramsay’s transfer to TV5 have been reported in media for months, and the actor repeatedly denied that money is behind his decision to switch networks.

Ramsay is the latest ABS-CBN star to move to the No. 3 network. Last year, actress-singer Sharon Cuneta announced her transfer to the Manuel Pangilinan-led media company after signing a reported P1-billion contract for five years. Other ABS-CBN celebrities who have moved to TV5 include Willie Revillame, Mariel Rodriguez and Aga Muhlach.

Stars who have opted to stay and renew their contracts with ABS-CBN include Anne Curtis, Cristine Reyes and Toni Gonzaga. ABS-CBN was also able to sign-up stars from other networks, including Iza Calzado, Janice de Belen, Richard Gomez and Carmina Villaroel.

Still with Star Cinema?

Ramsay’s transfer to TV5 was first reported by columnist Shirley Matias-Pizarro and published at the Manila Bulletin on Sunday.

Quoting unnamed sources, Pizarro said Ramsay will maintain his contract with Star Cinema to do movies this year and the next, although ABS-CBN's statement did not mention this.

Ramsay’s latest movie, the digital film “Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang,” was a surprise hit and is now on its third week of theatrical release. He also starred in two of the biggest movies last year – “The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin” with Vice Ganda and “No Other Woman” with Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes. Ramsay joined the Star Magic concert in Hawaii last Saturday.

Break in Australia

On Monday, Ramsay said on his official Twitter account that he is taking a one-week break in Australia. “Be safe, babe! Gonna miss you,” he told girlfriend, ABS-CBN actress Angelica Panganiban, via Twitter.

As of posting, Ramsay has not mentioned anything about his transfer to TV5 on his Twitter account.

Source: ABS-CBN News


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