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The term "Moriones" was concocted by the media in the 60s, but local inhabitants have kept the original term, "Moryonan". Many practitioners are farmers and fishermen who engage in this age-old tradition as a vow of penance or thanksgiving. Legend has it that Longinus pierced the side of the crucified Christ. The blood that spurted forth touched his blind eye and fully restored his sight. This miracle converted Longinus to Christianity and earned the ire of his fellow centurions. The re-enactment reaches its climax when Longinus is caught and beheaded..

Celebrating March 2013 Philippine Festivals

 

 March is not just about the Fire Awareness month. It’s also a prelude to summer time and vacation. And with the summer heat just around the corner, it’s also the best time to celebrate different festivals during the days of March. National Women’s Month Celebration Fire Prevention Month Summer Music Festival in Pasig – March 1- 31 (Pasig City, Metro Manila) Participants vary from singers, pianists & violinists, bandleaders and music teachers whose common goal is to keep classical music and “kundimans” alive. On this event, artists, and music lovers gather at the Pasig City Museum to listen and appreciate the music […]

(L-R) BPI’s Assistant Vice President, Carlo Gatuslao, and Senior Vice President and Head of Electronic Channels Group, Noel Tagaza; Zest Air’s Assistant Vice President-Business Development, Vanessa Caceres; and Philippine Hotel Reservations Service Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Lila Rosenberger; and BPI’s Brand Manager, Patrick Zulueta.

Get Out More and be the seven (7) lucky winners of an all expense paid trip to Bohol, Davao, Boracay, Cebu, Legazpi, Iloilo, and Puerto Princesa

 

 BPI 24/7 Encourages Filipinos to Get Out More The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), in partnership with Zest Airways Inc., Philippine Hotel Reservations Service Inc. (PHRS), launches a travel and rewards campaign, “Get Out More” which gives BPI clients a chance to win an all-expense paid trip for four (4) to the seven (7) of the top destinations in the country, just by paying bills online, over the phone, or through their mobile phones. Through the BPI 24/7 Banking Channels, the Unibank continues to redefine the Filipino’s banking lifestyle as it allows clients to bank easily, securely, anytime and […]