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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 […]