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CENSORED: Crosses in Italian Cemetery Are Covered

An Italian cemetery covered crosses as a different approach of pushing for religious tolerance. It was reported that crosses in graves in Pieve di Cento in Italy have been clothed in black. This was the approach resorted to avoid offending people from different religion. While not specifically identifyng the religion, […]

Let’s pause and pray for a while: The Our Father

Let’s pause (stop) and pray for a while. The “Our Father” in a breath taking video of the statue of the Christ the Redeemer up in Rio de Janiero. Update: The video was removed had to update this post of Andrea Bocelli’s which is more powerfully rendered from our YouTube […]

Proclamation of Our Lady of Manaoag church as minor basilica today

Proclamation of Our Lady of Manaoag church as minor basilica today MANAOAG, Pangasinan, Feb. 17 — Three Catholic cardinals will grace the official proclamation of the Our Lady of Manaoag Church into minor basilica this afternoon. One cardinal has arrived and two more, including papal nuncio Archbishop Guiseppe Pinto will […]

Catholic Church, NASSA/ Caritas PH launch Typhoon Ruby solidarity appeal

MANILA, Dec. 7 — The Catholic Church, through its social action arm NASSA/Caritas Philippines, launched Saturday a Solidarity Appeal to 85 dioceses nationwide aimed at raising funds for the families affected by Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit). In the letter sent to all 85 bishops nationwide, NASSA/Caritas Philippine National Director […]

Photo update on St. Peregrine Laziosi parish

Photo update on St. Peregrine Laziosi parish and church. This a photo update about the parish of St. Peregrine de Laziosi located at barangay Sto. Domingo in the town of Calabanga. The parish is the “newest” and one among the six Catholic parishes in the town. Its pious Catholic community […]

Watch: Penafrancia festivities culminate in fluvial procession

We have covered the Traslacion and the street and Fluvial procession of the venerated images of the Virgin of Penafrancia and the Dvino Rostro for so many times, either live blogging, video live stream courtesy of local TV channels, photos and images thru our Tony Abalayan’s lenses, if you would […]

Peñafrancia Traslacion 2014 Live stream coverage

Peñafrancia Traslacion 2014 Live stream coverage Cbanga360.net – The Bicol Street Journal brings a live streaming coverage of the Peñafrancia Traslacion 2014 unfolding in the streets of Naga city. Watching live streaming feeds crisp, clarity and response will depend on internet connection speed. this event has already transpired. Live stream […]

Catholic faithful bid farewell to former Caceres Archbishop Legaspi

The Catholic faithful in Bicol paid last respects to the late Archbishop Leonardo Legaspi, former CBCP president and archbishop emeritus of Caceres who passed away at UST Hospital on August 8 of Friday, 5:00 A.M. at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer. His remains was flown […]

City mulls statue of St. John Paul II

LEGAZPI CITY — The city government will pursue its plan to build a monument of Saint John Paul II here. Vice Mayor Vittorio Roces said Tuesday they could not help regretting why they had not done it before. This is not a very original idea, but more of a copy […]

Albayanos pay homage to Pope John Paul II’s relics in Cathedral

LEGAZPI CITY, April 27 — A big crowd of parishioners of the Saint Gregory the Great Parish here is expected to gather at the Albay Cathedral to join the procession at 3:00 p.m. Sunday and the Pontifical Mass led by Bishop Joey “Bong” Baylon at 4:00 p.m. for the canonization […]

Watch Vatican Consistory for creation of 19 new Cardinals

VATICAN CITY, ROME — Watch here the Consistory for the creation of 19 new Cardinals, February 22, 2014. The names of the new cardinals were previously announced by Pope Francis during the Angelus of 12th January. The 19 new cardinals of the Catholic church received their red hat and ring, […]

People swarm on a replica of the Quiapo Black Nazarene procession

As we were trying to grasp the true apt meaning of people swarm, we were guided by the unfolding events of the celebration of the feast of the Black Nazarene prominently exemplified in the image enshrined in Quiapo church of Manila. The throng of people of different and varied persuasions […]

12 Million to join people swarm on Black Nazarene feast

Idolatry, fanaticism, religious devotion. Refer to it in any way, but the number of individuals that will be joining the people swarm during the Feast of Blazk Nazarene procession on Thursday, January 9, is estimated to border the 12 million count. Manila mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada ordered on Wednesday the […]

The first, holiest Christmas story ever unfolds in Bethlehem

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to […]

DPWH, DENR condemns 785 trees in Sorsogon highway

A total of 785 old first-class species of shady and fruit-bearing trees that have been giving life to the environment will be cut down in Sorsogon. Earlier, there was a similar plan to remove more than 650 same old trees in Naga city, and discussed also here 651 Trees on […]

Pope’s top followers on Twitter include OFWs in Middle East

MANILA- Almost a year since the Holy Father went online via Twitter, the Pope has recently hit the 10-million mark in terms of followers. But did you know that a “huge” part of his Twitter followers came from Muslim-dominated Middle Eastern countries? It came as a surprise to Msgr. Paul […]

Peñafrancia Traslacion 2013 Live streaming Coverage

Cbanga360.net – The Bicol Steet Journal brings a live streaming coverage of the Peñafrancia Traslacion 2013 unfolding in the streets of Naga city, thru the courtesy and good hearts of the management and staff of a regional, true local Bicol television network. Also in multi-cast with The Bulletin Today – […]

Peñafrancia Festivities 2013 Unfurls with the Traditional Traslacion

Peñafrancia Festivities 2013 Unfurls with the Traditional Traslacion on Friday. Below is a schedule of activities of the events in the continuing observation of the celebration of Bicolano’s faith to Ina, the Patroness of Bicol. September 12 / Thursday – DAY FOR THE GOVERNMENT LEADERS AND WORKERS Theme: The Divine […]

Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag Visits Albay Province

The venerated image of Nuestra Senora del Santisimo Rosario de Manaoag makes an extended whistle stop in the province of Albay beginning last Saturday, July 13 about 8:00 o’clock in the morning and ends today. The replica of the image now used in the pilgrim visits outside of Pangasinan reached […]

Caceres Archbishop Tirona Launches Kumusta Po TeleRadio Program

Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona has launched a radio program in partnership with the Caceres Commission on Communications (CCCom) and the Caceres Renewal Communities (CRC). Debuting its first episode last March 3, Kumusta po, Bishop? is a teleradio program shown on PBN TV 5 and heard on 98.3, the Mother’s […]

Catholic Bishops Observe Increase in Attendance During Sunday Masses

Catholic bishops observe increase in attendance during Sunday masses. According to Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo all the masses in their cathedral are full with people. “The nine masses in Jaro Cathedral are still filled to capacity. Priests maintain their masses in center and barrios. This is our observation in our […]

Cardinal Tagle: I greet you a Blessed Easter!

Beloved brothers and sisters, In the name of the Christian faithful in the Archdiocese of Manila, I greet you a Blessed Easter! We rejoice with the whole of humanity and creation in the Risen Lord who is our hope. In an early discourse on Easter, St. Peter declared, “They put […]

Caceres Archbishop Launches Voters’ Education Program

Caceres Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona called on the faithful to participate in the coming elections enlightened by the teachings of the Church. He said Catholic citizens should take part in the country’s electoral exercise and cast a Catholic vote that is free, informed, and evangelized. On Palm Sunday, the archdiocese […]

Supreme Court Halts RH Implementation

(CBCP) —The issuance by the Supreme Court of a status quo ante (SQA) order against Republic Act (RA) 10354 today has indicated that the petitions filed against the law triumphed in showing the vital need for the high court to study the petitions further, a lawyer said. “The Supreme Court […]

Will History Repeat Itself for Cardinal Tagle?

CBCP News — If history would have it, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is unlikely to be the next pope. The lone Filipino cardinal-elector in this week’s papal conclave holds the distinction of being appointed to key posts in the same month – October. In one occasion, Tagle himself admitted, albeit […]

Calabanga Marks 20th Year in Passion Play Production

Calabanga — This lenten tourist town will mark its 20th year of presenting to locals, afficionados and devotees the annual street tableau of “An Pasyon ni Kristo” during the Semana Santa (Holy Week) festivities. The street play is spearheaded by the Calabanga Network for Talent and Arts Development and Advocacy […]

Porteria Parish Semana Santa Festivities 2013 Part 2

This is part two of Semana Santa schedule of activities and programs as released by the parish pastoral council of Our Lady of Porteria in Calabanga together with Rev. Fr. Abenson C. Martinez and Ref. Fr. Danilo V. Arnante. Domingo nin Pagkabuhay-Liwat ni Jesus (Please bring candles for the renewal […]

Calabanga Parish Releases Schedule of Semana Santa Festivities

The Catholic Parish Pastoral Council of Nuestra Señora de la Porteria in Calabanga has released the program and schedule of activities and festivities in the observance of Semana Santa 2013. Schedule of activities: Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos) March 24- 6:00 AM Pagbendisyon kan Olivas asin Palmas Hosanna- Pagromdom kan […]

Peñafrancia Fluvial 2012 Live Blogging

Naga city, September 15, 2012.–For the third consecutive years, Cbanga360/Bicol Street Journal will cover the Peñafrancia Fluvial Procession via live blogging as our infotechcomm gadgets permit. So keep refreshing the page as we update and post the live events on this page. 3:00 am: A Penitential Procession of INA & […]

Devotion to Peñafrancia is a Barometer of Bicolano’s Catholic Faith

There is no doubt about it, the Peñafrancia festivities is the acknowledged “Queen” of all in the Bicol region. The religious tableau commences with the Traslacion, the processional transfer of the images of the Virgin Mary with the Child Jesus and the Divino Rostro from the Basilica Minore in barangay […]

Rome Appoints Tirona New Archbishop of Caceres

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed a new bishop for the Archdiocese of Caceres. Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona, OCD, DD., (left) will occupy the post replacing Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legazpi, OP, DD, PhD. (right). The new archbishop’s appointment was published in Rome with an announcement made on September 8 at 12 […]

Bishop Gainza Trade Fair Opens September 6 in Naga City

The 3rd Bishop Gainza trade fair opens tomorrow, September 6, in Naga city. According to organizers, the event will offer new twists which include locating the venue at downtown Naga, a few meters from the Metropolitan Cathedral. The site will attract thousands of foot traffic counting on the flock of […]

9/16/1972 Live Blogging at the Colgante Bridge

Saturday, September 16, 1972. As the “vancuerna” of the images of the Virgin of Peñafrancia and the Divino Rostro passed under the bridge, the people became more excited and jostled for a good view. Some were praying the rosary, many were chanting “Viva La Virgen!!!” and “Viva El Divino Rostro!!”

Happy 2011 Town Fiesta Calabanga!!!

Still into the last day of the 2011 feast and festivities that is the Calabanga fiesta here in town. Townsfolk were treated to an array of eye googling parade of sights, sounds, colors, floats, majorettes, cadets, scouts, volunteers, civic organizations and LGU personnel, since the 6th of September.

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Peñafrancia Festival in Retrospect

“All’s well that ends well,” a popular saying that is often quoted by many and here we are, doing the same, for we just can not leave behind the immediately past regional event last week without this concluding piece. The Penafrancia tercentenary, religious festivities, celebration and fiesta all rolled into nine days in the Bicol region which centered its focal events in the city of Naga eclipsed the previous and many years of observance.

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Rome Appoints Tirona New Archbishop of Caceres

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed a new bishop for the Archdiocese of Caceres. Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona, OCD, DD., (left) will occupy the post replacing Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legazpi, OP, DD, PhD. (right). The new archbishop’s appointment was published in Rome with an announcement made on September 8 at 12 […]

Happy 2011 Town Fiesta Calabanga!!!

Still into the last day of the 2011 feast and festivities that is the Calabanga fiesta here in town. Townsfolk were treated to an array of eye googling parade of sights, sounds, colors, floats, majorettes, cadets, scouts, volunteers, civic organizations and LGU personnel, since the 6th of September.

La Porteria Starts Parish Visit

During one of those tempestuous days long, long ago, the Lady of the Gates was said to have saved the areas by the bayside from an impending giant water surge. The Lady was said to have waved Her hand in a gesture like pushing the oncoming water far back from where it came to the relief of the residents.

CENSORED: Crosses in Italian Cemetery Are Covered

An Italian cemetery covered crosses as a different approach of pushing for religious tolerance. It was reported that crosses in graves in Pieve di Cento in Italy have been clothed in black. This was the approach resorted to avoid offending people from different religion. While not specifically identifyng the religion, […]

People swarm on a replica of the Quiapo Black Nazarene procession

As we were trying to grasp the true apt meaning of people swarm, we were guided by the unfolding events of the celebration of the feast of the Black Nazarene prominently exemplified in the image enshrined in Quiapo church of Manila. The throng of people of different and varied persuasions […]

Pope John Paul II: A Personal Glimpse

I strongly believe one of the most beloved pope in the world is Pope John Paul II. He visited the Philippines twice. The first historic and memorable visit to the city of Legaspi was on February 21, 1981. He made a return trip to the country during the World Youth Day Celebration in January 12-16, 1995 in Manila.

Supreme Court Halts RH Implementation

(CBCP) —The issuance by the Supreme Court of a status quo ante (SQA) order against Republic Act (RA) 10354 today has indicated that the petitions filed against the law triumphed in showing the vital need for the high court to study the petitions further, a lawyer said. “The Supreme Court […]

Watch: Penafrancia festivities culminate in fluvial procession

We have covered the Traslacion and the street and Fluvial procession of the venerated images of the Virgin of Penafrancia and the Dvino Rostro for so many times, either live blogging, video live stream courtesy of local TV channels, photos and images thru our Tony Abalayan’s lenses, if you would […]

Semana Santa- A Yearly Exodus for a Calabangueño

Semana santa is a tradition deeply rooted in the heart of every Calabangueño. The holy event is ever so old and yet always new. The Calabangueño reflects in solitude, in sanctity and in seclusion. Deep in his heart finds joy and anticipation of the filial, friendly and Godly devotion renewed and refreshed by the holy week celebration. Thus, it tugs him to go on a yearly exodus he just wouldn’t want to miss.

Peñafrancia Traslacion 2014 Live stream coverage

Peñafrancia Traslacion 2014 Live stream coverage Cbanga360.net – The Bicol Street Journal brings a live streaming coverage of the Peñafrancia Traslacion 2014 unfolding in the streets of Naga city. Watching live streaming feeds crisp, clarity and response will depend on internet connection speed. this event has already transpired. Live stream […]

The Parish Church of Divine Mercy in Paolbo

What can the alliance of dream, determination, cooperation, faith, hope, charity, hard work, perseverance, community organization and vision accomplish and build?
A parish church and pious Catholic community in the sub-hilly part of Calabanga’s village in Paolbo.

Calabanga Parish Releases Schedule of Semana Santa Festivities

The Catholic Parish Pastoral Council of Nuestra Señora de la Porteria in Calabanga has released the program and schedule of activities and festivities in the observance of Semana Santa 2013. Schedule of activities: Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos) March 24- 6:00 AM Pagbendisyon kan Olivas asin Palmas Hosanna- Pagromdom kan […]

Photo update on St. Peregrine Laziosi parish

Photo update on St. Peregrine Laziosi parish and church. This a photo update about the parish of St. Peregrine de Laziosi located at barangay Sto. Domingo in the town of Calabanga. The parish is the “newest” and one among the six Catholic parishes in the town. Its pious Catholic community […]

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Divine Mercy Parish Celebrates Church Completion

The seven-year journey from its foundation and since the time capsule lowered down the ground, the Divine Mercy parish of Paolbo realized a long- sought dream, the final completion of the church edifice. The last phase that hindered the said event was the altar, the focal attraction of the building.

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Happy 2011 Town Fiesta Calabanga!!!

Still into the last day of the 2011 feast and festivities that is the Calabanga fiesta here in town. Townsfolk were treated to an array of eye googling parade of sights, sounds, colors, floats, majorettes, cadets, scouts, volunteers, civic organizations and LGU personnel, since the 6th of September.

Proclamation of Our Lady of Manaoag church as minor basilica today

Proclamation of Our Lady of Manaoag church as minor basilica today MANAOAG, Pangasinan, Feb. 17 — Three Catholic cardinals will grace the official proclamation of the Our Lady of Manaoag Church into minor basilica this afternoon. One cardinal has arrived and two more, including papal nuncio Archbishop Guiseppe Pinto will […]

Peñafrancia Fluvial Photo Recap

This is part one of the photo recap of the Penafrancia fluvial procession last Saturday. If only to give us an idea of how people celebrated, witnessed and participated in their own ways the tercentenary celebration of the devotion to the Virgin of Peñafrancia.

Catholic Bishops Observe Increase in Attendance During Sunday Masses

Catholic bishops observe increase in attendance during Sunday masses. According to Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo all the masses in their cathedral are full with people. “The nine masses in Jaro Cathedral are still filled to capacity. Priests maintain their masses in center and barrios. This is our observation in our […]

Semana Santa- A Yearly Exodus for a Calabangueño

Semana santa is a tradition deeply rooted in the heart of every Calabangueño. The holy event is ever so old and yet always new. The Calabangueño reflects in solitude, in sanctity and in seclusion. Deep in his heart finds joy and anticipation of the filial, friendly and Godly devotion renewed and refreshed by the holy week celebration. Thus, it tugs him to go on a yearly exodus he just wouldn’t want to miss.

The first, holiest Christmas story ever unfolds in Bethlehem

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to […]

La Porteria Starts Parish Visit

During one of those tempestuous days long, long ago, the Lady of the Gates was said to have saved the areas by the bayside from an impending giant water surge. The Lady was said to have waved Her hand in a gesture like pushing the oncoming water far back from where it came to the relief of the residents.

Bishop Gainza Trade Fair Opens September 6 in Naga City

The 3rd Bishop Gainza trade fair opens tomorrow, September 6, in Naga city. According to organizers, the event will offer new twists which include locating the venue at downtown Naga, a few meters from the Metropolitan Cathedral. The site will attract thousands of foot traffic counting on the flock of […]