THE LONG weekend leading up to Easter Sunday, with the holiday usually starting by Wednesday afternoon, has traditionally been a time for Filipinos to travel back to their hometowns or go on a summer vacation. Government agencies and security forces set up joint assistance desks for passengers at bus terminals, seaports, and airports, with the number usually peaking late Wednesday to Thursday morning. Some travelers do try to beat the crowd by starting their journeys early.
THERE are films that are appropriate to watch over Holy Week, and films that are less so. Southeast Asian streaming service iflix have come up with a list of Holy Week-appropriate films to binge on over the next few days.
THE Intramuros Administration (IA) has arranged for nine churches, chapels, and prayer grounds to be open to pilgrims and tourists alike during Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday (April 18 to 20) this year. Last year, only seven venues were open during Holy Week. IA has worked to open two more sites this year, some located inside schools or government offices.