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Stocks decline as COVID-19 cases rise

LOCAL SHARES closed lower on Wednesday ahead of the two-day break due to Holy Week amid rising coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections in the...

Peso gains as BSP boosts small banks’ liquidity

THE PESO appreciated against the greenback on Wednesday before the Holy Week break on the back of positive sentiment due to the central bank's...

How the Catholic Church will mark Holy Week during quarantine

HOLY WEEK celebrations will commence on April 5 with the Catholic faithful expected to participate in their homes rather than in churches.

Holy week scenes before the rush

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.

Holy Week worthy movies to binge on

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.

More churches opening for Visita Iglesia in Intramuros

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.

Peso weakens ahead of trading break

The peso weakened against the dollar on Tuesday, March 27, in preparation of the market inflow on Wednesday. The local currency ended Tuesday's session at...

Palace: Classes, government work suspended tomorrow noon

Work in government offices including government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCC) and local government units (LGUs), as well as classes in all public schools, state...

Taking care of the Nazareno

Much like the one in Quiapo Church, my family has its own life-size image of the Nazareno in our family home in the province. Although...

Taking care of the Nazareno

By Camille Anne M. Arcilla Much like the one in Quiapo Church, my family has its own life-size image of the Nazareno in our family...

Free tours of cultural treasure during Visita Iglesia

CATHOLICS have an opportunity to inject some culture and art during Holy Week’s traditional Visita Iglesia by including the San Sebastian Basilica in their...