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Cagayan de Oro welcomes Year of the Wooden Dragon

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 10 February) – Noisy firecrackers and colorful fireworks lit up the sky here as the local Filipino- Chinese community greeted the Year of the Wooden Dragon on Friday night. Shouts of “ Kung Hei Fat Choi” rang through the city as residents and members of the Filipino-Chinese community came out […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsFeb 12th, 2024

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino Welcomes the Year of Wooden Dragon with a Blast

Enriched with the Lunar New Year spirit, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino celebrated the Chinese holiday with an energetic Wushu performance, a Lion and Dragon dance, and the prosperity tossing of Yee Sang on February 9, 2024. Officially opened by Bryan Lasala, the establishment’s Resident Manager and Officer-in-Charge for Hotel Operations, the gathering exhibited.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2024

PHLPost welcomes 2024 with Year of the Wooden Dragon Stamps

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has welcomed the year 2024 with the release of colorful commemorative 2024 Year of the Wooden Dragon postage stamps. In Chinese mythology, the Dragon symbolizes strength, courage, creativity, and innovation, signifying the potential and opportunity that 2024 holds. Postmaster General Luis D. Carlos extended well wishes for the New Year, expressing hopes for peace, prosperity, and love. He also emphasized the anticipated opportunities in the Year of the Wooden Dragon, including the establishment of Barangay Postal Stations, the implementation of a new alphanumeric Zip Code system, and the Real Time Visibility system to modernize mail operations. The Dragon, as the 5th animal in the Chinese zodiac, is associated with fire and positivity, indicating a year of happiness and new opportunities. PHLPost has printed 20,000 copies of two colorful stamp designs, along with limited collector's item souvenir sheets and first day cover envelopes, all available at the Manila Central Post Office Annex Building......»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsJan 5th, 2024

Bai Hotel Cebu Celebrates Chinese New Year 2024

Bai Hotel Cebu welcomed the Year of the Wooden Dragon with the traditional Yee Sang tossing, a Dragon and Lion Dance, and the lighting of firecrackers on February 9, 2024.  Fueling the increase of abundance and prosperity, the mixing of the Chinese New Year staple salad, Yee Sang, was led by the hotel’s Vice President.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2024

Prosperous Beginnings, NUSTAR Resort Welcomes the Year of the Wood Dragon

NUSTAR Resort Cebu welcomed the year of the Wood Dragon with cheers and held a Prosperity Parade around the resort that concluded with the symbolic Prosperity Toss with NUSTAR executives at The Atrium. The Prosperity Parade commenced at the lobby attended by NUSTAR Executives Alan Teo, Chief Operating Officer of Universal Hotels and Resorts Inc.,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2024

WATCH, NOW NA: Mga kontra-malas para sa ‘Year of The Dragon’

NGAYONG ipinagdiriwang natin ang Chinese New Year, alam niyo na ba kung ano-ano ang mga pampaswerte at kontra-malas upang siguradong pak na pak ang buong taon ng 2024? Narito ang video na inihanda namin para sa inyo: Baka Bet Mo: Mga pampaswerte sa Year of the Wooden Dragon Kamakailan lang, pinuntahan ng BANDERA ang pinakamatandang.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2024

Mga pampaswerte sa Year of the Wooden Dragon

ILANG araw na lang at magaganap na ang Chinese New Year kaya naman agad na dumayo ang BANDERA team sa Binondo para siyasatin kung ano nga ba ang mga bagay na pwedeng maghatid ng suwerte sa atin para sa pagpasok ng Year of the Wood Dragon. Halina at alamin kung ano ang mga bagay na.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2024

PhilPost launches Wooden Dragon stamps

The Philippine Postal Corp. recently launched its Wooden Dragon stamp to mark the start of the new year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 31st, 2023

St. Francis Church welcomes Our Lady of Piat

Our Lady of Piat, also known as Nuestra Señora de Visitacion and Patroness of the Cagayan Valley, was brought to the province of Cagayan by the Dominican missionaries in the year 1604......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2023

A morning stroll around Tuguegarao

Tuguegarao’s market, the hub of commerce for the capital city and nearby towns in the province of Cagayan, northern Luzon, is a quintessential site in provincial commercial centers with vendors preparing their produce and products to be sold for the day. Bags of pansit and bean sprouts were being unloaded for pansiterias to cook the city’s famous noodle dish, pansit batil potun, widely known as pansit batil patong, while early marketgoers visited the local karinderyas serving dishes such as igado and dinardaraan. An ambulant street-side stall sold meryenda or even breakfast fares best served with coffee — puto, suman, cassava cake, and the made-to-order bibingka of many kinds. [caption id="attachment_176530" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Horno ruins (Photo by Edgar Allan M. Sembrano)[/caption] All activities radiated from the multi-level market which spans one block, a landmark to behold not architecturally but for the space it occupies and the important function it and its immediate areas serve to the community. After all, Tuguegarao is still “the best pueblo for commerce in the valley,” as noted in the early 20th century by Dominican priest Valentin Marin. At the city center, there are quite a number of wooden and mid-20th century bahay na bato which breaks the monotony of the modern concrete structures. Of course, Tuguegarao is known for the San Pedro Cathedral, the seat of the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao, and the much smaller Ermita de Piedra de San Jacinto, both made of bricks and built by the Dominicans during the Spanish colonial period. [caption id="attachment_176532" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Our Lady of Chartres Chapel (Photo by Edgar Allan M. Sembrano)[/caption] The Tuguegarao Cathedral was built from 1761 to 1766 by Fr. Antonio Lobato de Santo Tomas who also built the convent, belfry, a famed bridge, large lime-and-brick kilns, and the 25 parallel streets crisscrossed with the same number of streets forming a grid pattern. The same priest also contributed to the literary scene in the region with his Ibanag-Spanish dictionary, Ibanag grammar, and Ibanag devotional treatises. Cagayan is home to the Ibanag people as well as other ethnic groups such as the Itawes and the Ilocano. The San Jacinto chapel meanwhile was built in 1724, making it 'the oldest' structure in Tuguegarao. It still has its original wooden retablo and an iron fence installed in 1890 by Fr. Romulado Aguado, Tuguegarao’s parish priest that year. It is located east of the Colegio de San Jacinto, now the campus of the St. Paul University Philippines, originally the Colegio de San Pablo founded in 1907 by the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres. [caption id="attachment_176531" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Old building at USL (Photo by Edgar Allan M. Sembrano)[/caption] It was in 1934 that the school transferred to the site of the Colegio de San Jacinto from the Cathedral’s convent following their purchase of the colegio’s property. The colegio was located west of the chapel, the area of which is now part of College Avenue and the SPUP campus. That colegio originally served as the Colegio de Santa Imelda, an all-girls school which operated from 1892 to 1898 and was later converted into the Colegio de San Jacinto, a school for boys from 1901 to 1932. The girl’s college building was erected in 1890 under the direction of Fr. Dionisio Casas, the Dominican Provincial Vicar of that time with plans drawn by a certain Fr. Bruges and funds from the Dominican Province of the Holy Rosary. The front façade measures 75 meters while the side facades of the E-shaped edifice measures 25 meters each. The building is 17 meters wide and 10 meters high. It was of the bahay na bato style where the first level was made from stone and second level of wood. The project cost P75,000. Apart from the school building, then the biggest in the province, there used to be a separate wooden house in the area for the use of the Father Vicar. Both buildings no longer exist today. At present, the SPUP with its sprawling campus is host to many buildings including the impressive Gothic —inspired Our Lady of Chartres Chapel built in the second half the 20th century. During the Spanish colonial period, Tuguegarao was noted to have a carcel (jail), casa tribunal (court house), and schools, all of excellent construction. Today, the jail and courthouse house the Cagayan Museum and Historical Research Center which is at present being renovated. In front of this complex is the Rizal Park with the Rizal Monument. Rizal’s monument replaced that of Fr. Lobato de Santo Tomas in 1918. [caption id="attachment_176529" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Fr. Theophiel Verbist monument (Photo by Edgar Allan M. Sembrano)[/caption] Fronting Rizal Park is the old government center of Tuguegarao, now the Tuguegarao East Central School with the American-era municipio reused as one of the buildings of the school. Few blocks from Tuguegarao’s plaza complex are two brick hornos separated by a covered basketball court. Tuguegarao’s other horno is located in the same village (Barangay Centro 9) at the edge of the Pinacanauan River. These kilns produced lime and bricks for the construction of the city’s Spanish colonial buildings such as the church complex and the cemetery portal, walls and chapel. [caption id="attachment_176527" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Cagayan High School (Photo by Edgar Allan M. Sembrano)[/caption] During the American period, public buildings such as schools were also built. These include the Gabaldon-style Cagayan High School Building and the Cagayan Valley College of Arts and Trades. The Cagayan High School Building still exists to this day while the campus of the Cagayan college which is located in front of the former is now the Cagayan State University after its merger with the Northern Luzon College of Agriculture in 1972 through Presidential Decree 1436. The CSU campus now houses a number of overly decorated buildings, perhaps it most unique feature. [caption id="attachment_176528" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Ermita de San Jacinto (Photo by Edgar Allan M. Sembrano)[/caption] Also during the American colonial period, Dutch Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary priest Msgr. Constant Jurgens founded a school for boys named Cagayan Valley Atheneum inside the Tuguegarao Church complex. This school existed from 1938 to 1946 but it was destroyed during World War II. After the war, it was taken over by the Jesuits and renamed Ateneo de Tuguegarao which operated until 1962. In 1965, it became the Saint Louis College of Tuguegarao under the CICM priests and in 2002, University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao. The university’s campus, located on Arellano, Mabini and Lecaros streets, still has its mid-20th century, U-shaped wooden building and features a number of monuments including those of St. Louis Gonzaga, USL’s patron saint; two for Fr. Theophile Verbist, CICM founder; and the gigantic Good Shepherd at the facade of the Good Shepherd Chapel. Exiting through the schools main campus to Lecaros Street, one is greeted by the Bayani Hall Lecaros, the city’s first condominium building, adding another layer to the city’s history. These layers define what is Tuguegarao now, a bustling commercial center, showing glimpses of its storied past of its peoples. The post A morning stroll around Tuguegarao appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 28th, 2023

PADS dragon boat racers brace for loaded 2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The world-renowned Philippine Accessible Disability Services, Inc. (PADS) Dragon Boat Team welcomes 2023 with a busy schedule. PADS, which won four gold medals in last July’s International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) 13th Club Crew World Championships in Sarasota, Florida will be organizing and joining various dragon boat events this year. It […] The post PADS dragon boat racers brace for loaded 2023 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2023

NEWS BRIEFS | 19 February 2024

DOT-10 opens historical trail in Cagayan de Oro The Department of Tourism-Region 10 (DOT-10) has launched the “Cagayan de Oro Historical Trail Walkthrough,” which covered the historical sites in the city. The trail will start at the wooden cross in front of the St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral in downtown Cagayan de Oro. The cross, erected in […].....»»

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Be healthy and lucky with Watsons Year of the Dragon deals

The health, wellness and beauty retailer in the country will ring in the Spring Festival by dressing up its biggest store in colors that attract fortune and ward off negative vibes, thereby giving its customers that feeling of abundance, prosperity and that sense of community......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2024

Forecast for the year of the Imperial Mystical Dragon

On Feb. 9, the eve of the Chinese New Year, I checked in at New World Hotel in Makati with my kids, Gabbie and Paolo......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2024

Japan s naked men festival succumbs to population aging

A steam of sweat rose as hundreds of naked men tussled over a bag of wooden talismans, performing a dramatic end to a thousand-year-old ritual in Japan that took place for the last time......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2024

Mark Bautista gusto na ring mag-asawa

HATAWANni Ed de Leon ABA gusto na rin daw makapag-asawa ni Mark Bautista ngayong Year of the Dragon. Aba eh, dapat naman siguro dahil nasa tamang edad na rin naman siya. Ngayon ay may asawa na rin naman wala pa nga lang anak ang dati niyang niligawan ding si Sarah Geronimo at sa totoo lang madali namang makakakuha ng ….....»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2024

TYBOX: A Year of the Dragon Forecast

I was about to hang the dragon decor by the doorwhen I noticed the old tiger decor was left hanging for two yearsapologies to the rabbit who’s hopping home now after a year but the past two years do seem like a hazehow my tiger year got swept by a spellstirred by the jade and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2024

ChatGPT – Year of the Dragon

The bull market in stocks was driven by the enthusiasm over artificial intelligence and the myriads of possibilities that it offers. Considering this and the upcoming Chinese New Year, we thought it was appropriate to ask ChatGPT, OpenAI’s chat bot, about its forecasts for the year of the dragon......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2024

[WATCH] Dragons and delicacies at Cebu’s Red Lantern Festival

For the Lunar New Year, members of the Filipino-Chinese community in Cebu City join the Dragon Dance Parade for the second edition of the Red Lantern Festival.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2024

Marcos to Pinoys: Remain firm in your commitment, resolve this dragon year

President Marcos called on Filipinos to remain firm in their commitment and resolve to achieve a harmonious and progressive Philippines as he joined the Filipino-Chinese community in celebrating Chinese New Year yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2024

On Year of the Dragon, Marcos calls on Filipinos to reflect on past victories

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. called on fellow Filipinos to reflect on their accomplishments last 2023 as he greets the entire country in lieu of this year's Chinese New Year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2024