Batanguenos are prayerful people. In fact, after holy mass on Sundays, priests would always end the celebration with Panalangin ng Batangueno. Here is the copy of the said prayer: Panalangin ng Batangueno Ama naming Mapagmahal tinawag po Ninyo kami kay Jesu-Kristo upang maging mga sambayanan ng mga taong may kaganapan …Read More »
Holy Week/ Mahal na Araw Celebration in Batangas and in the Philippines (True Christians at Heart) and Summer Spree in the Land of Batanguenos
What is Holy Week or Mahal na Araw? Why do most of the Filipinos spend much time and money as well as effort in celebrating this said season? How do you find people who are crucufying themselves and doing stuffs just to imitate the sacrifices and penitence of Christ during …Read More »
Lipa Fiesta 2009, Pagdiriwang sa Kaganapan ng Buhay- Lipeno!
January 20, 2009 is not only a day for the inauguration of the now, US President Barack Hussein Obama, but here in the local setting, it is also the celebration of the feats of the Lipenos patron, St. Sebastian. Early birds as what most of the people call the organizers …Read More »
Basilica of St. Martin de Tours, Taal Batangas
Identified as the largest Catholic church in Asia, Basilica of St. Martin de Tours stands 96 meters tall and 45 meters wide on a plateau in the heart of the town called Taal. I am awed by how a structure like this Basilica endured centuries. The church remains magnificent with …Read More »