Posts Tagged ‘Our Lady of Manaoag’


Palm Sunday 2014_Baclaran Church

April 14, 2014

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Note: The name Baclaran came from the word “baklad”, a piece of fishing gear used by fishermen in the past. It is a rattan fence used to segregate fingerlings from the bigger fishes during the time when the Baclaran River and the Manila Bay were still used to breed fish. In the past, the place was famous for its baklads therefore people started calling it the “bakladan”, which later on became “Baclaran” [Source:].

Baclaran is well known to be a pilgrimage site of the Marian devotees of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Every Wednesday, they flock to the church to attend the novena. It has been declared as a National Shrine or Pambansang Dambana ng Ina ng Laging Saklolo.

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[Sta. Teresita]

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Palaspas Ko1

I got the palm leaf from Bicol with the photo of my patron saint, Our Lady of Manaoag


Palaspas VendoRr

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   ” HAIL THE KING!!!”

Ang Linggo ng Palaspas ay isang tradisyon na hanggang ngayon ay patuloy na isinasagawa ng mga Katoliko sa Pilipinas.



Daily Prompt: All About Me

February 13, 2013

I never liked to blog probably because I never used to have the confidence to write. I was actually prodded to it by those who believed that I should start one in the first place.  And it was primarily because of my docu on autism that for six years had to be shown in different cities and provinces in our country for awareness campaign purposes. I was convinced that having a blogsite would lessen my load for I could just provide the link to people interested in it whenever they need the materials about the film. Moreover, it would be easier to check the screening schedules as well. But what convinced me the most was that I would be forced to write and could practice the use of the English language.

And so it was that “advocacine” was born. It is a contraction of the words “advocacy” + “cine” [Sp.meaning film] coined by Erlinda “Dang” Koe, President of Autism Society Philippines (ASP), an NGO where I belong. Since I am actually pursuing the film advocacy path centering on “special people,” I adopted the name for this blogsite which initially contained the trails my film on autism took; later, all my docus, as well as my struggles to make one; even the publication of my brother’s historical writings whose responsibility I have taken. By now, I have published four volumes of his works.

Nevertheless, this blogsite has evolved to contain on the side all my other related activities and interests, including all the word press challenges that I managed to take up. This is basically my journal, my logbook; my outlet where I spew out frustrations sometimes anger, as well as sighs of relief. This is where I am able to write my dreams, hopes and fears!!! My likes and dislikes. My testament of faith to Our Lady of Manaoag. And quite recently where I found the joy of interacting with fellow wordpress bloggers, something that I have shunned to do many months back.


El Shaddai and DZAS

April 7, 2012

Spent the whole day yesterday alternately tuning in to El Shaddai and DZAS radio stations. The Maundy Thursday program of DZAS was interesting — because of testimonials from people who eventually turned to God and finally found peace in themselves, and harmony in their family — like the infidel husband who luckily have a wife who clinged to God despite his adventures, a former NPA who is now a pastor, Rosa Rosal’s daughter Toni Rose Gayda who got cocaine addicted at one point in her life, but is now spending full time and attention to God and her family after realizing how she was wasting and affecting the lives of her children. I could feel the joy in all of them…at nakakasakay ako sa joy na sinasabi nila dahil at one point ako rin, nagturn back at nagturn around back to Jesus and Mama Mary, specifically to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Manaoag… it’s an indescribable experience. Cloud 9 sa naha-high siguro sa droga!

Anyhow from Mike Velarde, what I remember was when he asked and explained why is Good Friday good when Jesus was crucified on that day. Ang sabi nya sa ganitong konteksto ay: It is called Good Friday because a good man died to redeem BAD men, para iligtas ang masasamang tao o taong makasalanan. Good Friday becomes sort of a Freedom Day for us…Ganun pagkaintindhi ko sa sinabi nya, tama ba?