Look: Behind the scenes of Marinduque’s Moriones Festival

Jhun Mazon helps her daughter Jhonnilyn dress up in Centurion garb. REUTERS Resident of Mogpog town in Marinduque prepare for the annual Moriones Festival, an annual recreation of the the life of Saint Longinus. Longinus was the half-blind centurion tasked with driving a spear into the side of Jesus. When Jesus’ blood touched him, Longinus’ vision returned. He then converted to Christianity and turned his back on his fellow centurions. Ella Mazon carries her Morion (mask) as she walks in an alley outside her house.REUTERS The weeklong festival started on…

Marinduque Best Place to Experience Lent in the Philippines

Moriones in Marinduque Marinduque is one of the best places to experience lent in the Philippines as posted in the Travel Blog with Toni. Among the other locations are Pampanga, Quiapo and Guimaras. Here are the list and description: 1. Marinduque Marinduque is a small heart-shaped island in the Southern Tagalog, which, coincidentally, is also in the center of the Philippines. Dubbed the “Lent Capital of the Philippines“, Marinduque welcomes thousands of tourists here during the Lenten holidays to experience religion and culture at the same time. On the first…

Marinduque Welcomes Philippine Airlines (PAL)

PAL Chartered Plane in Maridnuque Airport | Photo courtesy: DFTT The Philippine Airlines Chartered Plane finally arrived in Marinduque Airport today, March 23, 2016 at around 6:00 in the morning. Atty. Minerva Morada and company | Photo courtesy: DFTT Among the passengers were Atty. Minerva Morada, Regional Director of the Department of Tourism (DOT) MIMAROPA and company as well as our very own kababayan, Ambassador Ariel Rodelas Penaranda of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). They welcomed by the provincial government headed by Gov. Carmencita Reyes. Ambassador Ariel Penaranda of…

Costume of PH Rep in 2016 Mr. Gay World, Moriones Festival Inspired

Christian R. Lacsamana, 2016 Mr. Gay PH Teacher to Represent PH in 2016 Mr. Gay World Contest A high school teacher from San Fernando, Pampanga will represent the Philippines at the 2016 Mr. Gay World contest to be held in Malta on April 19 to 23. Christian R. Lacsamana, 30, holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Education major in Music Arts and Physical Education and Heath from Don Honorio Ventura Technological University in Bacolor, Pampanga. He teaches Alternative Learning System. Lacsamana has been training under Kagandahang Flores for…