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Lucban San Isidro Pahiyas Festival 2009

Aside from local and foreign tourists, politicians were here to celebrate the Lucban San Isidro Pahiyas Festival.  Joining the early morning procession was Congresswoman Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel (party-list Akbayan). Later in the afternoon, Sen. Manny Villar was roaming around the Pahiyas route together with Cong. Mark Enverga of the First District of Quezon.  Gov. Raffy Nantes …

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3 More Days to Go.. and the UP Cherubim and Seraphim Mini-Concert

3 more days to go and yet Lucban is already bustling with lots and lots of people, vehicles and sponsors.  Not only the streets are full, even high above the streets are full – of buntings, small flaglets of sponsors hanging in the air in the whole stretch of the busiest streets in Lucban and …

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The Result: Are you in favor of the Pahiyas Festival being ran by non-Catholics?

After nine days, the final result of our first online polling has came out.. 36 votes came in and distributed as follows: 26 votes (or 72.2%) are not in favor while 10 votes (27.8%) are in favor with no one undecided. The Pahiyas Festival is supposedly a Catholic feast because it is celebrated in honor …

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Sen. Francis Pangilinan to Grace the Opening of the Tiyangge sa Lucban

Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan will be the Guest of Honor in today’s opening of the Tiyangge sa Lucban, signalling the start of the weeklong celebration of the Lucban San Isidro Pahiyas Festival. Hopefully the weather becomes better when the opening ceremonies start at 4:00 pm this afternoon.  As of this writing, the weather looks promising, …

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Preparations for the Pahiyas now in Full Swing

Continuous rains did not hamper workers in constructing bamboo arches in preparation for the coming Lucban San Isidro Pahiyas Festival. These bamboo arches, to be placed strategically in all entry points going to Lucban will welcome the flock of tourists arriving for the festival. Smaller arches will also be erected in entrances to the trade …

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Swine Flu Update

A reader has sent concerns about the food to be served during the Pahiyas Festival, if there will be chicken and pork. For now, Phlippines, particularly in Lucban has no reported signs of Swine Flu infection, whether in humans or animals. According to some market vendors and restaurant owners, these foods will still be served …

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