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Colors of Kiping

Pahiyas wouldn’t be complete without the kiping, the most important element of the festival. It is from these leaf-like wafers, which are adorned and arranged to form all sorts of shapes like arangya (chandeliers), orchids and flowers, that makes the Pahiyas one of the most colorful festivals in the Philippines. Kiping is made from ground …

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Tour of Luzon Kicks Off, Passing Lucban from Manila to Lucena City

Sen. Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero fired the starting gun to kick off the country’s premier cycling event, the Tour of Luzon in Quezon City at 9:00 am of April 13. Ninety riders pedaled their way from Quezon Memorial Circle to Lucena City at the start of Day One for a seven-day bikathon. A total of Php …

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Facebook’s I Love Quezon Province to “Meet and Greet”

All members of I Love Quezon Province, a group of Quezonians bound together through the social networking website Facebook will have a Greet and Meet activity during the Lucban San Isidro Pahiyas Festival on May 15, 2009. According to Sidney Sio, the group’s founder and organizer of the event, people from different cities around the …

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History of the Pahiyas, the Untold Story

An old history book of Lucban, entitled “Kasaysayan at Tala ng Bayan ng Lucban, Quezon (Pantaleon Nantes, 1952) mentioned three major feasts celebrated in Lucban not only by Catholics but even by the Aglipayan, Protestants, Adventist and other religious sect. Prayers were offered, masses and processions were held, parade around town with marching bands, games, …

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