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The long Good Friday: Pampanga sees real-life crucifixion

It's not sanctioned by the Catholic church, but each year Filipino penitents come to Pampanga and volunteer to be whipped and nailed to the cross to atone for their sins 

On Holy Week Good Friday which falls on March 30 this year, all roads lead to Pampanga, in particular, the village of Cutud in San Fernando where crowds gather to watch Filipino devotees offer themselves to be whipped and nailed to…

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What’s on? The 79th Oktoberfest launch at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Catch merry Bavarian music with scrumptious German favorites and free flowing beer at this year’s two-day Oktoberfest in October

Bottomless beer, a feast over German food like sausages, cold cuts and cheeses, wiener schnitzel and braised sauerkraut, lovely Bavarian themed ambience and music courtesy of The Bavarian Sound Express flying all the way from Germany are the treats to…

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What’s on in May?

From the biggest beach party in Sarangani, Mindanao to a Village People concert in Manila, we've got exciting events lined up for you this merry month of May

May 14Kings of Disco’ Village People are coming to Manila on May 14 for a concert at the Kia Theater in Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City. The concert is part of their 40th Anniversary Tour. The band, which formed…

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What’s on in April

Own and enjoy April with our selection of some of the best island events

April 20 to 22The 11th International Boracay Island Dragonboat Festival at White Beach, Boracay Island, Aklan, will be held on April 20 to 22. More than one thousand rowers from all over the world, including teams from Hong Kong,…

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What's on? A fabulous Spanish Food Festival at Diamond Hotel in Manila

Enjoy an epicurean extravaganza celebrating all things Spanish from gambas, paella negra, jamon iberico, chorizos, tortillas, Spanish cheeses, to delicious cochinillo

From Monday, April 3 until April 9, Diamond Hotel Philippines’ Corniche restaurant becomes home to an epicurean extravaganza, the “Exquisita Comida Española,” dedicated to authentic Spanish food. Everything from seafood-y dishes like the gambas al ajillo or succulent prawns in garlic with chilli, to…

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It's Sinulog on a Plate!

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila's delicious grilled buffet celebrates Cebu's Sinulog festival and Aklan's Ati-atihan

In a nod to two of the Philippines' biggest festivals in the Visayas this month—Cebu's Sinulog festival and Aklan's Ati-Atihan— Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s Sunset Bar is holding grilled buffet theme dinners, serving specialties from the two provinces for two consecutive weekends.Cebu’s…

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What's on in December?

Your guide to things to do in Metro Manila this month, from the opening of the city's film festival to a grand New Year countdown

December 9Filipino veteran balladeers Rey Valera, Rico J. Puno, Haji Alejandro, Marco Sison and Jessa Zaragosa are back on stage at The Best of OPM Hitmakers concert at Resorts World Manila on December 9. Valera is a singer and…

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5 shows you can still catch in Metro Manila

From beautiful ballets to modern-day Shakespeare, catch these shows onstage as they make their run in Metro Manila

1 Ballet Manila: Revenge of the Classics (August 2016 - February 2017)Ballet Manila is celebrating its 21st year and they’re marking the occasion with a run of some of dance’s most beloved classics. Martin Lawrance’s Rebel and The Swan,…

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The Tinukib Jungle Festival

Set your inner flower child free at this Zambales festival in November

If you love nature or are tired of the same old party scene, here’s an event you should mark on your calendar: the Tinukib Festival, on November 26 to 27.  Set in an untouched jungle somewhere in Zambales, Tinukib…

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Color Manila Costume Run in Alabang

The most vibrant race in town is back in time for Halloween. Run in your most creative costume, all the way to the finish line, and end the day partying 

Another explosion of color is set at the very first Color Manila Costume Run 2016 in Filinvest City, Alabang on Saturday, October 29. Take to the tracks in your favorite costume, choosing from four different race kits, from fairy, superhero, leopard to pirate,…

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