Category Archives: People

Capiz Emmanuel Hospital: Old Photographs

         With the opening of The Health Centrum (THC) next month, we look back at the FIRST hospital established in Capiz – the Capiz Emmanuel Hospital (CEH) which [..]

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RSO: Summer Immersion Through the Years

          When I was invited by Dr. Jose “JoGon” Gonzales, now the feisty Director of the Philippine General Hospital,  to be part of the UP College of Medicine [..]

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The Crucifixion: An Ignacio-Alajar Family Tradition

             Family traditions run deep among Filipinos.  For the Ignacio-Alajar family of Roxas City (Capiz), it has been for more than six decades that they have faithfully participated [..]

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The Colors of Ati-atihan 2012

             The Ati-atihan in Kalibo, Aklan may not be as visually captivating compared to other street parades in the Philippines like the MassKara Festival of Bacolod, the [..]

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Street Scenes in the 2012 Ati-atihan

           It is only in Kalibo, Aklan where is it MORE FUN to join the street parade.             You have to be sport about it when [..]

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Faces of Ati-atihan 2011

  .          You have to admire the painstaking work that goes to every costume and make-up of the participants in the Ati-atihan parade.  The basic soot black paint [..]

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Street Vendors of Ati-atihan 2012

    .         Aside from the revelers (domestic & foreign tourists), much of the Ati-atihan is also about commerce. That is the major critisism hurled against the Kalibo [..]

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People Watching: Ati-atihan 2012

  .          When one attends the Ati-atihan festival in Kalibo, you don’t just go there to watch.  One actually experiences the merry-making firsthand.  You [..]

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Guess Who Was At The Ati-atihan 2012?

  .         You know when election time is near in the Philippines … politicians of every color become extremely visible in public events like the [..]

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Viva Sto. Niño (Part 2)!

    .        Enshrined inside the Kalibo Cathedral is the image of the Child Jesus, occupying the highest part of the gold-gilded altar.  This image [..]

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