#CDNChristmas2020: Makeup artist shows the faces of Christmas amid the pandemic

Immae Lachica 12/13/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— More often than not, Christmas looks mostly revolve around the merry colors of green and red. Santa Claus is the face of Christmas and Jesus Christ is the sole meaning of the season.…

Christmas in Cebu City Jail: A female inmate’s take on making a parol

Alven Marie A. Timtim 12/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Thirty nine-year-old Anna, a female inmate of Cebu City Jail, was all giddy and excited when Jail Chief Inspector Elsie Eireen Alcomendras announced the parol making contest (Christmas lantern making contest) that each inmate…

Carpenter from Guadalupe shares his Christmas lantern story

Immae Lachica 12/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Adorno. A word that best describes Christmas lanterns. But have you ever wondered how these lanterns are made? How long one is made and who makes them? This holiday season, let’s get to know…

Parol lighting in Lapu-Lapu resort

Norman V. Mendoza 11/25/2015

  Maribago Blue Water’s project to benefit school, orphanage this Christmas A resort in Lapu-Lapu City has started its annual charity event that will give gifts to four selected beneficiaries this Christmas. The annual parol lighting of…

Newsprint ‘parol’

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/29/2014

They almost gave up on  joining the Cebu Daily News Christmas Decor Making Contest. Most of the students were evacuees affected by typhoon Ruby which struck Dec. 6. Then they thought about how a lantern should symbolize…

Sogod parol makers see opportunity in Yolanda damage

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/28/2014

Aside from the nativity scene,  one of the most widely recognized symbols of yuletide festivities in the country is the traditional Filipino Christmas lantern or “parol.” Stars of all shapes and colors are hung on doorposts, windowsills,…

Lighted lanterns a big hit in Cebu

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/17/2014

Two brothers, their business partner and 20 workers come to Cebu City every last quarter of the year to manufacture and sell Pampanga-style Christmas lanterns. “Cebu is a nice place to operate a business. Most of our…

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