Looking beyond the first Mass in Limasawa

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 03/31/2021

The spoiler for today’s commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the first Easter Mass in Limasawa are the advocates who stubbornly insist that it was actually held in Butuan. It seems we are far from closure after…

NQC: Lapulapu (without the hyphen) is Mactan ruler’s name

Norman V. Mendoza 11/14/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — “It’s Lapulapu and not Lapu-Lapu.” This is the correct spelling of the name of the ruler of Mactan, who defied Ferdinand Magellan and Rajah Humabon of Cebu, according to the National Quincentennial Committee…

Archdiocese of Cebu to highlight first baptism in 2021 quincentennial celebrations

Rosalie Abatayo 11/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The first Catholic baptism, which took place in Cebu, will highlight the Archdiocese of Cebu’s commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity this 2021. The Archdiocese will baptize 500 children…

Pigafetta eats

Jude Bacalso 12/03/2018

The scribe may allude both to Antonio Pigafetta, explorer Ferdinand Magellan’s assistant and keeper of a detailed journal of the first circumnavigation of the world, or the man across me, Joel Binamira, a scribe of a more…

The Marketman and his Pigafetta

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 12/12/2015

FOR a long time, well-traveled corporate banker/management consultant Joel Abueva Binamira was simply known as “The Marketman,” and his food web/blogsite www.marketmanila.com has been around long before food bloggers invaded the Net. A consummate gourmet who loves…

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