April 18, 1992 |
Religious devotees were nailed to crosses, and flagellants marched through streets beating their backs bloody in Good Friday rituals marking the crucifixion of Christ. The Roman Catholic Church, which claims the allegiance of 85% of the 62 million Filipinos, frowns on crucifixions and flagellations. But the rituals remain popular in this area about 30 miles north of Manila. About a dozen zealots endured crucifixions in several communities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1989
In response to your article "Filipinos--A Search for Community," Part I, May 24: I take issue with this headline if you meant that the Filipinos have not yet found their community. We have a dynamic community that will be a major player in the socioeconomic and political future of this country. This community collectively clamored for my judicial appointment. When you discussed the absence of a Filipino town, you did not mention that we are not a nation of shopkeepers. Since we have a special kinship with our fellow Asians we patronize their businesses.
March 31, 1988 |
Dozens of people lugged heavy crosses through dusty streets and whipped their backs into a bloody pulp today in a reenactment of the torture Christians believe Jesus suffered before his Crucifixion. The annual rituals, highly criticized by the nation's Roman Catholic leaders, will climax Good Friday as some devotees are nailed to crosses on the day Christians mark the Crucifixion of Jesus.
November 18, 2013 |
TACLOBAN, Philippines - Rising from a sea of debris, the small, rickety shell of a new house already was beginning to take shape. Rolito Solayao worked swiftly Monday, using pieces of wood and nails scavenged from the wreckage of this coastal city. His wife swept dirt from the concrete floor, the only part of their home that survived when Typhoon Haiyan tore through the central Philippines on Nov. 8. Asked her name, she let out a weary laugh: Yolanda, the name Filipinos gave to the storm.
July 8, 2004 |
Al Jazeera television broadcast a videotape Wednesday of armed men holding a Filipino hostage and threatening to kill him if the Philippines did not withdraw its small force from Iraq within three days. The group claimed to have already killed an Iraqi security guard who was accompanying the Filipino, the satellite channel's newscaster said. The statement gave no details of the two men's abduction. In the video, three armed and masked men stood behind the seated hostage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1997 |
A Filipino veteran hospitalized after a two-week hunger strike to protest the failure of the U.S. government to honor benefits promises made during World War II vowed Sunday to continue his protest, but perhaps in another form. Angel de la Cruz, 72, was being treated for dehydration and exhaustion at Good Samaritan Hospital after being taken there from the protest site at MacArthur Park on Saturday night.