Pandacan’s 300th year anniversary as a parish felt like the regular Fiesta we celebrate every January: festive, grand, and holy. The morning began with a holy ceremony themed “Pagkatagpo sa Mahal na Poong Sto. Nino”; and in the evening, special guests arrived for a community gathering, as the residents lit their PandaCandles to brighten the night, capping off the first day of the town’s 300th year.
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Today – November 23, 2012 – our beloved town Pandacan celebrates its 300th year as a parish church, themed “Sto. Niño de Pandacan Parish: 300 Years of Faith, Hope, and Love”. Kicking off the festivities is the “PandaCandle” lighting ceremony at around 9:30PM tonight “with sirens blaring from the oil depots to signal the faithful of Pandacan to gather with their lighted Tercentennial candles at the Church grounds” according to CBCP News.
Youth of Pandacan will gather for a human formation of “300″ — “a gesture of sharing with others the joy of our faith in the Sto. Nino especially to the young who today will be the harbingers of this valuable devotion“, according to the parish website.
For schedule of activities, please read the rest of this post.
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Long weekend starts today August 18, 2012 until August 21, 2012. Malacanang Palace declared August 20, 2012 (Monday) as a regular holiday throughout the nation in observance of EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN).
Continue reading Long Weekend: Aug 18-21, 2012 Due to Holidays
Everyone in Pandacan is invited on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, for a wreath-laying ceremony at Plaza Zamora along T. San Luis Street, in commemoration of Father Jacinto Zamora’s 177th Birth Anniversary.
National and local government officials, students, and teachers of Manila schools of the city government will attend the commemoration. This free event will begin promptly at 8AM.
(Photo courtesy of Alfred Penaflorida, President of JZES Alumni Association, Inc)
Habagat (Monsoon) brought some serious rains and floodings in Pandacan, Metro Manila, and Luzon. Despite that, Pandacan resident Paulo Payumo was able use his photography skills to capture the damage the weather had caused to hundreds of thousands of people in the Metro area.
Continue reading Habagat aftermath: Metro Manila and Pandacan Aug 7-9, 2012