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OPINION: So cool Misa de Gallo thenBy Cha Monforte They say it’s officially Christmas starting today, with the first Misa de Gallo held just this dawn. This is one cherished Filipino custom that lasts for nine days, from today until the Christmas eve, December 24. It started during the Spanish colonial period, and accordingly was initially intended for farmers...
Rural Urban News
Newsfeature: Candles lit inside the horror bardown area for Diwalwal’s unknown deads By Cha Monforte Candles were lit and prayers were also made yesterday for the thousands of miners whose bones and skeletons remain to be buried and unearthed underground the gold-rich Mount Diwata. Diwalwal barangay captain Franco Tito in an interview said that several...
Cha Monforte is the creative director of the Rural Urban News is a blog-based community news and narrative reportage advocacy outfit promoting web-based citizen journalism in Mindanao, Philippines