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Holy Week in the Philippines : Then and Now


“Semana Santa” or Holy Week has become a part of Filipino culture since the First Holy Mass celebrated on Limasawa Island on March 31, 1521.


Visita Iglesia

This religious event taught by the Augustinian friars brought by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan under Spanish flag was widely practiced by the converts in Luzon, Visayas and later in Mindanao in the 400-year colonization of the archipelago by Mother Spain. Read the full story

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