‘Simbang Gabi’ is not a venue for dates or ‘tropa’

December 15, 2018
Allerite’s manuscript, in explaining the history of the Misa de Aguinaldo ‘from Spain to the Philippine Islands,’ said that ‘the iconic novena Masses have existed for hundreds of years in Spain’ although others say they developed from the dawn Masses offered nine days before Christmas. These Masses were called “Rorate Masses” coming from the Introit or opening Psalm accompanying it “Rorate caeli desuper, et nuber pluant justum” (“Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just”).’

Sunset view at Rizal Park; Cusi bats for nuclear power

December 13, 2018
Named after the famous Manila sunset, the said latest attraction is called, “Sunset View Concert by the Bay.’ It is a brainchild of the hard-working NPDC Executive Director Penelope Belmonte, who will also be leading the launch at 4:30 in the afternoon at the back of Quirino Grandstand between the famous Harbor View Seafood Restaurant and the Manila Ocean Park.