Christmas Lanterns Brighten Samar Capitol Grounds


Dagupan Enforces Status Quo On Age-Based Stay-At-Home Restriction

Did Dagupan Mayor reject the IATF's recommendation?

Teachers To Help On Vax Program Info-Drive: Briones

DepEd + DOH join forces to slay the Covid-19 enemy.

La Trinidad Implements Curfew, Stricter Measures

La Trinidad, Benguet has enforced a curfew and stricter measures to control the spread of the COVID-19, including the B117 SARS-CoV-2 variant.

12 Mindanao Fishing Villages Receive Aid From MinDA

More equipments, more fishing!

The Samar provincial government has lighted 400 Christmas lanterns at the capitol grounds in Catbalogan City on Monday night.

The Christmas lanterns are made by teachers and students from various school districts of the Department of Education in Samar, said John Michael Cristobal, Samar tourism operation officer, in a phone interview Tuesday.

The yearly event of transforming trees inside the Imelda Park into colorful and well-lighted Christmas-themed park was suspended this year due to the ongoing construction of concrete food stalls, Cristobal said.

Instead, Christmas lanterns are hung around the capitol grounds to light up the area every night.

Christmas lanterns are used by Filipinos to decorate their homes as a reminder of the star of Bethlehem that guided the Three Wise Men on their way searching for the Child Jesus.

“This also uplifts the spirit and instills pride and hope as we celebrate Christmas amidst problem on calamities, disaster, and present problem on health pandemic,” Cristobal said.

The local government also erected a 34-foot Christmas tree at the capitol grounds.

He added that decors around the capitol ground aim to make the people feel the spirit of the Yuletide season despite the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

The local government also reminded onlookers to observe minimum health standards while at the capitol grounds to prevent the spread of infection in public places.

As of Nov. 18, Samar has the most number of confirmed Covid-19 cases among six provinces in the Eastern Visayas region with 2,468 infections, including 2,337 recoveries. (PNA)

SoCot Offers Free Tractor Services For Low-Income Farmers

Free Tractors for Low-income farmers in South Cotabato, naipamigay na!

Caltex Surges With 11 New Stations In Last Two Months To Start Strong In 2021

Caltex opens new service stations in Pampanga, Pangasinan, Bataan, Batangas, Cebu, and Bukidnon!

PH Covid-19 Recoveries Now 475,422

The Department of Health (DOH) reports an increasing number of Covid-19 recoveries in the country.

Workers Urges PRRD To Order Price Freeze, Go After Profitters Amid Runaway Price

“Dear President Duterte:" The worker group writes a letter to President Duterte ordering a price freeze on basic commodities.

IRL Moves To New Timeslot Beginning January 21

IRL program hosted by Kapuso Gabbi Garcia moves to an earlier timeslot at 5:45 p.m. starting Jan. 21 on GMA News TV.

Lapid Pushes To Integrate Internet Infrastructure In Gov’t Road Projects

Sen. Lito Lapid files a bill to integrate the construction of internet infrastructures in all government road projects.

13 Ilocos Region Bus Routes Resume Operations

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) now resumes point-to-point public transport in 13 modified routes.

Galvez Sees Vaccine Deal Finalized In 2 Weeks

Dalawang linggo nalang matatanggap na ang Covid-19 vaccines, handa ka na bang magpabakuna? Deal or no deal?

Pasig Holds Mock Covid-19 Vaccinations

Pasig City started its simulation of the national immunization campaign on Wednesday.

BARMM Solons Push For Transition Extension To Enact Pending Bills

BARMM Lawmakers want to extend the enactment of bills up to 2025, saying they need more time to pass important measures.