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My Mother on her 1st All Saints Day

Remembering my mother on her first All Saints’ Day By HARRY ROQUE November 1, 2013 8:09pm   There’s solace in the Philippine tradition of commemorating our dearly departed on November 1. While we will all eventually head to the great beyond, our All Saints’ Day celebration is an assurance to all Filipinos that we will be remembered, […]

Musings on ‘Araw ng Patay’

Call me strange, but like Christmas, All Saints’ Day has been among my favorite holidays. In fact many of my fond childhood memories were at the North Cemetery where my Lola coerced all of us to visit on All Saints’ Day every year without fail during her lifetime. “Norte,” as we referred to the public […]