Last year's Independence Day celebration might have been one of the most memorable events for people in Belu regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). A student named Yohanes “Joni” Gama was recorded on video climbing 12 meters to untangle the twisted flagpole rope during the flag-raising ceremony. The video went viral, and people praised Joni for his bravery. Rumah Merah Putih (red-and-white home) seeks to capture the same spirit of nationalism and fearlessness. The feature film from director Ari Sihasale and screenwriter Jeremias Nyangoen stars Pevita Pearce, Shafira Umm, Yama Carlos, Dicky Tatipikalawan and Abdurrahman Arif. Actor Shafira Umm stars in 'Rumah Merah Putih' as Rosalia, a housewife who decides to become an Indonesian citizen after the 1999 East Timorese independence referendum. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari) Set in the city of Atambua in NTT, which is also known as the border of Indonesia and Timor … [Read more...] about ‘Rumah Merah Putih’: Spirit of nationalism from the borderlands
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MULTIMEDIA Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News Posted at Jun 07 2019 07:46 PM Firefighters put out a blaze that reached the 5th alarm in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City. The blaze affected about 120 families, with the damage estimated to be worth P300,000. /life/06/07/19/silipin-ilang-inaasahang-pasabog-sa-coronation-ng-binibini-2019/news/06/07/19/walangtubig-ilang-lugar-na-sineserbisyuhan-ng-maynilad-hunyo-11-12/news/06/07/19/duterte-nais-mapanagot-ang-mga-pasimuno-ng-ghost-dialysis-scam/news/06/07/19/batang-nakatapon-ng-bigas-patay-sa-pambubugbog-ng-ama/sports/06/07/19/pba-meralco-turns-back-gutsy-phoenix-side-minus-coach-calvin-abueva … [Read more...] about News Fire hits Barangay Holy Spirit
‘Holy Spirit 100% in favor of drug war’ Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star) - May 27, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Holy Spirit is “100 percent in favor” of the Philippines’ war on drugs, according to the country’s top diplomat. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. was reacting to a report about Ateneo de Davao requiring random drug testing for students and employees when the new school year opens. “Finally the Holy Spirit has drilled through thick Jesuit skulls,” Locsin said on Twitter on Saturday. A netizen asked Locsin: “When will the Holy Spirit drill through the Office of the President?” To which Locsin replied “No, need, since the Holy Spirit is 100 percent in favor of the war on drugs as Pope Francis himself intimated, HS has taken residence in the seat of government.” A netizen also called the secretary a … [Read more...] about ‘Holy Spirit 100% in favor of drug war’
The Holy Spirit fills Jesus’s followers. (The Philippine Star) - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am The Holy Spirit fills Jesus’s followers. … [Read more...] about The Holy Spirit fills Jesus’s followers.
A unique ceremony recently took place in the Wendit Spring in Mangliawan village, Malang, East Java. The annual Grebek Tengger Tirto Aji ceremony was conducted on Sunday by the people of the Tengger tribe who live in Malang's villages of Ngadas, Poncokusumo and Gubuk Klakah. The ritual is regularly performed on the ninth month of the Tengger calendar, which usually corresponds with April. “The ritual is a form of [expression of] gratitude for the prosperity, health and peace that God had given us," said Tareman, a shaman of Ngadas village. The ceremony kicked off with a parade of offerings consisting of fruit and vegetables harvested from local farms, as well as yellow rice and other traditional dishes that are shaped into giant cones and decorated. The offerings were paraded to the pendhapa, a pavilion built on columns. The offerings were then blessed by the village shamans. Afterwards, local authorities such as district heads and Malang's acting regent, Sanusi, … [Read more...] about Tengger tribe conducts holy water ritual in Wendit Spring