The Parol

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CHRISTMAS has always been my favorite holiday. My fondest memories included being allowed to stay up late (since there was no school) so I could join my dad for a delicious midnight snack of ham and toasted bread, looking out the window and watching our neighbors play with firecrackers, and going to many fun Christmas parties.

As early as October, I remember having that warm feeling in my heart just knowing that Christmas is fast approaching...

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Christmas cookies

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HEALTH buffs no longer have to shy away from the dessert table come Noche Buena. Here is a recipe by Tablespoon.com that will surely make the occasion sweeter, minus the bits of sugar.

Ingredients: ½ c. sweetener (eg. Splenda or Equal); 1 c. softened butter; 3 tbsp. milk; 1 tsp. Mexican vanilla; 2 eggs; 3 c. all-purpose flour; 1 ½ tsp. baking powder; ½ tsp. salt; and ¼ c. candy sprinkles. [Read more]

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‘Pascua na Zamboanga’ kicks-off

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THE annual Christmas festivity in Zamboanga City dubbed as “Pascua na Zamboanga” formally kicked off Monday night with a lantern parade at Plaza Pershing.

Mayor Celso Lobregat and Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde led the over 2,000 officials and employees of the City Government in the lantern parade and the succeeding program at the Plaza Pershing that was capped by a spectacular fireworks display. [Read more]

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Lights up

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LIGHTS UP. A fireworks display caps the ceremonial lighting of a 120-foot Christmas tree the M.Lhullier group has built in Cebu City’s Fuente Osmeña. (Foto by Alex Badayos)

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