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    don't forget to bring home lucban longganisa

    by souksergei Written May 27, 2008

    a local told us to buy the longganisa at eker and ely during our visit in lucban last week. the following morning i cooked it for breakfast and true enough their version of this wonder longganisa rocks! kudos to eker and ely! one comment though, i understand that they include the garlic peel when they make this sausage, however it could be annoying if there's too much of it.

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    Kamay Ni Jesus

    by rmcuesta Written Mar 1, 2008

    Rev. Father Joey Faller, spiritual director of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Philippines and founder of the kamay ni Hesus Healing Church visualized the church to give the sick and the spiritually weak a haven where they could feel and experience the presence of God.

    At the church’s backdrop is a steep hill transformed into a picturesque Via Dolorosa Grotto of Healing and Purification, all of 292 steps, including the life-size statues of the 14 Stations of the Cross is leading to a 50-foot statue of the Ascending Christ —the third biggest in the world than can be seen miles away.

    292 steps to the Grotto
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    Old Lucban Church Interior

    by freddie18 Written Aug 18, 2007

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    The pictures I am showing here were taken inside the old church of Lucban. It just remind me of the other few old churches in the Philippines.

    You can see the image at the altar although it is a bit dark. I also took a picture of the float that is decorated and used during the procession. There are more to see inside the church but I will let you discover them yourself when you visit this unique church of Lucban.

    Decorated Float Inside the Church Interior of Lucban Church During the Mass at Lucban Church Altar of the Lucban Church
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    The Old Church of Lucban

    by freddie18 Written Aug 18, 2007

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    I am posting here a couple of photos of the church of Lucban in the province of Quezon in the Philippines. No matter how many pictures I take, all of them have a trace of its old age. It is interesting to note that this is the third church after it was rebuilt.

    In the Year 1595, the first church was built but was ruined in the Year 1629. The following year, the second church was constructed in a span of ten years. The church was destroyed by a fire in the Year 1733. The third church was not built until after five years.

    Come see this old church. It is worth a visit!

    View of Lucban Church Full View of the Old Lucban Church View of Lucban Church View of Old Lucban Church
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    Tower of Lucban Church

    by freddie18 Written Aug 18, 2007

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    Take a close look of this Tower. Notice that it is old, built in the year 1738 - that is why it is unique.

    I posted here some photos of the bell tower which catches my attention during my latest visit in the town of Lucban in Quezon province.

    Please continue browsing my tips about the whole of Lucban church - the inside and out.

    Full View of Bell Tower - Lucban Church Closer look of Bell Tower - Lucban Church View of Bell Tower - Lucban Church View of Bell Tower - Lucban Church
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    The Municipality of Lucban

    by freddie18 Written Aug 18, 2007

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    The Municipal building of Lucban is situated at the main road which is Quezon Boulevard. A busy street leading to the town proper. Most of the celebration and festivals, including the popular Pahiyas is being organized and coordinated with the municipality.

    I have posted a couple of pictures to give you a closer look of Lucban.

    Street View of Lucban Municipal Building Closer View of Lucban Municipal Building Street View of the town of Lucban Street View of the town of Lucban Street View of the town of Lucban
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    Hands of Jesus - Kamay ni Hesus

    by freddie18 Updated Aug 16, 2007

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    The site is barely a year at the time of posting but both local and foreign tourist have started visiting the site. The huge statue of Jesus Christ is on top of the hill. You will be climbing 292 steps to be able to reach the statue that can be seen many miles away.

    Before reaching the top, you will be passing (while climbing) the statues of the 14 Stations of the Cross. You will also be delighted with the life-size carving of the Last Supper. Before you decide to go up the steep mountain, you may want to visit the church right at the foot of the hill. There is a healing mass that is held on Mondays and Saturdays.

    This is one of those experiences that you may not forget. Hope you can make it to the top.

    Hands of Jesus Hands of Jesus Hands of Jesus Hands of Jesus Pilgrims at Hands of Jesus
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    Via Dolorosa

    by ayn_g Written Jul 23, 2007

    The devout Catholics are in for a treat while in Lucban, with its Grotto set up in a hill. The grotto boasts of life-size religious statues of characters in the Way of the Cross. At the foot of the hill, there's a chapel where a daily mass is held. The place is also known as a retreat place for people.

    a view of banahaw from the grotto the chapel at the grotto
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    A Walk to remember

    by chizstyx78 Written May 19, 2007

    Pahiyas Festival is celebrated as the feast day of San Isidro Labrador. Usually, there is a route wherein the image of the saint is being paraded around the town. The houses on this route are decorated with colorful KIPINGS, dried rice stalks, vegetables and fruits to thank and ensure for a bountiful harvest. I think he is the patron of the farmers. Try to get to Lucban early morning or in the late afternoon to witness the parade of floats being pulled by carabaos.=)

    Bahay Kubo Chandelier kipings flower girls
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    Marvel at the colorful, kiping-adorned homes

    by Tijavi Written Aug 21, 2005

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    The traditional Pahiyas adornments consist of colorful rice wafers (kiping in the dialect) shaped into flowers, petals and lanterns. Every household along the Pahiyas route (which is changed every year by the festival organizers) try to come up with the best ideas using these decorative materials to wow guests, and judges.

    The best decorated homes are awarded prizes - aside from cash, the awards are a source of bragging rights for these households.

    But more than these 'earthly' concerns, the significance of the whole celebration is thanksgiving - to God and to the patron saint of farmers St Isidore of Labrador - for a bountiful harvest.

    As colorful as you could get
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    Delicacies of Lucban

    by cynganda Updated Jun 16, 2005

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    Try:
    1. Lucban Longganisa (Sausage Lucban style) - found all over Lucban, garlicky in taste and reddish in color
    2. Pancit Hab-hab (noodles) - pancit is placed on a piece of a banana leaf and eaten without using a fork and sprinkled with vinegar to taste. Food stands in every corner sell this.
    3. Broas (lady fingers) from the bakeshop
    4. Hardinera - a specialty of Lucban. It tastes like embutido but cooked differently but very tasteful. When served, you would think it's a dessert but it's not. Best eaten with steamed rice.

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    Pahiyas 2004

    by arni_ph075 Written Jul 15, 2004

    It was my first time to attend the festival, wow.. its an explosion of colors, all houses more than a hundred of them all over Lucban are decorated with kipings and other fresh produces like vegies and fruits.

    All houses are decorated, and on the Saturday noon, its the final judging of the best decorated house to win the cash prices.. There is also a parade of the higantes..

    Kiping Decorated House

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    Kamay ni Hesus

    by tanamay Written Mar 5, 2015

    Make a pilgrimage to Kamay ni Hesus Shrine.
    Participate in one of the healing mass ans climb the Kamay ni Hesus hill.

    Kamay ni Hesus Shrine atop the hill Signage Mass schedule
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