By Lawrence C. Ochoa
Many Filipino expatriates bring with them cherished Christmas memories from home by celebrating “Simbang Gabi” in this area of Los Angeles County that is home to tens of thousands of Filipinos.
By Momar G. Visaya
The decision to ban holding masses in the Philippine Center may very well be a blessing in disguise.
By Philip C. Tubeza
Now you don’t have to be in the Philippines to experience the age-old tradition of Simbang Gabi and the iconic food that comes with it—bibingka and puto bumbong (native rice cakes).
By Cristina DC Pastor
The Archdiocese of New York maintained its objection to the holding of Simbang Gabi midnight masses at the consulate building on Fifth Avenue, prompting the possible relocation of the Christmas tradition observed for 25 years by Filipinos in the New York Tri-State. “A mass can only be carried out in a consecrated location and thus, [...]