#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 26, 2018

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HOLY WEEK. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the Palm Sunday rites at the Manila Cathedral on March 25, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler










Good morning Dear Rapplers!

A tropical storm with the international name Jelawat will enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) either on Holy Monday, March 26, or Holy Tuesday, March 27.

For now, Jelawat is not expected to make landfall in the country. But do stay tuned so we can keep you updated on this.

Meanwhile, have you made plans for the Holy Week break? We came up with handy guides to help you out:

If you are planning to go on a Visita Iglesia, you may want to add these churches to your stop-overs

If you happen to be abroad, find time to reflect with our Virtual Visita Iglesia.

For more updates, inspiring content, and Holy Week trivia, visit this page: Holy Week in the Philippines.

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