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AREVALO (Agencies) : Holy Name of Jesus parish in Arevalo, Iloilo, replaced the popular Halloween festival of ghouls, goons and ghosts, with a Procession of Saints on October 31.

Parish priest, Monsignor Amadeo Escañan, told CBCP News that the genuine meaning of Halloween is the festival of all holy men. He lamented that the modern celebration of Halloween, which is usually confined to upmarket villages and shopping malls, has degenerated into an over-commercialised event.