The fate of faith tourism

Jobers R. Bersales 06/20/2018

It appears that the much-awaited rolling out of faith-based tour packages by the Department of Tourism is on hold with the entry of the new Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. In last week’s Tourism Innovation Forum hosted by…

Search for Jesus marks ‘history’ of Catholic faith

04/28/2018

CEBU’s Catholic faithful were called on to continue “searching for Jesus” as the Church celebrated the 453rd Kaplag or the search for the image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu. In his homily, Fr. Sesenio Paderog, vicar…

Renewing faith

04/01/2018

While thousands of Cebu residents and visitors spent time in the beaches and stayed in the airconditioned comfort of hotels and resorts, thousands more Catholic faithful attended and took part in activities lined up by the Church…

Faith tourism and the fate of Mactan’s beaches

Jobers R. Bersales 03/21/2018

The recent pronouncement of Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo to add faith tourism into the existing tourist attractions and resources of the country has moved forward fast. Already, a Director for Faith Tourism has been created…

Devotees told to keep the faith alive

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/26/2018

STO. Niño ‘HUBO’ RITUAL While the 453rd Fiesta Señor celebration is over, devotees of the Sto. Niño are called to continue making God known to others, and to become His true disciples. “Usually, when the feast is…

Sto. Niño devotees told to keep the faith alive

Ador Vincent Mayol 01/26/2018

CEBU CITY- While the 453rd Fiesta Señor is over, devotees of are called to continue making God known to others, and to become His true disciples. “Usually, when the feast is done, we usually forget everything, including…

Fire victims show strong faith for Sto. Niño amid tragedy

Nestle L. Semilla 01/15/2018

Barangay chief calls for more aid for 3,570 fire-affected Pasil residents Maridol Dacua and her family will still celebrate Fiesta Señor even if they are now homeless. “Mo-celebrate mi bahalang gamay lang (We will still celebrate the…

Sinulog dance as faith tradition

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 01/15/2018

The first month of the New Year is always a hectic period for the Church in Cebu because of the annual religious festivities in honor of the Santo Niño. But this year, the Cebu Archdiocese will have…

Faith that works

Editorial 01/12/2018

Critics often chime the Christian faith of Filipinos for being divorced from reality. Clerics are not in denial. In a recent Christmas gathering with journalists, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma counted as a blessing the popular religiosity of…

FAITH MANIFESTED

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/11/2018

Record number of devotees join penitential Walk with Jesus For 10 years, John Paul Abarquez’s life was a mess. He indulged in drugs and gangs and thought of it as fun. “Nadala ko sa barkada (I was…

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