Lapu-Lapu Council defers disbursement of quincentennial bonus

Futch Anthony Inso 09/24/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Council has deferred the disbursement of the quincentennial bonus during its regular session on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Councilor Rico Amores said that they deferred the disbursement of the bonus…

Steffi Aberasturi highlights Sto. Niño, rattan in national costume

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Steffi Rose Aberasturi, Cebu’s ‘Queendera’, showcased Cebu’s own rattan in her Sto. Niño-inspired national costume for the Miss Universe Philippines. Queen maker and designer Malayka Yamas shared the materials used in the making of Aberasturi’s national…

The Quincentennial Cross

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the country, volunteers from non-profit group Five Loaves and Two Fish Inc. – Cebu (FLTFI – Cebu) came up with the Quincentennial Cross. The cross,…

Iconic crosses in Third Bridge lit up as Cebu celebrates 500 years of Christianity

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Despite an hour-long downpour, the third bridge linking Cebu and Mactan island lit up as the island celebrates the quincentenary arrival of Christianity. The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) lit all eight crosses placed on top…

500th Anniversary of 1st Baptism: 7 children christened

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rosemarie Elosendo can now heave a sigh of relief as she can finally present proof that her son, Milby, was baptized. Rosemarie accompanied the 13-year-old Milby on Wednesday, April 14, at Plaza Sugbo…

IN PHOTOS: 500th Anniversary of the First Baptism

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, led the nationwide celebrations of the quincentenary of Christianity’s arrival in the Philippines as it commemorated the first baptism that took place in the country. Despite the…

Cebu holds reenactment of First Baptism with face shields and masks

Morexette Marie Erram 04/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Years of preparations and rehearsals have finally come to fruition on Wednesday, April 14, as Cebu culminated the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines (500 YOC). Dozens witnessed the reenactment of the…

100 faithful confirmed as Christians at National Shrine of St. Joseph

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — About 100 faithful gathered at the National Shrine of St. Joseph here for the Holy Mass and confirmation on Monday, April 12, 2021. Today is the second day of the triduum in celebration…

No more than 10 bishops to attend baptism reenactment in Cebu 

Morexette Marie Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—No more than 10 bishops, including the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, will be attending the ceremonial reenactment of the first baptism in Cebu this Wednesday, April 14, 2021, church officials announced.  Organizers of the…

Church christens 100 infants for 500 YOC

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Roman Catholic Church here on Sunday, April 11, welcomed 100 infants into their fold. The event, which took place at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, is part of the…

IN PHOTOS: 500 YOC in Cebu kicks off

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu leg of the nationwide quincentenary celebration of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines has officially begun. Last Easter Sunday, April 4, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma led the ceremonial event at…

Cebu officially starts 500 Years of Christianity celebrations

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Years of preparations have finally come to a fruition as Cebu on Easter Sunday, April 4, officially began the celebrations for the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines (500 YOC).  Dozens of…

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