500 Years of Christianity and the Quincentennial Cross

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – This April, Cebu will be celebrating the quincentenary arrival of Christianity in the Philippines. Aside from the week-long activities and re-enactment of the First Baptism, another highlight for the 500 Years of Christianity…

Mandaue to have 3 activities for the 500 years of Christianity celebration

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/01/2021

OLANGO ISLAND, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines — Mandaue City will have three activities for the 500 years of Christianity. The acitivities include Papal Nuncio Visit, Triduum Motorcade, and Gabii sa Kabilin. Read: Palma: Papal Nuncio to attend launch…

500 YOC organizers: We are prepared

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “We are prepared.” This was the statement from the organizers of the quincentenary celebrations for the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines, a week before the year-long event kicks off. In a press…

Aside from Battle of Mactan, Lapu to also host Quincentennial-related events

Futch Anthony Inso 03/26/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Aside from the upcoming celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan, the Lapu-Lapu City government is also preparing to host some activities related to the 500 Years of Christianity (YOC).…

Govt rules: Only 700 allowed to physically witness First Baptism reenactment

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Only 700 people will be allowed to join and witness on April 14, 2021 the reenactment of First Baptism in line with the quincentenary celebrations of the arrival of Christianity in the country.…

Security measures for quincentenary celebration of Christianity in place

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The  Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) said that security measures for the celebration of 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines are already set here. According to Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy for…

500 years of Christianity and the  ships of faith

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 03/16/2021

My early grasp of the history of Christianity in the Philippines at a young age perhaps can be traced to the “Magellan” parody song of fellow Boholano Yoyoy Villame. “On March 16, 1521. When Philippines was discovered…

Pope Francis to preside Mass for 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines

Daphne Galvez 03/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis will lead the Filipino community in Italy to celebrate 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said Wednesday. The CBCP, quoting Fr. Ricky Gente…

COVID-19 protocols to keep crowds small in events for 500 years of PH Christianity

Francis Tiu Sonco - @inquirerdotnet 03/01/2021

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar—Health protocols to prevent the spread of SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19 and which humans transmit, was likely to keep crowds small during the celebration of 500 years of Christianity in the…

IATF: Only 700 allowed to physically attend reenactment of first baptism in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Celebration for the quincentennial arrival of Christianity in the Philippines here in Cebu will go on albeit huge adjustments are to be made due to the continuing threats of the coronavirus disease 2019…

‘Special Non-Working Holiday’ in Cebu City for Quincentenary pushed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A resolution asking the Malacañang to declare April 14, 2021, a ‘Special Non-Working Holiday’ is now being pushed before the Cebu City Council. Councilor Joel Garganera, in a press interview on Thursday, January…

100-day countdown for 500 Years of Christianity starts

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Aside from the Fiesta Señor, Catholic faithful here in Cebu have another religious milestone to look forward to this year. Church leaders and officials from the city government led the ceremonial unveiling of…

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