In Mandaue, tradition continues amid pandemic

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/01/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The pandemic didn’t stop some people here from continuing tradition of cooking food to honor their departed loved ones during All Saints’ Day. Agustina Salinas from barangay Mantuyong was one of the thousands of individuals…

Why All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are celebrated

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/01/2021

(Part 1 of 2 part series) CEBU CITY, Philippines — Different colored flowers, dripping candle wax on cement tombstones, and thousands of people shoulder-to-shoulder in the otherwise empty graveyards. This used to be the scenery of a…

Cebu South Bus Terminal exec: 20K passengers expected to go home this weekend for Kalag-kalag

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An estimated 20,000 passengers, who will head to their respective hometowns to spend the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day there, are expected to flock to the Cebu South Bus Terminal starting…

Pilar defies DILG, to open cemeteries on Nov. 1 and 2

Futch Anthony Inso 10/28/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Cemeteries in the municipality of Pilar will stay open during the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on November 1 and 2, 2021, respectively. This was based on the Local…

Lapu vendors, tomb cleaners decry dwindling profit due to pandemic

Futch Anthony Inso 10/28/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Residents living near the Humay-Humay Roman Catholic Cemetery in Barangay Pajo, whose livelihood was dependent on the cemetery, continue to experience difficulties due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and quarantine restrictions…

Mandaue residents flock to city’s cemeteries before Oct 29 closure

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/28/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — About 1,500 individuals visited the different cemeteries in Mandaue City on October 28, 2021, the last day before the closure of all the city’s cemeteries. Police Lieutenant Colonel Eloveo Marquez, spokesperson of the…

Handpainted tomb making heads turn in Iloilo cemetery

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 10/26/2021

CEBU, Philippines—Every year in the first two days of November, it is a tradition for Filipinos to take a day or two to clean the graves of their departed loved ones. The celebration of the day of…

It’s final: Cebu City closes cemeteries on Oct. 29 to Nov. 2

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has finally conceded to the Interagency Task Force’s (IATF) decision to close the cemeteries from October 29 to November 2, 2021. Acting Mayor Michael Rama has announced that due…

Gullas: Talisay City will follow DILG guidelines for Kalag-Kalag

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas said the city government will follow the Kalag-Kalag guidelines of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). This means that all cemeteries will be closed…

Lapu-Lapu City to appeal IATF ruling on cemetery visits

Futch Anthony Inso 10/21/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government will appeal to the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to allow them to open their cemeteries on October 29 and 30, 2021. Earlier,…

Archdiocese of Cebu awaits Cebu City’s final decision on Nov. 1 and 2

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu awaits the final decision for the opening or closing of cemeteries on All Souls’ and Saint’s Day on November 1 and 2, 2021, as the Church will follow the…

Informal settlers inside cemetery can stay —PROBE

Dyrecka Letigio 10/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Informal settlers  living inside the cemeteries here will not be removed.  This was the pronouncement of the Prevention Restoration Order Beautification and Enhancement (PROBE) team that is preparing for the upcoming All Saints’…

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