Former Governor Pabling Garcia laid to rest beside his wife on August 21

Mae Fhel Gom-os 08/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Former Cebu Governor Pablo “Pabling” Garcia was laid to rest beside his wife, judge Esperanza “Inday” Fiel Garcia at the Angelicum in Mandaue City on a cloudy Saturday afternoon, August 21, 2021. Garcia…

Talks for Sinulog contingents to dance during Quincentennial anniversary ongoing

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Discussions about allowing the Sinulog contingents to perform during the Quincentennial Anniversary of the Arrival of Christianity is ongoing. Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama said the Sinulog organizers have been reaching out…

Palma thanks IATF for making Misa de Gallo possible

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma expressed his gratitude to the Interagency Task Force (IATF) for making allowing the Misa De Gallo to be celebrated despite the pandemic. In his homily on the first day of the…

Cebu City, Archdiocese form ‘overseeing group’ for Christianity’s quincentenary celebration

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only a few people will be allowed to physically attend events in line with one of the country’s most awaited celebrations this 2021. This as the Archdiocese of Cebu and the Cebu City…

Who is Bishop Midyphil “Dodong” Billones?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Archdiocese of Cebu welcomed its new auxiliary bishop, Bishop Midyphil “Dodong” Billones, in a Liturgical Presentation and Welcome Mass at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral in Cebu City on Thursday morning, September 26, 2019. The…

Palma: Pagsangyaw Season 2 to inspire more people

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said that the continuation of the Pagsangyaw 2021, an evangelical activity of the Commission on the Laity of the Archdiocese of Cebu, this year is expected to inspire more of the…

Inter-faith movement calls for fair, honest and peaceful elections

Futch Anthony Inso 05/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Religious stakeholders in Cebu unite to express a common prayer: a peaceful 2019 midterm elections for the Philippines on May 13. In a press conference on Monday, May 6, the group composed of…

NYD in Cebu: Palma asks public not to be afraid because of Sri Lanka bombings

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/22/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged the public not to be paralyzed with fear because of the recent bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at least 200 people on Easter Sunday. The prelate said this during…

Citizen or fanatic?

09/09/2018

The confrontation between Col. Manuel Bernal and Gen. Gregorio del Pilar, interpreted by director Jerrold Tarog in the movie “Goyo,” forces a thoughtful contrast between a soldier and a dog (apologies to canines and their humans), and…

Cebu priests back Fr. Roy Bucag

Ador Vincent S. Mayol and Victor Anthiny V. Silva 04/04/2017

It was supposed to be a solemn celebration. But when he walked down the center aisle of the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral for his turn to get the sacred oils in yesterday’s Chrism Mass, Fr. Roy Bucag received…

Palma calls on stakeholders to help protect the environment

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/25/2017

AS Metro Cebu residents switched off their lights to join the global observance of Earth Hour yesterday, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma called on the public to do their share to protect and preserve the environment. Speaking to…

Prayers for justice, P10K from Digong for baby rape victim

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Fe Marie Dumaboc 02/11/2017

CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma asked for prayers for justice to be served on the culprit in the rape of a four-month-old baby girl while President Rodrigo Duterte gave P10,000 to the victim’s family. “Karumaldumal na krimen. (It…

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