Cebu kicks off 29th Press Freedom Week virtually

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Members of Cebu media on Sunday, September 19 welcomed its 29th Press Freedom Week, marking the second time the week-long event will be conducted virtually due to ongoing restrictions and threats of the…

Archdiocese of Cebu approves giving tomb space to Cebu City

Dyrecka Letigio 08/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu has given its approval to the request of the Cebu City government to build more tombs in four major cemeteries in the city. The Archdiocese gave their go signal…

Palma calls on faithfuls to get the COVID-19 vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Calling it a “gesture of love,” Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma urged Catholic faithfuls to have themselves vaccinated against COVID-19. Palma made this message in a pre-recorded video the Archdiocese of Cebu posted on…

Cebu City still awaits Archdiocese of Cebu approval on cemetery proposal

Dyrecka Letigio 08/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is still waiting for a response from the Archdiocese of Cebu over their request to build tombs in four major cemeteries in the city. The city government had asked…

Cebu City asks for space in Catholic cemeteries to build tombs

Dyrecka Letigio 08/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is asking the Archdiocese of Cebu for space in four major Catholic cemeteries in the city to build more tombs. This is one of the solutions the city government…

Archdiocese extends liturgical health protocols, burials limited to 10 persons

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu has ordered the extension of the liturgical health protocols until the end of August 2021 in parishes in Cebu City. This was the Catholic Church’s response to the request…

Santacruzan, Flores de Mayo can only be done in church premises, Cebu City parishes told

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Catholic parishes are reminded that they can only conduct Santacruzan activities within the church premises and no processions are allowed in the barangays. In a text message to the parishes, the…

Probe ongoing for ‘food poisoning’ incident

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local health officials and authorities are looking into the alleged food poisoning incident that downed several performers of a church-related event last Sunday, May 23, 2021. Ramil Ayuman, head of the Cebu City…

Cebu Archdiocesan Youth Commission to hold congress on May 14-16

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Youth (COY) of the Archdiocese of Cebu will be holding a three-day archdiocesan-wide youth congress on May 14-16, 2021, as part of the Quincentennial Celebrations of the Arrival of Christianity…

New Patria de Cebu breaks ground

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Construction for the new Patria de Cebu will begin as it officially broke ground in time with the quincentennial celebrations of Christianity’s arrival here. Developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) and the Archdiocese of…

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…

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…

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