Cebu Basilica welcomes new rector

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu welcomed its new rector, Rev. Fr. Nelson Zerda, OSA, on Friday, July 23, 2021. He replaces Fr. Pacifico Nohara, Jr., OSA. Zerda was the basilica’s…

Basilica church, Magellan’s Cross pavilion are national cultural treasures, not Sto. Niño statue 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Augustinian friars of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu on Thursday, April 15 clarified that the church and the neighboring Pavilion of the Magellan’s Cross are the only cultural icons recently…

EOC isolates COVID-19 positive cop, contacts assigned to basilica

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippine — Cebu City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has revealed that a police officer briefly assigned to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño has proven positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Cebu City Councilor…

Sto. Niño vendors’ chance to return near basilica still in limbo

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sto. Niño vendors continue to suffer through the pandemic after they have been removed from the vicinity of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niñor as a measure to prevent crowding. The vendors have…

Parents reminded: Do not bring children to basilica

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Parents who are devotees of the Señor Sto. Niño are reminded that they are not allowed to bring their children to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño this Fiesta Señor Day. Councilor Philip…

FACES OF CEBU: Alimer Dahoya, 50, Sto. Niño vendor

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Alimer Dahoya is a 50-year-old Sto. Niño vendor who has been selling images of the Holy Child for more than 30 years, or since 1989. Her life has revolved around the Basilica Minore…

Due to increasing crowd, Basilica cancels public Novena Masses

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It is better late than never.  Augustinian priests from the Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño de Cebu on Monday, January 11, 2021 announced that they would be cancelling the public Novena Masses of…

Public more compliant on third day of Misa De Gallo

Delta Letigio 12/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Better compliance of the health protocols was observed on the third day of the Misa De Gallo in Cebu City on Friday, December 18, 2020.  This was the statement of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)…

Basilica to impose additional measures for Misa de Gallo

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Church officials in one of Cebu’s most prominent churches will be imposing additional measures to respond to concerns arising from crowd gathering for the Misa de Gallo (dawn Masses). Fr. Ric Anthony Reyes, spokesperson of…

LOOK: Photos of churches around Metro Cebu during first day of Misa de Gallo 2020

12/16/2020

Cebu City, Philippines–The Catholic faithful flocked to churches holding dawn masses (Misa de Gallo) here on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak, the city council’s chairperson for the committee on disaster risk reduction, said that…

Sto. Niño vendors given 10 hours to sell during Misa de Gallo period

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vendors selling statues of the Holy Child and offering cleaning and painting services around the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño here will be given only 10 hours a day to sell during the…

Basilica opens doors to minors, senior citizens

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Individuals aged between 15 to 65-years-old are welcome to visit the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño provided that they comply with health and safety protocols that are being imposed at the centuries-old church.…

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