33 STRONG YEARS: Lumad Basakanons offer dance at Pilgrim Center

Doris C. Bongcac 01/28/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — They have every reason to be grateful. On Friday night, Tribu Lumad Basakanons of Barangay Basak San Nicolas in Cebu City made their dance offering for the Señor Sto. Niño at the Pilgrim…

Close to 400,000 devotees join Walk With Mary – CCPO chief

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 01/13/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Close to 400,000 devotees joined the Penitential Walk With Mary on Friday dawn, Jan. 13.  Police Colonel Ireneo Dalogdog, chief of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said the total number was also…

On-the-spot painting of the Basilica by a Grade 12 student trends online

Immae Lachica 01/08/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— This budding young artist from Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City made use of his God-given talent by doing an on-the-spot watercolor painting of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño during the second day of the…

One Cebu Island Sinulog Kicks Off

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/07/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The drizzle and overcast skies failed to dampen the spirits of parade participants during the official launch of the first-ever One Cebu Island Sinulog 2023 on Friday afternoon, January 6. After the 2:30…

35,000 devotees join 2023 Fiesta Senor’s Opening Salvo

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A mammoth crowd attended the Opening Salvo of the 458th Fiesta Señor on Thursday, Jan. 5, organizers reported. The Augustinian priests from the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu said they estimated…

Basilica expects 300,000 visitors per day

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the nine-day novena for the 458th Fiesta Señor officially starts on Thursday, January 5, 2023, Augustinian priests urged devotees to follow safety and security protocols when in Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño.…

Basilica friars announce resumption of all physical, religious activities for Fiesta Señor 2023

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Augustinian friars of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu decided to resume all religious activities for the Fiesta Señor 2023 scheduled in January next year after two years of hiatus…

Devotees get to join Hubo Mass

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/21/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — People are again seen waving their hands and raising their images of the Señor Sto. Niño in the air while singing “Bato Balani sa Gugma” at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño.…

Fiesta Señor Mobile Procession: A showcase of Cebuanos faith

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Nothing could ever stop the faith of the Cebuanos. Despite the repeated appeals of the local government units (LGUs), the police, and the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, the public still waited in…

Security preparations for Fiesta Señor 2022 starts

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — This early, officials of the Cebu City government and the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño have already started to draw out plans for security and the crowd control that will be implemented during…

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…

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