Kids can now enter Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, the main church Cebuanos worship the Child Jesus in, would finally see children again after more than a year. The Order of St. Augustine (OSA) friars who…

Cebu City EOC: City government won’t regulate churches; vaccination bubble not required

Dyrecka Letigio 09/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said the city government will not impose any form of vaccination bubble in the churches as this would infringe on the separation of church and state.…

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…

We will go hungry — Sto. Niño vendors affected by Quincentennial Celebrations

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vendors whose daily sustenance is reliant on their day-to-day profit will be the silent sufferers through the grand celebration of the First Baptism in the country. In their eyes, they will be…

Vendors in Basilica vicinity prohibited from selling on April 14

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vendors at the vicinity of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño will not be allowed to sell starting midnight of April 14, 2021, until the end of the First Baptism Commemoration Mass at…

Talisay motorcade on April 12 to slightly affect traffic – CT-TODA chief

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Traffic in Talisay City would be affected for at least 30 minutes on Monday, April 12, at around 1 p.m. when the city would have its Triduum motorcade, which is in line with…

Nat’l Museum to declare Basilica, image of  Sto. Niño de Cebu as National Cultural Treasures

Futch Anthony Inso 02/10/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The National Museum of the Philippines will declare the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño and the image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu as National Cultural Treasures. This was announced by National Historical Commission of…

Online Masses show stronger faith to Señor Sto. Niño

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu was hardly full on the last day of the 456th Fiesta Señor celebration on Friday, January 22.  But Augustinian friars running this centuries-old church said…

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…

Undertaking needed for Sto. Niño vendors to return to original spots

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — No oath of undertaking, no selling. This was the strict and only requirement of the Cebu City Prevention Restoration Order Beautification and Enhancement (PROBE) team for all Sto. Niño vendors for them to…

Sto. Niño vendors to return to original stalls on Jan. 20

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 01/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vendors of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño who have been transferred to the Compania Maritima for the Sinulog season can now go back to their original stalls. According to Councilor Philip…

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…

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