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.…

7 priests, 10 employees of Sto. Niño Basilica suspected virus carriers

Ador Vincent Mayol 06/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The centuries-old and most prominent Catholic church here remains closed to the public even as other churches have reopened, though with a limited number of worshipers, as the city shifted to a less stringent general…

Santo Niño basilica closed to public due to ‘suspected’ cases

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice. This after the Order of Saint Augustine (OSA) Friars, the order managing the basilica, revealed that there…

Basilica evolves, embraces technology to reach more faithful

Marc Cosep 03/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Digital technology presents an often bewildering array of choices for organizations as it compels them to produce content on their social media pages. Slideshows, and videos, join social networks, and use mobile technology…

Basilica adopts precautionary measures; tells devotees to disinfect hands before venerating

Morexette Marie Erram 03/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Devotees venerating the image of Señor Sto. Niño that is housed at the Basilica will have to clean their hands first before touching the glass enclosure that protects the relic. This is one…

Flowers for  Sinulog Galleon, arrival of guests  delayed due to Taal eruption

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The eruption of the Taal Volcano, despite being thousands of kilometers away, has still affected the preparations of the activities of the 455th Fiesta Señor in Cebu. Raphael Wong of Mandaue Shipping and…

CCTO to devotees: Avail of free rides offered by malls in going to Basilica

Doris C. Bongcac 01/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebuanos, who plan to attend Novena Masses at the Basilica, are advised to avail of the free rides being offered by two malls in Cebu City. This is one way of avoiding parking…

CCTO clamps, tows 80 vehicles ‘illegally’ parked near the Basilica

Doris C. Bongcac 01/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Park only at the designated parking areas. This was the reminder of the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) to devotees who are planning to visit the Basilica to avoid from having their vehicles…

Expect road closures as Sinulog 2020 launches on January 10

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sinulog 2020 is finally here as the Cebu City Sinulog Governing Board (SGB) and Sinulog Foundation Incorporated (SFI) are set to launch the festival on Friday, January 10, 2020. The launch will begin…

Cebu Police chief says ‘confused’ devotees causes delay on entry to Basilica on first day of novena masses

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Confusion on the entry and exits points have caused a slight delay in the movements of devotees in the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño. This was the observation of Police Colonel Engelbert Soriano, the director…

Visitors carrying non-transparent bags may still enter basilica but…

Morexette Marie Erram 01/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As long as they are not bulky bags and backpacks, visitors carrying non-transparent bags will still be allowed to enter the Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño de Cebu during the Sinulog season. However,…

Fr. Reyes on clear bag policy uproar: We have no say on police decisions on Basilica’s security

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The priests of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño said that they had no say on the clear bag policy of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO)  Fr. Ric Anthony Reyes, OSA, spokesperson…

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